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Section VI A & B baseball titles on the line today

Two more Section VI overall class baseball champions will be decided Monday in Class A and B crossover games.

Class A-1 winner Hamburg will face A-2 champion Olean at Niagara Falls High in a 5 p.m. start. Each was seeded No. 1 in its bracket entering the playoffs and rolled past three opponents each.

Cam Ringo is expected to get the start for ECIC II champion Hamburg against Olean’s Evan Threehouse. Ringo shut out Williamsville East in the A-1 semifinals while Threehouse struck out eight in four innings in a 19-1 win over Dunkirk in the quarterfinals. Threehouse owns an impressive pair of regular season shutouts over Fredonia, including a no-hitter on April 29 (2-0) and a four-hitter on May 15 that clinched the CCAA West 1 title, the first time in four seasons that Fredonia did not win or share the league title.

Fredonia, which has won six straight sectional titles, probably will turn to its ace, senior Cam Voss, against Maryvale in the Class B championship game at Lewiston-Porter. The Hillbillies did not allow a run in their first two sectional playoff victories over Cleveland Hill and CSAT but had a bit of a scare holding off JFK, 9-6, in Saturday’s B-2 championship game at Orchard Park.

Maryvale has been the surprise team of the sectionals so far. Seeded seventh and the third-place finisher in ECIC III, coach Kurt Hansen’s Flyers have disposed of the No. 2 and 3 seeded teams before topping No. 8 Eden, 5-3, in Saturday’s B-1 title game at Orchard Park. Sophomore pitcher-outfielder Anthony Hernandez, an all-league selection as a freshman last year, has been a standout for the Flyers but he pitched into the sixth inning on Saturday. So Joel Krywcum is expected to get the start.

BOYS GOLF: Alec Bard of New Hartford (Section III), whose older brother, Derek, won the title in 2012, is in a three-way tie for the lead of the State Public High Schools championship after the first round Sunday at the Robert Trent Jones Couse in Ithaca.

Bard, a junior, shared the lead at 1-over 72 with two Section I golfers, Brent Ito of Ardsley and Christian Cavaliere of Somers.

Only three Section VI entrants are within 10 strokes of the lead. Cody Latimer of Chautauqua Lake shot 77. The others are Nolan Ditcher of Randolph at 78 and Ben Reichert of Williamsville North at 80.

The tournament winds up with another 18-hole round today.

BOYS LACROSSE: Canisius High’s quest for another state Catholic High School championships fell by the wayside Sunday when the Crusaders (13-8) lost to Iona Prep (19-4) of New Rochelle, 15-2, in the CHSAA championship game at Mitchell Field in Uniondale. Pat Crangle and Reid Martin scored for Canisius.

Canisius had won state Catholic schools championships in football, basketball and hockey in 2014-15.

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