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Sophomore pitchers Ryan Dunford of Timon/St. Jude and Andy Shepheard of Canisius threw a double no-hitter Monday.

Timon won the rarity, 1-0, when Sheppard walked Travis Denisco and the next three batters in the fifth inning at Delaware Park. Dunford fanned 13.

"This is my 27th year coaching varsity and I've never seen anything like it," said Timon coach Jim Palano.

Palano said Timon (10-4) made two errors, but Canisius (8-3) got only one runner to third base, on a wild pitch. Canisius played error-free. Timon left fielder Glen Ufland made a diving catch for the final out.

Elsewhere in the Monsignor Martin Association, St. Francis improved to 8-1 with a 13-0 rout of Niagara Catholic. Adam Haas drove in five runs in a 4-for-5 day. Jim Negrych went 2 for 3 and scored four times.


Bill Hauser threw a three-hit shutout while Derek Steimer went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored as Lancaster won the league championship at Clarence, 6-0. Mike Papilli went 2 for 4 with a run scored for Lancaster, which finished 9-3 to edge Clarence (8-4). Lancaster jumped ahead, 1-0, in the first and added two in the fourth on an RBI single by Steimer and an RBI double by Steve Huxley and two more in the fifth on another Steimer RBI single and a fielder's choice. Ryan Evans finished things off with a straight steal of home in the seventh. . . . Dan Gronkowski went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs to lead Williamsville North over West Seneca West, 10-1.


Hamburg's Matt Pfohl pitched a complete game in a 4-2 win to hand top-ranked large school West Seneca East its first league loss. Teammate Bill Kenyon was 2 for 4 with a triple. . . . West Seneca East (11-1) scored four runs in the first inning and stumped Sweet Home, 8-0, behind Frank Grano's complete game four-hitter with 12 strikeouts. . . . Tom Marciniak and Steve Kanatsu combined on a one-hitter as Williamsville East beat Amherst, 5-1. Brad Augustin had a double and HR for the Flames. . . . Sean Smith doubled in John Quartirone with the go-ahead run in the sixth as the Flames held on to beat Lake Shore, 6-5.


Undefeated Cheektowaga (15-0, 12-0) completed its league championship season by coming from behind to beat rival Maryvale, 8-5. Ryan Jablonski's home run gave Cheektowaga a 1-0 lead in the first but Mark Wendling drove in two runs to give Maryvale the lead. In the bottom of the second, the Warrior bats got going as Mark Mingle drove in two runs with a single and Jablonski knocked in three runs with a bases-loaded double for a 6-2 Cheektowaga lead. Shawn Staszczyk would later add a home run during a 2-for-3 day. Jablonski and Michael Slawek (double) continued their hitting streaks -- they both have had hits in each of the Warriors' 15 games. Bryan Haxton moved to 6-0 in the league by striking out five. . . . Sean Collins had two hits, including a two-run double as Iroquois beat Williamsville South, 7-0. James Flatley pitched his fourth league win for the Chiefs, who finish their season today against Tonawanda. . . . Tonawanda sophomore Brad Shugg threw a complete game three-hitter to beat Springville, 6-1. Dan Ross and Brian Kwiatkowski each had two-out RBI singles in the third inning to break game open.


Eden's Kevin Gellerson tossed a complete game as the Raiders remained unbeaten (12-0) in league play with a 14-1 hammering of Holland. Eden's attack was led by Dennis Telaak and Joe Klein, who combined for six hits and seven RBIs. . . . Zach Smith went 2 for 4, including a solo home run that broke a 10-10 tie in the fifth inning, as JFK went on to beat Holland, 11-10. Frank Wahl went 2 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs for JFK.

Niagara Frontier League

Grand Island's Ryan Jankowski went 3 for 4, drove in two runs and scored three times, and was the winning pitcher in a 12-7 victory against Kenmore West. Teammate Joe Podlucky went 3 for 5 with a double and five RBIs.. . . Niagara-Wheatfield winning pitcher Josh Perkins went 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs in a 9-0 victory over Lewiston-Porter. Kevin Gruarin and Kyle Irving had two hits apiece for the winning Falcons. . . . Josh Sova's three-run homer gave Lockport an 8-7 win over North Tonawanda. Winning pitcher Joe Garlock went the distance.

Cornell Cup

City Honors pitchers Zack Rojec and Chris Heinle combined for an 11-0 shutout of Kensington as the Centaurs improved to 8-1. . . . Matt Coronado hit Lafayette's first home run in three years as the Violets beat Seneca, 10-5. Coronado added a double and single during a five-RBI day while Alan Thompson struck out 10 in a complete game and Kyle Ortiz had two doubles. . . . E.J. Cieslikowski pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead Riverside to a 10-2 win against McKinley.

Niagara Orleans League

Bobby Warne and Dan Klips drove in two runs each to lead unbeaten Albion (13-0) over Starpoint, 7-3. . . . Newfane beat Akron, 8-4, behind the four-hit pitching of Brian Hutchison, who struck out six. Jeff Pierce had two hits for Newfane (11-3). . . . Wilson blasted Barker, 10-2. Matt Vacca had two doubles and three RBIs. Callin Wade hit two singles, drove in two runs, and also pitched three innings to earn the win. . . . Brett Bielak and Joe Rosenbeck each drove in three runs and Zach Baldwin had a two-run single as Medina beat Roy-Hart, 13-4. . . . Akron's Matt Dembrow struck out 10 and had a no-hitter going until the last out in a 15-1 victory over Roy-Hart. Charlie Hake had four runs and four hits.


Allegany-Limestone improved to 19-1 and 11-0 with victories over Olean, 17-1, and Gowanda, 10-9. Joe Bradley was 5 for 5 with five runs scored in the first game. Dale Fidurko won the second game with a two-run homer in the seventh. Dan Hill earlier homered as the Gators rallied from a 9-4 deficit. . . . Mark Wallace went 3 for 3 in Fredonia's 6-2 win over Olean. . . . Dunkirk pitcher Brian Espersen fanned 10 and singled, doubled and tripled in a 4-2 victory over Salamanca.

Cattaraugus III

Travis Widger and Greg Parks got two hits each for Ellicottville, which whipped West Valley, 9-5, to stay undefeated (8-0) in league play. . . . Chris Bley had two hits, including a three-run homer as North Collins romped to a 17-5 win over Bishop Walsh. Shea Mathis added two hits and three RBIs.

Boys lacrosse

Orchard Park thumps Hamburg

Andy Morrow had eight goals and two assists as Orchard Park completed its regular season undefeated with a 19-3 rout of Hamburg. Matt Tundo added five assists while Nick O'Hara had 17 ground balls. Steve Tulowiecki had six saves, including four big one-on-one stops for Orchard Park (16-0), ranked second in the state in Class A.

Boys tennis

Viola in final four

Niagara Catholic's Danielle Viola continued her strong play this season Monday and is one of the final four singles players left vying for the Monsignor Martin Association boys tennis title. Niagara Catholic fields a co-ed team but competes in the league's boys division. The semifinals and finals begin today at 3:30 p.m. at Sportsplex in North Tonawanda.

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