Fredonia roughs up Falconer

OBSERVER Photo by Mary Ann Wiberg Fredonia’s Trey Swartz pitches during the Hillbillies’ 18-0 defeat of Falconer on Wednesday.

Wednesday brought another big victory for the Fredonia Hillbillies high school baseball team. This time, it was an 18-0 smashing of visiting Falconer in a CCAA West 1 game.

Trey Swartz pitched four innings for Fredonia (8-1, 8-0) to grab the win, giving up three hits, striking out seven and walking two. Jared Kowalski pitched the final inning and struck out two batters.

Ryan Mroczka had two hits, including a double, and three runs batted in for the Hillbillies. Nolan Mages and Seth Schrader both had two hits including a double. Reid Tarnowski and Swartz each singled and drove in two runs.

Nate Abbey and Gullotti had doubles for Falconer.

Fredonia continues its CCAA West 1 schedule with its next game, set for Friday at Silver Creek.


The Southwestern Trojans edged Dunkirk in a CCAA West 1 game Wednesday.

Cole Snyder pitched six innings to get the win for Southwestern (6-2, 5-2). He struck out eight and hit two batters, allowing one walk and four hits. He helped his own cause with an RBI single. Mitch Pascarella had two hits, including an RBI double, and struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to close out the win for the Trojans.

Peyton Ahlstrom took the loss on the mound for Dunkirk (4-7, 3-5.) He pitched 5 1/3 innings, striking out five, walking three, hitting two batters and allowing seven hits. Jared Glowniak finished up the Dunkirk pitching duties, striking out three and giving up a hit.

Phillip Messina hit an RBI single for the Marauders and Ennuel Bareto had a double and scored a run.

Dunkirk returns to action Saturday with a non-league home game against Jamestown.


MAYVILLE — Silver Creek (6-5, 5-4) got a complete game two-hitter from Zach Rybak on Wednesday. Rybak was credited with six strikeouts and three walks. He gave up just two hits, both to Devin Pope.

Pope was the losing pitcher for Chautauqua Lake (2-7, 2-6). He had four strikeouts and five walks

Silver Creek’s Sam Mullen was 2 for 2, including a double, and two RBIs. The Knights’ Alex Bogosian was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three runs batted in. Tom Galfo had two singles and an RBI, and Spencer Harford had a two-run triple.

“We scored in four of the five innings, leaving six runners on,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said. “We got 11 hits, and with all the walks they gave up, it added up to a lot of baserunners.”


SINCLAIRVILLE — A pair of strong pitching performances propelled Cassadaga Valley to a doubleheader sweep over Sherman in a Division 2 West game.

In the opener, Adam Goot tossed a one-hitter, struck out 11 and issued two walks as the Cougars (5-1, 5-4) prevailed, 6-0.

Goot helped his own cause with a two-run single in the first inning. Also collecting a single for Cassadaga Valley were Dave Peterson, Atnhony Rodriguez, Chase McIntyre and Braden LeBaron.

Caleb Burick had a first-inning single for the Wildcats’ lone hit.

In the nightcap, Peterson scattered five hits, struck out five and walked one as Cassadaga Valley rolled to a 14-3 victory.

Connor Crabtree (double, triple, 3 RBIs) and Chase McIntyre (double, 3 RBIs) each had three hits, Goot (two RBIs) and LeBaron (two RBIs) had two hits, and Nick Moore and Brandon Rodrigurez each had a double for the winners.

Hunter Cooper had two hits for Sherman.


NORTH COLLINS — North Collins senior pitcher Brandon Zielinski beat Frewsburg for the sixth time in his career, but Wednesday’s CCAA Division 2 East win was far from easy.

The Bears (7-4, 3-4) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning only to see the Eagles (9-2, 6-0) storm back with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and three more in the bottom of the sixth to take a four-run lead.

Frewsburg scored two more runs in the top of the seventh and Zielinski reached his 105-pitch limit with two outs, but Tanner Loretto got the final out on a lineout to left field with a man on base to earn the save.

The Bears scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning as Tim Wright singled and eventually scored on Jack Yost’s two-out single. Nolan Brink followed with a single to center field and Yost scored all the way from first as the ball took a high bounce off the North Collins turf.

Frewsburg added a run in the fifth as Wright doubled and scored on Nick Marsh’s RBI single to center field.

The Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the fifth on David Gullo’s RBI groundout, David Overhoff’s RBI single, Jacob Puckhaber’s sacrifice fly and Christian Loretto’s RBI single. They added three more in the sixth as Tyler Mathis and Tanner Loretto hit back-to-back triples, Zielinski hit an RBI single and Overhoff hit a sacrifice fly.

In the top of the seventh, Mark Mammoser reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on Trent Gray’s RBI double. Wright followed with an RBI double before Zielinski got his final out on a groundout.

Zielinski struck out five and walked two in 6 2/3 innings for the win while Reid Bjork took the loss with 5-plus innings of four-strikeout, two-walk pitching.

Gullo, Zielinski and Overhoff each had two hits for North Collins.

Wright was 3 for 4 with two doubles while Marsh, Gray and Aaron Hair each had two hits for the Bears.


EAST AURORA — The Lake Shore Eagles came from behind to win over East Aurora on Wednesday night in a contest at East Aurora High School.

After Lake Shore (4-0) allowed three runs in the first inning, Eagles pitcher Zach Evans threw five shutout innings to earn the win.

Trailing 3-1 in the fifth inning, Aaron Freeman hit a two-out, three-run home run to give Lake Shore a 4-3 lead. After that, the runs just kept coming, according to Lake Shore coach Bob Kowal. The Eagles scored six runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by a two-run double from Bryce Toth. Ryan Utley also reached base four times in the game for Lake Shore.

Kowal said that the next two weeks in league play will decide whether his team is “a contender or a pretender,” with games against Iroquois and Maryvale remaining.