Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Tuesday
1. Softball - West Seneca East at Williamsville East, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
No. 3 large school Williamsville East (7-1, 5-1) and No. 5 large school West Seneca East (5-3, 4-1) jump up to the top spot on Tuesday after slotting in as the No. 2 game on yesterday's washed-out schedule.
The Flames have won five in a row since a 4-3 loss at West Seneca East, its only hiccup on the season. Their most impressive of the five came Friday, when they spotted Amherst a 7-0 lead but came back to win, 9-8. Christy Mack went 3-4 with two doubles, while Sam Crane went 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
Trojans pitcher Anilese Kelly held Will East to its lowest scoring output of the season in the first matchup. She had five strikeouts and also went 3-3 at the plate. Nicole Kumro drove in two runs. Sweet Home handed East its league loss, a 7-2 decision on April 19. The other losses have come to the top two large schools in this week's poll: Lancaster and Orchard Park.
2. Baseball - Maryvale at Alden, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
No. 1 small school Alden (7-2, 5-1) hosts No. 10 large school Maryvale (7-3, 5-2) in the second ECIC III contest between these teams.
The Bulldogs won a close 7-5 game at Maryvale on April 22. They scored five runs in the top of the seventh to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 7-3 lead. Tom Bednarski had nine strikeouts to earn the win on the mound. Offensively, Tim Pellittieri had two hits and Adam Wood had two RBIs.
The Flyers have won three in a row since back-to-back losses to Alden and Starpoint. Their offense has scored 19, 10 and 15 runs in wins against Depew, Cheektowaga and Pioneer. Seniors Anthony Hernandez and Mike Fleming are two of the top players for Maryvale.
3. Boys lacrosse - Clarence at Lancaster, 5 p.m.
The top lacrosse game of the day features Class A rivals Clarence (6-3, 2-0) and Lancaster (7-1, 0-1).
The Legends have won six games in a row since a 10-8 loss at Orchard Park on March 30. Their best win of the year came against Hamburg, 8-7. Five of Lancaster's top six point-scorers are underclassmen, led by juniors CJ DiRienzo (22 goals, 11 assists), Brett Beetow (23 goals, five assists) and Ben Napieralski (18 goals, eight assists).
This'll be the toughest league game for the Red Devils, who have wins over Frontier and Lockport. They have tested themselves in nonleague play, though, with close losses to Hamburg and V-Penn Yan and a 10-goal loss to V-Webster Thomas. Junior Jake Bowman (21 goals, 13 assists) leads a balanced offensive attack that has five other players between 12 and 18 points.
4. Girls lacrosse - Mount Mercy at Mount St. Mary, 4:30 p.m.
Mount Mercy (4-1, 4-0) looks to stay unbeaten in the Monsignor Martin Association when it visits Mount St. Mary (4-4, 4-1) on Tuesday.
The teams split in the regular season last year before the Magic ultimately earned a 10-6 victory in the championship game.
Seniors Arielle Brown (12 goals, five assists) and Brigid Lempko (nine goals, six assists) and junior Mary Barnes (11 goals, one assist) lead Mount Mercy in scoring this season.
The Thunder lost their league game to Sacred Heart, 10-7, back on April 19. Seniors Kaitlyn Hart (17 goals, eight assists), Molly Meegan (15 goals, five assists) and Madison Badgley (12 goals, two assists) lead the team offensively.
- Softball: Williamsville North at Orchard Park, 4:45 p.m. at D'Youville's Dobson Field
- Softball: Niagara-Wheatfield at Kenmore West, 4:45 p.m.
- Softball: Akron at Newfane, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Softball: Maryvale at Alden, 5 p.m. (POSTPONED)
- Boys lacrosse: Orchard Park at Niagara Wheatfield, 5 p.m.
- Girls lacrosse: West Seneca East at Williamsville South, 5 p.m.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
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