JAMESTOWN - Westfield's Rob Burgess, Jon Coe and Greg Schroeder combined to allow one hit to Chautauqua Lake Friday night at Diethrick Park, in Jamestown, during a CCAA Division 3 game at the High School Baseball Showcase.
"I thought the pitching was dominant for Westfield (Friday)," Chautauqua Lake head coach Mike Cummings said. "They threw strikes, their defense played well behind them and our bats just couldn't get anything done."
The Thunderbirds only hit of the game came off Coe on an infield single off the bat of Ian Clute. Burgess was credited with the win, striking out six over three innings of work while Coe struck out two and walked one during his two-inning stint. Schroeder finished the game for Westfield, striking out two.
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Westfield's Nolan Hunt slides safely into home in the first inning of Friday's CCAA Division 3 game at Diethrick Park. The catcher is Chautauqua Lake's Tyler Furlow. The game was part of the Baseball Showcase, which runs through today.
"We're young," Cummings added. "There's no senior experience at all. We're coming, but it will be a while though."
Nolan Hunt got the Wolverines going in the right direction in the bottom of the second, connecting on a two-run double. The big blow came in the next inning, as Joe Quagliana cleared the bases with a double.
"With the way they were throwing the ball, it was tough to come back from that," Cummings said.
Quagliana finished with three hits while Travis Rammelt (two doubles) and Hunt added two hits each.
Kyle Mayer lasted just an inning in picking up the loss for Chautauqua Lake.
Pine Valley 20, Franklinville 0
SOUTH DAYTON - The Pine Valley Panthers received strong pitching from Winfred Nelson and the offense erupted in a 20-0 victory over Franklinville on Friday in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball.
Nelson pitched a complete game as he scattered four hits, walked one and fanned eight.
In the first inning, Nelson threw just three pitches to retire the side.
"He is a competitive kid," Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek said. "He is just so serious when he gets on the mound about where his pitches go. He had total command. He messed around with curveball today. The couple games he pitched have been real nice to see how much command he has had. He has only walked one guy in every game. He mixes pitches so well, he keeps hitters off balance. It's been a great asset to the team."
In the bottom half of the opening inning, the Panthers sent 13 batters to the plate to score seven runs. Merle Wheeler had the big hit in the inning with a three-run double. Dylan Granger added an RBI single.
Nelson helped his own cause at the plate with two hits, three walks and four RBIs. Josh Kilburn went 2 for 2 with a run scored and Thomas Raiport tripled, singled and scored two runs. Nick Sandy had two hits, two runs and an RBI for the winners.
North Collins 10, Brocton 8
NORTH COLLINS - Brandon Zielinski earned the win on Friday over Brocton (3-2) after tossing three innings of one-run, three-hit relief and North Collins won 10-8, avenging a loss earlier in the week to the CCAA Division 4 foe Bulldogs.
"He settled us down and threw the ball over the plate," North Collins head coach Paul Kellner said of Zielinski. "And we were able to play some defense behind him."
Brocton took a 3-0 lead after their half of the first, as they scored three unearned runs. However, North Collins plated five runs of its own to take a 5-3 lead into the second. Jaden Keough (bases-loaded walk), Zielinski (sacrifice fly) and Joey English (bases-loaded walk) all had RBIs while Kyle Loretto scored on a passed ball.
"We don't want to get too excited," Kellner said. "But we knew that was a big game for us just to try and get back on top of the division."
Scot Laurie, who held North Collins in check on Tuesday, was unable to equal that success Friday as he battled his own issues with wildness. Laurie allowed six walks while recording just four outs, surrendering six runs on three hits while striking out two.
"He pitched fantastic on Tuesday and (Friday) he didn't have it," Kellner said of Laurie. "He was a little erratic, so it's not like we touched him up or anything."
The Eagles added a run in the bottom of the second to push their lead to three, 6-3, but the Bulldogs battled back to tie the game on an RBI single from Latham Dunn and an RBI fielder's choice off the bat of Macalum Buchanan.
Jared Keppel, who allowed seven runs on two hits and 12 walks over four innings, tied the game with a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.
The Bulldogs grabbed their second lead of the afternoon in the top of the fourth after Laurie scored on a passed ball. They had a chance to inflate that lead in the top of the fifth after Eagles' starter Jared Keppel walked the first two batters. However, Zielinski came on in relief, picked Buchanan off second and righted the Eagles' ship.
Austin Winter had an RBI single for the Eagles in the fifth while Chris Pulinski and Loretto scored on wild pitches after each had stolen second and third base.
Wade Austin finished the game for the Bulldogs, allowing four runs on two hits while striking out seven and walking six.
Cassadaga Valley 4, Catt.?LV?1
CATTARAUGUS - Cassadaga Valley scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning after two were out in a 4-1 CCAA Division 2 baseball win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley (6 5-2, 3-2) on Friday.
The Timberwolves committed four errors, including three in the seventh with two outs.
Morano had two singles and an RBI while Oakes had an RBI single for the Cougars, who finished with only four singles.
Oakes was the winning pitcher and allowed five hits, no walks and struck out four.
Colt Agnew had two singles for Cattaraugus-Little Valley and Ryan Hanft had an RBI single.
Losing pitcher Sam Agnew finished with 11 strikeouts and walked three.
Frewsburg 10, Silver Creek 0
FREWSBURG - Bryce Raymond gave up three singles, one walk and struck out 15 to lead Frewsburg (5-6, 3-2) to a 10-0 win over Silver Creek (3-6, 1-4) in CCAA Division 2 baseball on Friday.
Frewsburg broke things open with four runs in the sixth inning.
Tage Johnson had a two-run home run and three RBIs for the Bears while Bryce Peterson had a two-run double and Trevor Spicer collected a two-run single
For Silver Creek, Anthony Morales, Brad Rybak and Adam Tanner had the only hits for Silver Creek.
Lake Shore 8, Amherst 3
AMHERST - For the second time in as many days, the Lake Shore Eagles (6-0) defeated Amherst (3-3) by the same score, 8-3, in ECIC Division 2 high school baseball.
Dane Cala was the man of the hour Friday as he was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two stolen bases. He had a two-run triple in the second to highlight a five-run frame and he later added a two-run double in the fourth to break the game open.
Meanwhile, Matt Kardach added a two-run single for the winners in the second inning.
Christ Conley was the winning pitcher as he went the distance with eight strikeouts, one walk and seven hits.