Lucas tosses no-hitter, Fredonia completes perfect D1 West season

Fredonia wrapped up a perfect Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West and regular season Tuesday with a 2-0 shutout of Southwestern.

Arianna Silakowski and the Trojans made the Hillbillies work for it.

Fredonia scored single runs in the first and fourth innings and those two runs were enough for senior ace Jordan Lucas, who threw a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts and one walk.

Lucas walked Southwestern’s Silakowski with one out in the fourth inning to lose her perfect game, but Silakowski was quickly erased on a caught stealing. The Trojans’ other three outs came on an Alexis Beckerink lineout as well as a pair of groundouts to first base.

Danielle Palisin reached on an infield single in the first inning, stole second and scored on an RBI single from Lucas to give Fredonia a 1-0 lead.

In the fourth, Jaelyn Davis walked, advanced to second on a groundout, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a Callie Draggett RBI single.

The Hillbillies’ other two hits were a Bella Buckley double and a Jenna Fryberger single.

“You have to tip your cap to Southwestern because they made the plays when they had the opportunity,” Fredonia head coach Jesse Beers said. “We hit a lot of balls right at people.”

Silakowski finished with a five-hitter and struck out eight while walking one.

Both teams will now look toward the Section VI Class B1 postseason. Fredonia (17-0, 12-0) is unofficially the No. 1 seed and Southwestern (4-11, 2-10) is the possible No. 8 seed, meaning a Saturday quarterfinal could be in the near future.

“The last couple of weeks we haven’t really talked about the league, it’s been more about playoff seeding. We’ve been fortunate to win a lot of league titles,” Beers said. “League titles are nice, but we’re scratching for a blue patch and then hopefully even beyond that this year.”


MAYVILLE — Cayzlee Johnson went 3 for 4 with three doubles and four RBIs to power Chautauqua Lake past Westfield 8-5 to wrap up a perfect Division 2 West season.

Lucy Gates added two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs, while Alexis Szumigala chipped in a pair of singles for the Eagles (14-1, 12-0). Johnson struck out seven in the circle.

Mackenzie Schumaker had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs; Eva Gnadzinski and Arielle Corbett each had two singles; and Keara Kincaid tripled for the Wolverines (13-5, 9-3). Avery Smith struck out six in the circle.


FORESTVILLE — Megan Gruber threw a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and single runs in the fifth and sixth innings were enough for Forestville to beat nonleague Frewsburg 2-1.

Gruber hit a two-out double and scored on Madison Hall’s RBI single in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1. In the sixth, Carilene Sliwa led off with a single and was bunted all the way to third by Jade Work before Aspen VanArsdale hit an RBI groundout to give the Hornets (8-7) the lead.

Sliwa finished 3 for 3 with two doubles.

The Bears (8-9) scored in the third inning when Braelyn Stelmack tripled and scored on a throwing error. Paige Whippo and Taytum Jimerson added singles for Frewsburg.

Teghan Trocki and Teagan Nazario combined for 11 strikeouts in the circle for the Bears.


SINCLAIRVILLE — Hailey Anderson’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Andrea Johnson with the winning run to send Cassadaga Valley to a 9-8 walk-off victory over Panama in a Division 2 West game.

Johnson, the lone senior on the team, was the winning pitcher on Senior Night, tossing a complete game and striking out 11.

Emiley Anderson led the Cougars’ offensive attack with two hits, including a home run; Hailey Anderson also had two hits, and Anna Burlingame and Mia Fanara (three RBIs) both had a double. Cassadaga Valley is now 4-14 overall and 2-10 in the division.

For Panama (6-7, 5-6), Kylie Range belted a double and a triple, Kiera Loberg had two hits and Jessica Lyon added a double.


PORTVILLE — Madison Ford was 3 for 3 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored as Portville beat North Collins 17-3 in five innings of Division 2 East play.

Ella Warters added three hits, while Peyton Young and Autumn Baker doubled for the Panthers (14-2, 12-0).

Novalee Schlenker had two singles for the Eagles (6-12, 5-7).


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