Cheektowaga starts hot
Cheektowaga’s softball team has come out swinging this season.
After plating 19 runs in their season opener, the Warriors put another dozen on the board Friday afternoon in a 12-9 victory over Springville in ECIC III play.
“For only our second time out, it’s been pretty good,” Cheektowaga coach Aaron Vanderlip said.
Morgan Wozniak went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the win, while Jeanette Kassman went 2 for 3 with four RBIs. Cheektowaga fell behind in the fifth inning, but rallied with five runs in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Elsewhere on the diamond, Cammie McCarken went 2 for 3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored in Portville’s 4-0 victory over Salamanca in CCAA East 1 play.
In CCAA East 2 play, Alexa English went 2 for 3 with a home run as North Collins stayed unbeaten with a 4-3 win over Franklinville.
Emerson’s Viera dazzles
There was no chance at touching anything from Lafayette’s Eugenio Viera on Friday.
The junior, who is in his third year on the varsity team, hurled a no-hitter in fine fashion, tying a school record with 18 strikeouts in a 5-2 win over Emerson in Cornell Cup play.
“His best pitch is his fastball, but he’s also got an amazing curveball,” Lafayette coach Chris Langston said. “He was just in the zone and couldn’t be stopped.”
Elsewhere on the diamond, Lancaster’s Connor Duck went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Glenn Stiver pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out seven in an 8-2 victory over West Seneca West.
Also, Starpoint’s Brandon Joslan picked up the win on the mound, striking out five Williamsville East hitters in a 5-2 ECIC II victory. Austin Meenaghen drove in a pair of runs for the Spartans.
DeAnte Mecca pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and Justin Magda had a pair of hits for Maryvale in a 6-5 win over East Aurora in ECIC III play.
Brad Wilson picked up the win on the mound and also added two runs and two RBIs for Barker in a 6-4 win over Medina in the Niagara-Orleans League.
Getz has himself a game
Iroquois’ Colin Getz couldn’t be stopped Friday, netting seven goals in his team’s 11-7 victory over Amherst in a Class B boys lacrosse game. Jack Edwards added two goals and two assists for Iroquois, which picked up its first win of the season.
On the girl’s side, Iroquois’ Abby D’Amato pumped in five goals in a 13-4 victory over Springville in a Class C contest.
In Class A, Clarence’s Sydney Cerza stuffed the stat sheet with nine points (four goals, five assists) in a 14-11 win over Hamburg. Molly Bardan added six points (four goals, two assists) in the win as Clarence improved to 2-0 on the young season.