SOUTH DAYTON - Cattaraugus-Little Valley (3-7, 4-8) and Pine Valley (10-0) have been locked in some great Division 2 East baseball battles this season, and Thursday's meeting was no different.
After tossing a one-hitter in a loss against the Panthers earlier this season, Timberwolves hurler Justin Forster repeated the feat with the same results as Pine Vally picked up a 3-0 win.
Forster tossed 13 strikeouts and four walks in giving up just one hit, but Winfred Nelson was just as brilliant for the Panthers on the mound.
Salamanca's Andy Crandall makes a diving play from the pitcher's mound for an out in the top of the seventh inning of Thursday’s Division 2 East baseball game. Salamanca secured a 4-2 win over Randolph one out later. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
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Nelson tossed a two-hitter, fanned 17 and walked three, while his defense committed no errors.
"Basically you would say they took advantage of our mistakes, and both pitchers threw outstanding ballgames," said C-LV coach Chuck Senn.
Pine Valley scored its runs courtesy of two wild pitches and a groundout.
SALAMANCA- The Randolph and Salamanca baseball teams were finally able to finish off the game they started on May 9.
After resuming play on Thursday the Cardinals fell, 4-2, to the Warriors (1-9, 3-10).
In the five innings played last week, Tadd Beattie collected eight strikeouts and walked two, while Andy Crandall finished the job yesterday with one strikeout and no walks in two innings.
On offense Salamanca was led by Mitch Gilber who had two hits and an RBI and Crandall who had a base hit and scored two runs. Lucas Brown tossed five innings before the game was originally halted and struck out eight with one walk. Mitchell Maycock took the hill on Thursday and had two strikeouts and a walk.