DUNKIRK — Head coach Frank Jagoda earned his 350th profession victory as Dunkirk beat Allegany-Limestone 12-2 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Affiliation Division 1 West play at Al Stuhlmiller Subject on Tuesday.
Subsequent up within the document books is Stuhlmiller, the legendary Marauders head coach who completed his profession with 360 wins.
“The very first thing is, it’s very good to do it with a bunch of youngsters who’re taking part in so effectively,” Jagoda stated. “We didn’t again into it. We’ve labored onerous to get to the place we’re. I’m very glad to do it with this group of men, this teaching workers and the fellows I’ve round me.”
Dunkirk (9-1, 6-0) scored within the first 4 innings Tuesday to take a 9-1 lead. After Allegany-Limestone put up a run within the fifth, the Marauders answered with a three-run sixth to finish the sport.
Phil Messina went 3 for 3 whereas Alex Ahlstrom, Mike Norton, Donovan Lockett and Bryson Travis every had a pair of hits within the win. Messina had a pair of doubles whereas Norton and Javy DeJesus every added a double. Lockett and Nick Zatorski every tripled.
“We hit plenty of gaps tonight. We had some actually high quality at-bats. All people actually hit the ball onerous,” Jagoda stated. “Donovan Lockett actually confirmed lots tonight. He had a base hit up the center with two outs and a triple. He additionally performed an excellent defensive recreation.”
DeJesus threw 3 1/3 innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts earlier than Tanner Schrantz and Mike Porpiglia every had a strikeout over the ultimate 5 outs.
Jayden Gustafson had a double and an RBI for the Gators (1-5, 0-5).
Jagoda’s first win got here in opposition to Salamanca in 1993 and now 28 years later he appears to have one other one in every of his higher groups.
“There’s been plenty of large wins for lots of various groups. We went back-to-back 12-0 seasons at one level. We’ve had some actually good groups,” Jagoda stated. “After I first began and we performed such a troublesome schedule, ending up above .500 was very, crucial to us due to our schedule.”
This yr’s schedule is a powerful one for the Marauders. It continues tonight — weather-permitting — with a go to from Class AA Orchard Park.
“We taking part in rather well. We’re 9-1. I’m positive Orchard Park goes to carry it,” Jagoda stated. “They haven’t performed since final week they usually’ll in all probability need to get their greatest pitchers on the market.”
Even with Stuhlmiller’s mark inside attain, Jagoda isn’t wanting on the finish of his profession.
“Yearly is completely different,” he stated. “I do know what my household needs me to do. … I didn’t give up when my children have been performed and I don’t intend on quitting once I attain one other milestone.”
WESTFIELD TRIMS T’BIRDS
MAYVILLE — Westfield topped host Chautauqua Lake 4-2.
Brad Babcock threw all seven innings for the winners, hanging out 13 and strolling two whereas permitting 4 hits.
Ethan Perdue was 1 for 3 and struck an RBI within the sixth inning for the profitable run.
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