Tonawanda News — Kenmore East scored six runs in the top of fifth, handing Niagara Falls its first loss of the season in Niagara Frontier League play.
Jeff White allowed one hit over seven innings, striking out two for the Bulldogs (8-9, 5-6 NFL).
"Niagara Falls is a terrific team, but today my guys played like champions," said Kenmore East coach Les Simon. "We played air-tight defense, showing you how much heart this team has."
The Wolverines came into Monday's game 10-0 in the league but could not get through the Bulldogs defense.
Ken East scored all six runs in the fifth inning. Nick Lobochiaro led off with a single. Richard Brinkman followed, reaching on an error. The Bulldogs followed with four more hits from Luke Simmons, Preston Smith, White and Tom Vancuren.
Smith finished with three hits.
The Bulldogs next face Grand Island today. Niagara Falls also plays today against North Tonawanda.
Tonawanda 7, Cleve Hill 0
Cody Diaz threw a complete game four-hitter, striking out nine for the Warriors (6-6, 6-2 ECIC IV). Diaz also went 2 for 4, batting in two. Tonawanda's Ben Stitch finished 3 for 4 with a run and a RBI. Andrew Ball finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Lew-Port 10, Nia Wheatfield 4
Josh Joepsell threw a complete game, striking out four for the Lancers (9-4, 8-4 NFL). Koepsell went 3 for 3, batting in two. Joe Scirto went 4 for 4, also batting in two. Andrew Connely had two hits for the Falcons (5-6 NFL). The Lancers return home today for Senior Night against Ken West.
Grand Island 3, North Tonawanda 2
Mark Montes was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored the winner on a walk-off hit by Bobby Carroll in the bottom of the seventh for the Vikings (8-4, 7-4 NFL). Qunn Corrao struck out eight over seven innings, going the distance for the Vikings (8-4, 7-4 NFL). Mark McKenna knocked in two early runs. Devin Donahue got the Lumberjacks on the board, batting in a run in the fourth. North Tonawanda (0-12 NFL) struck again in the fifth with an RBI from Connor Priester.