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Battistoni Diesel was eliminated in the semifinals of the NABF Major Division World Series on Saturday. They fell 10-3 to the Berea Blue Sox in Battle Creek, Mich. The Diesel were the defending champions and had also won the title in 2015. BJ Stack had two hits and Justin Urschel, Max Zimmerman, Neal Demartin, Jimmy Spano and Rob Luehrsen each had a hit. Joe DiLeo and C…

The Buffalo Leibs and Royal Printing were both eliminated from the AAABA National Tournament held in Johnstown, Pa., on Wednesday. The Leibs lost to Johnstown's Paul Carpenter, 14-4. The score was tied at 4-4 in the sixth, but then Johnstown scored 10 unanswered runs in the next two innings to take the win. Anthony Hernandez had two hits in the loss for the Leibs. Za…

Two out of the three local teams in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association tournament took home victories on Tuesday, bringing both to 1-1 in pool play. Royal Printing rode a complete game, 11-strikeout performance from Jarod Burmaster to a 3-2 victory against Maryland State. Manny Montes completed his 3-for-4 performance with a game-winning RBI in the ninth inni…

The Buffalo Leibs weren't supposed to play in the All-American Amateur Baseball Association tournament. But the team from Cleveland dropped out, and the Leibs took full advantage of their opportunity to play. They won their opening game 12-3 against New Orleans on Monday in Johnstown, Pa., taking down the reigning national champions in the process. Ryan Williams, a K…

West Herr will join defending national champion Battistoni Diesel in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Senior World Series starting next Wednesday in Battle Creek, Mich. The New Era Buffalo Muny AAA team earned that by putting 33 runs on the board Saturday to win the NABF Buffalo Regional. West Herr defeated the Fairview Cardinals of Strongsville, Ohio, 11-3, in a…

Two Buffalo New Era Muny AAA teams are on to the semifinals in the National Amateur Baseball Federation regional. Friday was the second day of pool play. JAMCO secured its spot in the semifinal after defeating the Fairview Cardinals, 11-1, in five innings. Both teams will advance to Saturday's semifinal. West Herr won two games, defeating St. John's, 8-0, and Team De…

Four Buffalo New Era Muny AAA teams and outsiders from Ohio and Pittsburgh will compete in the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF) regional starting Thursday at three area venues. The AAA champion JAMCO, Team Deb, the Orchard Park Sox and West Herr are entered along with the Fairview Cardinals from Strongsville, Ohio, and traditional power St. John’s Leftys of Pit…

Depew Post 1528’s run in the State American Legion Baseball Tournament ended Tuesday night, with a 6-3 loss to Rayson-Miller Post of Pittsford at Murnane Field in Utica. One disastrous inning, the second, was enough to send coach Tony Sekuterski’s team home with a second loss in the double-elimination tournament. Rayson-Miller will face two-time defending champion Rocklan…