Wednesday Wrap: Puglia hurls no-hitter; Athena edges Canandaigua

Joey Puglia hurled a no-hitter in Churchville-Chili’s 2-0 win over East. (Photo provided)

Andrew Francis pitched 3 1/3 innings of two-run ball and struck out three batters to improve his record to 6-0 on the season for the Batavia Blue Devils. At the dish, Francis went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Alex Hale and Taiyo Iburi-Bethel both connected for two hits, including a double. Sam Sallome doubled and drove in a run. Josh Weis collected a hit in three at-bats.

Jayson Russell scored the game’s lone run on a groundout from Anthony Bonacci in the second inning as the Greece Athena Trojans (18-2) pulled out the victory without a hit. Zach Geist and Casey Saucke both drew a walk in three plate appearances. Ryan Dineen hurled six-plus innings, allowed five hits, two walks and struck out a batter on 94 pitches. Senior right-hander Brandon Smith came in relief with a runner on first and sent down the next three batters to earn the save. For the Canandaigua Braves (13-6), Joe Brinza, Cooper Crunick, Dylan Mackenzie, Luke Pawlicki and Seth Vigneri all connected for a hit. Pawlicki drew a walk. Crunick threw a complete game, allowed three walks and fanned eight batters on 102 pitches.

Joey Puglia allowed one walk and fanned 10 batters in a no-hitter for the Churchville-Chili Saints. Puglia struck out multiple hitters in the second through fourth innings. John Bagley and Jake Carroll both drove in a run. Bagley had two hits and Carroll one. Jaden Nelomes, Ethan Putney and Amaury Samalot all added a base-knock as well. Putney’s hit was a double. Bagley, Brandon King and Nelomes all stole a base. For the East High Eagles, Angel Silva pitched a complete game, allowing six hits while striking out four.

Connor Stuewe singled, reached on an error and drove in three runs as the Penfield Patriots (14-5) won their third straight game. Nick Iannielo went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Collin Pichany and Gage Ziehl both collected an RBI. Ziehl singled three times and scored two runs. Pichany was 2-for-3 at the dish. Bobby Bradley and Dylan Emler both scored a run. Bradley connected for two hits and Emler one. Junior pitcher Danny Stapleton threw five innings of one-run ball, allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four batters. For the Spencerport Rangers (8-12), Jason Nau and Greg Ranieri both connected for a hit and an RBI. Ranieri scored a run. Nathan Hueber, Nicholas LoPresti and Gino Pellett all collected a base-knock and crossed the plate once. Kiernan Crowley pitched five innings and fanned five batters.

Senior Ryan Briggs pitched five innings for the Victor Blue Devils. Parker Mehigan and Brayden Murphy both threw an inning of relief. Senior CJ Williams was 2-for-3 with three RBI. For the Gates-Chili Spartans, Brian Georgetti was 3-for-3.

The Irondequoit Eagles (15-4) scored two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to win their fourth straight game. Nick Serce twirled a complete game on 104 pitches. The senior left-hander allowed four walks, two hits and fanned 10 batters. Serce retired seven consecutive hitters between the fifth and seventh innings as well. At the plate, Serce was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Senior Chad Gartland went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Jackson DeJohn and Frank Fernandes both connected for a hit. DeJohn scored a run. For the Hilton Cadets (6-8), Tyler Cerame and Gavin Moore both collected a hit. Moore drew a walk. Joshua Battaglia, Drew HerrNeckar and Alex Noto all had a walk. Noto stole a base as well. Justin Kuebel threw four innings of relief and struck out five batters on 77 pitches.

Luke Ciprich connected for three run-scoring singles, had five RBI and crossed the plate once to lead the Gananda Blue Panthers (12-4) to their third win in the previous four contests. Sophomore Patrick Walsh was 1-for-3 with four RBI, a walk and a run scored. Zach Ciprich and Tim McClare both collected two hits and drew a walk. McClare had two RBI and a run scored. Ciprich scored three runs. Junior Zach Valetta singled, drew a walk, drove in a run and crossed the plate twice. Senior Zach Dier went 1-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. On the mound, Walsh allowed two hits, one walk and fanned 10 batters on 80 pitches in a complete game effort. The sophomore retired the last seven hitters he faced. For the Monroe Red Jackets (9-9), senior Gregory Romero was 2-for-2 with a pair of singles at the dish. Rey Arizmendi drew a walk. Sophomore Andruis Batista struck out five batters in 3 1/3 frames.

Spencer John and Nicholas Twardeski both drove in three runs in four at-bats as the South Seneca Falcons (13-5) won their third straight game. John doubled twice, tripled, reached on an error and crossed the plate four times. Twardeski went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Ben Jessop doubled, drew a pair of walks, drove in a run and crossed the plate twice. On the mound, the freshman threw a complete game on 102 pitches, allowed three hits, two walks and fanned 11 batters. For the Bloomfield Bombers (7-5), Evan Miller was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Eric Sandle singled, walked and scored a run. Calvin Rodgers struck out six batters in four innings.


The Honeoye Bulldogs (19-1) rallied for four runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth to win their third straight. For the Marcus Whitman Wildcats (3-14), sophomore Nick Lloyd was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Senior Dylan Howell went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and three stolen bases. Kyle Copper doubled, drew two walks and scored a run. Sophomore Carson Miller connected for a hit and walked. Senior Luke Bassett was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored. The Wildcats had a 6-1 lead through four and a half innings.

Freshman Ryan Lester went 4-for-5 with five RBI as the Naples Big Green Machines (3-15) snapped a five-game losing streak. Dylan Bozeman finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in three runs. On the rubber, the junior pitcher threw four innings of two-run ball. Senior Nick Clearman connected for three hits, including a triple, and had three RBI. For the Dundee Scotsmen (1-13), John Bentley III singled twice and scored a pair of runs.  


