Brett Hilton’s pinch-hit, two-run homer in the top of the seventh proved to be the difference as St. Francis defeated host St. Joe’s 8-6 in Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association baseball Wednesday.
Cole O’Connor had three hits and two RBI for the Red Raiders, while Andrew Michalski earned the win in relief, striking out three. He also scored twice and drove in a run as St. Francis handed St. Joe’s just its second league loss of the season. The Red Raiders, who have three league losses, face St. Joe’s again on Friday.
Canisius, which entered Wednesday with two league losses, defeated St. Mary’s 2-1 as R.J. Brandon drove in the winning run. Jake Podlas also had an RBI, while Brian Hermann struck out nine in five innings.
Lake Shore still perfect
For the first time in program history, Lake Shore has run the table to win a division title. The Eagles captured ECIC III with a 2-1 win over Iroquois.
Bryce Toth tossed a complete-game six-hitter, while Aaron Freeman and Zach Evans drove in the runs.
Lake Shore plays its first nonleaguer of the season today at Williamsville East.
In the Niagara Frontier League, Kenmore West defeated North Tonawanda, 9-8, in eight innings. Zac LaPlante singled to lead off the bottom of the eighth. On Andrew Fron’s bunt, the ball was thrown away allowing LaPlante to score all the way from first. The Blue Devils (13-6, 11-5) scored twice in bottom of the seventh to force extra innings with Owen Green’s single plating the tying run.
Lake Shore girls lax wins
In a battle between top Class C girls lacrosse teams, defending Section VI champion Lake Shore handed Amherst (10-4, 8-1) its first league loss, 18-12. Jalyn Jimerson finished with four goals and seven assists, while Ivy Santana had six goals for the Eagles (8-2, 6-0).
“I think it’s good just to play against them and see their style of play,” Lake Shore coach Katie Terranova said. “It was a fairly close game, closer than what were used to. I think it was good to see them and see who their top players are and scorers and just be more prepared for next time (we meet).”
St. Joe's blanks Canisius
In boys lacrosse, Jack Rapini made 11 saves and Evan Mulderig had three goals and an assist and Kellen Pulera two goals and two assists, as St. Joe’s blanked rival Canisius, 10-0, in Monsignor Martin play.
Jarvis wins tennis crown
City Honors' Jimmy Jarvis defeated teammate Ben Weinmann 6-3 in the championship match of the Buffalo Public Schools boys tennis championships Wednesday.
Nasim Molla of Emerson won the singles consolation final over Victor Galindo of Hutch-Tech, 6-1.
In the doubles final, Bi Shea and Dalay Moo of I-Prep/Grover defeated Min Zo and Soe Soe Aye of Hutch-Tech, 7-6 (6).
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