I'd have paid to see it:
Marvin Pawlowski hit a walkoff home run to the opposite field with two outs in the eighth inning to conclude a memorable pitchers duel and give Grand Island a 1-0 baseball victory over Kenmore East yesterday.
Grand Island left-hander Joel Klock pitched a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts en route to the win, and Canisius-bound Scott Whitehead of Kenmore East threw a three-hitter with 19 strikeouts.
"It was the most dominant pitching performance by two guys that I’ve ever seen,” Grand Island coach Dean Santario told The Buffalo News. "We figured it was going to be a great outing, and it might be a one-run game."
All-around performance: Junior Jennifer Sansano pitched a perfect game with 18 strikeouts for Clarence in a 7-0 win over Hamburg in ECIC softball. Sansano helped herself with a pair of doubles as Clarence, ranked 11th in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association, improved to 5-0.
Coming up: Sunday games are rare, and Sunday games between top-five opponents are even rarer. But that's what's in store this weekend when No. 5 Penfield travels to No. 1 Baldwinsville in Class A girls lacrosse at 6 p.m.
Penfield (8-0) dropped down to Monroe County Division II this spring, so the Patriots may have their hands full with a Bees squad (10-0) that ended West Genesee's 52-game winning streak this month.
Extra points: Oneonta won only two of its first six baseball games this spring but has actually picked up the pace after coach Joe Hughes had to suspend several players April 20, The Daily Star reported.
The Yellowjackets won their fourth straight game on Saturday, 17-7 over South Royalton (Vt.). Freshman Mike Caulkins, an emergency recall from the JVs, homered in his first varsity at-bat that jump-started a seven-run first inning. James Carson won his first varsity start, going four innings.
Oneonta has come back to earth since and stands at 7-6 following yesterday's 20-3 loss to Windsor, which also beat the Yellowjackets on Tuesday.