Jake Bowman scored his 10th goal of the game with 23 seconds left to give Clarence an 11-10 victory over Hamburg in tense and wild boys lacrosse shootout on Senior Night at Howe Field in Hamburg.
"It’s why people love lacrosse," said Clarence coach Charles Warkenthien. "It was up and down, back and forth."
The host Bulldogs led, 8-7, going into the fourth quarter and the game was tied three times before Bowman, a senior attack, got the game-winner.
Dom Basile had given Clarence a 10-9 lead with 3:01 left but Jack Rettig of the Bulldogs tied it again with 1:07 left with his fifth goal of the game.
Bowman's goal splurge give him 39 goals for the season. He will attend Frostburg State in Maryland in the fall.
Clarence (9-5) is a Class A team. Hamburg, Class B, is undefeated against opponents in its classification.
Canisius tops Joe’s
Round One of the St. Joe’s-Canisius baseball rivalry goes to the Crusaders.
Canisius built a 7-0 lead behind right-hander Jack Collins, then held off the Marauders for an 8-6 victory at St. Joe’s on Monday. The teams will play a return game on Wednesday at Delaware Park.
Collins struck out 13 batters in five innings, allowing three hits and walked two. Jacob Podlas pitched the last two innings to earn the save.
Seniors R.J. Brandon and Vincent Ventura drove in three runs each for the Crusaders. One of Ventura’s RBIs was a perfectly executed suicide squeeze that scored Brandon with the eighth Canisius run. Sophomore Tyler Coy had two hits and two RBIs for the Canisius (9-0 Monsignor Martin). It was the first league loss for St. Joe’s.
Flames' Mack on a tear
Christy Mack of Williamsville East was a one-person attack Monday. The Flames' junior shortstop drove in six runs with a home run and three doubles to power a 15-3 rout at Amherst. East, ranked second among large school teams in this week's WNY poll, is 9-1 in ECIC II and tied for the division lead with Williamsville South.
South scored 11 runs in the second inning on 10 hits -- three home runs, four triples and three singles -- in a 14-5 rout at Hamburg. Katie Quagliana, who pitched the complete game for South, went 4 for 5 with a triple. Gabby Presutti had three hits, including a homer and four RBIs while Alyssa Quagliana had a double, triple and home runs.
Eight-grader no-hits Alden
Luke Kuczmanski, an eighth-grader called up to the varsity, pitched a no-hitter for Depew in a 12-0 ECIC IV baseball victory over Alden in the second game of a doubleheader. Kuczmanski struck out eight. Evan Dlugosz drive in five runs with three hits for the Wildcats. Depew also triumphed in the first game, 12-2, as Joe Pagano drove in four runs with his three hits, two of them doubles.
Steelers trip Tonawanda
Cris Swiatek and Alex Rodriguez combined for 10 strikeouts, and Matt Rodrigues went 2 for 3 for Lackawanna in a 5-2, ECIC IV baseball victory over Tonawanda, the first league loss for the Warriors. … North Collins’ unbeaten record in CCAA East II went by the wayside in a 6-0 loss at Ellicottville. Austin Grinolds pitched a two-hitter and Hunter O’Striker homered for the Eagles.
St. Joe's eights win
St. Joe's crews dominated Sunday's John Bennett Regatta, winning the varsity, second varsity and novice eight races.
The varsity eight of coxswain Charlie Ivancic, Jack Pratt, Ty Slaugenhoupt, Garrett Zito, Josh Costolnick, Mason Benz, David Crooks, Nate Shanley and Matt Dobiesz overtook Upper Canada College in the final 200 meters to win in 4:52.2
The second varsity won in 5:20.3 and the Novice eight triumphed by 31 seconds over Nichols, winning in 5:30.97.
The New York State Championships will be Saturday and Sunday in Saratoga Springs.