Kendall romps and Albion bows in diamond sectional openers

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 May 2024 at 6:01 pm

Scoring early and often, No. 4 seed Kendall romped to a 17-0 victory over No. 13 Alfred-Almond this afternoon in the opening round of the Section V Class C2 baseball playoffs.

Kendall took charge early erupting for 6 runs in the second inning highlighted by a three-run single by Vinnie D’Agostino.

A two-run single by CJ D’Agostino later highlighted a three-run fifth inning.

The Eagles closed out the win with a huge 7 run sixth inning which included a pair of RBI singles by Louis Conte along with one each by Jimmie Swift, Gio Rodriguez, Vinnie D’Agostino and Colby Hughes.

Louie Conte and Swift both finished with 3 his as Vinnie D’Agostino and Nate Shaw each had 2.

Swift picked up the win on the mound allowing just 1 hit with 10 strikeouts in five innings of work.

Kendall will next face the winner of Sunday’s No. 5 Alexander vs. No. 12 Byron-Bergen game in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Section VI Class A2

Dunkirk 10, Albion 0
Scoring in every inning, No. 7 seed Dunkirk posted a 10-0 win over No. 10 Albion in the opening round of the Section VI Class A2 playoffs this afternoon at Gowanda.

After scoring solo runs in each of the first two innings Dunkirk pulled away with four tallies in the third frame.

Nate Gibson had a pair of hits, including a double, for Albion which had just 5 hits on the day.