For the Record
Kosciuszko Club Phillies 5, Pro-Bats Yankees 4
The expansion Phillies (2-2) cashed in on two Yankee throwing errors in the bottom of the seventh, forcing home Ryan Thompson (hit) and Marquel Ruiz to defeat the Yanks (3-1) in walk-off fashion. Vinny Bomasuto’s hard grounder was the game ending play that forced action. Andrew Honey led the Phillies bats with two hits and a run scored. Mark Zinni also had a hit and run scored. Joe Jagoda was the winning pitcher in relief of Eric Vara. The pair allowed seven hits, walking one and striking out seven. The Bombers were led at the plate by Joe Pantano (double, triple) and Brent Carmello with two hits each. Justyn Vara, Allan Carmello and Billy Coughlin had the other hits. Pantano pitched 5+ innings in relief of Matt Eaker. The pair struck out four batters, allowing only four hits and walking three.
Pro-Bats Yankees 5,
Gowanda Phoenix Lodge #262 Cubs 1
The Yankees (4-1) used timely, early hitting, scoring four runs in the first two innings to knock off the previously unbeaten Cubs (4-1). A key two-RBI single by Billy Shaw highlighted the first inning. Joe Pantano (double, two runs), Evan Carmello (two runs, two RBI) and Waxy Gawronski all had two hits for the Bombers. Brent Carmello had the other Yankee RBI. Justyn Vara pitched an outstanding complete game victory with pinpoint control, walking none, allowing six hits and fanning three. The Cubbies got two hits from Ryan Bonnas and singles from John Green, Brett Ebling, Justin Fish and Nick Sheetz. Sheetz and Bonnas threw for the Cubs in the loss, allowing four walks and striking out nine. Rich Hofer spearheaded an outstanding Yankee defense that turned two key double plays.
ROM Property Management 13, Sullivan’s 9
For Team ROM, Kaden Brushaber had two triples and scored four times to lead the offensive comeback after being down 8-4 after two innings. Ashton Putney and Brady Helmer both scored twice, with Putney pitching the last three innings to preserve the victory. Colin Crowell added a double to go along with his three total hits. Riley Mourer came back into the lineup, and scored his first run of the season for Team ROM.
For Team Sullivan’s, Brady Crawford and Colin Luce both scored twice, while Bryce Bacher had two hits, and scored a run. Calvin Frazier reached base four times for Sullivan’s, during the back and forth final game of the regular season for both teams.
Fredonia Little League Major Softball
Fredonia PBA defeated Culligan’s, 9-8, in Major Girls Softball. Sophia Gullo scored the walk-off run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Gullo had a pair of hits in the win and Jaelyn Davis had a triple. Danielle Palisin had a career-high 14 strikeouts on the mound, including the first six batters, for Culligan’s.
Shorewood hosting LECOM qualifier July 2
On Monday, July 2, Shorewood Country Club will host the LECOM Health Challenge Open Qualifier. Shorewood is one of Western New York’s oldest private golf clubs and is known for it’s championship course and panoramic views of Lake Erie. Shorewood is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and is privileged to host this field of outstanding golfers.
This 18-hole qualifier at Shorewood gives players the opportunity to gain a spot in the starting field at the LECOM event at Peek’n Peak Resort on July 5-8. The LECOM Health Challenge is one of 25 professional golf tournaments on the Web.com Tour and in 2018 has an annual purse of $18.6 million. The Web.com Tour is the path to the PGA Tour and approximately 75 percent of PGA Tour players are Web.com tour alumni.
LECOM (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) is the nation’s largest medical school and is sponsoring the LECOM Health Challenge for the next three years. They have partnered with the Web.com Tour to encourage health and wellness, as well as highlight golf professionals like their LECOM players. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the LECOM Student Scholarship Fund, as well as other charities in Chautauqua County including the United Way.
The field of over 150 will boast several players that are ranked nationally and internationally. This will be a great opportunity for our community and golf enthusiasts to see some of the best players in the world. It promises to be a full day of great golf and exciting shot making.
The 18-hole qualifier begins with the first tee time at 8 a.m. The public is invited to walk the course and follow these exceptional players on their qualifying round. Please join us at Shorewood Country Club for this special event and watch these fast rising golfers attempt to qualify for a spot at the LECOM event at Peak’ n Peek. Parking and admission are free. For more information please contact the Pro Shop at Shorewood Country Club at 716-366-1880 ext 4. Shorewood Country Club is located at 4958 W. Lake Road, in Dunkirk.