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Homeroom Announcements: Saturday's big games & more

We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go.

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 Saturday

1. Baseball - St. Mary's of Lancaster at St. Joe's, 3 p.m.

This Monsignor Martin Association matchup between No. 3 large school St. Joe's (7-3, 2-1) and No. 5 small school St. Mary's is one of four baseball games not cancelled as of Friday evening.

The Marauders have won three in a row since losing back-to-back games to St. Francis and V-McQuaid early last week. Senior Luke Pierce, junior Nicholas Falbo and sophomore Will Carlone share the team lead with 10 hits each. Pierce has a team-high 10 RBIs and four doubles.

The Lancers are 6-1 against local competition this season, including two wins and a loss against reigning Catholic champion Canisius. St. Mary's has received contributions from up and down the lineup. A few standouts include junior Matt Ciezki and seniors Alex Bish, Zach Penksa and Joe Barberio.

Baseball outlook: Monsignor Martin, up north, and down south

2. Softball - West Seneca East at Williamsville East, 2 p.m.

Top large schools square off when No. 3 Williamsville East (8-1, 6-1) and No. 5 West Seneca East (5-4, 4-2) meet at Williamsville North.

The Flames have won six straight since a 4-3 loss at West Seneca East. East got one game in this week, a 7-0 shutout at Iroquois. Jess Weaver threw a complete-game one-hitter with seven strikeouts. Offensively, Rachel Steffan went 3-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Abbie Stellrecht went 2-2 with one RBI.

The Trojans suffered their second loss of the season to Sweet Home in a 1-0 game on Wednesday. Anilese Kelly, in the first matchup with Will East, held the Flames to their lowest scoring output of the season. She had five strikeouts and also went 3-3 at the plate.

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3. Boys lacrosse - V-Pittsford Mendon at St. Joe's, 4 p.m.

The lone local game on Saturday appears to be a good one with St. Joe's (8-3) hosting Rochester's Pittsford Mendon (10-1).

The Marauders enter the game on a six-game winning streak, including triumphs over Canisius and Rochester foes Aquinas and Penn Yan. Sophomore Kellen Pulera (31 goals, one assists) and freshman Hunter Parucki (14 goals, 17 assists) lead the team in points.

Pittsford's loss came in a tight 6-3 game against two-time defending state champion Victor.

St. Joe's goal: Topping last year's historic lacrosse season

4. Girls lacrosse - Mount St. Mary at Sacred Heart, 2 p.m.

Sacred Heart (6-0, 4-0) looks for the season sweep of Mount St. Mary (6-4, 6-1) at Mulroy Park Saturday afternoon.

The Sharks won the first meeting, 10-7, on April 19. Senior Alexa Perna led the way with three goals and an assist. They also won a 16-4 game over St. Mary's of Lancaster yesterday. Carley Smith had five goals and three assists, Gina Perna had two goals and three assists, and Alexa Perna had two goals and two assists.

Thunder senior Molly Meegan sits at 99 career goals after scoring five in a 15-0 win against Nardin on Wednesday. She leads the team with 27 goals and 36 points. Classmate Kaitlyn Hart has 22 goals and a team-high 11 assists.

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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Friday's roundup

Miguel Rodriguez' Power 10: The best from the winter scholastic season

High School Extra (May 6): Medina's Cotter scores school record

Boys lacrosse photo gallery: Orchard Park 15, V-Penfield 10

High school scores & schedules (May 6)

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