Senior left-hander Eric Cartenuto of JFK pitched a no-hit game for the Bears in an ECIC IV baseball opener against Lackawanna. Cartenuto struck out 13. He allowed only one Steeler to reach base, on a walk on a 3-2 pitch in the sixth inning.
“He has a nice curve ball but the main thing is he throws strikes,” said JFK coach Casey Snyder.
Cartenuto pitched three innings in a nonleague loss to Fredonia last Friday.
“I had him on a pitch count. I just wanted to get him ready for the league opener,” Snyder said.
East Aurora’s Ian Allen struck out 17 batters over seven innings but was not the winning pitcher in the Blue Devils’ 6-2 nonleague victory over Maryvale. Nate Krueger, who pitched the last two of the extra innings, got credit for the win.
City Honors opened its Cornell Cup schedule with a 16-8 victory over rival Hutch-Tech as Tyler Bidron drove in five runs with a pair of hits.
Dan Lumadue had a double, triple and home run for five RBIs in Williamsville East’s 15-5 win over Kenmore East.
Tyler Hughes walked with the bases loaded to send Jared Zellner home with the winning run as Tonawanda scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to edge visiting Springville, 6-5.
SOFTBALL: Seventh-grader Laura Gregory of South Park struck out 19 batters in pitching a one-hitter as the Sparks defeated Bennett, 3-0, in a Thompson Trophy league opener for Buffalo Public Schools.
Jessica Rosenbeck of Medina ended a marathon against CSAT, 22-21, in the Niagara-Orleans League when her walk-off triple scored Stormi Kruger and Emma Fish with the tying and winning runs to cap a four run-rally.
Kalee Sandel had a pair of hits including a three-run homer for Cheektowaga in a 10-5 win at Springville.
BOYS LACROSSE: Jarrett Dolegala scored five times and added an assist as St. Francis defeated West Seneca West, 13-2.