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Sidelines (April 20): Baseball and softball polls

2015 coaches baseball and softball polls

State classification in parentheses, first-place votes in brackets; *-tie in points.

BASEBALL

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts.

1. Canisius (MMA) [6] 4-2 87

2. Orchard Park (AA) [2] 3-0 78

3. Lancaster (AA) 1-0 67

4. St. Joe’s (MMA) [1] 4-2 64

5. Williamsville East (A-1) 2-0 30

6. Hamburg (A-1) 2-2 25

7. Williamsville North (AA) 0-1 24

8. St. Francis (MMA) 3-4 22

9. Grand Island (A-1)* 2-1 20

9. Starpoint (A-2)* 2-0 20

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts.

1. Fredonia (B-2) [6] 5-1 73

2. Medina (B-1) [1] 3-0 65

3. Gowanda (C) 2-2 48

4. Springville (B-1) 1-1 42

5. Newfane (B-1) 3-0 41

6. Alden (B-1) 2-0 28

7. East Aurora (B-1) [1] 4-0 26

8. Allegany-Limestone (C) 2-1 22

9. Westfield (D) 6-2 20

10. North Collins (D) 2-1 6

Pollsters: Mike Retchless (Olean), Chuck Senn (Catt-Little Valley), Mike Janisch (Silver Creek), Rob Parry (Depew), Frank Jagoda (Dunkirk), Vince Gullo (Fredonia), John Frank (Tonawanda), John Grzymala (Roy Hart).

SOFTBALL

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts.

1. Starpoint (A-2) [3] 6-1 100

2. Lancaster (AA) [4] 2-0 90

3. Orchard Park (AA) [3] 0-0 74

4. Frontier (AA) [1] 2-0 67

5. Niagara Falls (AA) [1] 2-0 56

6. Clarence (AA) 1-1 54

7. Niagara-Wheatfield (AA) 2-1 38

8. Williamsville North (AA) 2-1 28

9. Iroquois (A-2) 2-0 25

10. West Seneca West (AA) 2--0 20

Others receiving votes: Kenmore West (AA) 18, Amherst (A) 16, Hamburg (A) 15, West Seneca East (A) 15, Williamsville East (A) 15, Olean (A) 13, Lockport (AA) 8, Sacred Heart (A) 5, Williamsville East (A) 2, Grand Island (A) 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts.

1. Eden (B-1) [4] 1-1 81

2. Depew (B-1) [2] 1-0 70

3. Cleveland Hill (B-2) [1] 3-0 69

4. Fredonia (B-2) 2-1 55

5. Roy-Hart (B-2) [1] 4-0 43

6. Alden (B-1) 3-1 42

7. Maryvale (B-1) 1-0 27

8. Maple Grove (D) 4-0 22

9. Gowanda (C) [1] 3-0 21

10. Falconer (B-2) 1-1 19

Others receiving votes: Chautauqua Lake (C) 17, St. Mary’s 15 (1), Pine Valley(D) 14 , Newfane (B-1) 9, Akron (B-2) 7, Nardin 6, Immaculata 4, Franklinville 3 and Tonawanda (B-1) 2.

Upcoming

• Monday is quite a busy day on the softball schedule with 32 Section VI games on the docket. The slate includes a pair of defending state champions in action as the 4:45 p.m. features defending Class A champion Williamsville South hosting Iroquois. At 5 p.m. at John F. Kennedy, defending state Class B champion Eden pays a visit to the Bears in ECIC IV. Meanwhile, a clash of top six Small Schools features unbeaten No. 3 Cleveland Hill hosting sixth-ranked Alden.

• For the baseball fans, Orchard Park hosts Frontier at 5 p.m. Monday at Bob Barrows Field. A half-hour before that start, Clarence hosts Williamsville North in a match of ECIC I rivals.

Bulletin board

• Akron is looking for one more team to participate in its Jack and Joyce Silvernail Holiday Classic basketball tournament during Christmas Week. Any team interested in a two-game commitment to the event, contact Justin Gerstung at JGerstung@akronschools.org or call 432-5052.

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