EAST LAKE BABE RUTH LEAGUE
Led by Ben Burk, Southwestern broke it open with an eight-run third inning to down Gowanda to win the 2014 championship Tuesday night at Diethrick Park.
Above are the Jamestown Under-9 All-Stars. Kneeling, from the left, are Caleb Piazza, Owen Kearney, Dravin DeJesus, John Torres, Nates Torres and Alex Latone. In the second row are Marshall Tantillo, Sean O’Brien, Julian McGaughey, Mason Chapman, Coleson Barber and Colin Melendez. In the third row are Coach Mike Latone, Coach John O’Brien and Coach Mike Barber.
Burk hit a two-run triple in the eight-run uprising and finished the game with four RBIs and three hits as Southwestern won going away, 14-2.
In the decisive inning, Southwestern sent nine batters to the plate.
Burk had a two-run double off the left field wall in the home half of the first inning to plate Joey Gerace and Cole Snyder.
Snyder wound up with three hits, Derek Miller two and Gerace connected for three-run double as every player scored at least a run for Southwestern.
Zack Craker pitched the first five innings, giving up three hits, striking out three and walking three.
RUTH LEAGUE (13-15)
Behind the combined one-hit hurling of Noah Johnson and Collin DePonceau, Jamestown Savings Bank prevailed over the Jock Shop, 10-1.
Mark Mammoser singled and Griffin Noon scored the only run off Johnson, who worked six innings and fanned six. DePonceau finished up with an inning of work.
Drew Boggs, Johnson and DePonceau had two hits for the winners.
Jamestown finished fourth among seven teams at the Western New York State Tournament at Roseland Park.
On July 20, Jamestown beat Camillus, 12-10, with John Torres getting the winning hit with an RBI double.
Julian McGaughey delivered three hits with two doubles, Marshall Tantillo and Sean O'Brien added two hits in the 15-hit attack. Dravin DeJesus stole four bases and Owen Kearney had three steals.
Caleb Piazza, Nate Torres and Sean O'Brien were on the mound for Jamestown and fanned eight.
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In the opener, Eden defeated Jamestown, 17-0, with Torres and O'Brien doing the pitching with five strikeouts.
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Jamestown toppled Mid-Lakes, 14-11, with O'Brien, Piazza and Torres having 11 strikeouts.
Coleson Barber, O'Brien and McGaughey had three hits in the win. Torres and DeJesus contributed two hits with DeJesus stealing four more bases and Kearney three.
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North Tonawanda downed Jamestown, 13-3, in the other game.
Jamestown won the first game, downing Evans, 14-8, with Tantillo and McGaughey permitting five hits.
Tantillo went five innings and allowed four hits while McGaughey yielded one hit with two strikeouts in an inning.
Colin Melendez had two hits and Julian McGaughey a two-run double for the winners. O'Brien stole seven bases and Piazza four.
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Barber hurled a seven-hitter with four strikeouts as Jamestown rolled over Lakeview, 21-6, in five innings.
Tantillo had four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in five runs.
McGaughey also drove in five runs with two hits, which included a home run. John Torres had a double and Kearney singled and doubled.
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The championship game saw Eden overpower Jamestown, 18-1.
Jamestown had six hits with a double by Mason Chapman, who threw out two runners trying to steal.
Barber and Tantillo did the pitching for Jamestown and had four strikeouts.