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Wilson senior John Bender recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Bender, who has experience pitching, catching and playing shortstop, was a first team All-Western New York selection last season. That capped a campaign in which he batted a Section VI-record.651 and also pitched a perfect game for the defending Ni…

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It doesn’t get any better than a perfect game for a pitcher. Just ask Wilson High School’s John Bender. The junior right-hander retired 21 out of 21 batters in an 11-0 win against Niagara-Orleans League rival Roy-Hart on May 9. He struck out 10, didn’t allow a ball to leave the infield and needed only 77 pitches to complete the outing. “The situation doesn’t ever …