BEMUS POINT - The Division 3 title was settled as Westfield downed Maple Grove, 7-5, on Wednesday.
The Wolverines, who defeated Maple Grove in the first meeting, 3-1, scored four runs in the fourth inning to take the lead to stay.
The Wolverines are now 10-1 in the league and 13-1 overall while Maple Grove drops to 9-2 and 10-8.
At left, Westfield’s Brandon Johnson lays down a suicide squeeze bunt during a Division 2 baseball game against Maple Grove. Above, Randolph’s Ryan Styles, left, is in a rundown as Silver Creek’s Zach Klisewicz applies the tag.
P-J photo by Mark L. Anderson (left)
Photo by Roger Coda (above)
Cam Wright had an RBI single in the fourth inning while the other runs were the result of two errors and wild pitch. In the fifth, Nolan Hunt singled in a run to extend the lead to 5-2.
Maple Grove had taken a 2-0 lead in the first on Jake Swan's two-run single that scored the doubling Will Lucas and the singling Colin Stack.
The Red Dragons scored twice in the home fifth to slice the deficit to 5-4 as Nolan Knipe singled home a run and another crossed on a fielder's choice.
Westfield scored two runs in the sixth to make it 7-4 on two errors, and Maple Grove scored a run in the seventh on a wild pitch.
Hunt went the distance for Westfield, striking out six and walking two. Swan also went the distance for MG, tossing a six-hitter with seven strikeouts and a walk,
Dan Tofil had two hits for Westfield. Maple Grove's Lucas stroked three hits, including two doubles. In the last two games he has had six hits in seven at-bats. Stack added three hits.
PV HOLDS OFF HORNETS
SOUTH DAYTON - Four players had two hits for Pine Valley in a 12-10 win over Forestville.
Lucas Trombley, Shayne Matteson, Jake Wilcox, and Winfred Nelson all lashed two hits for the Panthers (8-4, 10-6).
Trombley drove in three runs on a double and a single, Matteson drove in a pair with two doubles, Wilcox singled twice and Nelson singled and doubled for the winners.
John Murphy brought in five runs with two doubles and a single and Adam Pleva doubled twice and drove in a run for the Hornets. Cody Jackson and Jeff VanVlack collected two hits with doubles.
TROJANS EDGE FALCONER
Jake Pilling pitched Southwestern to its second Division 1 baseball victory on Wednesday.
Pilling hurled a six-hitter with six strikeouts and a walk when the Trojans (2-10) edged Falconer (3-9, 3-14), 4-2.
Dan Williamson of Falconer also tossed a complete game, scattering 10 hits with two strikeouts and no walks.
Cory Bryerton and Ben Burk singled home runs in the second inning as Southwestern took a 2-0 lead.
The margin increased to 4-0 in the third as Noah Weinstein and Matt Martin had RBI singles.
Falconer sliced the deficit in half, 4-2, in the home third on RBI singles by Mike Wilcox and Williamson.
Weinstein stroked two hits with a double for Southwestern while Wilcox and Kyle Petersen had two hits for Falconer.
CATTARAUGUS - A perfectly executed sacrifice bunt gave Portville a thrilling win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley and a share of Division 2 title with Cassadaga Valley.
Alex Carr laid down a suicide squeeze bunt in the top of the eighth inning that enabled Portville (10-7, 10-2) to post a 6-5 win over Cattaraugus-Little Valley (6-5).
Brandon Muniga walked to start off the decisive inning, stole second and continued on to third when the throw from the catcher went into the outfield. Carr then dropped down his sacrifice bunt to score Muniga with the winning run.
In the last of the eighth, Jared Frary singled and went to second on a outfield error. Justus Elliott fanned the next batter and then Muniga made a sliding catch in the outfield and turned it into a game-ending double play.
Portville, trailed by a 5-0 count after three innings, but got back into it with a three-run fourth highlighted by Brett Marcellin's two-run single. Errors were the difference as Portville got two runs to tie it up in the sixth.
Elliott went the distance, fanning seven and walking none while allowing 11 hits. In defeat, Luke Macakanja fanned 13, walked five and gave up only three hits.
For the Timberwolves, Sam Agnew stroked four hits, and Ryan Hanft and Justin Forster two hits apiece.
CARDS WIN IN EXTRAS
SILVER CREEK - Randolph will head into postseason play on a winning note after pulling out an 11-8 victory in eight innings over Silver Creek.
Lucas Brown, the lone Cardinal (8-8, 5-7) to record multiple hits, broke an 8-8 tie in the top of the eighth with a single that scored teammate Andrew Hvizdazak, who had walked, to clinch the victory.
Brown would finish with a game-high three RBIs.
Mitchell Maycock earned the victory, tossing one inning and fanning one batter.
Taking the loss was Adam Klajbor, who in an 1 of work walked one and struck out one.
Klajbor had two hits, including a double, for the Black Knights (3-13, 1-11).
WILDCATS UPSETS CLYMER
SHERMAN - Sherman (4-8, 4-8) denied Clymer (9-3, 10-4) the chance to claim the Division 4 baseball title outright.
The Wildcats scored four runs in each of the first two innings and then added three insurance runs in the sixth inning for an 11-7 decision over the Pirates.
The story of the game was relief pitcher Ryan Robson, who worked four hitless, fanned six and walked three for the Wildcats.
Travis Henry drove in two runs with two hits and Kyle Carpenter had two hits, one a double, for the Wildcats.
Matt DeStevens stroked two hits, and Jake Wiggers and Austin Crosby had doubles for Clymer, which is tied for the top spot with North Collins.
MAYVILLE - Alec Blose delivered the big hit for Panama, slamming a two-run home run in the seventh inning for his third hit to break open a tight 8-6 game en route to a 11-6 win over Chautauqua Lake (1-11, 1-12).
Kyle McIntyre went the distance for Panama, striking out eight and walking six.
Sawyer Eggleston and Kelvin Eddy drilled two hits for the Panthers.
Tyler Furlow and Ian Clute divided six hits with Furlow having two doubles and two RBIs for the Thunderbirds. Teammate Avery Webb chipped in with two hits while Braydyn Wappat fanned five in three innings.
ELLICOTTVILLE - Phalla Musall was the hero for Ellicottville (0-12, 2-14) as he led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a triple and, two outs later, stole home for the winning run as Ellicottville (0-12, 2-14) shaded Franklinville, 13-12.
Alex Delity recorded four hits with a double and two runs scored, Alex Fisher (double, three RBIs) and Calum Watt (double, triple) contributed two hits for the winners.
Ellicottville led Franklinville, 8-0, but trailed in the seventh inning, 12-10, when Watt tripled and Fisher singled to tie it up at 12-12.
Will Bays and Brian Blecha paced Franklinville with two hits and two RBIs.