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High School Extra (May 19): St. Joe’s, St. Mary’s baseball advance easily

St. Joe’s, St. Mary’s win

The Georgetown Cup baseball tournament staged a couple of quarterfinals on Wednesday, and both games turned out to be one-sided.

St. Joe’s ran away from Cardinal O’Hara in a 15-2 victory. Andrew Short, Bob Principe and Nick Julian had two hits each, and Short drove in four runs.

In the other game, Chris Gresham went 4 for 6 and drove in six runs for St. Mary’s of Lancaster in a 16-4 win over Nichols. Jordan MacKinnon allowed only four hits in five innings to pick up the win and earn a matchup with Canisius in the semifinals.

No-no for Barker’s Moeller

Barker recorded a mild upset in the prequarterfinals of the Section VI Class C softball playoffs. The Raiders blanked Holland, 8-0, as the No. 10 seed knocked off the seventh seed.

Erika Moeller was a big reason for Barker’s win. She had a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts.

“Today was one of those days when the adrenaline kicked in,” Raiders coach Bill Moeller said. “She’s a senior, and has had a pretty good year. She had great command and real good stuff.”

Erika Moeller chipped in with three hits, and she drove in two runs. Mary Rounds added two hits for Barker.

Now the Raiders have a road trip coming up for the next game on Monday. They play at Cassadaga Valley, which means they might need to bring some snacks on the bus.

“I was just looking at that,” Bill Moeller said. “It’s about two hours. That’s not as bad as last year, when we played Chautauqua Lake in Ripley. But it’s still a big trip for us.”

In Class B-1, East Aurora held off Dunkirk, 8-7. Caroline Horvatits had two hits and three RBIs for the Blue Devils. In Class A-2 play, Cali Andrews had nine strikeouts and smacked a triple to help Pioneer edge Kenmore East, 8-7.

Talhuk earns crown

When it comes to tennis players in the city of Buffalo, Ramzi Talhuk is in a class by himself.

The City Honors senior wrapped up yet another title in the Dr. Bapst Series Championships, which were held in Delaware Park. He’s won top honors in ninth, 10th and 12th grades over the years. Talhuk’s only miss came as a junior, when he couldn’t attend the championship. But he’s played in the sectionals for five straight years.

Talhuk defeated Javier Salido of Olmsted, 6-0, in the finals. He’s never lost a match in City play.

Olmsted took the team title, thanks in part to a champion doubles team. NyJohn Washington and Alex Smith beat Dah Htoo and Akar Kyaw of McKinley, 6-3.


• Olmsted wrapped up its third girls track and field championship in four years in a meet held at All-High Stadium. The squad finished the season with a perfect 14-0 record.

• In girls lacrosse, Lancaster wrapped up a perfect 7-0 record in division play with a 19-14 win over Clarence. Jenna Hagen, Anna Orlando and Olivia Potts all had four goals each. The Legends have a bye in the first round of the sectionals.