Reliever Josh Ahlstrom pitched Maple Grove out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the fourth inning and then the Red Dragons plated three runs to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom half of the fourth on the way to an 11-5 non-league victory over Falconer during the Baseball Showcase at Diethrick Park.
Ahlstrom finished out the game and earned the victory. He fanned one and struck out one in 3 innings pitched.
Maple Grove (6-5) collected 16 hits as Will Lucas went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, Collin Stack added a double and a triple and two RBIs and Jeff Tampe went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
Randolph’s Nate Ploetz slides safely into home plate before West Valley catcher Keegan Kittle can apply the tag during Saturday’s Baseball Showcase at Diethrick Park. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson
Also chipping in was Ahlstrom (two hits, including a double) and Gram Nelson (two hits in three at-bats).
For Falconer, which fell to 2-10 overall, Mike Wilcox and Kyle Petersen led the way with three hits apiece and Jim Schwab had two.
In just his second career start, Brocton pitcher Macalum Buchanan took a no-hitter into the sixth inning on the way to clinching an 11-0 shutout victory over Panama during the High School Baseball Showcase.
Buchanan struck out four batters, walked three and allowed two hits, and helped his own cause with a 2-for-3 afternoon with one RBI.
The Bulldogs' offense provided Buchanan with plenty of run support and gave him a 7-0 lead after three innings, then they added two runs in the fifth and sixth inning to go ahead 11-0.
Dan Ferguson went 2-for-2 with two walks and two RBIs while Scot Laurie went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs in the victory.
PINE VALLEY BREEZES
Tyler Swanson struck out 11 batters in a complete-game effort and helped his own cause with two RBIs as the Pine Valley Panthers (5-3) defeated Ripley, 9-1, during the Baseball Showcase at Diethrick Park.
Swanson allowed three hits and two walks on the mound and went 2-for-4 with a double at the plate.
Pine Valley's offense started early, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Panthers scored four more runs in the second and then another three in the fourth to take a commanding lead.
Lucas Trombley led the victors with two hits, including a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
ECIC DIVISION 1
RAIDERS TRIM WSW
WEST SENECA - Bram Johnson's arm and Jake Sisson's bat helped Jamestown earn its division victory of the season.
Johnson tossed a complete game with six strikeouts, scattered four hits, issued three walks and gave up three runs (two of which were earned) as the Red Raiders (2-8, 1-5) edged West Seneca West, 4-3.
With the game knotted at 3-3 in the top of the seventh inning, Boe Brooks drew a walk, was sacrificed to second and then scored the eventual game-winning run when Sisson drilled a single to center field.
Along with Sisson, who finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Johnson also delivered a pair of hits, including a double.
Jamestown hosts Clarence on Monday at the Martin Road Complex.