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ST. FRANCIS ON CLOUD NINE

Rick Lynch's bases-loaded double in the bottom of the seventh sent St. Francis to its ninth straight victory, 4-3, over Niagara Catholic in Monsignor Martin Association baseball Wednesday.

The Red Raiders were trailing, 3-2, when Lynch came to the plate. The Red Raiders are 10-1, including 9-1 in the league. St. Francis hasn't lost since a 1-0 defeat to St. Joe's on April 23. The Raiders play Canisius at 4 p.m. today in Delaware Park and are home for games against St. Joe's at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday.

In other Monsignor Martin Association action, Erik Nabi threw a two-hitter with six strikeouts as Canisius beat Timon/St. Jude, 4-1. John Glauser's two-out, two-run single in the second inning put the Crusaders ahead for good, 2-1. Mike Fitzgerald added an RBI triple in the fifth. Canisius is 9-3 in league play while Timon is 10-5.

Joe Bargnisi pitched a complete game four-hitter with nine strikeouts while Steve Spillman and Chris Baran each had three hits as St. Joe's beat St. Mary's, 6-3.

Cornell Cup

Mike Austin pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts as City Honors completed the regular season 10-1 with a 7-1 win over South Park.

Softball

Sacred Heart tops Nardin

Elyse Monte had a three-run triple and two singles while Amanda Kosowski and Rachel Green combined for the win as Sacred Heart (9-5) beat Nardin, 14-3.

Sarah Odrobina pitched a two-hitter while Hilary Peacock singled three times as St. Mary's defeated Niagara Catholic, 8-2.

Track and field

Starpoint stars at N-O meet

Starpoint had six first-place finishes on the boys side and two on the girls at the Niagara-Orleans League Championships.

The Spartans had five individual winners in the boys meet: David Majewski (100 meters), Matthew White (1,600), Charles Laderer (3,200), Robert Farnham (pole vault) and Jonathan Castro (long jump).

Wilson's Christina Lambros was the meet's only triple winner, taking the girls 100, 200 and 400. Teammate Sarah Jones won triple jump and long jump. Starpoint's Kaitie Johnson won both hurdles races.

Boys lacrosse

East Aurora advances

Justin Swartwout scored four times as East Aurora shut out Akron, 16-0, in the Class C quarterfinals.

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