BEMUS POINT - Noah Weinstein cracked a two-out, RBI single in the top of the seventh inning to give the Southwestern Trojans a hard-fought 5-4 victory over Maple Grove in a Division 1 West baseball game Wednesday.
Hunter Peterson led off the seventh inning with a walk, stole second, and came in on Weinstein's clutch hit for the Trojans (10-5, 5-3).
Southwestern scored four runs in the third and Maple Grove (6-9, 3-6) came back with four in the fourth.
Southwestern shortstop Ben Burk looks to turn the double play as Maple Grove’s Kass Howard tries to break it up during Wednesday’s Division 1 West baseball game. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Erik Priester, the winning pitcher in relief, knocked in two runs for Southwestern and Collin Stack tripled in a pair for Maple Grove to highlight those innings.
Weinstein and Ben Burk split four hits for the Trojans while Jonah Tanner and Stack did likewise for the Red Dragons. Graham Nelson added a double in defeat.
SPICER SHINES ON HILL
FREWSBURG - Trevor Spicer hurled a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks as Frewsburg (5-3, 5-7) won its second straight game by prevailing over Silver Creek , 16-0.
Spicer also was a factor in the 16-hit attack with three hits, including a double and a triple, while driving in two runs.
Tage Johnson contributed three hits, Bryce Raymond three hits and three RBIs, Kole Brink two hits with three RBIs, and Bryce Peterson two hits with three RBIs for the Bears.
Jake Lewis had a double and a single for Silver Creek.
FREDONIA TOPS FALCONER
FREDONIA - After dropping Falconer, 11-5, the Fredonia Hillbillies (11-2, 8-0) sit just one win away from clinching at least a share of their fourth-straight league title.
The Hillbillies got on the board in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Cody Smith, and put the game away with an eight-run bottom of the fourth.
Matt Sheridan, Mike Pucci and Zach Odebralski singled to load the bases for Jake Maslak, who walked to force home the Hillbillies' second run. Then the floodgates opened, as Lucas Voss had a run-scoring single, older brother Cam Voss had a two-run single and Smith and Pucci capped the inning with RBI singles of their own.
In the sixth, Odebralski added a two-run double to cap Fredonia's scoring for the afternoon.
Noah Voss got the start on the hill for Fredonia, surrendering five runs - all unearned - on four hits. He struck out two and didn't walk a batter in five innings of work.
Falconer's five runs came in the fifth after a slew of Fredonia errors cut the deficit to 9-5.
Losing pitcher Mike Wilcox had an RBI single in the inning while Gib Stuart brought home a run on a double.
DIVISION 2 WEST
RIPLEY - Chautauqua Lake (6-2, 8-3) used an eight-run fifth inning to pull away from Cassadaga Valley for a 21-11 victory.
Kyle Mayer , the winning pitcher in relief, struck out five, walked one, and gave up no earned runs in 3 innings.
On offense, the Thunderbirds pounded out 18 hits. Leading the attack was Ian Clute with three hits with a two-run home run, Tyler Furlow with three hits, including a double, Mayer with three hits, Avery Webb with two hits, Cody Sargent with two doubles and four RBIs, Devin Pope with two hits, and Tyler Meredith with two hits and three RBIs.
For Cassadaga Valley, Gugino ripped a double.
WESTFIELD EDGES CLYMER
CLYMER - Rob Burgess of Westfield outdueled Jake Wiggers and Mitch Einink of Clymer and the Wolverines prevailed, 3-2.
Burgess went the distance on a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and a walk for the Wolverines (11-0, 13-4).
Wiggers worked 5 innings, allowed eight hits, struck out five and walked four for Clymer (2-5, 2-5). Einink went the rest of the way and recorded a strikeout and a walk.
The Wolverines scored twice in the second inning to take a 2-0 lead as Joe Quagliana had an RBI double and Greg Schroeder an RBI single. They added a run in the third to make it 3-0 on Nolan Hunt's double and Burgess' RBI single.
Clymer got its first run in the fourth on a Wiggers' double and Einink's single.
The Pirates added their last run with two out in the seventh when Wiggers smacked a solo home run over the left center field fence for his first home run of the season.
Burgess stroked two hits for Westfield while Wiggers did the same for Clymer, which had catcher Evan Woods shine defensively by throwing out three runners trying to steal.
