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High School Extra (April 12): Roy-Hart's Bruning no-hits Lions

Sophomore right-hander Charlie Bruning pitched a no-hitter and singled to drive in the first run of the game as Roy-Hart, the defending Niagara-Orleans League baseball champion, defeated Lockport, 3-0, in a nonleague game Tuesday in Gasport.

Bruning struck out nine in pitching his second career no-hitter for Coach Jeff Ziemecki’s Rams. It was the second no-hit win of the season for Roy-Hart. Bruning and two others combined to no-hit Western New York Maritime in the season opener.

The Rams are 4-0 overall and off to a 2-0 start in league play.

Bruning’s RBI single in the bottom of the fifth put Roy-Hart in front. The Rams added two runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Eric Fitch and a fielder’s choice by Ben Schwab.

Sweet Home 2-0 down South

Sweet Home is off to a 2-0 start in the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina. After edging Jamestown, 8-7, on Monday, the Panthers triumphed over Beekmantown of Section VII, 7-3.

Junior Brian Levering pitched five innings of shutout relief for the Panthers. Sean Whitehead went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and scored three times for Sweet Home. Sophomore Keith Murphy was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.

Nichols lax falls to Aquinas

Nichols played Aquinas of Rochester close for a half before dropping a 13-8 game to the visitors at Peek Field on the Vikings’ campus.

The Vikings (3-3) trailed the Little Irish (3-1) only 5-4 at the half and 9-6 after three periods.

“They outran us in transition and took advantage of that,” said Nichols coach Andrew Belica. “We just ran out of gas.”

Eric Urbank had three goals for Nichols while Nick Ennis scored twice and Jack Pfalzgraf had three assists.

The Vikings, who dropped Monsignor Martin Athletic Association games to St. Joe’s and Canisius last week, will return to league play at Bishop Timon-St. Jude next Wednesday.

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