Leading off today:
Bath pitcher Makayla Brzezinski threw her second no-hitter
of the young softball season Wednesday, striking out 14 batters over eight innings in a 1-0 win over Livonia.
Brzezinski, a senior who also has a one-hitter to her credit this season, walked one batter.
Kyra Wilson's two-out single in the bottom of the eighth scored Katie Burg with the game's only run.
Belge solid in loss: Syracuse Henninger senior Jeff Belge was solid on the mound Wednesday in his season debut despite a lopsided loss.
Pitching for the first time since suffering an eye injury last summer, the highly regarded pro prospect struck out 10 Liverpool batters and surrendered one hit in four innings while reaching 96 mph with his fastball. The Warriors put four unearned runs on the board against Belge, who walked four and hit a batter and went on to rout Syracuse 15-0.
"To say we beat Belge is a misrepresentation," Liverpool coach Fred Terzini told Syracuse.com. "I think our team beat their team. He's a hell of a pitcher."
Said Belge: "I know I can do better. I will do better as the season goes on. But I'm happy with today."
Liverpool junior left-hander Jeff Destefano struck out eight, surrendered four hits and walked three in five innings.
Historic win: Lewiston-Porter, which started its girls track and field program in 1980, finally scored its first victory over Lockport by edging the Lions 84-67. Emily Oliverio won the 200 meters, finished second in the 100 and anchored the triumphant 400 relay.
Emotional win: White Plains defeated New Rochelle 11-6 in its first girls lacrosse game since the death of coach Mike Leone, 49, who passed away last Thursday of a rare blood disorder.
Junior Kali Peeples scored the games first three goals to set the tone for the Tigers.
"He was always like, 'Good job, Peeps!' That would always motivate me," Peeples told The Journal News. "I really miss that on the sidelines. Those first three goals were for coach."
Leone, who has stepped down before the start of the season, took over the lacrosse team in 2012 and guided the Tigers to a 31-19-5 record.
A moment of silence was observed before the game.
"You have an emotional situation, we all lean on each other," said Gabe Robles, Leone's longtime assistant who has taken over the head coaching duties. "They lean on each other, they lean on me, I lean on them. That's the only way you get through situations like this."
Milestone: Sammy Mueller scored seven goals, including the 200th of her career, in Hackley's 15-3 lacrosse win vs. Fieldston. Mueller, who also had an assist, became the second player in program history to reach the 200 goals mark.
Semi-drastic career change: Nino Pilato is making the leap from coaches girls at a public school to boys at a private school, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.
Pilato, 41, had coached the Greece Odyssey girls soccer