The Mynderse Blue Devils (10-6) surged to a 9-3 lead through five innings and held on for their second win in the last three games. For the Penn Yan Mustangs (2-16), senior catcher Peyton Schuck doubled, drew a walk and drove in a run. Freshman Alex Foster had two hits, a walk and a run scored in four plate appearances. Sophomore Mason MacKerchar connected for a base-knock and drew a walk. Junior Brennan Prather walked and stole a base. On the rubber, Schuck struck out five batters in two innings of relief.

Logan Loveless’ infield single brought in Josh Armstrong for the game-winning score as the Wayne Eagles (8-10) used a two-run sixth to win their sixth straight. For the game, Armstrong was 3-for-3 at the plate. Junior second baseman Nathan McKenna singled twice, drew a walk and scored two runs. Senior Jaiden Burlee collected a hit and a walk in three at-bats. Richie Cassano drew a pair of walks. Logan Holgado hurled a complete game on 98 pitches. The senior allowed four hits, two walks and fanned eight batters. For the Newark Reds (14-6), sophomore Kyle Woods doubled in Julius Teabout and Daniel Wersinger for a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Wood was 2-for-3 at the dish. Teabout and Wersinger both connected for a hit in three plate appearances. On the mound, Teabout threw a complete game and struck out seven batters on 101 pitches.

Senior Paul James connected for three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs as the Sodus Spartans (5-9) snapped a three-game losing streak. Sophomore Donovan Fillmore went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI. Ryan DeBadts, Antonio Lopez and Chris Sergeant all collected two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Lopez and Sergeant both doubled. DeBadts scored four runs as well. Sophomore infielder Trent Orange-Paton was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. For the Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles (0-18), junior Hunter Donselaar went 2-for-4 with four RBI.

Jesse Countryman and Aidan Ricotta both collected a hit and a pair of RBI as the Avon Braves (11-7) scored four runs in both the second and fourth innings to win their seventh consecutive game. Senior Ryan Younger was 3-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored.

Senior Tim McMullen went the distance on the mound, fanning 11 batters as the LeRoy Knights (14-4) clinched the Livingston County Division II title. Junior Cole Heaney collected a pair of two-out RBI singles and scored the game-tying run in the fourth inning. Ryan Friend and Reece Tresco both drove in a run. Tresco had an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the third. Friend drove in pinch runner Jack Dempsey to give the Knights a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning. “This was a another great game with a very tough opponent and although both games ended in dramatic fashion it should not take away from the way both teams performed all the way until the end,” Knights head coach Antonio Koukides commented after the game. “Both teams came up with timely hits and great defensive efforts. Warsaw swings the bat very well and is coached to play tough with great intensity.” For the Warsaw Tigers (9-7), senior outfielder Greg Hare doubled in a run, singled and crossed the plate three times. Mike James led off the seventh inning with a single, advanced to second base on an error and reached third on a fielder’s choice.

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Sophomore Michael Walton singled twice, drew a pair of walks, drove in a run and crossed the plate once as the Geneseo Blue Devils (12-6) secured their third win the last four games. Jake Hamilton, Owens Lyons, Liam Miskell and Noah Reilly all collected a hit in four at-bats. Lyons scored a run. Junior Evan Salvaggio drew three walks and crossed the plate once. On the mound, Hamilton came in relief with runners on first and second and induced a pop up for the last out of the sixth inning. Despite allowing a single and hitting a batter to lead off the seventh, the senior right-hander got a double play and a strikeout to end the game and earn the save. For the York Knights (7-10), junior Ty Cunningham had three walks. Tim LaGeorge and Riley Stella all connected for a hit in four plate appearances. Clayton Harris and Matt McFarland both collected two hits. Harris drew a walk. David Cuozzo pitched three scoreless innings of relief. “We played a solid baseball game tonight,” Knights head coach Edward Green commented after the game. “We found ourselves in a few jams defensively but James Kennedy and David Cuozzo both did a great job of working out of things. We had plenty of runners on base tonight but we just couldn’t get that breakthrough hit.”

The Wellsville Lions (10-8) scored at least two runs in the first five innings and snapped a four-game losing streak.

Senior Nate O’brochta launched a three-run homer as the Avoca Tigers (12-5) won their second straight game. Junior Zach Hammond tripled twice. Cameron Giglio hurled five innings of relief on 62 pitches.

Sophomore second baseman Max Bailey went 1-for-3 with a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored as the Bradford Braves (9-8) won their fourth straight. Mike Beam, Blaze Machuga and Tyler Spina all had a hit and an RBI. Beam scored two runs and Machuga one. Beam swiped a pair of bags and Machuga stole a base as well. Senior Jordan Decamp collected two hits and crossed the plate once in three at-bats. Junior Brock Sorber was 1-for-3 with a run scored. On the mound, Steven Spina twirled a complete game, allowed five hits, one walk and fanned nine batters on 85 pitches.

The Cuba-Rushford Rebels (13-1) rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with seven runs in the fourth through sixth innings and won their fifth straight game. For the Belfast Bulldogs (8-5), seniors Alex Enders and Jonathan West both had a hit, a walk and an RBI. West’s hit was a double. Freshmen Nick Ellison and Matt Weaver both connected for a pair of base-knocks in four at-bats. Weaver stole two bases and scored a run. Ellison swiped a bag as well. Senior Kevin McCumiskey collected a hit, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored. Adam Enders drew two walks, swiped a pair of bases and crossed home plate once. On the mound, the senior went 5 1/3 innings and fanned six batters on 85 pitches.

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