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 Wednesday
1. Baseball - Clarence at Lancaster, 4:45 p.m.
No. 1 large school Lancaster (9-1, 7-1) hosts No. 2 large school Clarence (11-4, 9-2) in today's top overall matchup. Lancaster needed eight innings for a 5-1 win at Clarence on April 26.
The Legends are coming off an 8-0 ECIC I win against Frontier yesterday. Max Giordano threw six innings of one-hit ball with eight strikeouts. Domenic Monti had two hits and drove in three runs.
Last time the Red Devils took on the No. 1 team in the large schools poll, they beat Williamsville North, 9-3, on April 24. The Red Devils had a rare off day yesterday, but swept North with a 5-2 win in 10 innings on Monday. Bennett Cavaretta's RBI in the top of the 10th scored Nico Arroyave-Mullen.
2. Softball - Eden at Cleveland Hill, 5 p.m.
No. 2 Eden (10-2-1, 8-0) heads to No. 3 Cleveland Hill (6-1, 6-1) for a showdown between top ECIC IV small schools.
Mattie Woodard's two-out, walk-off double scored Kaitlin Schmitz and Alexa Kuptel to give the Raiders a 3-2 win over Cleve Hill back on April 26. The Raiders sat idle Tuesday after a 9-1 win against Springville on Monday.
The Eagles routed Holland, 22-0, yesterday behind a 16-strikeout effort from winnin pitcher Taylor Betz. Emily McIntosh led the way offensively with a double, home run and four RBIs.
3. Baseball - Springville at Tonawanda, 4:30 p.m.
No. 4 small school Springville (9-2, 7-2) looks for the regular season sweep of No. 2 small school Tonawanda (7-2, 5-1) in another highly-ranked baseball game on Tuesday.
The Griffins beat Tonawanda, 6-5, in eight innings on April 26. Danny Robertson scored the game-winning run on a two-out single by Austin Coon. Springville yesterday took both games of a doubleheader with JFK, 13-0 and 14-3. Austin Lux threw a no-hitter in the first game with 8 Ks, and went 3-3 with one RBI in the second game.
The Warriors have won four league games in a row since the home loss to Springville. Those came against Cleveland Hill, JFK, Eden and Holland. Tonawanda's only other loss came against Wilson in the first game of the season on April 3.
4. Girls lacrosse - Mount Mercy at Mount St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.
Mount St. Mary (7-5, 7-1) and Mount Mercy (5-2, 5-1) battle it out for the top spot in the Monsignor Martin Association standings.
Mount Mercy's coming off a 9-6 win at Sacred Heart on Monday. Arielle Brown and Brigid Lempko each had three goals, while Tierney Ashe had two assists.
Mount St. Mary lost its only league game to Sacred Heart on April 19, 10-7, but returned the favor with an 8-5 triumph at the Sharks this past Saturday. Senior Molly Meegan scored her 100th goal game. The Thunder followed up that win with a tough 20-1 loss at Lake Shore on Monday.
5. Boys lacrosse - Medina at Akron, 5:30 p.m.
Class D contenders Akron (9-1, 8-0) and Medina (9-3, 7-2) meet for the second time this season.
The Tigers came away with a 12-6 win at Medina on April 22. Owen Hill had two goals and five assists, while Nelson Logan had four goals and one assists. Hill leads the team in assists (33) and points (57). Logan leads the team in goals (25) and is second in points (50). Both players are juniors.
The Mustangs feature their own potent duo in junior Brendan Luthart (40 goals, 24 assists) and senior Jake Cotter (53 goals, five assists). Medina's other league loss came against Eden, which is second in the standings with a 6-1 league record.
- Baseball: Kenmore East vs. Kenmore West (2), 4 p.m.
- Softball: Frontier at Orchard Park, 5 p.m.
- Softball: Lancaster at Clarence, 5 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: Lancaster at Orchard Park, 5 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: West Seneca East at Williamsville South, 5 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: Niagara Wheatfield at Hamburg, 7:30 p.m.
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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Quick hits: What you need to know
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Outlook: Mount Mercy, Nichols vie for encore championship seasons
High School Extra (May 10): St. Joe's clinches lacrosse league title
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