Senior night for Clarence baseball is a big community event that became even more special Friday thanks to Pittsburgh-bound pitcher Mark Armstrong.
The senior threw a dominant no-hitter in which he struck out 18 batters during the Red Devils’ 4-0 nonleague win over Iroquois. Only three batters put the ball in play against Armstrong, who struck out the side five times in helping Clarence improve to 18-2.
Jamie Bly’s triple plated Chris Ossa, who had doubled, with the game’s first run in the bottom of the fifth. Clarence added three more runs in the sixth as Bobby Florio, Mark Materise, Matt Nawrot and Ossa strung together hits during the big inning.
• Eric Brennan had two hits and three RBIs, while Tom Anderson drove in a pair of runs with two hits as St. Francis beat Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 10-3, to post its 12th straight victory.
Zaepfel nets 16 in rout
Remmi Zaepfel scored a school-record 16 goals in just one half of action as Sacred Heart downed Holy Angels, 27-7, in Monsignor Martin girls lacrosse.
Zaepfel, a junior who left after 25 minutes because she had an acting role in a play, now has 70 goals on the season. Ali Owczarzak had three goals and two assists in the win for the Sharks.
• Hannah Lease had three goals and two assists, while Christina Heppner added two goals and two assists as Frontier routed Mount St. Mary, 16-2, in a nonleaguer.
Sparks finish 13-0
On a team with 12 seniors, including seven lineup regulars, seventh-grader Laura Gregory stood out all season and Friday was no different as she tossed a two-hitter to lead South Park to the Thompson Trophy Division II softball title with a 7-0 win over Middle Early College. The Sparks finish 13-0.
Gregory struck out 12 and also went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs.
Flames lax advance
Williamsville East beat North Tonawanda, 20-6, in a Section VI boys lacrosse Class B play-in game as Adam Schaefer, Hudson Weil, Blake Rickan and Brett Librock each scored three goals for the Flames, who face Williamsville North on Monday.