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High School Extra (May 6): Eden lacrosse on top

Eden lacrosse on top

Eden wrapped up the likely No. 2 seed in the Section VI Class C boys lacrosse playoffs Tuesday night with a 13-6 victory at Amherst. It was the last league game for the Raiders (9-2, 8-1 Class C), who most likely will be seeded behind only Akron when the playoffs start.

Sophomore Josh Plarr had four goals and three assists while senior midfielder Nick Wilder had five goals and an assist for Eden.

“Nick’s been our leading scorer most games. He’s had a really nice season,” said Eden coach Chris Archibald. “It was Josh’s best game in a while. He had a really nice night, which was good to see because he’s been a little frustrated lately.”

Cleve Hill set for showdown

Cleveland Hill rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 5-4 win over Eden and set up Wednesday’s ECIC IV softball showdown against Alden.

Winning pitcher Nicole Woodward hit a sacrifice fly to center field to send home the winning runs for the Golden Eagles after freshman Anna Cervino had singled home the tying run. Taylor Kochanski reached on an error to start the rally.

Emily Maziarz hit a two-run homer in the third inning to put Cleve Hill up, 3-0, after Eden had scored four times in the top of the fifth to take the lead.

Cleveland Hill and Alden are tied for first in the division with one loss each. Alden took the first game of the season series, 2-1.

Laura Gregory of Hutch-Tech pitched a no-hit game in a 14-1 win over Middle Early College. Giannia Zarcone hit two homers and drove in six runs for the Engineers in the Thompson Trophy League game.

Spartans win double dip

Starpoint opened a two-game lead in ECIC II softball with two wins over Iroquois behind the pitching of Allison Block. Co-champions a year ago, Coach Joe Hill’s Spartans are 9-1 in the division with four games to play.

The Spartans took a 2-0 victory in nine innings in a game that was continued from April 22. Block scored in the top of the ninth to break a scoreless tie, coming home on a single by Maddie Bufalino. Block, who is headed for Canisius College, ended up with a one-hitter and struck out 14.

Starpoint took the regularly scheduled game, 4-2, as Block pitched the distance, striking out 11. Ashlynn Kaczmarek drove in two runs with a double in the bottom of the sixth.

“We’ve been pretty good the last three years with the same core of players,” Hill said.