Silver Creek wins tune-up game, 5-1

The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights finished their season with one final win, a 5-1 victory over Brocton in non-league baseball play, to warm up going into playoffs next week.

“Both teams were there because they don’t have a game tomorrow,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said. “They wanted to be a little bit fresher than practicing. It was a very spirited game and well played on both sides. Brocton is a fine team and will do very well in the Class D playoffs.”

Silver Creek scored first in the third inning with the Bulldogs tying it in the fourth. Silver Creek put four runs in the sixth inning to get out to a late four-run lead.

Chris Williams got the win with two innings in relief. He had two strikeouts as well.

Austin Myers had two doubles in the win.

Gabe Rosas was given the loss in the game.

On Monday, Silver Creek/Forestville will host the winner of Chautauqua Lake/Maritime Charter, who play today at 5 p.m.

Brocton will host Ellicottville on Monday with first pitch at around 5 p.m.

Lake Shore 27, Cheektowaga 5

LAKE SHORE — The No. 7 Lake Shore Eagles showed they were playoff ready Thursday as they put up over two dozen runs in a 27-5 victory over the No. 10 Cheektowaga Warriors in Section VI Class A2 high school baseball.

The Eagles didn’t hesitate to get the offense going. In the first inning, after a shutdown top of the first by Ryan Lockwood, the Eagles scored four runs. Lake Shore was only beginning.

In the second inning, the offensive bats were hot. After 13 runs crossed the plate in the second inning, the Eagles felt secure with the lead and took out Lockwood and tested their youth-filled bench.

Lake Shore tallied on 10 more runs and Cheektowaga scored five, two in the third, two in the fifth and one in the sixth, to round out the scoring.

In the win, Lake Shore coach Bob Kowal saw promise in some of his athletes that stepped up like jayvee call up Sam Bogdan, who had two hits.

“He asked if we needed and he’s a great kid,” Kowal said. “After the second inning, Danny Conrad said wow we could get him in. Sammy does the great job blocking the ball and he works his tail off. It is nice when things work well for good kids.”

Lake Shore will travel to No. 2 Maryvale today with first pitch at 5 p.m.

“It’s always nice to win a sectional game,” Kowal added. “We haven’t played much at home. It was nice to win a home game especially for our seniors.”

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