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May 13, 2013

Tonawanda claims third ECIC IV title in four years

Tonawanda News —

Despite key losses off last year's league championship team, the Warriors did it again. Tonawanda defeated Alden Monday night, 11-3, to capture its second-straight ECIC IV league title and third in four seasons.

On the hill, Nick Pullo pitched a complete game for Tonawanda (12-3, 10-1 ECIC IV), scattering five hits while striking out 10. 

"His last two games he has been pitching well," said Tonawanda coach John Frank." He got ahead of most hitters today and had complete command of his fastball." 

Offensively, Bret Kelly led the way, going 2 for 3, with 4 RBIs and two runs scored, while Ben Stich had two hits and three RBIs for the Warriors. 

"I think everyone knew what was on the line," Frank said. "We had a plan going in." 

Tonawanda will play a home game against Holland today. 

BOYS TENNIS 

N.Tonawanda 5, Ken. West 0

Andrew LeMar and John LeMar continued their reign over opponents in conference play, remaining undefeated to lead North Tonawanda (13-1 NFL) to its 13th win of the season. The victory clinched at least a share of the regular season NFL title.

BASEBALL 

St. Joe's 3, Timon 1

Tom Voigt picked up the win for St. Joe's (13-6, 9-3 MMA). Voight pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three hits, while striking out three. Phil Wells, Tommy Rummer and Jake Kopacz each added two hits apiece. 

St. Mary's 1, Cardinal O'Hara 0

Zach Glowacki pitched a complete game for O' Hara. Glowacki allowed one hit and struck out 10. 

Niagara Falls 4, N. Tonawanda 0

Chris Mellott and Kurt Swan had the only two hits for the Lumberjacks (1-11 NFL). Tim O'Connor pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing only three runs. 

SOFTBALL

Alden 9, Tonawanda 1

Alanna Herne, Danielle Paladino and Katie Randall each had a hit for the Warriors (1-10 ECIC IV). 

Niagara Falls 16, N. Tonawanda 0

Jeri Ann Orfano hit a three-run home run for the Wolverines (15-1, 12-1).

BOYS LAX

St. Joe's 10, Nichols 5

Mike Hubert had five goals for the Maureders (11-4, 8-1 MMA). Dominic Perna added four assists and a goal. 

GIRLS LAX

Mount St. Mary 16, Holy Angels 5

Shannon Pelitera had five goals for Mount St. Mary's (11-0, 10-0 MMA). It was the Thunder's 100th league win in program history.

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