For the Record
Senior League baseball playoffs
Pro-Bats Yankees 6, L’il Magill’s Giants 1
Despite being outhit 6-4, the Yanks (11-5) played long ball to upend the Giants and move onto the semifinal round of the CMSBL playoffs. The Yanks scored first on a Joe Pantano walk, stolen base, throwing error and sac fly by Justyn Vara. The Giants answered on a bunt single by Nick Raynor, a walk and throwing error, as Raynor stole third base. A lead off double by Brent Carmello (two runs) in the fourth inning followed by two deep fly balls, accounted for the Yanks taking a 2-1 into the bottom of the sixth. Back-to-back (and belly-to-belly) home runs by Pantano (two runs, three RBI) and Joe Polichetti (two RBI) broke open the pitcher’s duel and closed out the scoring. Vara pitched his fourth complete game of the season, allowing six hits, while walking two and striking out nine. The Giants got hits from Alberto Benejan, Jason Tomkiewicz, Josh Strzelac, Raynor, Jordan Bennick and John Fanale. A gutty Bennick went the distance in the loss, allowing only four hits and walking five.
In semifinal action Sunday, the Yanks will host the Stericycle Athletics at 10 a.m. at the Dunkirk Lucas Ave. field. The A’s (7-8) disposed of the Sunset Bay Inn and Beach Club Braves 11-4, while the Whiskey Hill Saloon Marlins (7-9) upset the Kosciusko Club Phillies 4-1, and travel to the face the top seeded Gowanda Phoenix Lodge Cubs (13-2) at Gowanda High School, also at 10 a.m.
Stericycle A’s 11, Sunset Bay Braves 4
Brian Gunnell picked up the win in relief of Austin Spicer with five solid innings of three-hit ball, while striking out eight Braves. Gunnell, Brian Wojocinski, Shane Nusom and Randy Stuart all had two hits each to lead the Swinging A’s 15-hit offense. Cody Wicks took the tough loss on the hill, while collecting three hits and two runs batted in at the plate.
Women Who Golf for Fun
Golfers continue to play every Wednesday — weather permitting. Bobbi Deering and Julie Ortendall turned in the best scores on Aug. 15. Women will play on the Hillview side next Wednesday, Aug. 22, teeing off at 11 a.m. A luncheon is being planned for Wednesday, Sept. 5, after golf. New golfers are always welcome to join.
Hammerheads Swim Club registration Monday
Hammerheads Swim Club will be hosting two in-person registrations for the 2018-2019 swim season. Our first registration event will be held Monday at Pizza Hut on Vineyard Drive from 5-7 p.m. During this event, you will be able to register your swimmer(s), meet with members of the board, meet our new head coach and grab a pizza to help raise some money for the club. If you’re unable to attend, please join us on Aug. 28 at Yotality for another fundraising/registration event. The time will also be 5-7 p.m. If you cannot make it in person, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Fredonia modified soccer practice is Monday
The Fredonia girls modified soccer will hold their first practice on Monday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fredonia soccer fields. Players are asked to bring water and a soccer ball. All paperwork must be turned in to the school nurse. For any additional information or questions, please call 679-6771.
Fredonia 10u travel softball tryouts on Friday
A new Fredonia area 10u travel softball team (team name is pending) will hold a tryout session for interested softball players who will be 10 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2019. The season will take place next spring/summer. The tryout will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 at the Fredonia Little League softball field. Players from Dunkirk, Fredonia and surrounding communities are welcome to attend. Any questions, contact Jon Muck at 581-1174, Brian Crawford at 410-4881 or Randy Draggett at 785-1397.
Final Tripp golf tournament planned for Aug. 25
The Tenth and Final Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament (GTMGT) plans are progressing and on the First Tee. The 2018 tournament is set for Aug. 25 at the Vineyards golf courses in Fredonia. Registration starts at 9 a.m. The shotgun start is at 10 a.m.
The registration fee of $65 per golfer includes food on the course and dinner at the Kosciuszko Club and a golfer’s gift. Contact Katie or Pat at 366-1044. Extra foursome forms and sponsor forms will be available at the K Club.
Monies raised from past tournaments have been used to establish an annual Gary Tripp Colorectal Cancer Research fund at Roswell Park, an annual GTMGT Dunkirk High School Scholarship and an annual donation to the GTMGT SUNY Fredonia Scholarship.
SUNY Fredonia kids’ hockey camp Aug. 27-30
The SUNY Fredonia Hockey Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 will be held Aug. 27-30, 2018. It runs from Monday through Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the Steele Hall Ice Arena. For further information, please call the Fredonia Hockey Office at 673-3334, or email Meredith@fredonia.edu. Registration can also be done online at fredoniabluedevils.com. Look under the Inside Athletics tab.
Al Tech Reunion Golf Tournament set for Sept. 8
Final plans have been made for the Al Tech Reunion Golf Tournament. The cost is $60, which includes 18 holes and cart at Cable Hollow Golf Course, food at the turn and dinner at Russell Joy Park Pavilion provided by Super Duper catering. $5 separate for skins and closest to the pin at the course. Send check payable to Rick Bellando, 24 Westerly Dr. Fredonia, NY 14063 no later than Aug. 31.
The event is Saturday, Sept. 8 at Cable Hollow. The first group tees off at 9:30 a.m. Registration is at 9 a.m.
Foursomes are as follows: Group No. 1: Rick Bellando, Gene Bellando, Brian Riley, Tom Keller. Group No. 2: Joe Mijka, Jim Sarzyniak, Jim Hofer, Rich Hofer. Group No. 3: Al Bradley, Jeff Rich, Frank Benamanti, Zeke Curtain. Group No. 4: Phil Kleeberger, Bob Scott, Dan Alessi, Gary Vandevande. Group No. 5: Ed Grewisch, George Alessi, Joe Bifaro, Dave Stoll. Group No. 6: Bob Goulubski, Walt Koba, Bob Cerrie, Guest. Group No. 7: Fred Sterns, Fred Sterns Jr., Guest, Guest.
Please contact Rick Bellando at 952-7101 with any questions.