Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Monday
1. Baseball - Roy-Hart at Wilson, 4:45 p.m. (POSTPONED)
There will be only one undefeated team left in the Niagara-Orleans League when No. 4 small school Roy-Hart (7-3, 5-0) meets with No. 2 small school Wilson (7-2, 6-0) on Monday.
The Lakemen have won five league games in a row since losing to larger schools Lew-Port and Lockport on back-to-back days in mid-April. Juniors John Bender and Tanner Feeley are leading the team offensively with identical .515 batting averages and 17 hits apiece. Bender has three home runs and a team-high 19 RBIs, while Feeley has six doubles and 18 RBIs. Bender's also the ace of the staff with one earned run and 52 strikeouts in 25 innings of work.
The Rams have won three consecutive games in the division last week since losing three straight to Lew-Port, V-Webber and St. Mary's of Lancaster, which beat Canisius twice last week. Senior Austin Walker and sophomore Charlie Bruning are two of six players with at least 10 hits on the year. Bruning's also solid on the mound. He tossed a no-hitter earlier in the season and has yet to give up an earned run in 14 innings on the mound.
2. Softball - West Seneca East at Williamsville East, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
No. 3 large school Williamsville East (7-1, 5-1) looks to avenge its lone loss of the season when it hosts No. 5 large school West Seneca East (5-3, 4-1).
The Flames have won five in a row since the 4-3 loss at West Seneca East. Their most impressive of the five came Friday, when they spotted Amherst a 7-0 lead but came back to win, 9-8. Christy Mack went 3-4 with two doubles, while Sam Crane went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
Trojans pitcher Anilese Kelly held Will East to its lowest scoring output of the season in the first matchup. She had five strikeouts and also went 3-3 at the plate. Nicole Kumro drove in two runs. Sweet Home handed East its league loss, a 7-2 decision on April 19. The other losses have come to the top two large schools in this week's poll: Lancaster and Orchard Park.
3. Baseball - St. Francis at Fredonia, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
No. 4 large school St. Francis (5-5) heads to No. 8 small school Fredonia (7-3) for a nonleguer between teams with championship aspirations.
All of the losses for the Red Raiders this season came on its trip to Florida. They're 4-0 against Western New York competition, with wins against Maryvale, Olean, Cardinal O'Hara and St. Joe's.
The Hillbillies have been playing better as of late since starting 3-2. Their only loss over the last five games come on Saturday to No. 7 large school Orchard Park, 9-5. Lucas Voss and Vince Gullo lead a strong returning contingent that made it to the state final last season.
4. Boys lacrosse - West Seneca East at Grand Island, 7 p.m.
Game originally scheduled at West Seneca East
Grand Island (7-1, 4-0) and West Seneca East (6-1, 4-0) battle for the top spot in Class C under the lights on Monday.
Both teams have lost to a strong Eden squad, the Vikings 11-8 and the Trojans 6-4.
Grand Island has topped East Aurora, Lake Shore, Amherst and Iroquois in the league so far, all by at least three goals. They're looking to end a title drought that dates back to 2000.
East has its league wins over Lew-Port, Williamsville South, Amherst and Iroquois. They edged out 8-6 wins over the Billies and Tigers. The rematch comes at Grand Island on May 17.
5. Girls lacrosse - Grand Island at West Seneca West, 7 p.m. (POSTPONED)
Grand Island (4-1) girls lacrosse heads a few miles down the road to play a nonleague night game against West Seneca West (5-1).
The Vikings have only had two Class C game so far, a 9-4 win over Williamsville South and a 17-0 win over Lew-Port. Senior Alyssa Maxwell leads the team with 19 goals on the season. Classmates Marlier Hess and Jenna VeRost, as well as freshman Abby Blair, are all counted on offensively.
Three Indians have at least 20 points this season, while three others have 13 or more. Claire Purdy (28 points), Paige Cocina (20 points) Samantha Keane (20 points) and Payton Bernardoni (17 points) each share the team lead with 14 goals.
- Baseball: Olean at Allegany-Limestone, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Baseball: Starpoint at Grand Island, 4:30 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Baseball: Maryvale at Alden, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Baseball: North Collins at Franklinville, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Softball: St. Mary's of Lancaster at Mount St. Mary, 4 p.m. at Northtown Center (POSTPONED)
- Softball: Alden at Maryvale, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Softball: Lancaster at Frontier, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.
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