Cardinals Knock Off Bears, 3-2

RANDOLPH – For the first time in many years, Randolph edged Frewsburg in Division 2 baseball Thursday.

”I know I haven’t beaten Frewsburg in my three years and I would say it is between five and 10 years,” said Randolph coach Nate Armella after his Cardinals (2-3, 3-3) nipped Frewsburg (4-6), 3-2, behind the pitching of Mitchell Maycock.

Maycock went the distance with an eight-hitter, striking out 10 and walking four in outdueling Trevor Spicer, who also went the route and giving up six hits, fanning eight and walking one.

The right-handed Maycock worked out of a no-out, bases-loaded situation in the seventh inning, allowing one run thanks to an error. He retired the first batter on a bouncer to third, the second on a strikeout and the third on a grounder back to the mound.

”This a big time win for us,” said Armella. ”We are a young team that is just coming together.”

Frewsburg scored in the first inning on a Dane Johnson single. Randolph went ahead with two runs in the fourth. Andrew Hvizdzak doubled in a run to tie it at 1-1 and came all the way around on an error.

The Cardinals added a run in the fifth to make it 3-1 when Kyle Brown singled, stole two bases and came in an overthrow at third.

Hvizdzak had two hits for the Cardinals while Spicer stroked four hits in a the setback, which was Frewsburg’s second straight in the league.

PORTVILLE TAKES LEAD

PORTVILLE – Justus Elliott pitched a three-hitter with four strikeouts and one walk as Portville (4-0, 4-2) took over first place by defeating Cassadaga Valley (3-1), 7-1, in the battle of undefeated teams.

There was no score until the fourth inning as Cassadaga Valley’s Matt Hollowell matched Elliott, but then in that inning it was the Panthers scoring twice to take the lead. Then they broke it open with a four-run fifth inning.

Brett Marcellin singled twice, scored two and drove in a run with a double to lead the winners. Zach Wood added an RBI double and three steals and Nick Burrows an RBI double.

Tim Bender stroked two hits and Matt Heath another single for CV.

Hollowell allowed two earned runs and four hits with four strikeouts and five walks.

FORSTER SHINES

SALAMANCA – Justin Forster tossed a three-hitter and struck out eight to lead Cattaraugus-Little Valley to a 12-2 victory over Salamanca.

Forster was aided by a six-run first inning and the Timberwolves (5-1, 3-1) cruised to the victory.

Sam Agnew (two RBIs) had three hits and Ryan Honst added two hits and two RBIs for the winners.

Brad Cunningham had a double and Tadd Beattie an RBI single for the Warriors (0-6 overall).

DIVISION 3

DRAGONS ROLL

FRANKLINVILLE -Maple Grove had another high-scoring game en route to its fifth straight Division 3 win.

The Red Dragons (5-0, 5-5) connected for a 13-5 decision over Franklinville (1-3, 1-6) and moved their league run differential to 53-6.

Will Lucas provided four RBIs for MG with a clout over the left-field fence with the bases loaded in the second inning. Lucas finished with three hits, including a double.

Collin Stack had three hits with two RBIs and Nolan Knipe also stroked three hits, one a double, with two RBIs. Jake Swan and Graham Nelson doubled and Zach Arnold had his first hit of the season, an RBI single.

Aaron Germain was working on a shutout until Franklinville scored all five runs in the seventh inning. Bryce Blecha connected for two hits and Ethan Lawrence doubled.

Germain fanned 10, walked six and allowed seven hits for the Red Dragons.

DIVISION 4

PIRATES EDGE RIPLEY

CLYMER – A two-run rally in the home seventh inning carried Clymer to a 5-4 win over Ripley and into a first-place tie with Brocton and North Collins.

The seventh inning started off for Clymer (4-1, 4-2) with singles by Matt DeStevens and pinch-hitter Dent Holthouse and Evan Woods was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A fielder’s choice brought in the tying run and Mitch Einink delivered the game-winning single.

Ripley (2-2, 2-2) had overcome a 3-1 deficit in the top of the seventh with three runs to take a 4-3 lead. The key hit that inning was an RBI single by B. Rowe that put the Eagles into a brief advantage.

Einink and DeStevens each lashed two hits for the winners while L. Miller had three hits, one an RBI double, and Rowe checked out with two hits in defeat.

Jake Wiggers fanned 11 in 6 innings in which he allowed seven hits, four runs and three walks for Clymer. Einink got the win in relief.

Trevor Enterline went the distance in the setback, scattering nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

ECIC DIVISION 1

JHS FALL, 2-1

HAMBURG – The ninth-place hitter in the Frontier lineup did in Jamestown (0-4, 1-7).

Evan Johnston singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Frontier a 2-1 win.

Two walks and a balk set up the winning hit by Johnston, who had two hits as did Frontier teammate Tom Stoklosa. One of Stoklosa’s hits was a triple.

Adam Westley pitched seven innings for Jamestown in which he gave up five hits, struck out five and walked four.

Brandon Jewett went the distance for Frontier, allowing six hits, striking out 10 and not issuing a walk.

Both teams scored in the fourth inning with Jamestown tallying on a single by Alex Guzman, a stolen base and an RBI single by Westley. Chris Koteras hit a sacrifice fly to tie it up at 1-1 for Frontier.

Cortland Haines stroked two hits for Jamestown.

Jamestown plays at home against Orchard Park this afternoon.