Roy-Hart softball wins
John Grzymala says he’s a baseball man. The director of athletics at
Grzymala is a softball man, too. A successful one.
Grzymala’s Roy-Hart Rams went 12-0 in the Niagara-Orleans League last season and lost only once in 17 games, to Eden in the Section VI Class crossover game last spring. They are 2-0 so far this season.
The Rams opened their N-O schedule on Monday with a 14-5 victory over visiting
Senior catcher Maddie Fry had four hits in the victory, including a grand slam, and junior Sam Choate was the winning pitcher and had three hits and two RBIs.
Fry, who has been playing varsity for five seasons, is a three-time All-N-O selection who has committed to Mercyhurst.
“She’s our leadoff hitter, a true gamer and a true leader,” Grzymala said. “Mercyhurst is getting a great recruit.”
The Rams are loaded with talented athletes. Senior outfielder Lexi Lovewell was a second-team all-league pick last year. She also is headed for Mercyhurst, but to play field hockey.
Sophomore pitcher Mallory Steiner was a second-team all-league choice last year as well.
Senior outfielder Jayden Townsend, senior third baseman Jamie Bower and freshman second baseman Reanna Perkins were on the all-league third team last year.
“Our goal is to get back to the sectional championship game again,” Grzymala said, “with a different outcome.”
Clarence baseball is 4-0
Clarence, which finished just onegame behind sectional Class A champion in ECIC I last season, is off to a flying start in the division.
Coach Dave Smith’s Red Devils (4-0, 3-0
Williamsville South and Sweet Home played scoreless baseball until the 12th inning when each side scored.
Then the Billies pushed across a run in the top of the 16th for a 2-1 victory at Sweet Home in an ECIC II baseball opener.
Winning pitcher Mitchell Jackson drove in Jameson Mogenson with the winning run with a fielder’s choice grounder after two hit batsmen and a walk filled the bases.
John Rapp put South on the board first with a solo homer in the top of the 12th. Sweet Home answered with Keith Murphy’s two-out RBI single in the bottom half. Coach Julie Buccieri and her
girls lacrosse team paid extra attention to Monday’s opponent,
“We lost to them last year for the first time in a lot of years so we were ready,” Buccieri said of her Legends, who defeated the visiting Tigers, 21-11.
“We played our game, took care of the ball and had a good outcome,” said Buccieri, whose team is 5-1, with the lone loss to Palmyra-Macedon of Section V.
Katelyn Rokitka scored five goals and Maddy Mazur had four for the Legend. Jordan Rokitka and Stephanie Herrnreiter contributed three goals each for Lancaster. Lancaster built a 14-5 lead at the half. The Legends will play two more local games this week against on Wednesday, then a big game at
on Friday night before heading to the Orlando area for Easter break.
12-point game for Garlow
Lois Garlow scored seven goals and assisted on five others in
22-3 lacrosse win over
Lauren Mucica and Mackenzie Badgley each scored three times for the Thunder. … Jocelyn Fike of scored 10 goals and added an assist and Alonna Swanson had four goals and six assists in a 20-9 win at