DISTRICT 7 CAL RIPKEN
The Jamestown Warriors cruised to the District 7 Cal Ripken (12-year-old) Tournament title this week, outscoring their opponents 30-3 on the way to clinching a place in the upcoming Western New York State tournament, which will be held in North Tonawanda on July 11-14.
After taking care of Eden, 10-0, and later Southwestern, 10-3, Brett Dunham and Jayden Shultz combined for the two-hit shutout in a 10-0 championship game victory over Eden.
Zachary Peterson, who finished with two hits, scored what would turn out to be the winning run – the first, that is – when Hunter Beardsley drove him in with the first of his two hits.
Along with Peterson and Beardsley, Gavin Bowen, Andrew Pumford (double), Drew Boggs, Shultz, Dunham and Salvador Carmona all delivered hits.
In the tournament opener, also against Eden, Pumford tossed a one-hitter while, at the plate, drilling a pair of roundtrippers. Also with hits in the victory were Beardsley, Bowen, Boggs, Anthony Gullo, Shultz, Dunham, Adam Kindberg and Peterson.
In the second game, against Southwestern, it was Boggs’ turn to excel on the hill and he did just that, firing a two-hitter over six innings.
Providing the offensive support with two hits apiece was Kindberg, who also walloped a home run, Beardsley and Shultz. Chipping in with base knocks were Peterson, Boggs (double), Carmona, Dunham and Matthew Roehmholdt.
DISTRICT 7 CAL RIPKEN
Aden Froah fanned six and didn’t issue a single walk over four scoreless innings to lead Southwestern past Eden, 9-5, during the championship game of the District 7 Cal Ripken (Under-10) Tournament.
Southwestern will now play in the Western New York State Tournament, which will begin at Bergman on Thursday. Southwestern is slated to play against the District 5 winner (Hornell area) at 2 p.m.
Along with Froah’s heroics on the hill, Ethan McNamara went 4-for-4, Max Vaughn 3-for-4 and Nate Card went 2-for-3 to lead the offense.
DISTRICT 38 LITTLE LEAGUE
Tyler Putney held Falconer to just two hits over four innings of work and Fredonia defeated Falconer, 18-5, to advance to the regional tournament that will be held in Silver Creek next week.
Leading the way for Falconer was Jacob Payne with three hits and Alex Lillie with a double.
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
FALCONER – The American Legion Soaring Eagles poured on 10 runs in the first two innings to hand visiting Eden its first loss of the season, 10-6, at Falconer Park.
With the victory, the Soaring Eagles improved to 5-8 on the season. Eden, meanwhile, fell to 10-1.
Adam Westley kept the Eden hitters at bay throughout, earning the complete-game victory after scattering nine hits and striking out five.
Offensively, Chris Saden had two hits, including a home run, Colin Stack went 3-for-3 and Jude Gardner had two hits in as many at-bats.
Up next for the Soaring Eagles is a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game is slated to start at 11 a.m., at Falconer Park.