Local trio helping to spark Thunderwolves

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 27 April 2024 at 2:33 pm

Contributed Photo – Helping to spark the SUNY Niagara baseball team this season is the local trio of, from left, Gavyn Boyle, Zach Fike and Aidan Paul.

A trio of local players have been playing key roles for the SUNY Niagara baseball team which is enjoying an outstanding season compiling a 35-7 overall record to date.

On the mound, the Thunderwolves starting rotation includes Medina High graduates Zach Fike, a sophomore, and Aidan Paul, a freshman, while at the plate, freshman outfielder Roy-Hart grad Gavyn Boyle, has provided a strong bat.

Paul, who leads the Thunderwolves in mound appearances with 9, has won 5 games and also earned a pair of saves while notching 49 strikeouts and compiling a 1.17 earned run average. His most recent win came Thursday as he hurled a 1 hitter with 8 strikeouts in a 5 inning 11-0 win over Tompkins Community College.

Fike, who shares second place on the team in mound appearances with 7 has 3 wins and a save while registering 35 strikeouts and compiling a 1.20 era. His most recent win also came against Tompkins as he allowed 2 hits and struck out 9 over four innings of the 21-2 five inning win.

At the plate, Boyle is batting .398 with 9 doubles, 1 triple, a team leading 4 home runs and 33 RBI.

The Thunderwolves next visit Finger Lakes Community College Sunday for a doubleheader.