Marauders defeat Wolverines

Dunkirk moves on in tournament to play Red Dragons in Bemus Point

Dunkirk pitcher Zach Zentz delivers to the plate during Dunkirk’s 22-4 victory over Westfield

OBSERVER Staff Report

BROCTON — In the 9-10 year old All-Stars non-sanctioned Little League baseball tournament, the Dunkirk All-Stars defeated the Westfield All-Stars, 22-4.

Dunkirk’s Zachary Zentz and Josh Lemanski combined for the win on the mound, throwing eight strikeouts through four innings while allowing just three hits.

At the plate, for Dunkirk, Isiah Ruiz went 4 for 4; Henry Leone (double, triple, seven RBIs) and Lemanski both had three hits; Zentz had two hits while Paul Trippy hit an inside-the-park home run, that was added on by a Jonathan Ganey’s grand slam.

Tayte Dinterio (two hits) and Trent Houser combined for all the offense for Westfield. Mason MacAvoy and Joel Stein took the loss on the mound.

Submitted Photo The Dunkirk Little League 11-12 year old All-Stars won the District 38 tournament championship with a 3-1 record in double elimination play. They will now compete in New York state’s Section One tournament in Bolivar. Dunkirk’s first contest in the double elimination tournament will take place on Saturday, July 15 at 3 p.m. against Whirlpool Little League (Niagara Falls). Pictured above, in front, from left are Robert Kozlowski, Brady Corbett, Gio Pagan, Tyler Karin, Adam Fred and Nick Solares. In the second row are Champ Texidor, Javi DeJesus, Jack Lanski, Bryson Travis and Ian Emery. In the third row are Manager Ryan Corbett and Coach John Lanski. Missing from the photo are Alex Ahlstrom and Coach Julito DeJesus.

Dunkirk now moves on to face Bemus Point in Falconer at 1 p.m. on Sunday.



FISHKILL — The Fredonia 11-12 year old Little League softball team won its first game at the New York state tournament with a five-inning, 17-7 win over Baldwinsville by way of the

mercy rule.

Fredonia had big hits from Taryn Sillanpaa, Erin Mansfield, Lila Cameron and Maria Maytum. It also took advantage of Baldwinsville’s pitching, which had control issues that led to numerous walks.

Fredonia pitcher Rebecca Piede scattered six hits over five innings.

Fredonia’s next game is Thursday versus Tri-County from Section 2 North.



PENFIELD — Fredonia improved upon last year, but unfortunately, on Tuesday, the 9-10 year old All-Stars lost to Webster, 12-6. Fredonia played the game close and was down only 8-6 in the fifth inning before the game was finally over.

That loss dropped them into the losers’ bracket of the Sectional tournament, where they faced LeRoy. Fredonia was down big, as LeRoy gained a 7-0 lead just two innings into the game. Fredonia battled the rest of the way, and as luck would have it — they were victorious.

The final score was 8-7, and it took a lot of effort to get the win. With two outs in the third, Luca Gullo, Ryan Kelly and Brady Crawford were vigilant at the plate and each drew walks while the bases were loaded, closing the gap, 7-4.

The game became tied in the fourth when Kelly cracked an RBI single and Andrew Kinney scored from third on a passed ball, tying the game at seven apiece.

Ashton Putney played crucial small ball in the fifth, lining a grounder to score his teammate Brayden Bugaj to take the lead and seal the victory for Fredonia.

Crawford was big in Wednesday’s win. After surrendering four runs in relief, Crawford pitched four consecutive scoreless innings to keep his team alive.

Assisting Crawford was Matt Cowlin, who got on base four times, scoring two runs; Putney had two hits (double) and scored two runs and Andrew Collins, another two runs. Fredonia now advances to play Wellsville in an elimination game today, at 6 p.m. in Penfield.