Bears Rally Past Cattaraugus-LV

FREWSBURG – Trevor Spicer was the hero for Frewsburg in a come-from-behind effort in Division 2 baseball on Thursday.

Spicer cracked a game-winning single to center field in the three-run seventh inning to lift the Bears (2-0, 3-4) past Cattaraugus-Little Valley (1-1, 2-1), 5-4.

Tage Johnson started off the winning rally with a single, Dane Johnson singled and Nick Long walked to fill the bases. Brett Johnson came through with a two-run single and Spicer followed with his clutch hit.

Tage Johnson permitted just four hits while fanning eight and walking four with no earned runs and two hit batsmen in the win.

Sam Agnew took the loss, allowing nine hits, striking out nine walking two and giving up two costly balks that each scored a run in the first and fifth innings.

Tage Johnson singled and eventually scored on a balk in the first inning and later Bryce Peterson tripled and also scored on a balk by Agnew in the fifth.

Ryan Hanft singled in one of the three runs during the first inning for the Timberwolves.


SILVER CREEK – Zach Wood went the distance with a seven-hitter with six strikeouts and three walks as Portville (2-0, 2-2) downed Silver Creek (1-2, 3-4), 9-4.

Wood delivered two hits, including a two-run single that highlighted a five-run third inning for the winners. Portville added three more runs in the fifth.

Austin Suain and Justus Elliott also had two hits for Portville.

Nick Iskra finished with two hits for Silver Creek.



CLARENCE – Good pitching by Brett Dehner and Nick Tobias was to no avail for Jamestown High School in Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 baseball on Thursday.

Dehner pitched five innings in which he struck out six and walked one while Tobias worked one inning and fanned two, but Jamestown was blanked by preseason favorite Clarence (2-0), 4-0.

Mark Materise allowed only four hits, struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk.

Clarence scored a run in the first inning and three more in the fifth. Bryan Jose had three hits, including a RBI triple, and two runs scored and Mark Armstrong added two hits, one a RBI double, in the 10-hit attack.

Jamestown (0-2, 1-5) travels to Frontier today.



SOUTH DAYTON – An explosive inning carried Pine Valley (2-1, 3-1) past Chautauqua Lake in Division 3 baseball that was moved up to Thursday because of possible rain on Friday.

The Panthers scored 15 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 21-3 win over Chautauqua Lake.

Spencer Sticek hit a two-run double, Nick Kelly a triple and Shayne Matteson a double among the five hits in the fourth to overcome a 3-2 deficit. There were also seven walks, two errors, two hit batters and three errors.

Winfred Nelson went six innings for the complete-game victory, scattering three hits, striking out eight and walking one.

Sticek wound up with two hits and three RBIs and Josh Kilburn added two hits with two RBIs and scored three runs for the Panthers.

Tyler Furlow had a double for Chautauqua Lake.



CLYMER – The sixth inning was decisive for Clymer (1-1, 1-2).

West Valley was leading the Pirates, 2-1, when the hosts came up with a three-run sixth inning to pull out a 4-2 win.

A passed ball scored the tying run, a Matt DeStevens’ single scored what proved to be the winning run and an error brought in the insurance run.

Jake Wiggers recorded the win, tossing a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks while giving up two unearned runs. Mitch Einink got the save by retiring all three batters, including two on strikes, in the seventh.

Tom Heiser hit two doubles, Evan Woods had an RBI double and Dan Lictus also doubled for the Pirates.

Derek Wells was the losing pitcher, hurling a four-hitter with eight strikeouts.



SINCLAIRVILLE – The fifth inning turned the tide in Westfield’s favor and in the process it resulted in a non-league baseball win on Thursday.

Westfield was trailing Cassadaga Valley (1-4), 3-2, entering the fifth inning when it scored four runs to take the lead at 6-3 en route to a 9-4 victory.

John Hunt got the big hit with a two-run double for Westfield and finished with two hits. Brandon Johnston and Jon Coe stroked two hits with Coe ripping a double and Johnston a triple.

For Cassadaga Valley, Matt Heath had three hits with a double, Jaquan Watts two hits and Andy Ellis a triple.


FRANKLINVILLE – Phalla Musall connected for four hits, including a three-run home run, with three RBIs, Alex Steinbroner and Tyler Slaughenhaeg had three hits apiece and Ellicottville snapped a two-game losing streak when it defeated non-league opponent Franklinville, 24-17.

Ellicottville, which racked up 19 hits, never trailed, plating six runs (with two outs) in the first inning, five in the fourth and four in the fifth.

Together the two squads committed 18 errors.

Ben Erickson (three RBIs), Will Bays and Ethan Lawrence led Franklinville (1-4) in defeat with two hits each.