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April 22, 2014

Sobieraski hurls Lions past Jacks

Wroblewski, DiCarlo, VanDenBosch club clutch hits for LHS

By John D'Onofrio
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

LOCKPORT —

Winning pitcher Charlie Sobieraski did everything but babysit the kids on Monday, tossing five innings of no-hit ball and fanning 11, sparking the Lockport baseball Lions past visiting North Tonawanda, 10-2, topping Niagara Frontier League baseball action.
The UB-bound senior right-hander Sobieraski completed as dominating a start for a Lions pitcher in a home opener as ever been played, striking out the the Jacks' side in both the first and second innings, then fanning two in both the third and fourth, adding his 11th strikeout in the top of the fifth, while walking three.
“My pitch count was a little high — that's why they took me out when they did,” Sobieraski said. “If it wasn't for the way I pitched in the first inning, I might have been able to finish it. Oh well, I threw well and our defense played well behind me. That's all I can ask for.”
Chuck also helped his own cause at the plate with an RBI single. 
Fellow LHS senior Brad Wroblewski added two hits for the blue and gold, driving in three runs and adding a nice diving catch at first on a cloudy, 70-degree day at Outwater Park.
“They were meatballs right down the middle and I just took advantage of what I got,” Wroblewski said. “I think this is the start of something big this year.”
Steve DiCarlo also drove in two runs for LHS (1-1 NFL), capping a four-run bottom of the first.
“The pitch was out over the plate. It felt good to get those two runs in,” DiCarlo said. “I was filling some big shoes for Charlie over at third base.”
Also recording two RBIs was senior Noah VanDenBosch, who clubbed a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to help put the game out of reach.
Tyler Fraass (1-for-2, 3 walks), David DiTullio (1-3, nice running catch at first) and Wroblewski (2-2) each scored two runs for the Lions, who benefitted from nine walks.
Southpaw Tyler Goodrich hurled the final two frames for LHS, fanning four. He also laid down a well-executed bunt in the first, which drew the throw to first, driving home the advantageous Double D at third.
Playing another unsung game behind the plate was steady senior Dan Bronson (hit by pitch, one run, stolen base), who also threw out a Jacks runner trying to steal third.
 
N-O BASEBALL
Barker 2, CSAT 0
BUFFALO — On Monday, winning pitcher Brad Wilson tossed a complete-game, 4-hit shutout for head coach Rob Mucha's visiting Raiders (2-2 N-O), striking out five.
Doug Bachman was 3-for-3 at the plate for the winners, including a double.
 
N-O SOFTBALL
Lew-Port 4, Newfane 1
YOUNGSTOWN — Vicky Waugaman pitched a two-hitter and picked up six strikeouts for her third win of the year as the Lady Lancers (3-2, 1-2 NFL) defeated the visiting Lady Panthers on Tuesday.
Bailey Stayner and Emma Waechter each recorded doubles for the Lady Lancers.