LE ROY — Le Roy starting pitcher Ethan Miller brought his A game to the mound at Hartwood Park on Tuesday.
The senior hurler threw a full game with two hits and seven strikeouts as host Le Roy beat Oakfield-Alabama 2-1 in non-league baseball action on Tuesday.
“We played an excellent team defense,” said Le Roy head coach Ieon Koukides.
Tyler Strollo contributed to that defensive effort with eight putouts on second base.
Oakfield-Alabama made a throwing error at third base in the top part of the second inning after Brayden Smith hit a double and brought a pass ball forward.
Le Roy responded in the bottom half of the inning with Strollo, who swiped with a single, reached second base and scored when Luke Caccamise drove him in with a base hit. Jackson Spezzano then hit a single moving caccamise to third base and later scored a hit on a sacrificial fly from Brock Flint.
Kaden Cusmano had the other hit for OA.
Le Roy improved to 9-4 during the season. Coach Koukides was proud of Miller’s bump performance, especially after a rough run through his previous game.
“It was a great start for Ethan as he just came off a really tough match against Warsaw,” said Koukides. “After coming off the bench during the warm-up to minimize damage, he threw about four to five consecutive warm-up pitches over the catcher and to the backstop. His confidence was low and it showed that day when I had to draw him after just three batters. Walking into the game (today), I spoke to him a few times during the school day and could see how eagerly he was watching him from the hill before the game. We knew OA came out with a great record and had a lot of guys throughout the lineup who were hitting the ball really well. Our approach was to locate them and keep them guessing, and Ethan did a great job throughout the game. The defense behind Ethan really strengthened and made plays at crucial times, which in turn breathed new life into every shot he threw. I’m very proud of how he did in a tight game and let him know that he earned a lot of respect from all his teammates for the way he led us up the hill.”
Byron Bergen 5, Pembroke 4
Winning pitcher Brody Baubie pitched a full game hitting eight batters as the Bees clinched the GR victory.
Lukas Volkmar and David Brumsted both had multi-hit games in victory.
Volkmar had two hits, including an RBI double and a stolen base, while Brumsted had two hits, two runs made and two stolen bases.
Braedyn Chambry, Colin Martin and Baubie also recorded a hit for the Bees.
Alexander blew things up with four runs in the third and five more in the sixth inning as the Trojans clinched the win.
Eighth-grader Mason Snyder won his first college start by pitching 4 2/3 innings, allowing for four hits and three earned runs. He knocked out six batters.
Joey Donnelly and Gunnar Kania finished the game.
Donnelly threw one inning of a three-hit goalless baseball and Kania pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up three earned runs in the last inning.
For Alexander at the plate, Jake Laney was 3-on-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Kania was 2-on-3 with an RBI.
Matt Frieday contributed with a two-run double for the Trojans.
Connor Scott was the starting pitcher and took the loss for Elba. He threw four K’s for three innings.
Offensively, Penna was 3-on-3 and Walls was 2-on-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Alexander improves to 5-6 in the season.
The Fighting Irish scored 14 runs in their first three innings when they flogged Holley.
Gavin Schrader and Vinny DiRisio all had multi-hit games.
Schrader, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Cody Henry all had three RBIs.
Schrader and Henry both hit long home runs.
DiRisio threw for ND and hit a 10 with four walks.
“Offensively, we had five extra base hits and made our walks as they presented,” said ND coach Rick Rapone. “I can’t say enough about our pitching, we’ve played eight games so far and we haven’t even given up 10 earned runs. Very impressive.”
Livonia (4-8) struggled to hit the ball for the second straight game and fell against Wellsville in non-league action.
Livonia, who scored just two at Hornell on Monday, had four against Wellsville.
Alex Benitez would double for Conner Benitez in the first game after Conner doubled as the Bulldogs would lead 1-0.
Wellsville would score twice in game four and that would be all they needed.
Jack Kearney threw 5 2/3 innings and allowed seven hits.
Livonia left eight runners on base and had equal runs in second and third with one out and failed to score.
Conner Benitez led Livonia with two goals.
Pembroke 5, Byron-Bergen 2
Pembroke’s Allie Schwerthoffer hit a full game with two hits and 14 K’s to give the Lady Dragons their fifth win of the circuit.
Aleena Maynard led offensively for Pembroke, who was 2-on-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and a run made, while Ellie James had two hits, including a double. She scored twice and also drove a run.
Byron Bergen pitcher Kendall Phillips was also tough in the circle, allowing seven hits while batting 11.
Lexi Vurraro had both hits for the Lady Bees and also had a run.
With the big GR win, Pembroke takes his season record to 5-2 and will be back in action against Wheatland Chili on Thursday.
13 Lyndonville, 4 Kendall
The Lady Tigers went undefeated when Gracie Johnson was 3-for-5 on the plate with a home run and two RBIs.
Winning pitcher Lorelei Dillenbeck threw up eight hits and knocked out six batters.
Lyndonville’s offense produced 13 hits.
Ella Lewis was 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs, while Haley Shaffer was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Brynn Howell also drove in two runs for the Lady Tigers.
Kendall’s Lauren Pilon hit a home run for the Lady Eagles while Shelby Kruger was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Lyndonville is now 9-0 overall.
Alexander wasted no time building runs as they scored eight runs in the first and seven more in the second during their easy GR win.
Sisters Madison and Makenna Boyce jointly led the Trojans on either side of the field.
Madison, a sophomore, earned the win by hitting 11 batsmen while conceding just three hits. She also went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and four RBIs.
Makenna, a junior, also went 3-on-4 – hitting a home run while wiping three bases at the same time.
Senior Samantha Sawyer went to the plate with two RBIs 4-for-4.
Carol Sybertz took the loss for Elba by hitting five.
Dakota Brinkman went 1-on-3 with a triple and a run on offense.
Alexander is 6-3 overall.
Oakfield-Alabama 25, Wheatland-Chili 2 (5)
Caitlin Ryan recorded a career-high six hits, including two HRs over the fence as the Lady Hornets cruised. She also batted for the cycle.
Makena Reding, Piper Hyde and Jordyn Tobolski each had five hits for OA. One of Hyde’s hits was a homer.
Kelsey Schlagenhauf contributed four goals.
Winning pitcher Cara Williams, a freshman, allowed just four hits and knocked out seven.
Williams also hit an HR in the second inning.
Notre Dame 17, Holley 2 (5)
The Lady Irish started putting up six runs in the first inning and added 10 more in the second as they drove to the GR victory.
Sophomore Loretta Sorochty and eighth-grader Mia Treleavan combined for a five-inning no-hitter.
Sorochty pitched the first three innings with five hits, while Treleavan finished the last two innings without a ball hit with four hits.
Right fielder Cayleigh Havens had a clutch running catch on the line in the fifth inning with bases loaded to prevent multiple runs from scoring.
Offensively for the Irish, Sorochty and Kaydence Stehlar each scored three goals and scored three runs. They combined for five RBIs.
Sophie Johnston, Katie Landers, Sonji Warner and Mia Treleavan all had two hits that day.
Landers had a deep blast over the midfield fence for a solo HR and finished with three runs and two RBIs while Johnston finished with two runs scored. Warner had two runs and an RBI while Treleavan drove in three and scored twice.