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Falconer Rolls; Trojans’ Silakowski sets record | News, sports, jobs

Falconer’s Hannah Melquist delivers at the plate against Dunkirk during CCAA Division 1 West softball Wednesday in Dunkirk. PJ photo by Ashleigh Brown

DUNKIRK — Mylie Zaranek, Nylah Sharpe and Khloe Livengood all doubled as Falconer defeated Dunkirk 13-0 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West softball Wednesday.

Angelina Fiasco went 2 for 3 with two runs scored for the Golden Falcons. Hannah Melquist and Mylie Zaranek combined for a four-hitter in the circle.


SALAMANCA — Arianna Silakowski accomplished a historic feat for the Southwestern softball team on Wednesday when she set the single-game record for strikeouts while fanning 17 Salamanca batters en route to a two-hit, 12-0 nonleague victory over the Warriors.

Silakowski walked just one batter and held a no-hitter until the sixth inning when she turned in a record-setting performance.

Westfield softball players surround teammate Eva Gnadzinski after she collected her 100th career hit during Wednesday’s CCAA Division 2 West game against Cassadaga Valley in Westfield. Submitted photo

Not that it was necessary, but Silakowski got plenty of support from her Southwestern (4-8, 2-7) teammates.

Maddie Burnett led the charge with a grand slam, Siri DuBois went 2-for-3 with a home run, Jaidyn Newhouse hit a two-run single, Eliana Barone doubled and Lexi Beckerink finished 2-for-5.

McKenzie Crouse broke up the no-hitter in the sixth inning with a double for the Warriors and Kortney DeBoy added a single in the seventh.

The losing pitcher for Salamanca (4-11, 3-8) was Brianna Benjamin.


Chautauqua Lake’s Lucy Gates hits an RBI single during Wednesday’s CCAA Division 2 West game against Frewsburg at the Robert H. Jackson Sports Complex in Frewsburg. PJ photo by Christian Storms

WESTFIELD — Senior Tanleigh Bestine homered and junior Eva Gnadzinski picked up her 100th career hit on Senior Day as Westfield defeated Cassadaga Valley 17-1 in Division 2 West action.

Bestine led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run over the left-field fence and Gnadzinski followed with a home run of his own. The Wolverines (12-3, 9-1) scored four runs in the inning and never looked back.

Gnadzinski went 3 for 3 and reached the century mark with a hit in her second at bat of the day. She finished with a home run, a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Bestine was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and four runs scored; Keara Kincaid was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored; Drew Ernewein went 2 for 2 with a double and two runs scored; Sydney Hotchkiss was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored; and Charly Mathews doubled, drove in two runs and scored a run.

Bestine threw a three-hitter in five innings with five strikeouts in the circle.

Emiley Anderson, Anna Burlingame and Chloe Lundberg singled for the Cougars (3-11, 1-8).


FORESTVILLE — Quinn Pence raced home the eventual winning run on an errant throw in the top of the ninth inning, sending Randolph to a 7-6 win over Forestville in a Division 1 East game.

The Cardinals (6-5, 5-3), who led 6-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh, were led offensively by winning pitcher Aliza Hind, who had four hits, including a double; and Ryanne Bushey (double) and Donnilynn Sheldon, who each had two hits.

In the circle, Hind struck out eight and walked three, but saw the Hornets (5-6, 2-6) tie the game with a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh, highlighted by Jenna Emerson’s two-run single and Emily Lillie’s two-run double.

Lillie, Emerson and Aspen VanArsdale all had two singles in support of pitcher Megan Gruber, who struckout eleven and walked three.


FREWSBURG — Chautauqua Lake led just 1-0 in the fifth inning, but scored four runs in the final three innings to defeat Frewsburg 5-1 in Division 2 West play.

Cayzlee Johnson threw a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks in the circle for the Eagles (12-1, 10-0).

Lucy Gates had three hits; Johnson had two hits, including a double; Jillian Miller had two hits; and Alice Scarpine and Eden Ludwig added singles for Chautauqua Lake.

Ava Reale singled and scored on Teghan Trocki’s RBI double in the fifth inning for the Bears’ lone run. Addison Hultberg and Skylar Waid each added a single.

Trocki and Teagan Nazario combined for six strikeouts and three walks in the circle for Frewsburg (6-8, 3-8).

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