Fredonia wins at Diethrick Park

Big third inning sends Hillbillies past nonleague Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Red and Green took on the Fredonia Hillbillies on Saturday evening in a nonleague battle between former division foes at historic Diethrick Park.

Jamestown wasted no time jumping in front after just two pitches in the top of the first — a Caleb Piazza double and a Dom Weber RBI single put Jamestown up 1-0.

Fredonia would answer in its half of the first as Ashton Putney, Matt Cowan and Colin Luce each singled. Putney would tie the game on a wild pitch and Sercu would drive in two with a two-out single.

The Hillbillies would tack on two more runs in the second with an Owen Rush RBI single and the help of an errant pickoff attempt.

Fredonia would put the game away in the third with an eight-run outburst — behind three hits, two hit batters, two errors and a walk — highlighted by a Kevin Brown RBI single.

Fredonia pitcher Luca Gullo would take command of the game, throwing a five-inning complete game with four strikeouts and only one run allowed. Gullo is the seventh Fredonia pitcher to record a win this year.

Fredonia improved to 13-4 and will play for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 title today in Dunkirk.

Piazza finished 3 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

Putney had two hits and scored three times. Rush and Sercu each had a hit and two RBIs.


FREWSBURG — Garrett Brink had a Senior Day to remember for the Frewsburg Bears.

A four-year varsity player, Brink went 2 for 2 with a double and a triple, drove in three runs, scored two runs and stole three bases, while also throwing a complete-game one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and one walk as Frewsburg beat Pine Valley 7-1 in Division 2 baseball Saturday afternoon at the Robert H. Jackson Sports Complex.

Bill Hair Sr. and Connor Grey were honored in pregame ceremonies. Hair coached the Bears from 1969-83, while Grey was a member of three state final four teams at Frewsburg, pitched for St. Bonaventure University, was selected in the Major League Baseball draft in 2016, and was called up to the New York Mets during the 2022 season.

Brink made them proud with his performance.

After allowing Pine Valley’s first batter of the game to reach on an error and then giving up an RBI double to Trent Ivett two batters later, Brink retired the next 17 Panthers. Ivett walked on a full-count pitch to open the seventh inning before Brink struck out the next two Pine Valley batters and Frewsburg catcher Mason Eckman caught Ivett attempting to steal to end the game.

Offensively, the Bears (19-0, 13-0) scored twice in the first and second innings before single runs in the third, fifth and sixth.

Chase Haglund led off the bottom of the first inning with an infield single before Brink hit an RBI triple to center field. After a strikeout, Eckman reached on an error allowing Brink to score Frewsburg’s second run of the game.

In the second, Vincent Sanfilippo singled and Caleb Stahlman walked ahead of Brink’s two-out, two-run double to left field.

Harrison Eckert walked and eventually scored on a balk in the third, Sanfilippo walked and scored on an RBI single by Stahlman in the fifth, and Brink walked and scored on an RBI groundout by Eckman in the sixth.

Camryn Slade struck out six on the mound for Pine Valley (0-14, 0-13).


BEMUS POINT — Randolph scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat nonleague Maple Grove 6-4.

Michael Bohall, David Root, Conner Braley and Bryson Pitts each had a double for the Cardinals (2-15). David Malone and Bohall combined for six strikeouts on the mound.

Kolden McCall was 3 for 3 with a double; Nate Cornell had two hits, including a double; and Sean Verbosky had two singles for the Red Dragons (9-7). Cornell and Camden Lombardo combined for 12 strikeouts on the mound.


ELLICOTTVILLE — Franklinville pounded out 19 hits, including five for extra bases, en route to a 23-4 five-inning victory over Ellicottville in a Division 3 game

The Panthers, who were led by three hits apiece from Noah Shenk and Collin Mooney and five RBIs from Bretton Blecha, improved their record to 6-8 overall and 6-7 in the division.

Matthew Spittler, Isaac Towne, Blecha, Gannon Callahan and Trevin Lane all added two hits to the winning effort, which was capped by a 12-run fifth inning.

Emmett Jacobson-Coolidge had two hits for the Eagles.


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