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Westhill, Ludden baseball keep on winning

Westhill and Bishop Ludden's baseball teams would have to wait a bit longer to see who rules the OHSL Liberty division, after last Wednesday's first regular-season meeting was rained out.

They are set to meet twice in the regular season, with the second game set for May 16 at Ludden, a week before the playoffs start.

Though unable to play each other, Westhill and Ludden found total success wherever else they played last week.

Back on April 23, the Warriors got its first serious test in league play at Skaneateles, needing a late rally to get past the Lakers 7-5.

Tom Piscitell started, but left after the third inning when Skaneateles took a 3-2 lead. After Westhill tied it, the Lakers used single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to put the Warriors in a 5-3 deficit.

At just the right time, Westhill struck, driving Laker pitcher Matt Wild (who also had a home run and three RBIs) from the game with four runs in the top of the sixth. Pat Lemmo and Mike DeCarr shut out Skaneateles the rest of the way to keep that lead intact.

DeCarr and Mike Mascari each drove in two runs to pace Westhill, as Zach Kiggins and Rich Hevier added RBIs. Westhill won despite getting out-hit, 11-8.

On the weekend, it got even better. Jordan-Elbridge threw a scare into the Warriors last Friday, only to have Westhill rally for an 11-8 victory.

After J-E grabbed a 3-1 lead in the second inning, Westhill used a pair of two-run rallies to go up 5-3, only to see the Eagle come right back with three runs in the top of the fifth.

Down again, 6-5, Westhill stomped on J-E pitchers Nick Chartrand and John Wilson for five runs in the bottom of that crucial fifth frame, a spurt that proved to be enough.

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