Dunkirk, the No. 1 small school in The Western New York Coaches Poll, blanked visiting Williamsville East, 11-0, Tuesday in a Section VI Class B-1 semifinal playoff game.
Brad O'Brocta, Dunkirk's unbeaten senior left-hander, pitched his 10th straight win, a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks for the Marauders (20-1), who meet the winner of today's Cheektowaga-Maryvale game in Thursday's final at Eden. Bob Krzyzanowicz, who hurled the seventh, was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, while Jermaine Troutman hit a three-run homer in a four-run first. Steve Delisanti had a double and single for East, which closed at 14-7.
In another Class B-1 game, Cheektowaga (11-8) took a 7-0 forfeit win over Seneca and will travel to Maryvale for a semifinal this afternoon. The Flyers (15-1) are tied for the top spot among large schools.
Class A: Jamestown (10-6) was awarded a 7-0 forfeit over Hutch-Tech in a prequarterfinal. The other three prequarterfinals -- McKinley at Frontier, Lockport at Kenmore East and West Seneca East at North Tonawanda -- were postponed.
Class B-2: Medina (14-3), ranked No. 2 in the Small Schools Poll, edged No. 3 Fredonia, 4-3, on senior right-hander Jim Snyder's one-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Brian Fuller's two-out double in the fifth set up the Mustangs' double steal as Mason Moore scored the winning run. Moore also had a two-run single in the first. Fredonia closed at 15-8.
No. 8 Grover Cleveland (9-2) defeated Riverside, 8-3, on a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts by sophomore Frankie Lopez (3-1). He also was 3 for 3 with a single, double and triple, had three stolen bases and scored three runs. Riverside closed at 5-5.
Class C: No. 5 ranked Wilson (11-4) rolled to a 10-4 quarterfinal win over Cassadaga Valley on the combined pitching of starter Scott Culverwell and reliever Jerry Liermo. Liermo recorded five strikeouts. Andy Aloisio had two hits and three RBIs, Gerald Greenlief had a triple and single and Andy Botzer two hits for the Lakemen.
Dean Crandall hit a homer and triple for Cassadaga Valley, which closed at 11-7.
Class D: Franklinville senior right-hander Dave Johnson fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and also hit a decisive home run in the third to give Franklinville a 1-0 decision over Cattaraugus in a quarterfinal.
Loser Doug Opferbeck, who spaced four hits with 10 strikeouts, broke up Johnson's no-hitter with a two-out single in the seventh. Franklinville (13-4) will host Ripley this afternoon.
Westfield (18-1), co-holder of the No. 10 ranking among small schools, blanked Hinsdale, 3-0. Brent Schuster (4-0) spaced four hits over six innings while Chad Cash got the save, fanning the last three batters to end the game. After Jason Nusom's game-winning double, Mike Diamond added a two-run insurance double in the sixth. Losing pitcher Darryl Burlingame gave up five hits and also was 2 for 3 for Hinsdale (8-7).
Brocton (16-4) edged Panama, 6-4, on John Berry's six-hitter with nine strikeouts. Roger Miller hit an RBI double and scored on Mike Miga's fielder's choice for the winning runs. Brocton will play at Westfield this afternoon.
Ripley (9-5) upset North Collins, 7-2, on Ron Archer's five-hitter with four strikeouts. Chris Nichols was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. North Collins, which suffered its first loss since April 14, closed at 12-3.
Msgr. Martin Association: Canisius outlasted St. Francis, 13-11, at Delaware Park, as junior Chad Pardee (3-0) got the win on 1 2/3 innings of relief. Joe Raccuia was 2 for 4, while Steve Guarino hit a two-RBI single in the seventh for the Crusaders (11-4). St. Francis is 7-8. . . . St. Joe's (10-5) handed DeSales an 8-2 setback on a combined two-hitter with seven strikeouts by Mark Eberz and Mike Whipple. Tom Aeschbacker was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and Mark Schneggenberger was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.