ECIC DIVISION 1
JHS FALLS, 3-2
WILLIAMSVILLE - The Jamestown Red Raiders (0-6, 0-10) were unable to hang on for the win against Williamsville North as they dropped A 3-2 decision following a walk-off single by Rich White in the bottom of the seventh.
Jamestown carried a 2-1 lead into the final inning behind starting pitcher Jake Sisson, but gave up a pair of runs on White's base hit to end the game.
Sisson notched seven strikeouts and a walk while relinquishing nine hits.
Jacob Kindberg had an RBI single in the second inning and Harrison Tyra an RBI single in the fifth that gave the Red Raiders the lead.
Steve Murgler picked up the win for Williamsville North with two strikeouts and one walk, while Jon Lambert had three strikeouts and a walk in relief.
DIVISION 1 WEST
TROJANS WIN PAIR
The Southwestern Lady Trojans are now 6-5 overall and 6-5 in the division after taking a pair of five-inning games from Maple Grove .
Sydney Burk picked up the first win, 6-1, collecting10 strikeouts in a complete-game performance.
Kate Johnson and Britta Johnson (two RBIs) led the Lady Trojans' offense with three hits apiece while Burk added two hits.
Britta Johnson was the winning pitcher in the second game when she struck out six and walked one.
Kate Johnson and Summer Borysoff each had two hits for the winners, while Burk added a go-ahead double in the fourth inning.
Morgan Lehman picked up a two-run triple in the second inning to give Maple Grove its only lead.
RAIDERS DOWN DUNKIRK
Jamestown improved its record to 7-5 overall and 7-2 in the division with an 11-2 victory over Dunkirk at the Martin Road Complex.
Mary Cersosimo tossed a complete game and fanned six with one walk and five hits for the win.
Hannah Pollino swung the big bat with a triple, a home run and three RBIs and Wilmari Guzman was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI. Jessica Pace also added a two-run single.
Splitting time on the mound for Dunkirk were Riley Drummond, Sarah Hanlon, and Carissa Dunn.
Emily Hanlon smacked two singles in defeat.
FALCONER TRIMS FREDONIA
FREDONIA - Katie Hines had the big hits as Falconer (8-2, 9-2) handed Fredonia its first division loss.
Hines drove in four runs with three hits and Abby Courtney pitched a six-hitter in the Lady Golden Falcons' 6-4 win over Fredonia, which is now 9-1 in the league.
Hines hit a two-run single in the third inning preceded by an RBI double in the first and added an RBI single in the fifth for Falconer.
Courtney delivered an RBI single in the first and had two other singles for Falconer. In the circle, Courtney fanned three and walked two.
Bre Dahn had two hits with a double and Morgan Genovese two singles for Fredonia.
BEARS TOP SILVER CREEK
FREWSBURG - The Frewsburg Bears (3-5, 3-10) picked up a 13-8 win over Silver Creek (1-7, 2-7) behind the solid pitching of Kaitlyn Blanchard.
Blanchard made her way through all seven innings with two walks, four strikeouts, nine hits and four earned runs while smacking two singles at the plate.
Allison Harford also went the distance for Silver Creek and tossed one strikeout with no walks.
Emily Hair had a perfect day at the plate, collecting four hits, including three doubles, while Olivia Lynn added three hits. Also contributing for Frewsburg was Alya Bragg with a pair of hits.
Christina Williams smacked a home run and a single, while Jenny Pearl ripped a pair of triples in the loss.
DIVISION 2 WEST
WESTFIELD TOPS CLYMER
CLYMER - Taylor Kassman ripped a two-run single and Rachel Allen a solo home run as Westfield downed Clymer, 8-5.
Laura Tofil was the winning pitcher.
Sydney Beal had three RBIs with a triple, and Nashia Duryee and Breanna Summer sadded two hits in the loss.
LADY T'BIRDS PREVAIL
MAYVILLE - Chautauqua Lake (6-1, 10-5) picked up a 12-7 win over Cassadaga Valley.
Olivia Anderson got the win on the mound and fanned seven in a complete-game performance while Alyssa Hahn struck out two and walked two in the loss.
Jade Walsh and Ashley Moulton both struck two hits apiece for the winners with Walsh drilling a triple.
Gina Sena and Emilee Steger added two hits each for the Lady Thunderbirds.
Madison Reuther accounted for two singles for Cassadaga Valley and Rebecca Rothleader had a double and a triple.