Lakemen capture Section VI Class C title

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 May 2024 at 5:58 pm

No. 5 seed Wilson edged No. 2 Gowanda 3-1 in the Section VI Class C baseball championhip game this afternoon at Jamestown.

Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, the Lakemen scored the decisive two runs in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Blake Simpson and a wild pitch.

Tyler Johnston hurled a 3 hitter with 12 strikeouts for the Lakemen.

Wilson will next face the as yet to be determined Section V champion in the Class C Far West Regional on Friday at Salamanca.

The Lakemen become the second Niagara-Orleans League team to advance to the state playoffs as Medina will take on Section V champion Wellsville in the Class B Far West Regional at 10 a.m. Saturday at Grand Island.