FALCONER - Thanks to Tyler Uber's pitching, Southwestern was able to go over .500 in Division 1 baseball on Saturday.
Uber tossed a complete game, scattering five hits with nine strikeouts and three walks as the Trojans (7-5, 4-3) defeated arch-rival Falconer (1-6, 2-6), 10-3.
The big inning for the winners was the fifth inning when six runs crossed the plate that made the score, 10-2. Jake Pilling hit a two-run double and Matt Martin a two-run single to highlight the rally.
Southwestern’s Tyler Uber delivers to the plate during Saturday’s Division 1 baseball game at Falconer. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg
Martin wound up with three hits, and Peter Trathen, Chris Couchenour and Uber two hits for the Trojans. Uber had a triple among his hits.
For Falconer, Jake Youngberg delivered two hits with a double, Mike Wilcox two singles and Tyler Petersen a double.
CATTARAUGUS - Portville scored seven runs in the top of the eighth inning to top Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 8-2.
The Timberwolves weren't able to get the final strike of the inning in a 1-1 game as the Panthers put two men on base with two outs and an 0-2 count on the batter. Cattaraugus-Little Valley committed four of its six errors and walked three as Portville scored seven runs in the deciding extra inning.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Timberwolves (3-3, 4-3) scored a run and loaded the bases before a called strike three ended the game.
"We played so poorly in the eighth inning," said Cattaraugus-Little Valley coach Chuck Senn. "We came back and scored a run with the bases loaded. We didn't quit."
Chris Querrieo had a pair of RBI doubles and No. 9 hitter Nick Burrows had a two-run single for Portville.
Pat McGlew and Sam Agnew each had a pair of hits while Zack Mowry threw 5 innings of three-hit baseball before being removed due to illness after the Panthers tied the game at 1 in the top of the sixth inning.
Colt Lowe threw a complete game with five strikeouts for the win.
CHAUTAUQUA - Taking advantage of 19 walks to go along with 12 hits, Ellicottville (4-3, 5-7) easily defeated Chautauqua Lake (1-6, 2-5), 22-6.
Tom Easton scored four runs, drove in two and had three hits for the Eagles. Teammate Robert Sawicki drilled two hits and drove in two runs.
Connor Hellwig went the distance, striking out seven and walking just one while giving up 10 hits. Hellwig helped his cause with a run-scoring double as the Eagles had a six-run sixth.
Cole Gleason stroked three hits, including an RBI single, and Jed Walsh two hits, one a two-run double, for Chautauqua Lake.
EININK SHINES ON RELIEF
CLYMER - An outstanding relief effort was turned in by Mitch Einink of Clymer.
In gaining his first win in his debut on the mound this season, Einink went the final five innings and didn't allow a run with five strikeouts and no walks as Clymer (3-3, 3-4) stopped Ripley (1-9), 9-6.
A run-scoring double by Clymer's Jake Wiggers in the fifth inning broke a 6-6 deadlock. Wiggers also singled in a run.
Justin White had two hits, one an RBI single, Andrew Heil had two singles with one driving in two runs and Einink added two hits for the winners.
The highlight for Ripley was Trevor Enterline fanning the 3-4-5 place hitters in the fifth.
Will Lisek had two singles for Ripley.
KELLEY HURLS WIN
RIPLEY - Behind David Kelley's pitching, Sherman gained its second win in a row on Friday night.
Kelley tossed a four-hitter, struck out 12 and didn't issue a walk as the Wildcats downed Ripley (1-8), 5-1.
Ryan Robson and Nick Alday cracked doubles and Jeremy Cole had a RBI single in the win.
Tyler Meredith singled in the only Ripley run.