Chautauqua Lake shuts out Maple Grove, 4-0

BEMUS POINT — Chautauqua Lake picked up a 4-0 shutout victory in an away game against Maple Grove in CCAA West 1 baseball.

Devin Pope recorded the win on the mound for the Thunderbirds. Pope had a no-hitter in six innings of work. He struckout six while letting up four walks.

The only hit for Maple Grove was in the bottom of the seventh inning courtesy of a line drive single from Zak Trim.

Tyler Meredith had a solid outting at the plate, recording two hits including an RBI double in the top of the fourth.

Cody Triana and Noah Webb each had RBI singles in the winning effort, while Joe Gustafson recorded a single and played small ball to move runners in scoring position to help in the win.

“I thought Devin (Pope) did a great job on the mound,” said Thunderbirds’ coach Brian Bongiovanni. “He’s learning to become a pitcher instead of a thrower. He did a great job of mixing up his speeds today and hitting his spots.”

Bongiovanni also added that, “I thought the bottom half of our lineup really came through today. They did a great job of getting on-base and scoring runs. That added depth really helps our lineup out.”

Chautauqua Lake recently picked up the 5-seed in their playoff bracket and will face 4-seed Cassadaga-Little Valley on the road, Friday.

Frewsburg 21,

Dunkirk 11

DUNKIRK — Frewsburg scored nine runs in the seventh inning to pull away from Dunkirk for a 21-11 non-league win.

Tim Wright hit a three-run triple to give the Bears (12-7, 7-3) a 10-run lead late. Reid Bjork also had an RBI double in the inning.

Bjork finished 5 for 6 with two doubles and four RBIs while Cordell O’Brien was 4 for 6 with a double and four RBIs in the win. Wright, Trent Gray and Jacob Peterson each added two hits while Caleb Caldwell cleared the left-field fence with a two-run home run in the sixth inning to give Frewsburg a 12-10 lead.

Dan Wiliano, Phil Messina and Ivan Hernandez each had two hits while Zach Romanita doubled for the Marauders.

Andrew Tibbetts and Cordell O’Brien combined to strike out six over four middle innings for the Bears.

Franklinville 18, Pine Valley 7

PINE VALLEY — Franklinville traveled to Pine Valley (5-9, 4-6) and picked up a 18-7 victory in a non league game in varsity baseball.

Brock Blecha stole the show for Franklinville on the mound. He threw for only five innings and had a total of 14 strikeouts. he only let up two hits, one walk and a hit batter in the process.

Kevin Hunt recorded the loss on the mound for Pine Valley, throwing three innings and letting up six runs off three hits, two walks and a hit batter, while also recording five strikeouts.

Dooley Brennan and Blecha led the way at the plate with 2-for-4 efforts at the plate, each tallying an RBI double.

Caleb Palmatier went 3 for 5 at the plate with a double for Franklinville.

Austin Butcher and Stephen Crisanti performed well at the plate for the Panthers. Butcher went 2 for 4 with an RBI double, while Crisanti was 2 for 4 with an RBI single.

“Brock (Blecha) is an exceptional pitcher,” said Pine Valley coach Chris Buczek. “Brock was dealing. He was on point today; we had some trouble catching up to his fastball. Our pitchers pitched well, but we didn’t back them up like we were supposed to.”

The Panthers committed seven errors on the day, and on that matter Buczek said, “The combo of seven errors and seven walks helped lead to our demise. It just hurt us a lot.”

Pine Valley plays next at Frewsburg on Thursday.

North Collins 6, Springville 2

SPRINGVILLE — The North Collins Eagles picked up a 6-2 victory over the Springville Griffins Tuesday in non-league baseball action.

Trevor Mercado pitched a complete game, striking out two, walking three and allowing five hits.

Nathan Turnbull had three hits and three RBIs. Tanner Loretto had two hits and an RBI while Anthony Novoa had two hits and RBI.

North Collins is at Eden tomorrow.

Fredonia 6, Hamburg 3, Monday

JAMESTOWN — On Monday, the Fredonia Hillbillies (13-4, 10-2) traveled to Diethrick Park where the won 6-3 in a non-league game versus Hamburg.

Reid Tarnowski picked up the win on the mound for Fredonia, throwing four innings and giving up just four hits and seven strikeouts with no runs or hits allowed.

Lucas Voss shut the door on Hamburg in the final two innings to pick up the save.

At the plate, Seth Schrader knocked two hits, including a two-RBI single in the second inning. He also jacked an RBI triple to help lift his team to victory.

Cole Tippens and Tyler Winchell each chipped in RBI singles in Monday’s win.

“This is a great tune up against a very strong opponent,” said Fredonia coach Vince Gullo. “We enjoy playing games like this. Our pitching staff did a really good job on the day and our defense was really solid, and we hope it continues into next week.”

The Hillbillies recently picked up the 3-seed in the playoff bracket. They will square off against Wilson, Friday, at home.

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