Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Sports

May 26, 2013

Lions succumb to 'Black Attack'

Starpoint, Wilson baseball also defeated in VI semis

LOCKPORT —

Lockport High School’s championship baseball season came to a bitter end on Friday afternoon, but the anticipation for 2014 is palpable enough to ease the pain.
Lancaster sophomore right-hander Joe Preziuso (9 strikeouts, 1 walk) hurled a five-hit, complete-game shutout at sunny, but chilly Outwater Park, lifting the visiting No. 3-seeded Redskins over the No. 2 Lions, 3-0, in a Section VI Class AA semifinal contest.
With the win, head coach Mark Dalfonso’s team improved to 12-3 overall. Head coach Steve Styrzo’s Niagara Frontier League-champion Lions finished 14-4.
“We practice in uniforms. This week we were the ‘Black Attack,’ then the ‘White Out,’ then the ‘Red Out.’ Tomorrow morning when we hit the practice field, we’re going to be the ‘Black Attack’ in celebration of this win,” said Dalfonso, whose team wore black uniforms on Friday.
“We don’t have one player who’s stood out for us all season. Everyone’s been taking their turn on this team. Tonight, Joe really did a great job on the mound. He’s a smart kid with a 99 average in the classroom. Coaches and teachers alike think a lot of him.”
With the win, the Redskins advance to the 2013 Class AA championship game Thursday against top-seeded Clarence. The Red Devils beat No. 4 Orchard Park in Friday’s other AA semifinal, 1-0.
Lancaster scored the only run it needed in the top of the second on a Lockport throwing error, then added two insurance runs in the fifth, the first on another error and the other on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to right field.
“We self destructed today,” Styrzo said. “We made mental and physical mistakes both inside the lines and out. But we’re young and we’ve got guys who want to play — that’s the good thing about this group.”

Text Only
Sports
  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    A Medina man was the grand prize winner of a new fishing boat, motor and trailer at the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Gasport Fire Hall.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140719 Bills Camp MAIN ART.jpg LHS grid Lions set to open at the Ralph

    The Lockport football Lions won't need to qualify for the sectional playoffs this fall in order to play a game at coveted Ralph Wilson Stadium — home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140719 Bills Camp SEC ART.jpg Bills will open camp Sunday

    Home-run hitters generally strike out a lot

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140718 Ennis MAIN ART.jpg Ennis earns five-year deal

    The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140716 Area Sports ART.jpg Taylor made victory in Florida

    Lockport heavyweight Joe Taylor improved to 6-0 as a professional by winning an IKF tournament last week in Florida.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140717 Together Again MAIN art.jpg Reed & Kelly: Together again

    Andre Reed will have his old signal-caller right there with him to celebrate in Canton.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140714 World Cup MAIN.jpg Goetzekrieg

    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140712 Bills Stadium ART.jpg Bills stadium report delayed

    A state-commissioned report that had been anticipated Friday identifying potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium is now expected at the end of the month.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140709 Fish Derby MAIN ART.jpg Derby homestretch

    Leaders can't get complacent in the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby — especially when the North Carolinians roll in.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140709 World Cup ART.jpg Germany routs Brazil in historic WC semifinal

    Nobody ever expected this.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Sabres
Bills
AP Video
Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's 49ers Open Posh, High-tech Stadium in California Jeter, Trout Lead AL to All-Star Game Win Kluwe: I Hope Vikings Make Investigation Public College Football Championship Trophy Unveiled Cleveland Expects Economic Boom From Lebron Argentina Fans Sad but Proud in Loss Germany Wins the World Cup 1-0 Raw: German Players Head to World Cup Final LeBron: Move Back to Cleveland 'Exciting' Netherlands Beats Host Brazil 3-0 to Finish 3rd Raw: Stunning Timelapse of WC Final Host City Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Biting Ban World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Raw: Fans Gather for Argentina-Netherlands Match Froome Crashes Out on Bumpy 5th Tour Stage
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide