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CHEEKTOWAGA CLINCHES ECIC III

The Cheektowaga baseball team kept rolling along Saturday, clinching its first ECIC III title since 2000 by beating Tonawanda, 7-1.

Ryan Jablonski went 3 for 4 with three runs scored while Mike Slawek had a two-run single; both players have hit streaks as long as their team's win streak. The Warriors are 14-0 and 11-0 in league play. Shawn Staszczyk got the win with six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Elsewhere in ECIC III games, Tonawanda senior Dan Ross walked the first two batters of the game, one of whom scored on a fielder's choice, but then he shut down Maryvale by pitching a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts in the Warriors' 2-1 win that preceded the Cheektowaga game. Jake Pickel made Ross a winner with an RBI single that drove in Ryan Thuman in the bottom of the seventh. Pickel drove in both Tonawanda runs. . . . Eric Tamraz and Jim Niewczyk each had three hits as Springville beat Williamsville South, 10-3.

ECIC I

Dave Bogner had four hits, including two RBIs while Chris Warner blasted a three-run home run and Ken Franklin had a two-run shot as Orchard Park (6-6) completed its league schedule with a 19-1 victory over West Seneca West. Bogner then added three more hits and pitched the victory in Orchard Park's 7-4 nonleague win over Canisius.

ECIC II

Mark Houck Jr. pitched a three-hitter in the first game and had two hits and two RBIs in the second as Lake Shore swept a doubleheader from Amherst, 5-2 and 3-2..

ECIC IV

Jeffery Folaron struck out eight and earned his fourth division win as East Aurora beat Alden, 8-2.

Niagara Frontier League

Josh Perkins had two hits in each Niagara-Wheatfield victory over Kenmore schools, 15-1 over Kenmore East and 4-2 over Kenmore West. Eric Thuman pitched a complete game in the first game while Tim Downey did it in the second. Paul Torrey homered and scored four times for the Falcons (10-4, 9-4) against East. . . . Niagara Falls (7-4) swept a doubleheader from Lockport, 3-1 and 6-1. Brian Altiero pitched a two-hitter in the opener while Kevin Maluchnik earned his third win with a complete game in the second.

Monsignor Martin Association

Timon/St. Jude (9-4) scored twice in the sixth inning on a Kevin Simpson RBI double and a Glen Ufland RBI single to beat St. Joe's, 3-2. Dan Clifford led off the sixth with a triple to start the rally in support of big brother Brian Clifford's three-hitter.

Cornell Cup

South Park improved to 6-2 with a pair of wins, 7-0 over Traditional and 21-7 over Bennett. Ronnie Anderson got his first win with five strikeouts, a single, double and five RBIs against Traditional. Steve Franklin struck out 10 Bennett batters and added two doubles and five RBIs in the second game.

Niagara-Orleans League

Callin Wade had four hits and drove in the winning run in the top of seventh as Wilson (10-5, 8-5) beat Starpoint, 13-10. Sam Singer had four RBIs and pitched the final two innings to earn the win.

CCIAC I

Chris Passmore struck out 10 during his complete game victory and Mike LaRue went 2 for 3 as Olean beat Southwestern, 6-4.

CCIAC II

Scott Forster struck out eight and collected two hits in Cattaraugus/Little Valley's 10-6 win over Cassadaga Valley.

CCIAC III

Justin Wade pitched a five-hit shutout while Josh Babcock drove in four runs as Clymer completed its league season by bouncing Brocton, 11-0.

Cattaraugus III

Scott Goodheart struck out eight to get the win and stroked two doubles at the plate as North Collins (10-6, 5-2) blanked Hinsdale, 10-0. Peter Nelligan had three hits and three RBIs.

Softball

Kenmore West 10-0 in NFL

Christine Keleher struck out 10 of the 15 batters she faced and Michelle Castrogiovanni pitched the final two innings for a two-hitter as Kenmore West beat Niagara-Wheatfield, 4-1. Laurie Hutten went 2 for 2 with two runs for league-leading Kenmore West (15-2, 10-0), which plays at second-place Niagara Falls today at 2 p.m.

Niagara Falls split a pair of games. Sarah Clingersmith had three RBIs as the Wolverines beat Grand Island, 11-1. Lockport handed the Wolverines (9-2) just their second loss with a 4-2 win.

ECIC I

Aimee Fisher tossed a no-hitter as Frontier shut out Jamestown, 7-0. Fisher struck out 14 while Lisa Coleman and Katie Piepszny each had two hits for the Falcons.

It was two wins in two games for Mary Keegan and West Seneca West. Lisa Baker went 3 for 3 and Keegan drove in four runs and struck out seven in pitching a 12-3 victory over Williamsville North that was resumed after two innings. Keegan followed with a three-hit, seven-strikeout performance in a 2-1 win over Clarence.

ECIC II

Katie Mahoney and Jackie Morris combined 14 strikeouts and a no-hitter as Amherst improved to 10-2 and 8-1 with a 9-1 rout of West Seneca East. . . . Megan Rumschik was driven in from third on an RBI single by Amanda Kotz in the 10th inning as Williamsville East moved to 10-5 and 7-3 with a 3-2 win at Lake Shore. Kaitlin Graci pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

ECIC III

Bridget Dolan doubled and scored as Cheektowaga beat Depew, 4-1.

ECIC IV

Jennifer Romaszko and Heather Camp both went 3 for 3 as Alden eased by East Aurora, 15-7. Seventh-grader Jordan Rutkowski hit her fourth home run and had five RBIs.

Niagara-Orleans League

Meaghan McKeon no-hit Roy-Hart in Akron's 4-0 victory. McKeon walked just one while striking out three and Natalie Nowak provided the Tigers' first win with an RBI single in third. . . . Jen Biernacki tossed a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts as Medina beat Albion, 5-1. Ashlee Salisbury and Lace Froman each singled and had an RBI as Albion bounced back to beat Wilson, 3-1.

CCIAC I

Olean moved to 12-3 overall and 9-1 in league play with a pair of big wins. Teegan Forness threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 10-1 victory over Allegany-Limestone; Tarah Wetherby's two-hitter pushed the Huskies to a 13-2 win over Gowanda. Janae Kosciol had six hits on the day. . . . Kim Conci struck out seven and Cristin Grzegorzewski and Jesse Price delivered RBI singles in the fifth inning to lift Fredonia to a 3-1 win over Gowanda. . . . Casey Mazurek was perfect through five innings and finished with a one-hitter and 14 strikeouts as Dunkirk silenced Southwestern, 13-0. Amanda Drummond had three hits for the Marauders (13-3, 9-1).

Cattaraugus III

Erinne Metler pitched a no-hitter and Stephanie Karst went 5 for 5 as Hinsdale (14-4, 7-0) hammered North Collins, 14-0. Metler struck out 12 and walked none with only one runner reaching on an error.

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