For the Record
Men’s Senior Baseball League
Pro-Bats Yankees 15, Kosciuszko Club Phillies 5
Two unprecedented events highlighted the Yankees’ regular season clinching win over the Phillies at Al Stuhlmiller Field in Dunkirk. The Yankees (12-2) scored a record 11 runs in the sixth inning and 14 unanswered runs in all to cap a wild comeback. Joe Polichetti (five RBI) became the first league player to launch two home runs in one game to lead the charge for the Yanks. He now has four homers on the year. Evan Carmello (three hits, two RBI), Weston Ley (two hits, three RBI) and Stony Woodard (two RBI) also had big nights at the plate, but it was two key two-out singles by Rich Hofer (RBI) and Joe Coughlin (two hits, two runs) that turned the game. Justyn Vara (6-0) relieved Matt Eaker to earn the pitching victory. The pair uncharacteristically walked seven batters, while allowing eight hits and three earned runs.
The Phillies (5-8) got a perfect day at the plate from Randy Cooper (three hits, run), while Tommy Coughlin and Jeremy Soto each had two hits and a run scored apiece. Pitchers Jeremiah Kirgan, Mark Zinni and Soto were victims of a shrinking strike zone, walking eight Yankee batters on top of 15 hits allowed.
Annual Grape Belt Open, Saturday, at Pinehurst
The third annual Grape Belt Open is set for Saturday, Aug. 10 at Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield. The event is a four-person scramble format and includes refreshments, dinner and awards. All proceeds benefit the Grape Discovery Center, allowing the center to continue and operate as a non-profit, encourage tourism and educate all about the grape growing history in the Lake Erie Region. They are currently seeking Tee and Corporate sponsors for the event. Tee sponsorship is $50. If interested or with questions, call Lisa at (716) 969-4859.
Parent/athlete meeting at Forestville, Wednesday
All Forestville Central School student-athletes interested in participating in the modified, junior varsity, or varsity athletic programs being offered (including the combination sport teams with Silver Creek/others) during the 2019-2020 school year should attend the mandatory athletic code/risk video presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. sharp in the high school auditorium. Parent or legal guardian must accompany all athletes.
The athletic handbook/code will be discussed and all required athletic participation forms will be available for completion during the presentation. Athletes who attend and complete the required forms will be eligible for the entire 2019-2020 school year. Video/code paperwork must be on file prior to the start of participation in any/all programs.
Coaches will also be on hand to offer additional information specific to their programs.
Any questions may be directed to FCS high school secretary, Ms. Voigt, in the main office at 716-965-2711 or FCS Athletic Director, Mr. Hazelton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westfield Union Relief golf tourney is Aug. 17
The 13th annual Westfield Union Relief Association’s “Golfing for Gifts” Tournament will be held Aug. 17, at Pinehurst Golf Course, in Westfield. Union Relief relies on dues paid by its members, donations of money, food, clothing, and presents from the community and fundraising events to fulfill its mission of lending support to families with children, shut-ins and senior citizens. The organization also provides assistance when specific circumstances arise — like a sudden illness or loss of income, a household fire or a natural disaster. Teams of four are being sought to participate. This is a scramble tournament with a shotgun start. Registration fee is $280 a foursome ($70/person) which includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, prizes and lunch. There will also be a Chinese Auction on site. Interested golfers can contact Sarah Button at 969-2593 or Holly Button at 753-0843.