Dewes' bat lifts unbeaten Clarence
Alyssa Dewes put together her second consecutive 4-for-4 game at the plate for the Clarence softball team in Friday's 5-0 win over visiting Williamsville North. On Thursday she was perfect in four trips against Orchard Park.
The junior catcher has given an early verbal to Syracuse University. "I'll tell you right now, Alyssa Dewes is an excellent player," said coach Todd Banaszak. "She got thrown out for the first time stealing in two years. She's just a real tough out, she hits with power and she's such a threat on the bases. Her mechanics and her arm -- it's all right there."
Moriah Harris also had a four-hit day and Tori Nappo added a three-run home run in the sixth as the Red Devils pounded out a season-high 13 hits to improve to 4-0 in ECIC I. Clarence also had league wins against Sweet Home and West Seneca West. Katie Bull pitched a three-hitter to move to 4-0 on the mound.
Caryn Duman drove in two runs with three hits and Alex Krier had a triple among her two hits as Maryvale evened its record at 2-2 in ECIC III with a 7-3 win over Amherst.
100th win for Lancaster's Ambrose
Catcher Emily Bagley homered and drove in four runs and center fielder Shannon Patterson added a three-run homer as Lancaster beat Frontier, 10-1, giving coach Kelly Ambrose her 100th victory. The Redskins put the Falcons away with an eight-run second inning capped by Patterson's blast to right center. Ambrose's record in eight seasons is 100-50 with ECIC I titles in 2006 and 2007.
Late rallies lift Akron, Starpoint
Akron rallied for five runs with two outs in the seventh inning to edge Medina, 5-4, in Niagara-Orleans League baseball. The Tigers scored five runs on two hits, with four walks and one error. Akron entered the seventh with only four hits. A key hit was Garrett Jones' shallow blooper down the left-field line that scored Tommy James and Drew Borchert. James was also the winning pitcher, moving his record to 2-0.
It's not the first time in this young season Akron has delivered with a big inning in the seventh to win. Trailing 5-3 in the seventh against Newfane, Akron scored six runs in the seventh to pull out an eventual 9-5 win. "My kids are certainly resilient, it's not always pretty, but we battle," said coach Greg Bell.
Ryan Farewell hit a line drive into right center to score Connor Baker with the game-winner as Roy-Hart beat Newfane 3-2, to improve to 7-0 overall. Farewell got the win in relief, retiring three of the four batters he faced in the 10th. The Rams picked up three wins during their spring trip to Orlando.
Corey Regnet had a base-loaded single to score Bobby McKoewn with the game-winner as Starpoint scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat West Seneca East, 12-11. Regnet and McKeown were coming off huge defensive plays in the outfield in the top of the inning before delivering in the bottom half. Regnet finished with three hits and Matt Miller added a double and triple.
PJ Blanch drove in Zach Glaspy with the winning run in the bottom on the ninth as Kemmore East pulled out a 9-8 win over Lew-Port for its first Niagara Frontier League win. The bases were loaded with one out when Blanch delivered. Glaspy pitched 2 2/3 innings of two-hit relief to get the win. East's Jason Weatherby had an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and force extras.
"This was a character win for us coming off two tough losses this week, including a tough loss last night against Lockport," said East coach Leslie Simon. "The final outcome matched the level of caring our kids displayed."
Tyler Hoffhines drove in three run with two hits as Lancaster, which already has a win over Clarence, beat Orchard Park, 10-2. The Redskins improve to 4-1 in ECIC I while the Quakers fall to 4-1.
Banker, Maycock named all-state
Kallie Banker of Grand Island and Marah Maycock of Randolph earned first team honors on the 2011-2012 New York State girls basketball team, released on Friday. The team is chosen by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Banker and Maycock are among 18 girls from Western New York selected.
Named to the team from Class AA were Buffalo News Player of the Year Katie Healy of Lancaster (fifth team), Marisa Guyton of Lockport (seventh team), Emma Sobieraski of Lockport (11th team) and Sam Wozniak of Lancaster (13th team).
Joining Banker in Class A were: Cassie Oursler of Grand Island (fourth team), La'trice Hall of Sacred Heart (sixth team) and Jontay Walton of Holy Angels (seventh team).
Five players from Class B were: Aaron Shabazz of Cardinal O'Hara (third team), Jennie Thies of Southwestern (fifth team), Ciara Rosten of St. Mary's of Lancaster (seventh team), Leah McDonnel of Cardinal O'Hara (eighth team) and Jessie DeWaters of Roy-Hart (ninth team).
The Class C picks were Maycock along with Shawna Raymond of Frewsburg (third team) and Maycock's freshman sister Mckenna Maycock (fourth team).
Representing Class D were third-teamer Elle Reed of Sherman and Dani Reinwald of Clymer (fourth team).
Healy's nine goals carries EA lax
Parker Healy connected for nine goals and had two assists in East Aurora's 20-9 win over Salamanca. Greg White had five assists and Jake Ziegler scored four goals as Nichols moved to 3-3 with a 16-4 win over Iroquois. Tyler Meegan's four goals helped Lancaster beat Eden, 19-6.
In girls lacrosse, Alexis Ruggierio tallied four goals as Lancaster evened its record at 3-3 with a 12-10 win over Nichols. Taylor Balbarz had 10 saves for Frontier in an 8-6 loss to Notre Dame of Ontario. Vivian Curry had five goals and two assists for Lake Shore in a 15-3 win over Sweet Home. Eliza Kaye had five goals and freshman Morgan Aiken scored her first career goal as Buffalo Seminary beat Mount Mercy, 16-7.