Sisson Making It Look Easy Overseas For Wild Boars

Jake Sisson has thrown for 895 yards and nine touchdowns through three games with the Kragujevac Wild Boars this spring. Submitted photo

Former Jamestown High School and Edinboro University standout Jake Sisson (Jamestown/Edinboro University) is off to an exceptional start at quarterback for the Kragujevac Wild Boars in the CEFL, the European Football League.

In a 49-22 Week 1 win over the Jagodina Black Hornets, Sisson was 14 of 18 for 207 yards and two touchdowns through the air, including a longest completion of 50 yards.

In a 64-18 Week 2 victory over the Belgrade Blue Dragons, Sisson went 4 of 6 for 151 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing twice for 81 yards and another pair of scores. His longest completion that week went for 80 yards.

This past weekend, Sisson completed 22-of-34 passes for 437 yards and five touchdowns in a 53-36 win over the Koc Rams. He also ran four times for 96 yards and another score.

On the season, Sisson has completed 40-of-58 passes for 895 yards and nine touchdowns with no interceptions. On the ground he has accumulated 177 yards and three touchdowns.

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The Whittlesea Pacers won their first game of the Big V Basketball League season on Sunday, April 7, beating the Warrnambool Mermaids, 73-58, in the Championship Women’s Division.

Dani Reinwald (Clymer/Medaille College) had 16 points, 23 rebounds, four blocked shots, two assists and two steals while teammate Rachel Bell had 45 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers.

A week earlier, Reinwald had 20 points, 14 rebounds, a steal and an assist in a 100-67 loss to the Casey Cavaliers.

Whittlesea enjoyed a bye week this past weekend and will return to action Saturday against the Sunbury Jets.

During the Pacers’ bye week, Reinwald and Bell, as the team’s two “imports” coached some of the organizations younger teams.

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Alfred junior Jessica Wilcox (Forestville/Pine Valley) tied her own school record of 14 strikeouts in a game to help the Saxons (16-14, 8-4 Empire 8) to an Empire 8 split with defending-champion St. John Fisher on Saturday afternoon on the road.

The Saxons took game one of the single-day series at SJFC, 1-0 before dropping game two 5-0. Wilcox (12-6) pitched her 12th complete game of the year and sixth complete-game shutout against the Cardinals, who entered the day as the second-best hitting team in the Empire 8. Wilcox recorded 16 total strikeouts on the day, bringing her season total to 104, which is only nine strikeouts short of reaching the single-season top-five strikeout list.

Wilcox threw seven innings, striking out 14 batters, tying her career-high and AU record set against Sage in 2018. Following the game, Wilcox had thrown 19 consecutive scoreless innings.

Last Monday, for the fourth time in her collegiate career, Wilcox was named the Empire 8 Softball Pitcher of the Week.

It was Wilcox’s second Pitcher of the Week honor this season while she earned it twice in her sophomore season. During her inaugural collegiate academic year, Wilcox also earned Empire 8 Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, making Monday’s announcement her fifth overall E8 Weekly Award.

Wilcox went 4-1 on the week including a one-hit, shutout win over 10th-ranked Ithaca College. She finished the week with 21 strikeouts, allowing only four earned runs over 25 innings pitched, equaling an ERA of 1.09. At the time, she also moved into sole possession of fourth all-time in strikeouts at Alfred with 260. Wilcox recorded a second shutout win over Stevens Institute of Technology in Empire 8 action with the 1-0 victory.

The Saxons return to action today when they travel to Potsdam to take on the Clarkson Golden Knights in nonconference play at 3 p.m.

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University of Pittsburgh-Bradford freshman Reid Tarnowski (Fredonia/Fredonia) took a no-hitter into the fourth inning and a shutout into the sixth inning before Pitt-Greensburg hit an RBI double to beat the Panthers, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.

In Game 2, Pitt-Bradford junior Matt Hair (Frewsburg/Jamestown CC) doubled and was lifted for a pinch-runner who later scored to make it 2-1. The Panthers eventually gave up the lead in the top of the ninth inning, but scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the frame to win, 3-2.

On the season, Tarnowski is 3-2 with a 3.34 earned run average and one complete game. He has struck out 20 in 29 2/3 innings while holding opponents to a .259 average against.

Hair leads the team in hitting at .339 with two doubles, a home run and 17 RBIs in 16 games. He has struck out just seven times in 56 at-bats, and also made just two errors in the field while registering 102 putouts.

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Mercyhurst North East sophomore Wilmari Guzman (Jamestown/Jamestown) doubled in the Saints’ 8-1 victory over Monroe Community College last Tuesday.

On the season, the catcher/outfielder is hitting .373 with 14 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 24 RBIs. She has stolen 11 bases and struck out just 18 times in 142 at-bats.

Mercyhurst North East is 32-14 overall, including 8-0 in NJCAA Region 3 Division II play, and will travel to Erie CC for a doubleheader Wednesday.

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