No. 10 seed West Seneca West defeated No. 7 seed Kenmore East, 1-0, to advance in the Class A-1 baseball prequarterfinals.
The two teams were scoreless until the top of the seventh where West Seneca West was able to sneak a run by.
The Indians began the inning with two singles to give them runners at first and second and a walk would then load the bases for Matt Wojcik.
Wojcik grounded the ball to first and was out. Nate Ryniec raced toward home and an errant throw from first allowed him to score the game’s only run.
Connor Schermerhorn completed his impressive performance in the bottom of the inning to pick up his fourth win of the season. He pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out 10.
West Seneca will now match up with Williamsville East in the quarterfinals today.
It is a rematch of last year’s A-1 finals where East won 12-6.
Starpoint rallies back
Down 8-5 in the top of the seventh, fifth-seeded Starpoint rallied off four runs to defeat No. 4 Maryvale 9-8 in the Class A-2 softball quarterfinals.
With two already on base, Bailey Briggs stepped up and doubled both runners home.
Next in the lineup was her sister Alexis, who doubled to drive in Bailey.
Alexis Briggs stole third and Megan Amacher hit a sacrifice fly as Briggs scored the go-ahead run. Starpoint will play top-seeded Iroquois during Tuesday’s semifinals.
Prep Talk AOW
Gowanda track and field athlete Andrew Musacchio and Olmsted tennis player Emily Mogavero have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting by visitors to BuffaloNews.com.
Musacchio broke a 66-year-old school record by shot putting 48 feet, 10.75 inches in dual meet against Dunkirk then followed up with a mark of 49-1.75 to win the Super 8 title at
Salamanca for second year in a row. He received 62.4% of the votes.
Mogavero won the Buffalo Public Schools city championship with a 6-1 victory over City Honors’ Madeline Wienmann at McMillan Courts. She received 42.6% of the vote. Voting is conducted on BuffaloNews.com, beginning each Monday.
The voting concludes Thursdays at noon. To nominate an athlete for consideration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lacrosse finals set
Boys and girls lacrosse finals were set on Thursday with the semifinals now complete.
For the boys all games will be played Wednesday, May 29 at Williamsville East.
In Class A, the final will be between No. 2 seed Lancaster and one seed Orchard Park at 5:30 p.m.
Class B will be between No. 1 Hamburg and No. 3 seed Williamsville East and will start at 6 p.m.
Class C is No. 1 seed East Aurora and No. 3 seed Amherst at 7:30 p.m.
Class D has No. 1 seed Salamanca taking on No. 3 seed Eden at 8 p.m.
The girls will have all finals on Wednesday, May 29 at Williamsville North.
In Class A, No. 1 Lancaster and No. 2 seed Clarence are playing at 4:30 p.m.
Class B will have No. 1 seed Hamburg and No. 2 seed Frontier at 7 p.m.
Class C is No. 1 one seed Lake Shore and No. 2 seed Amherst and are playing at 7:30 p.m.
Class D is made up of the No. 1 seed Gowanda and No. 2 seed Eden and will be played at 4 p.m.