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Southwestern shortstop Dustin Hendrix makes a throw to first base.
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LAKEWOOD — Aidan Kennedy tossed a four-hitter and struck out eight in a complete-game effort and he received just enough offensive support as Southwestern held off Olean 2-1 in a Division 1 game.

In combination with his win in relief in the completion of a suspended game earlier in the afternoon — the Trojans won 10-9 in eight innings — they left Packard Field with a pair of victories over their league rivals.

Jayce Neal had two hits and drove in a run and Spencer Kane added an RBI single for Southwestern in the nightcap, and that was all Kennedy needed.

The Huskies’ Ethan Sumcinski and losing pitcher Railey Silvis, who scattered six hits and struck out six, both had two hits. Thomas Bates drove in the only run, that comping in the third inning.

In the completion of the suspended game, Kane’s single drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Kenyon Davidson collected three hits; Dustin Hendrix belted a home run and drove in two runs; and Kennedy (double), Neal, Max Marshall and Kane all had two hits. Davidson and Kane were credited with two RBIs apiece, and Lucas Gilbert, Neal and Marshall drove in one each for Southwestern (8-3, 6-2).

Second baseman Spencer Kane is about to tag out Olean’s Railey Silvis attempting to steal during a Division 1 baseball game.
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Thomas Bates (two doubles) had four hits and two RBIs; Dominick Henzel (double) had two hits and three RBIs; Albert Martin smacked three hits; and Cal Vogtli drilled a home run and drove in two runs for Olean (5-3, 5-3).


WESTFIELD — Clymer/Sherman/Panama coasted to a 13-2 Division 2 victory over Cassadaga Valley in a game played at Westfield.

Micah Willink drilled a home run and drove in a pair of runs; Dylan Michael, Tate Catanese and Kurtis Olson all had doubles and the Wolfpack (7-0, 6-0) scored at least three runs in four of the six innings.

Michael finished with three hits and two RBIs; Bryce Hinsdale added a pair of hits and one RBI; and Ian Dunnewold drove in a pair of runs for the winners in support of pitchers Trent Burchanowski, Olson and Hinsdale, who combined on a five-hitter.

Southwestern pitcher Aidan Kennedy tossed a four-hitter in a 2-1 CCAA Division 1 victory over Olean at Packard Field in Lakewood on Thursday.
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Hilliker and Johanson each had a double for the Cougars (0-8, 0-7).


ALLEGANY — Blake Herman powered the Gowanda Panthers to a 4-1 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 baseball victory over Allegany-Limestone on Thursday.

Herman pitched five innings, gave up one hit and struck out six. Then with his bat, Herman went 2-for-2 with two doubles and he scored twice.

The Panthers bats won the game in the sixth, breaking the 1-1 tie with the final three runs of the game. Gowanda’s John Ondus went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and Cole Herman went 2-for-3 with a double.

Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Kurtis Olson delivers to the plate during the Wolfpack’s Division 2 baseball game against Cassadaga Valley
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Gowanda is now 8-4 overall and 6-2 in league with Dunkirk visiting on Saturday.


Owen Rush went 3-for-3 with three triples, three runs and two RBIs while earning the win on the mound as Fredonia (8-2-1, 7-1) defeated Falconer 14-3 in Division 1 play.

Fredonia scored four runs in the first inning, Trevor Persch had a huge two-out, three-run double and then scored on a Nathan Sercu double. Fredonia piled it on in the second with seven runs, started by a Gabe Schrader double, Rush hit his first RBI triple, Micah Davis then hit a RBI double, Matt Cash added a RBI single, Alex Paluch scored a bases loaded hit by pitch and Simon Davis laced a three run double.

Falconer (0-9, 0-8) scored two of its runs in the third when Jake Swanson hit a double that scored Brodie Little and Branston Lindquist. Little was the losing pitcher for Falconer.

Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Kurtis Olson delivers to the plate during the Wolfpack’s Division 2 baseball game against Cassadaga Valley
P-J photo by Christian Storms


SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights (7-3, 5-2) defeated North Collins 3-2 in Division 3 action.

Silver Creek’s Gavin Borrello sent a 375-foot home run over the left field fence to tie the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth and the Black Knights didn’t have to wait much longer for their next run.

In the bottom of the seventh, Joe Villafranca reached with a walk and ultimately scored the game winner, courtesy of a pair of errors.

Cade Neubauer was also the winning pitcher, going all seven innings, striking out eight, walking one and giving up four hits. Derek Ebersole was the losing pitcher for North Collins (2-6, 2-6).

Cassadaga Valley pitcher Braden LeBaron winds up during Thursday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 game against Clymer/Sherman/Panama in Westfield.
P-J photo by Christian Storms


ELLERY — Maple Grove defeated Brocton 19-0 in five innings of Division 2 play.

Maple Grove (6-0, 6-0) was powered by two home runs from Tucker Fenton, a two-run and three-run shot. Jake Vaillancourt added a 3-for-4 performance with a double and RBI, Kynan Egan went 3-for-3 and Colin McPherson went 2-for-4 with a double.

Jackson Gowan was lights out on the mound for Maple Grove, pitching all five innings with four strikeouts and just two hits against.

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