The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — STAFF REPORTS
Rachel Allen had a big Monday, striking out a combined 22 as the Tonawanda Lady Warriors earned a pair of victories over the Lackawanna Steelers in an ECIC IV softball doubleheader.
Allen struck out 10 in the opener, a 3-0 win. She also went 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI. Rachel Warthling knocked in two and Haley Slater had a double and an RBI.
In Game Two, Sydney Myers plated the winner with a bunt single in the bottom of the eighth in a 3-2 victory. Allen struck out 12 and hit a pair of singles. Slater hit a double and Warthling pushed across two runs.
The wins were Tonawanda’s first of the season. The Lady Warriors now sit at 2-2 overall and 2-1 in league.
Niagara Falls 10, N. Tonawanda 5
Toni Polk cleared the fence twice Monday with a pair of bombs and Carli Leo brought in the go-ahead runs with a single for the Wolverines (4-1 NFL). Shannon Hammer launched a two-run homer for the Lady Jacks (3-2 NFL).
Ken West 8, Lew-Port 3
Hannah Post had two hits and knocked in four runs in Monday’s win, while Allie Chimera added two hits and two runs scored for the Blue Devils (3-1, 3-0 NFL).
Grand Island 3, Ken East 0
Alley Cutting tossed a perfect game Monday for the Vikings (1-5, 1-4 NFL). Kelsey Harrigan ran down a ball in the right-center gap, while Scarlett Whitman, Leah Geis and Lauren Rogoza shut down the Bulldog’s bunting game. Ken East (1-4, 0-4 NFL) turned a pair of double plays, with Gabby Johns, Sara Taylor, Chelsea Masich and Julia Snitzer taking part.
Nia.-Wheatfield 13, Lockport 7
Katie Mazierski launched a tie-breaking home run in the top of the third, propelling the Falcons to a Monday win. N-W erased a 4-0 first-inning deficit with a four-spot of its own in the second. A seven-run top of the sixth clinched the win.
Niagara Falls 12,North Tonawanda 2
Jake Martineau picked up the win Monday, tossing six strong innings with four strikeouts. Dalton Wentz hit the first home run at the new NF field, a three-run shot over the fence in left. Wentz finished with four RBIs, while David Yarger added a triple and an RBI for the Wolverines (6-0 NFL).
Lew-Port 23, Ken West 7
In Monday’s incredibly high-scoring affair, Josh Koepsell went the distance for the Lancers (5-1, 4-1 NFL), giving up six hits and three walks while striking out six. Joe Scirto went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, while Austin Barr went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Ben Serrano led the Blue Devils (1-5 NFL), going 2 for 4 with two triples and three RBIs.
Grand Island 7, Ken East 6 (F/8)
Manny Montes pushed through an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth Monday to clinch the win for the Vikings (4-2 NFL). Josh Barrett went 3 for 4 with two RBIs while Mitch Racz went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs against his former team.
Lockport 11, Nia.-Wheatfield 2
Senior Charlie Sobieraski tossed a complete-game victory as the Lions improved to 3-2 in the NFL with a big win on the road Monday. Sobieraski finished with a five-hitter, striking out seven and walking just one. The UB-bound right-hander helped his own cause at the plate with a triple, two singles and three RBIs.
Nia.-Wheat. 12, Silver Creek 9
Ryan Koch scored four goals and added an assist Monday for the Falcons, who improved to 5-3. They’ll take the field again at 5 p.m. today, hosting Will. South.
North Tonawanda 11, Wilson 3
Jake Ferry had a huge game, tallying five goals and two assists Monday for the Lumberjacks. Jake Gibson added two goals and two assists, while David Eichorst scored a hat trick.
Niagara Falls 9, Lockport 7
Angelica Porto scored four goals, Christina Olszewski and Maddi Chille each scored twice, and Jackie Petrishin made 10 saves to give the Wolverines’ their first ever NFL win over Lockport on Monday. Sarah Quirk and Allison Newman each scored twice for the Lady Lions.
North Tonawanda 3, Ken West 2
Greg Hastings earned a three-set singles win over Nico Mancuso on Monday, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 for the Lumberjacks. NT also earned wins in first singles (Andrew LeMar) and second doubles (Joe Piotrowski and Grayson Dolata).
Nia.-Wheat. 5, Niagara Falls 0
Jason Belea, Austin Hayes and Joe Lebold swept singles for the Falcons on Monday, with Hayes taking a pair of 7-5 sets.
Grand Island 4, Lockport 1
Eric Riederer, Wyatt Mock and Tommy Corrao earned singles wins Monday for the Vikings (4-0 NFL). Evan Williams and Brandon Reid picked up the lone point for Lockport (2-4 NFL) in first doubles.