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Rally carries Williamsville South Jamestown's Tobias throws no-hitter; Timon wins opener

The Williamsville South baseball team rallied from a 5-0 deficit on Friday to beat West Seneca East, 6-5, in ECIC II. Steve McDermott scored the game-winning run on an overthrow in the top of the seventh inning. Pitcher Dan Lynch had 11 strikeouts to pick up the win.

The Billies got contributions throughout their lineup. No. 9 hitter Chris Couche and Alex Walkowski each scored two runs. Catcher Greg Reed had an RBI triple and threw out a runner at second.

Jamestown picked up its first win in ECIC I in dramatic fashion as junior Andy Tobias threw a no-hitter in a 6-1 win at West Seneca West.

"He's a left-hander and he's got a nice breaking ball," said Jamestown coach Dave Roehmboldt. "He's not afraid to pitch on the inside corner against righties. He really kept them off balance."

West scored an unearned run in the first inning on an error, walk, stolen base and sacrifice fly. After that, Tobias recorded 15 strikeouts with only two balls reaching the outfield.

Nick Madden carried the Red Raiders' offense with a homer and a three-run double. Jamestown evened its record at 1-1 in ECIC I losing to Williamsville North.

After five rainouts, Timon-St. Jude finally got a chance to play ball. Brandon Caboot and Ray Struzik each had RBI doubles in the Tigers' 6-1 win over St. Francis in the Monsignor Martin Association. Andy Dlugosz, second team All-Catholic last year, got the win.

For the second day in a row Joe Wilson came home with the winning run for Cheektowaga. After scoring the game-winner in Thursday's 4-3 win over Pioneer, Wilson again had the honors in Friday's 13-12 slugfest with Depew. The Warriors trailed, 12-7, going into the fifth, but scored four runs then added two more in the sixth. Cheektowaga improves to 3-0.

Lake Shore rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Williamsville East, 13-12, in ECIC II. Billy Peterson got the game-winning RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. Jason Radwan drove in six runs with three hits for the Eagles.


Lady Jacks plays today

Friday's three opening-round games in the Lady Jacks Softball Tournament at North Tonawanda were postponed as teams opted to make up league games that had been rained out. The games will be added to today's slate.

Maryvale is off to a 4-0 start following its 13-4 win at Pioneer in ECIC III. Breanna Fenski had four hits in six trips and Toni Caruso homered. The game was the second for the Flyers since returning from Orlando, Fla. where they got in six scrimmages.

Depew finds itself 4-0 after Jessica Sisti pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Starpoint in ECIC III.

Michelle Krier struck out 11 as Kenmore West blanked Grand Island, 4-0, to improve to 4-0 overall. . . . Kailee Wojtaszek and Sam Rajski had three hits while Shelly Seeger homered as Frontier beat Orchard Park, 8-4.


Will East opens with win

The Williamsville East tennis team opened defense of its ECIC II title by edging host Sweet Home, 3-2.

The match came down to the second doubles team of Mark Chaskes and Andrew Legarreta winning their third set, 6-4.

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