Flyers’ Krywcum no-hits Depew
Maryvale’s Joe Krywcum pitched his second career no-hitter Monday. The senior left-hander struck out 12 batters in a 4-0 victory over Depew in ECIC III. Last season, Krywcum no-hit Amherst, 13-0, when he struck out 14.
“He was right on today,” said Maryvale coach Kurt Hanson. “The defense behind him was good, our second baseman Mason Frazer made a couple really good defensive players. He saved a run in the first inning when made a great stop to get the out at first and prevented a runner from scoring.”
Maryvale took a 1-0 lead in the first when Krywcum singled and scored on a double by Anthony Hernandez. Krywcum also scored in the third when he reached on an error, stole second and scored on a single by cleanup hitter Mike Benthien.
The Flyers are only 4-4 in ECIC III but Hanson thinks his team can be a factor down the stretch with the pitching of Krywcum and Hernandez, who also owns a shutout victory over Depew (6-0).
Two of Maryvale’s losses were by one run to East Aurora and Springville, who are tied for the division lead with 6-1 records.
WSW’s Chambers is perfect
Brianna Chambers of West Seneca West pitched a perfect game for the Indians in a 6-0 victory over visiting Jamestown. Chambers struck out nine batters.
“Thge majority of the outs came in the infield and there were only two full-counts,” said West Seneca West coach Lori Potter.
Morgan Altman hit a three-run homer in the third inning and drove in another run with a saciufice fly. Becca Quinlivan drove in the other two with a double and a triple.
In Monsignor Martin Association softball, Sacred Heart remained undefeated with a 16-2 triumph over Mount Mercy. Emma Ruggiero led the Sharks, going 4 for 4 with a triple and a double while Julia Blujus was 3 for 4 with a double and a triple. Winning pitcher Maria Gabriele struck out eight and allowed five hits for the Sharks.
Big inning wins for Lancaster
Lancaster, beaten only once in ECIC I, defeated Clarence, 10-3, in a rematch of the 2014 Section VI Class AA baseball championship game. It wasn’t as easy as it looks.
“It was kind of a crazy game,” said Lancaster coach Mark Dalfonso. His team trailed, 3-2, going into the top of the seventh inning before an eight-run explosion made it look like a runaway.
Alex Damiani started the inning with a single and moved up on a sacrifice by Ryan Ritter. Winning pitcher Joe Preziuso then unloaded a triple down the right-field line and an error on the play allowed him to score the go-ahead run.
Preziuso gave up a leadoff double in the bottom of the seventh but nothing more as he completed a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks.
He also had three hits. Ritter went 3 for 3 for Lancaster.
The only loss for Lancaster was by a 3-1 score to undefeated Orchard Park (7-0). The teams will play their return game on Friday.
Lancaster girls lax wins
Anna Orlando scored five goals as Lancaster (11-1, 6-0 Class A), the No. 1-ranked girls lacrosse team in Western New York according to Laxpower, defeated Orchard Park (8-4, 4-2 Class A), 15-9, in a key game in the Section VI Class A league. Grace Gabriel and Jenna Hagen had three goals and two assists each for Lancaster. In addition to her scoring, Orlando had an assist.
Canisius lax edges Nichols
In boys lacrosse, Brad Pohlman scored the game-winner for Canisius in a 4-3 Monsignor Martin Association victory over Nichols. Reid Martin had a goal and an assist for the Crusaders. It was the fifth straight win for Canisius (7-5, 4-2 Monsignor Martin) which has lost only to Bishop Timon-St. Jude and St. Joe’s in league play and owns a win over Timon. Canisius and St. Joe’s will play their return game on Wednesday at St. Joe’s.