Cougars On The Move
SILVER CREEK – Kenny Oakes pitched Cassadaga Valley into a first-place tie with Portville at 8-2 in Division 2 baseball on Wednesday.
Oakes went the distance with a five-hitter, striking out nine and not walking a batter as the Cougars (9-6) edged Silver Creek (1-9, 3-11), 4-3.
Adam Klajbor was a tough-luck loser despite tossing a two-hitter in going the distance.
Cassadaga Valley rallied to take the lead at 4-3 following an RBI double by Tyler Gugino and a two-run double by Andy Ellis.
Silver Creek got all its runs in the third on an error and Klajbor’s two-run single,
In a late-reported game, Steve Marcey had two hits for Silver Creek, but the Black Knights fell to Portville, 13-2, on Monday.
Brandon Muniga had four RBIs with a two-run double and a two-run triple in delivering four hits for Portville. Troy Giberson and Zach Wood each recorded two hits with Wood having a double.
Justus Elliott tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts and two walks in the win.
Tony Strong, Adam Tanner and Klajbor had the hits for the Black Knights.
CATTARAUGUS- Justin Forester hurled four innings with six strikeouts and went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Cattaraugus-Little Valley past West Valley, 20-14.
Along with Forester, Luke Macakanja had three hits with three RBIs and Ryan Hanft, who hit a home run in the fourth, had three RBIs as well.
The Timberwolves (9-3, 6-3), collected 15 hits in all and took a commanding lead after scoring 10 runs in the first inning.
For West Valley (7-6, 3-4), Jared Ros hit a double and drove in five runs.
FORESTVILLE – The Forestville Hornets (3-6, 3-11) were on the wrong end of a pitcher’s dual Wednesday as the Panama Panthers prevailed, 4-2, in CCAA Division 3 high school baseball.
Panama’s Kyle McIntyre used an effective curveball to scatter seven hits and had just two walks while striking out 10. Meanwhile, Jeff VanVleck kept Forestville in the game as he struck out three and walked just one while giving up eight hits.
“It was good pitching,” Forestville coach Jack Frost said. “The McIntyre kid had us off balance with his curveball. He pitched real well today.”
Panama scored two runs in the first as Alec Blose and Ricky Eddy each had an RBI hit.
Forestville scored both of its runs in the fifth inning as John Murphy had an RBI double. Murphy eventually scored on an error.
Blose had three hits for the winners and McIntyre had two.
For Forestville, Murphy had four hits and Mike Priest added two.