For the Record
Men’s Senior Baseball League
Pro-bats Yankees 5, L’il Magills Giants 4
Dennis “Waxy” Gawronski struck out the final two batters of the game, with the tying and winning runs on base, to earn the save and help the Yankees (4-0) edge the Giants (2-3) in CMSBL action. Justin Vara (2-0) earned the win on the mound for the Yanks, despite allowing nine hits. Vara and Gawronski combined to strike out 11 Giants hitters. Vara was aided by a diving bases-loaded stab of a Giants’ line-drive to end a threat in the fifth frame. Joe Polichetti led the way at the plate for the Bombers going 3-for-3 with two runs scored. However, it was Matt Eaker’s sac fly in the top of the seventh to drive in Polichetti that proved to be the winning run. Jason Howard also added two RBI. The Giants were paced at the plate by Jared Aiken (two hits, run), League President Shawn Hennessey (two hits, run), Josh Strzelac (two hits) and Ryan Bonnas (two hits). Alberto Benejan chipped in with two RBI of his own. Strzelac pitched a stellar complete game in the tough luck loss, allowing only six hits and one walk, while striking out nine. He was helped by the solid third base defensive play of Jonathan Cordova.
Gowanda Phoenix Lodge #262 Cubs 4,
Pro-bats Yankees 3
The Cubs were trailing the Yankees until the bottom of the 7th inning, when the Cubs rallied to score four runs.
Hits came from Justin Fish, Turner Ashby, Dylan Hutch, Sam Agnew, Jamie Wallschlager, and the walk off single by Neil Mongan to win the game.
Jamie Wallschlager, of the Cubs, threw a four-hitter with key hits coming from Richard Hofer, Evan Carmello, Dennis Gawronski and Joseph Polichetti.
Matt Eaker was throwing a no-hitter into the sixth inning, when the Cubs rallied to string six hits together.
The Cubs’ victory leaves the Yankees and Cubs tied for first place in the league. Both teams are 4-1 with each team’s only loss to each other.
Vineyards Golf Course
Tuesday Night Utility League — There was a two-way tie for low score at 43 in play this week on the Vineyards Golf Course front nine with Mike Kurtz and George Allessi sharing honors. Joe Polichetti carded a 45 while adding a skin. Other skins went to Jason Jagoda, Matt Hutchinson, Lee Szalkowski and Allessi with Tom McTigue closest to the pin on No. 5 once again.
The Bella’s Women’s League — The Bella’s Ladies League at the Vineyards Golf began their 2019 season on Thursday, June 27. The Bella’s played a round of “Golf Porker,” the winner was Sue Grace. In non-handicap scoring, the winners were as follows: 1. Amy Cassidy, 2. Sue Grace, 3. Mary Haight, 4. Lisa Cieslewicz, 5. Sharon Harrington and 6. Diane Haight. Next league game will be played on Thursday, July 11 (no League golf on July 4) name draw at 9:30 a.m., tee-offs begin at 10 a.m. All skills levels are welcome, join anytime. Call the Vineyards Clubhouse at 672-7888 for more info.
Pinehurst Golf Club
Par Tee Girls — Lori Foster 48 net 33, Lynn Stetson 51 net 35, Donna Dixon 51 net 36, June Beers 52 net 33, Colleen Paradis 52 net 34, Kim Tiberio 52 net 33, Pat Thompson 53 net 36. Skins: June Beers No. 4, birdie. Shortest drive: Diane Enser No. 6. Closest to the pin: Lori Foster No. 5 after second shot.
Cassadaga Country Club
Ladies Wednesday Night League (June 26) — Low scores: Jan Wintersteen 47, Mary Bartkowski 47. Closest to the pin: Kay Richard. Skins: Jodi Hoffman, Brenda Swanson, Lori Danforth.
10U Metro League Softball
Fredonia Fury 12, Amherst Thunder 11
Ava Muck, Naomi Muck and Anna Delcamp shared pitching duties in an exciting win over Amherst. Delcamp hit a triple and a single, while Jillian Miller ripped three singles and a double. Joce Miller added two hits for the Fury, while McKenna Crawford and Naomi Muck singled.
10-12 Girls Softball
Westfield 16, Dunkirk 2
Westfield defeated Dunkirk in a shortened game, called by the 10-run-rule, by a score of 16-2, in Dunkirk. Eva Gnadzinski earned the win for Westfield, with eight strikeouts. She also had a hit for Westfield. Taking the loss for Dunkirk was Ashlynn Delcamp, who pitched well with six strikeouts in defeat. She also had a hit for Dunkirk, as did Aailah Morales.
Brocton-Portland Little League
The 2019 Brocton-Portland Little League Minor League Machine Pitch All-Stars swept their tournament with wins over Chautauqua Lake’s All-Stars, 19-18, and Westfield’s All-Stars, 18-1. This year’s Brocton All-Stars were: Jayden Mulville, Cody Shanks, Jordan Lindstrom, Nathan Lindstrom, Alex Christian, Ben Beaujean, Banner Bundy, Neil Bundy, Aria Bentham, Hunter Edson, Michael DiLorenzo and Sarah DiLorenzo.
Pitching for Paws softball tourney is today
Pitching for Paws is holding its third annual Pitching for Paws co-ed softball tournament today, June 29, at Wright Park in Dunkirk. Teams must consist of 10 players, with a minimum of three women. There is a 10 team limit, with registration at $25 per player. Organizers hope the rescues will be joining us and bringing out some of their adoptable pets for you to meet. New this year, the event has added vendors. Proceeds will benefit Lakeshore Humane Society, Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, Sadie’s Safe Harbor Canine Rescue, HEART Animal Rescue and Adoption Team and City of Buffalo Animal Shelter. Visit Pitching for Paws on Facebook or pitchingforpaws.com for more info.
Fredonia Midget Football registration July 9
On July 9, at the Fredonia baseball complex on 42 Clinton ave from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Fredonia Football Midget League will hold registrations for football and cheerleading. Participants must be 8 years of age by Aug. 1 and no older than 13 years of age. Registration fee is $70 for the first participant and $30 for any participant in the same household thereafter.