Two no-hitters for Canisius
Four Canisius pitchers combined to no-hit host Cardinal O’Hara in both ends of a Monsignor Martin Athletic Association twin-bill Monday. The Crusaders won, 9-0 in five innings and 4-0.
Connor Ryan started and pitched three innings of the first game, striking out seven. Jack Herrman pitched the last two frames, walking one and hitting one batter. In the second game, Andrew Skomra struck out 12 over six innings. Ben Sendziak struck out the side in the seventh. The two allowed five walks combined.
Colin Tenney had two doubles and four RBIs and John Conti drove in three runs for Canisius in the first game. Mike Marcinkowski had two hits and an RBI and Nate Mascellino had a two-run single in the nightcap.
OP wins ECIC opener
Orchard Park got its ECIC I baseball season off to a strong start with a 9-1 victory over Frontier behind the steady pitching of senior right-hander Pat Sheehan, who went six innings, allowing three hits and striking out five.
“He usually throw strikes and is not going to beat himself,” said Quakers coach Jim Gibson.
All-Western New York outfielder Ryan MacCarrick had three hits for four RBIs and Dave Hollins hit a home run for the Quakers (2-0, 1-0 ECIC I).
Nichols off to 5-0 start
Cody Fleckenstein’s two-run triple in the first inning started Nichols on the way to a 6-4 victory at Kenmore West in a nonleaguer. Fleckenstein singled home another run. Seth Meyers tripled and scored and Nick Pollina went 4 for 4 for the Vikings.
Nichols is off to a 5-0 start and looks improved over last season’s team which finished last in the Monsignor Martin Association.
Tyler Howard of St. Joe’s pitched a one-hitter, striking out 14 in a 3-1 nonleague victory at Clarence.