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High School Extra (April 14): Lancaster lacrosse cruises to victory; Maryvale rallies for baseball win

Coach Dave Mazur was just happy to get a second game in this week during this wet, cold spring.

The fact Lancaster got in its boys lacrosse game and beat potential fellow contender Clarence was a bonus. The Legends triumphed 9-2 in the Class A contest.

"Key to victory was our defense today," Mazur said after his team improved to 2-0. "We did a nice job shutting then down."

Bryce Benham (Hobart commit) and Andrew Hersey (St. Bonaventure commit) led the defensive effort, while University of Tampa commit Brett Beetow scored four goals for Lancaster. Bona commit C.J. Dirienzo had three goals.

Flyers rally, win in nine

Maryvale mounted a seventh-inning rally and then won it two innings later as the Flyers opened their season with an 8-5 win at Iroquois in ECIC III baseball.

Trey Esquilin's single drove in the game-tying run. Ryan Smith drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single to score Paul Tripi during Maryvale's three-run ninth inning. A balk and a run-scoring single Dalton Harper produced the final two runs. Esquilin finished with two hits.

"We had second and third with two out in the top of the seventh, we scored two on an error and then we got a stolen base from Paul Tripi," third-year coach Ryan Mohr said. "They never quit. We put the bat on the ball and good things happened. We got good relief pitching from Connor Desiderio."

In ECIC II, Josh Foster and Nick Huber combined for the shutout as Williamsville South blanked Sweet Home 1-0.

Also in ECIC II, Hamburg opened with a 7-1 win over Starpoint. Jake O'Donnell sparked the offense with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored, while Kyle Borrello (five innings) and Ryan Hornstrom (no hits) combined on the 1-hitter.

Ahmed Morales went 2 for 2 with a grand slam for WNY Maritime in an 8-3 win over da Vinci.

No, nos and a perfecto

Eden pitchers had great days in doubleheader sweep of Lackawanna in ECIC IV softball. Maddie Woodard tossed a perfect game in an 11-0 win, recording 11 strikeouts. Kaitlyn Schmitz wasn't as flawless but tossed a no-hitter and struck out 12 in a 10-0 win.

Ally Haskell tossed her 12th career no-hitter to lead Franklinville to a 3-0 win over Forestville. Haskell struck out 14 to help the Panthers improve to 2-0.

Cleve Hill blanks Depew

Cleveland Hill softball improved to 2-0 as it defeated Depew 7-0 behind Taylor Betz's 1-hitter. Anna Cervino went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for the Golden Eagles.

Williamsville South defeated Sweet Home, 9-3, as Abby Eising went 4 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs. Alyssa Quagliana went 1 for 3 with a home run and 2 RBIs.

Justus nets OT winner

Jocelyn Sike scored four times for Niagara Wheatfield while Celena Justus scored the game-winner for the Falcons, which defeated Grand Island 9-8 in overtime in girls lacrosse.

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