Travis has big hit in Dunkirk victory

DUNKIRK — A three-run third inning gave Dunkirk the lead for good in an 11-5 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West victory over Southwestern.

The Trojans (4-5, 4-5) led 4-0 after one inning and 5-3 after two before the Marauders (13-3, 9-1) shut them out the rest of the way.

“We kicked it around pretty good in the first inning. When it happens that early, we know we have the potential to put a lot of runs up,” Dunkirk head coach Frank Jagoda said. “We hung tough and came back in the first inning.”

Javy DeJesus earned the win with a complete-game six-hitter. He struck out six and only one of the five runs he allowed was earned. At one point he retired eight Southwestern batters in a row.

“He put the clamps on them until we could gain a lead,” Jagoda said. “We got our defense back together. It’s never easy. Southwestern and us have played three very good ball games this year.”

Bryson Travis went 2 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs; Donovan Lockett went 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and three runs scored; DeJesus and Phil Messina each had two hits; and Mike Norton had a double for Dunkirk, which has won four games this week.

“Bryson had a huge (triple) in an 0-2 count,” Jagoda said. “He also had a really nice hit-and-run RBI single in the fifth inning.”

Nick Marsowicz reached base safely four times and Lockett doubled for the fourth straight game.

Nate Johnson had a pair of triples and Spencer Kane had two singles for Southwestern.


OLEAN — A four-run first inning led Olean to a 9-5 Division 1 West victory over Fredonia.

Joey Vandette had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs; Simon Davis had two hits; Joey Gullo had a two-run single; and Dom Gullo had an RBI single for the Hillbillies (6-8, 3-6).


SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley followed up a one-out walk with a 5-4-3 double play to end the game and preserve a 7-6 Division 2 East win over Brocton.

Sam Hunt reached on an error in the bottom of the sixth inning and scored the go-ahead run on a Cameron Hayes double.

Hayes finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs while Hunt was also 2 for 4. George Kruszka had an RBI double in a two-run fourth inning for the Panthers (3-5, 3-3) that gave them a 6-3 lead.

Hunt allowed six hits and five walks while striking out four.

Ryan Laurito singled, Aiden Gatto walked and Kadin Ehmke reached on an infield single before Laurito scored on an error in the top of the fifth inning for the Bulldogs (1-9, 0-7). Damion Franklin followed with a two-run single to tie the game.

Devon Tolbert 2 for 3 with a triple while Ehmke had seven strikeouts and two walks on the mound.


SINCLAIRVILLE — Jake Vaillancourt, Tucker Fenton, Colin McPherson and Josh Lockwood all had RBI singles during a four-run fourth inning as Maple Grove beat Cassadaga Valley 12-1 in Division 2 West action.

Jackson Gowan added a three-run triple and Vaillancourt added another RBI single in the fifth as the Red Dragons took an 11-run lead.

Kolden McCall threw a three-hitter with six strikeouts on the mound for Maple Grove (6-1, 6-1).

Cassadaga Valley fell to 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the league.


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