Senior Nate Mastellio scattered three hits over five innings and earned the win to lead Canisius to a 13-4 showdown victory over St. Francis Monday at Delaware Park.
The result gave the Crusaders, ranked No. 1 among large schools in Western New York, their second straight Msgr. Martin Association regular-season title. Canisius (18-1, 11-0) got two hits and two RBIs from junior Matt Rowan and three RBIs from senior Russ Mistretta.
It was Canisius’ second win in two weeks over the Red Raiders (11-4, 8-3), ranked No. 3 among large schools. A five-run second inning broke the game open. St. Francis is defending Georgetown Cup playoff champion.
In non-league action, freshman Dom Schmidt scored older brother Anthony Schmidt with a line-drive, walk-off hit to right-center field to give Kenmore West a 9-8 victory over visiting Alden. Anthony Schmidt, a junior second baseman, went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. Jake Green also had three RBIs for the Blue Devils (12-6).
The top seeds for the Section VI softball tournament are: Lancaster (Class AA), Williamsville East (Class A1), Lew-Port (Class A2), Depew (Class B1), Fredonia (Class B2), Olmstead (Class C) and Franklinville (Class D). First-round play begins Wednesday.
Lancaster, the No. 1-ranked large school, got a complete-game, four-hitter from junior Kiley Martz to beat Depew, 10-0. Depew is the No. 2-ranked small school. Martz had nine strikeouts. Chelsea Davis and Kayla Wolinski each had two hits and an RBI for the Legends (15-5). . . . Aliyah Dandy hit a three-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to give Cheektowaga a 9-8 win over Medina.
Goalie scores fifth
Senior goalie Cameron Carpenter scored his fifth goal of the season to help St. Joe’s (7-10) score a 12-8 win over visiting Rochester McQuaid. Carpenter scores on field-length runs, usually when the Marauders are a man down. He will play for Division I Mount St. Mary’s next season. Jack Lalley added four goals and two assists for the winners. . . . Williamsville North got four goals and three assists from Nick Maranto to edge Niagara-Wheatfield, 13-9, in a battle of Class B powers. The Spartans are 12-3.