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High School Extra (May 5): No-hitter for Baugher; Spartans top OP

No-hitter for Baugher

Hamburg’s Garrett Baugher retired his first 19 batters then gave up a walk before completing a no-hit game in a 5-0 ECIC I victory Wednesday over West Seneca West.

Baugher walked Jimmy Przybyszewski with one out in the seventh inning for the only Indian to reach base. Hamburg fielders supported him well. Przybyszewski lined a ball to right field in the fourth inning but was thrown out at first by Dan Reilly.

“Our second baseman Jeff Salerno did a tremendous job,” Hamburg coach Steve Chaffee said. ”He had six putouts and none were routine. One, he backhanded a ball up the middle. On another, he made a basket catch of a bloop hit.”

Baugher led off the first for Hamburg with a double and scored on Shaun Filas’ single to left.

Spartans top OP

Lancaster (8-1), a 7-0 winner at Clarence behind the two-hit pitching of Collin Reformat, took over sole possession of first place in ECIC I when Williamsville North scored a 5-2 upset at Orchard Park (7-2).

North’s starting pitcher and leading hitter Josh Surowiec was hit on his left wrist, his pitching hand, in the first inning and left the game. Junior Anthony DeMaria was called on for only his second mound appearance of the season, and scattered six hits over 5∏ innings. Zach Surowiec came on to get the final four outs after OP scored twice in the bottom of the sixth.

Peter Battaglia hit a three-run homer to get the Spartans in front and Zach Surowiec hit a two-run homer in the seventh.

Amherst closing in

Amherst (9-1 ECIC III) moved closer to winning the ECIC III baseball title with a 5-4 victory at Maryvale (7-2).

Nate Cole pitched two scoreless innings to record the save for the Tigers (9-1 ECIC III).

Zach Tojek had three hits and an RBI to lead Amherst. Cole scored the winning run in the top of the sixth on a wild throw after reaching on an error.

Two seasons ago, the Tigers were a woeful 1-15, but have improved since then.

“Last year we had a pretty good run in the sectionals before we lost to Olean,” said Amherst coach Brian Davis.

Mercy a winner

Often in the last 10 years Mount Mercy was on the short end of scores such as 12-2, 16-6 and 22-6 in girls lacrosse. Not this season.

The Magic of first-year head coach Melissa Graham took over first place in the Monsignor Martin Association with a 9-7 victory over Sacred Heart in Snyder .

“We have a chance to do something our school has never done,” Graham said.

With four games left, Mount Mercy (8-2, 7-1 Monsignor Martin) seems assured of one of the four berths in the league playoffs.

Wednesday, the Magic rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 halftime lead on two goals by Arielle Brown and one by Emily Gawlak. It was 7-7 when Brigid Keane the game-winner scored with seven minutes left.

Et cetera

Undefeated Lake Shore (9-0, 6-0 Class C) scored the last eight goals after Amherst had tied the game early in the second half for a 17-9 Class C League girls lacrosse victory. Jalyn Jimerson scored six goals and Shala Scanlan four for the Eagles, who swept both games from Amherst (7-3, 4-2 Class C).

Orchard Park (10-0) clinched its seventh straight ECIC I boys tennis title with a 5-0 triumph over rival Williamsville North.