Kenmore West clinched its fourth straight Niagara Frontier League title by beating Grand Island, 10-3, and North Tonawanda, 7-0, to finish the season with a 13-1 record, 18-3 overall.
Michelle Castrogiovanni struck out 11 in the five-inning first game as Laurie Hutten rapped two hits, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. In the second game, Christine Keleher struck out nine in six innings and combined with reliever Kim Green on a three-hitter. Jamie Otto drove in two runs.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Niagara Falls beat Kenmore East, 4-0, as Briana Hout pitched a three-hitter and Sarah Clingersmith drove in two runs with two hits. In their second game, Casey Kesterson hit back-to-back home runs over the fence in left as the Falls beat Grand Island, 13-0. Katie Moody pitched a two-hitter with eight strikeouts. At 15-2, 12-2, Niagara Falls finishes a game behind league champ Kenmore West.
Lewiston-Porter scored four runs in the top of the eighth to beat Niagara-Wheatfield, 11-7. Lew-Port's Allisa Ziobrowski was 5 for 5, homered in the third, and scored four runs. Cara Luzzi went 4 for 5 with two doubles. Marrisa Gabriele was 2 for 5 with a triple and a double. . . . Rose Cavagnaro went 2 for 2 and knocked in four runs as Lockport beat North Tonawanda, 5-2. Lockport's Jennifer McCabe was 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Williamsville South made it six ECIC titles in a row with a 16-0 blanking of Springville and a 4-1 win over Depew. The Billies (18-2, 11-1) winners of ECIC II the past five years, have won 15 straight. Caitlin Lever had a 7 for 7 day at the plate. Pitchers Jenna Schwartzmeyer and eighth-grader Chelsea Plimpton each threw two-hitters. . . . Melissa Litwin and Amanda McCarthy each had two RBIs, Lauren Pfaff doubled and Alison White got the win as Cheektowaga beat Maryvale, 4-2.
Cleveland Hill helped Eden (11-1) win the championship by defeating JFK, 3-1. Jenna Krantz's two-run single in the fifth inning made a winner of Kim Griffin, who pitched a three-hitter. The Golden Eagles (14-4, 9-3) finished in third behind JFK (10-2). Cleveland Hill jumped out in the first on an RBI single by Colleen Greene that scored Katelyn Plante, with JFK evening the score on Nikki Thompson's RBI single. JFK pitcher Michelle Peruzzini had nine strikeouts. . . . Amanda Cendrowski and Thompson had 4 hits each to lead JFK over Holland, 10-0. . . . Jordan Rutkowski was 4 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs as Alden routed Holland, 15-6. Alden's Heather Camp also had three hits and Laura Overhoff homered.
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Missy Flint pitched a six-hitter in the first game and a three-hitter in the second as Barker swept Starpoint, 6-3 and 5-1, to win its first league title. Sara Roth had a bases-clearing triple in the first game and a two-RBI single in the second. . . . Jen Biernacki pitched a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts while Julie Volkosh went 4 for 4 with a two-run homer as Medina (8-5) beat Roy-Hart, 12-0. . . . Laura Nowak, Michele Roth and Meaghan McKeon had two hits each to help Akron edge Newfane, 6-4. . . . Shardae Hadick (2 for 3, three RBIs), Kristin Webster (2 for 3, two RBIs) and Christie Diminuco (double and an RBI) led Albion's attack in a 8-2 win against Roy-Hart.
Jenna Frieling pitched two five-inning wins and totaled 18 strikeouts as Williamsville North swept Jamestown, 9-0 and 12-0. Sara Weisenborn finished the afternoon with four hits while Emmalynn Sigrist had three. . . . Lauren Folger had three hits and Alex Morley added two singles for Clarence in a 7-4 win over Frontier.
Amherst improved to 12-2, 10-1 with a pair of one-run victories, both pitched by Katie Mahoney. The Tigers beat Williamsville East, 4-3, in a game completed from Thursday and then edged Lake Shore, 2-1. Mahoney struck out 15 and pitched a complete game in the opener as teammate Meghan Brooks contributed two hits. In the second game, Mahoney pitched a three-hitter, struck out 13 and drove in Brooks with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. . . . Kaitlin Stubbendeck pitched a four-hitter to lead Williamsville East over Pioneer, 3-0. The Flames got the only run they would need when Katie Drum singled, Melissa Mason followed with a single and Meghan Rumschik added an RBI double to make it 1-0. East added two insurance runs in the sixth. . . . Lindsay Antonik went 2 for 3 at the plate and Rachel Parker drove in two runs as Hamburg edged West Seneca East, 6-5.
Melissa Proulx went 3 for 5 and drove in two runs to lead City Honors over Buffalo Arts, 7-2. Chandra Roberson went 3 for 4 for City Honors (7-0). . . . Hutch-Tech pitcher Lindsey Higgins fanned 10 and got four hits at the plate in a 12-1 victory over Lafayette. Teammate Sabrina Brock drove in six runs on four hits. . . . Sara Stadler and Stephanie Barlow had three hits each to lead South Park over Traditional, 7-0. . . . Jen Lloyd hit for the cycle and Justine Jaeckle hit two triples at Riverside clobbered Grover Cleveland, 20-7. . . . Kensington blasted daVinci, 20-9, behind the five-RBI hitting of Deneen Flores. Winning pitcher Tylica Moore made 10 assists in the field. . . . Jessica Messere pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and Christina Colosimo had two hits with four RBIs as McKinley bounced Bennett, 11-3.
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Holy Angels sophomore pitchers Jamie Mathiebe and Anne Dobmeier combined for a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a six-inning shutout of Immaculata, 11-0. Brittany Boyack had three doubles in three at-bats. Anna Nagro went 3 for 4. . . . Mount St. Mary scored three runs in the fourth -- on an RBI single by Val Fry and a two-run single by Marisso Mariano -- and held off Cardinal O'Hara, 3-2. Winning pitcher Mary Lynn Arlotta fanned 10 and allowed only six hits. . . . Freshman Laura Hare struck out five and got the win in relief as Niagara Catholic beat Villa Maria, 7-1. Heidi Conlon had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a pair.
Casey Mazurek struck out nine and scattered six hits in pitching the win and drove in three runs at the plate as Dunkirk moved to 14-3 and 10-1 in league play with a 3-1 win over Salamanca. . . . Sarah Borgardus and Kate Piazza had two hits each for Fredonia in a 4-2 victory over Olean, which gots two hits each from Lisa Griffith, Sara Levia and Jenny Levia. . . . Sophomore Kim Conti threw a one-hit shutout, striking out eight and walking one while also pitching in with an RBI double in Fredonia's 3-0 win over Allegany-Limestone. Judy Corsi added an RBI single for the Hillbillies (11-5, 9-3).
Heather Groves fanned 13 while pitching a two-hit shutout as Pine Valley blanked Panama, 9-0. Brianna Colburn went 2 for 2 with a solo homer. Bryelle Cortright was 4 for 4 with three runs scored.
Erinne Metler struck out 10 and went 3 for 3 at the plate to lead 8-0 Hinsdale to a 20-1 romp over Walsh. Sarah Milks was 4 for 4 with a double and Alicia Clayson was 2 for 2 with triple.