Southwestern Trims Dunkirk In Baseball

LAKEWOOD – Backed by the pitching of Eric Priester, Southwestern ran its record to 11-6 overall and 7-4 in Division 1 West following a 9-2 victory over Dunkirk on Tuesday.

Priester scattered seven hits while fanning five and walking one.

The Trojans held a 4-2 lead when they plated five runs in the fifth inning sparked by two-run singles by Ben Burk and Nick Swanson.

Burk wound up with three singles, and Nolan Weinstein and Priester (double) had two hits apiece.

Defaun Farnham-DeJesus had two singles for Dunkirk (5-7 in the division).



RIPLEY – Due to wet field conditions in Sinclairville, Cassadaga Valley and Chautauqua Lake squared off in Ripley and the Cougars (5-3, 5-3) came up with a pair of big innings en route to an 8-3 victory.

Cassadaga Valley scored three runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to put the game away as Matt Hollowell tossed a complete game, striking out five while walking three and scattering five hits. He also helped his own cause with an RBI.

Kyle Ruge added a triple and two singles, Matt Heath had a pair of hits with an RBI and Tyson Gugino and Shane Parsons also connected for two hits.

For the Thunderbirds, Kyle Mayer was the losing pitcher and Shawn Meredith doubled.


SHERMAN – Sherman (3-6) scored all eight of its runs in the second and third innings in downing Panama (0-12), 8-5.

The winning pitcher was Chris Robson, who went six innings, struck out eight, walked one and gave up four hits. Jeremy Cole earned the save for the Wildcats.

Offensively, Jarrett Bates drilled two hits, scored twice and had two RBIs, Kyle Carpenter drove in two runs and stole a base and Robson also doubled and scored.

Eric Schutt took the loss for Panama, striking out 10 while walking seven. Dan O’Dell and Nolan Eggleston both contributed two hits and two RBIs.



WARREN – Jamestown (1-13) dropped an 11-1 non-league decision to Warren.

Jacob Kindberg made his way through four innings in the loss and walked two with six strikeouts.

Tanner Teconchuck led the Warren attack with three hits, Ryan Gustafson had two doubles and Todd Fasenmyer three singles.




FREWSBURG – Jamestown broke things open in the fourth inning and Mary Cersosimo tossed a three-hitter for the Lady Red Raiders, who cruised to a 9-1 victory over Frewsburg (4-7).

Four runs crossed the plate for JHS in the fourth, highlighted by a two-run single by Lauren Madden.

Cersosimo went the distance, striking out one and walking two and helping her own cause with double, triple and a single.

Emily Hair had two hits for Frewsburg and Olivia Lynn connected for a solo home run.



PANAMA- The Panama Lady Panthers (7-6, 7-7) posted a convincing 30-2 victory over Sherman (0-7).

Carly Abbate got the start on the mound for Panama and made her way through five innings with four strikeouts.

The Lady Panthers were led by a single from Abbate, two hits with a double and three RBIs by Taylor Bowen, two hits by Sara Osborne, and three RBIs from Brittany Lenart.

For the Lady Wildcats Jordan Phelps had two hits.



SOUTH DAYTON – After suffering a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Forestville Lady Hornets ( 5-5) last week, the Pine Valley Lady Panthers (7-3) responded with an 11-3 victory in the rematch.

Jessica Wilcox was the winning pitcher as she fanned 11, walked six and gave up two earned runs.

Laurel Killock led the Pine Valley offense with RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings. The Lady Panthers scored five runs in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Cassie Tingue.

Aleah Fancher had two hits and Alex Bentham had a single and two RBIs for the winners.

Alisha Szumigala was the losing pitcher as she fanned 11, gave up just one walk and five earned runs.

The Lady Hornets’ offense was led by Szumigala, Ashley Vanvuskirk and Julia Szoszorek with a single apiece.