Alden wins baseball tourney
Corey Barczykowski earned MVP honors after leading Alden to a 4-3 win over Section V Oakfield-Alabama in the final of the Alexander Baseball Tournament. In the first game, Alden beat Pavilion, 15-2.
Barczykowski was also the winning pitcher in both contests while connecting for four hits and driving in five runs. Jake McNamara and Adam Westfield were named to the all-tourney for Alden (4-2).
Jim Fitzgerald had a triple with two RBIs and Dave Crowley added two hits as Orchard Park picked up a 7-5 win over Niagara Falls. The Quakers (3-0-1) resume league play Monday at Jamestown.
Depew junior Justin Crawley, in just his second varsity start, fanned nine in a 7-1 win at Newfane. Mike Ballistrea had three of the Wildcats' nine hits. It was Depew's first game since returning from Myrtle Beach, where it played two games as part of the Cal Ripkin Experience.
Bill Pinter had a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth to give Lake Shore the lead for good on its way to an 8-4 win over Fredonia. Dane Kala had three stolen bases and added a two-out, two-run single to help rally his team from a 4-0 deficit.
Alden softball bows in final
Alden lost to Warsaw of Section V, 5-3, in the final of the Alexander Softball Tournament, dashing its bid for a third consecutive title. Alden loaded the bases in the seventh inning, but was able to push only one run across. In its first game, Alden beat Barker, 21-9.
Haley Panek of the Bulldogs was named tournament MVP after driving in four runs on three hits on the day. All-tournament team member Kathy Odrobina homered three times and drove in seven runs.
Big win for Hamburg boys lax
Maximus Maxwell connected for the game-winning goal as the Hamburg boys lacrosse team picked up an impressive 10-9 overtime win over Langley, Vir.
Langley has won back-to-back Virginia state titles. Hamburg moves to 5-1 while the loss was the first for Langley (7-1). The teams met on April 20 last year with the Bulldogs taking a 10-9 overtime victory to win a spring break tournament.