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April 18, 2013

Baseball Lions earn first NFL win of the season

Wroblewski hits for cycle in route over visiting Vikings.

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal


Brad Wroblewski hit for the cycle at Outwater Park on Wednesday as head coach Steve Styrzo's Lockport baseball Lions earned their first win of the 2013 Niagara Frontier League baseball season, 16-7, over visiting Grand Island at Outwater Park.
Wroblewski, a junior utility player, finished with a grand slam and 7 RBIs total for Lockport (1-1 NFL). LHS sophomore Tyler Goodridge added a two-run single. The Vikings dropped to 1-1 in the league.
Winning pitcher senior Casey Domski scattered four hits over five innings with eight strikeouts for the Lions. Lockport catcher Tyler Fraas, just a sophomore, played a strong defensive game, Styrzo said and added two hits offensively.
“We finally hit the ball and we hit the ball hard,” Styrzo said.
Next up, the Lions play at North Tonawanda at 4:45 p.m. today.
Newfane 1, CSAT 0
BUFFALO — Panthers junior right-hander Josh Kneeland tossed a complete-game 1-hitter with 17 strikeouts.
Junior varsity call-up Trevor Nuhn, a sophomore third basemen, drove home the game-winning run with an RBI single in the top of the seventh for the Panthers (1-2 N-O).
Medina 11, Roy-Hart 7
GASPORT — In a sea-saw battle, the visiting Mustangs regained the lead for good scoring four times in the top of the sixth on a two-run double by Jason Hellwig, an error and and RBI single by Danny Barnes. A double by Adam Hoot ignited the uprising.
The Mustangs (2-1 N-O) added an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI single by Lawson Fenton, which followed singles by Hoot and Hellwig.
Ryan Farewell, Josh Baptiste and Nick Morse each had two hits for the Rams (0-1 N-O).
Wilson 9, Albion 5
ALBION — The Lakemen (2-0 N-O)
John Page and John Warne both had two hits and Ed Narburgh a triple for the Purple Eagles (2-1 N-O).
Akron 14, Barker 3
AKRON — Akron put the game away with four run scoring bursts in both the third and fourth innings. Connor Riggs had a two-run single in the third as did Mitchell Schult in the fourth. Noah Diebel had three hits on the day for the Tigers (2-1 N-O).
The Raiders dropped to 1-2 in the N-O.
Will. South 5, Starpoint 1 
WILLIAMSVILLE — Chris Cribbs recorded the lone RBI for Starpoint (4-3 0-3 ECIC I), driving in Mike Lane.
The starting pitcher Lane tossed six innings and allowed four earned runs, while striking out five.
Starpoint 8, Sweet Home 4
PENDLETON — Head coach Joe Hill's Lady Spartans remain undefeated in 2013 with their second straight league win on Wednesday. Starpoint improved to 2-0 in ECIC Division II and 6-0 overall this season.
Winning pitcher sophomore right-hander Allison Block tossed a complete game victory with 12 strikeouts. At the plate, Block helped her own cause going 2-for-2, reaching base four times and driving in three runs.
Also for Starpoint, senior Emily Whitman went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored a run; and juniors Anna Reinert and Nikki Adams scored two runs apiece.
Junior Ashley Owens and sophomore Madison Clark each added two hits for the garnet and gray.
“At the beginning of the year we were pretty optimistic,” Hill said. “We're more of a veteran team now and are definitely getting great starting pitching. The team has worked hard and it's showed.” 
Next up for the Lady Spartans is big ECIC game at Will South at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Grand Island 4, Lockport 1
GRAND ISLAND — Winning pitcher Alley Cutting tossed a four-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead the Lady Vikings (1-1 NFL) to their first win of the young league season.
Melissa Gibson, Ashley Colan and Courtney Collignon all went 3-for-3 for GI in the win.
For head coach Julie Kwoka's rebuilding Lady Lions (0-2 NFL), freshman Leah VanDenBosch was 2-for-3, while senior Allie Cavagnaro doubled and scored her team's lone run.
Junior Megan Schneider took the loss in the circle for LHS. She walked none and fanned two.
“We were ahead 1-0 until the fifth inning,” Kwoka said. “Errors cost us runs after that.”
Wilson 5, Barker 2
BARKER — The Lakemen earned their first win of the young N-O softball season on the road on Wednesday.
Winning pitcher Lindsay Bryer tossed a 3-hitter with 11 strikeouts for head coach Mo Mahar's Lakewomen (1-1 N-O). Bryer helped her own cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with  double and 2 RBIs.
Also for Wilson, Tayler Devole also went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Kelly Secor and Lauren Couturier drove in runs.
For the Lady Raiders (0-2 N-O), pitcher Kelsey Blackley had five strikeouts.
Albion 15, CSAT 3
ALBION — Meghan Hurley pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts to lead Albion  (2-1 N-O).
Halle Jurs and Ali O'Hearn both had four hits for the Lady Purple Eagles.
CSAT dropped to 0-3 in the league.
Roy-Hart 9, Batavia 0
BATAVIA — Taylor Fry pitched a five-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts for the Lady Rams in Wednesday's non-league road win.
Ashley Bower led Roy-Hart with three hits, including a home run.
Lancaster 8, Lockport 4
Freshman Andrew Bronson netted two goals for head coach Scott Reddinger's Lions in Wednesday's loss to the visiting Redskins.
Senior Nick Perilli and junior Tyler Stickney also scored for LHS (0-2 league, 1-3 overall).
Grand Island 9, Lockport 4
Megan Caroll- topped the visiting Lady Vikings with five goals.
Lauren Wager, Drusilla Updegrove, Roserita DiMillo and Erinne Chamot netted goals for head coach Colleen Byrne's Lady Lions.
Lockport 3, Ken East 2
Jeremy Cogovan (second) and J.J. Napoli (third) remained undefeated in singles action Wednesday as head coach Dave Shambach's Lions improved to 2-0 on the young Niagara Frontier Lewague boys tennis season.
Cogovan defeated Frank Wozniak of the Bulldogs, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, while Napoli bested Mike Crawford of Ken East, 6-2, 7-5.
Also for the host Lions, Evan Williams and Luke Sciandra earned a first doubles win, 6-1, 6-1, over John Posch and Sam Tulipane of the Bulldogs (0-2 NFL).
Alex Lisowski earned a point at first singles for Ken East. Next up, Lockport hosts Lewiston-Porter at 4 p.m. today.
Albion 3, Wilson 2
Wins by Andrew Burroughs at third singles and by the doubles teams of Ben Kirby-Kyler McQuillan and Humza Quinn-Dyer Benjovesky sparked Albion.
Both teams are 1-1 in the N-O.
Will. South 3, Starpoint 2 
PENDLETON — Tony Podgoisak and Alec Toth swept their singles matches 6-0, 6-0, in the Billies' (2-0) 3-2 victory over the Spartans (0-2).