Thursday Wrap: Oropeza paces Athena rally; Laursen leads Cal-Mum

Brighton celebrates Matt Falter’s fourth-inning home run. (Photo: VINCE PRESS)

Kyle Hennessey and Charlie Bennett combined to drive in five runs as Pittsford Mendon (6-1) won its fifth straight game. Hennessey plated Zach Janson in the top of the fourth inning to start the scoring for Mendon, then closed it out in the fifth with a two-run single bringing in Karthik Mathew-Malik and Tyler Procious. Bennett drove in Hennessey and Hudson Bockmier in the fourth. Bockmier started and picked up the win allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out five and walked four. Mathew-Malik finished 2-for-3 in the game. Bockmier was 2-for-4. Greg Ranieri gave Spencerport an early lead when he drove in Jason Nau in the bottom of the first inning. Nau brought in the Rangers’ second run in the fifth inning. Silas Egenlauf singled walked and scored a run. Arielis Lora provided two quality innings of relief for Spencerport, only allowing one hit. The game was played at the ESPN World Wide of Sports Complex in Osceola County, Florida.

Jorge Oropeza III plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fifth inning as Athena (4-0) erased a two-run deficit.  Oropeza drove in Casey Saucke II with his second hit of the game. Jagger Nucci started the decisive rally with a one-out double. Tyler Curtis got the Trojans on the scoreboard with a two-out hit, and Jayson Russell knotted the game with a single. Athena tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Anthony Bonnaci’s sacrifice fly scored Sam Sheldon. Brandon Smith went the distance for the Trojans to pick up the win. Smith allowed nine hits and one walk. Irondequoit pushed both of its runs across in the top of the third. Nick Serce singled in Jackson DeJohn. Chad Gartland drove in Jose Morales in the inning. Serce finished 2-for-3 in the game. DeJohn went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk. Jaleel Davis was 2-for-3. Nicholas Calarco started and threw three shutout innings for Irondequoit.

Nick Stodgell finished 3-for-4 on the afternoon including the game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning as Brighton improved to 6-0 on the season. Stodgell doubled twice, collected two RBI and a run scored. Trent Wasserman went 2-for-4 and scored the eventual game winner on Stodgell’s one-out single. Wasserman drove in a run and scored twice. Ryan Watson was 2-for-4 and led off the game with a home run. Matt Falter connected on a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Jack Falter worked 3.1 innings in relief for the win. Falter, Wasserman and Watson combined to strike out 11 batters. Sam O’Hora went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Tanner Frank singled and scored a run. Nick Vogt gave Schroeder a 7-6 lead in the sixth with a two-out, two-run single. Vogt collected three RBI in the game. Alex Vogt doubled, drove in two runs and scored another. Ben Conrow finished 2-for-5 with a run scored. Corey Spooner singled, walked, drove in a run and scored two more.

Anthony Roides drove in a pair of runs with a single as part of three-run top of the first, but Fairport could not hold off Briar Woods. Tyler Holmes walked and later scored on a passed ball in the opening frame. Roides finished 2-for-3 in the game. Holmes scored twice. Parker Houde worked three walks and came around to score. Tyler Staffieri had a hit and a walk. Brett Heininger walked and scored a run. Ryan Gaudioso collected a hit and a walk. Nolan Hicks and Ben Sanborn both singled.


Brendan Miller broke a scoreless tie with a two-run triple in the bottom of the second inning, and Penfield, (4-0) went on to score in each of the next four innings. Miller went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. The junior hurled a scoreless inning of relief retiring all three batters he faced. Jack Josephson started and allowed one run on four hits over four innings to pick up the win. He struck out four. Danny Stapleton finished 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a run scored. Connor Stuewe collected two hits including a triple in four at-bats and scored a run. Ryan Novy was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Nathan Sobko had a hit, an RBI and a run scored. Tyler Bush walked and scored a run. Gage Ziehl singled and drove in a run. 

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Senior Devin Mulcahy struck out eight and hurled a complete game. Mulcahy allowed six hits and one unearned run. Sam DeGrace knotted the game at one with a solo home run in the fifth. Thomas rallied in the seventh for the game winner. Caden Hann started the frame with a hard single to left. DeGrace followed with another base hit. Mulcahy moved the runners with a sacrifice bunt, and Jake Canfield brought in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly. Jake Veniskey followed with his second single of the day for the final score.  Arcadia’s Nathan Yantz allowed six hits and threw a complete game. Yantz went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double.

Trailing 2-o after five innings, Brockport rallied twice to tie the game before falling on a walk-off.  Sam Velletri drove in a run with a single and later scored to tie the game at two in the sixth. Pinch runner Esten Schalge scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at three in the seventh. Velletri finished 2-for-3 on the day. Nick Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double. Nick Nealon doubled and scored. Troy Leibert brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. Devyn Scheidt and Ryan Judd also singled.

Victor’s Billy Brady got his first varsity start and finished 4-for-4 with three RBI. Carson Rucker went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. CJ Williams was 2-for-4. Victor is 2-4 on the season.

Connor Robbins paced a 12-hit Newark (6-1/4-0) attack going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Matt Hutteman was 2-for-3 including a two-run double in the third to give Newark a lead it did not surrender at 4-2. Zach Rodrick was 2-for-2 in the game. Dan Wersinger  doubled and drove in a run. Julius Teabout picked up the win allowing two runs on two hits over five innings of work. He struck out eight and walked four. Dylan Blanchard-Rieke entered the game in the sixth and fanned three over shutout innings of work. Penn Yan Brendan Prather struck out five over five innings of work. Clark Simmons was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Mustangs. Matt Moniot also went 2-for-4 with a double.

Sean Flanagan went 3-for-4 with three runs scored to lead East Rochester (6-1). Mario Vega went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Vega earned the win.

Joe Laursen allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over five innings to pick up the win. Laursen struck out five. At the plate, he singled drove in a run and scored another. Eric Wilson paced the Cal-Mum offense going 2-for-4 with five stolen bases, two runs scored and an RBI. Troy Kolb went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and three stolen bases. Ethan Pies was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs.  Jake Burnett singled, scored a run and drove in another. Ryan Carpino drove in two runs and scored once. Adam O’Donoghue had a single and drove in a run. Camden Reed had an RBI sacrifice fly. Evan DiLiberto doubled and scored two runs.

Austin Jennings struck out four and gave up four hits over five innings to pick up the win. Collin Nelson collected two hits, three RBI and three runs scored. Junior Jason Story added two hits and two RBI. Drew HerrNeckar scored twice. Hilton is 4-2 overall and 1-1 in Monroe Country Division I.

Abel Austin paced the SOTA offense with two hits including a two-run double and three RBI overall.  Justice Salamone drove in a run with two hits. Reece Correa tripled and drove in three. Steven Lepki struck out four and allowed three hits over two innings of work. Zach Parson fanned four over two innings while allowing three hits.

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