BELFAST — Belfast jumped out to a 2-0 lead through three innings, outhit Cuba-Rushford 10-8 for the game, and had pitchers Adam Enders and Kevin McCumiskey combined for 10 strikeouts.

But for all the good the Bulldogs did in Wednesday’s non-league baseball matchup, their six errors were too much to overcome.

The Rebels broke a tie game with five runs in the fifth inning and went on to win 8-4.

“We kicked it around again tonight, which led to their big inning,” Belfast coach Derek Kenyon said, “and we left 13 guys on base. We’ve got to get better at our defense. We’ve lost four games this year because of our defense.”

Cuba-Rushford capped a 15-3 regular season with a sweep of the Bulldogs (8-5) as starter Ben Frank racked up 10 strikeouts. Nik Freeman and Andrew Clement collected two hits apiece for the Rebels, who will learn their playoff seed Friday.

Belfast’s Matt Weaver and Nick Ellison went 2-for-4.

Falconer 15, Portville 4, 6 innings

ST. BONAVENTURE — Mark Wilcox (double, 3 RBIs) and Joe Youngberg (2 RBIs) each posted two hits, Nate Abbey tripled, and Falconer (13-4) had four pitchers combine on a four-hitter.

Joe Long had two of the Portville (9-9) hits and drove in three runs.

Wellsville 18, Canisteo-Greenwood 1

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville avenged Monday’s 4-3 loss in convincing fashion, pounding out 17 hits to finish the regular season 10-7.

Liam McKinley (3 RBIs), Cooper Alsworth (3 RBIs) and Tyler Smith (4 RBIs) each collected two doubles, while Blake Beckwith tripled and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Chet Robbins (double), Alex Ordiway, Aiden Cook (2 RBIs), Colin Cook (2 RBIs) and Joe Tronetti (RBI) also had two hits apiece for the Lions.

On the mound, Colin and Aiden Cook combined for 10 strikeouts in a three-hitter.

Scio 24, Friendship 2, 5 innings

FRIENDSHIP — Cory Bolzan went 3-for-4 with three RBI and pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts and five walks for Scio (7-11).

Friendship fell to 3-15.

Andover 11, Genesee Valley 0, 5 innings

ALMOND — Genesee Valley’s Evan Windus won a 1-0 pitchers’ duel with Andover’s Chris Calladine on Saturday, and they squared off again Wednesday. But this time, the Panthers started fast with seven runs over the first two innings.

Calladine allowed three hits in five innings, striking out five batters and walking three, and led Andover (6-8) at the plate with a 2-for-2 day that included a double and four RBIs. Layton Miller was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

“We cashed in with guys on base,” Panthers coach Jacob Bannerman said. “That was huge today, and then we kind of kept the momentum going. We stranded a bunch of their runners, too. The guys seemed comfortable at the plate, and we made the plays behind Chris when we had to.”

Riley Gordon doubled for the Jaguars (8-10) who had won four in a row.

SOFTBALL CLASS C-1 QUARTERFINAL Cattaraugus-Little Valley 11, Tapestry 1

CATTARAUGUS — Lexi Mikowicz fired a three-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks, Emma Rupp (double) tallied three hits and four RBIs, and third-seeded Cattaraugus-Little Valley rolled in its playoff opener.

Lauren Eaton had a two-run double for the Timberwolves (10-10), while Emily Horth (double) added two hits and two RBIs.

“They put a full seven innings together,” C-LV coach Heather Kagelmacher said. “It was one of the better games I’ve seen them play all season with not having a bad inning.”

The Timberwolves advance to Tuesday’s semifinals, where they will face the winner of today’s quarterfinal between No. 2 Portville (12-6) and No. 7 Salamanca (0-13).

Kira Kilonsky had two of the hits for No. 6 Tapestry (2-4).



Falconer 034 233 — 15 11 1 Portville 010 300 — 4 4 4 Kal Pierce (1 SO, 2 BB), Nick Saeger (3) (3 SO, 3 BB), Mark Wilcox (4) (3 SO), Jacob Payne (6) (3 SO) and Nate Abbey Nathan Petryszak (1 SO, 2 BB), Joe Long (2) (1 BB), Dakota Mascho (3) (1 BB), Michael Stillman (5) (1 SO, 6 BB), Dominic Pascucci (6) (1 SO, 1 BB) and Stillman, Pascucci (5), Stillman (6)



Canisteo-Green. 000 001 0 — 1 3 1 Wellsville 445 320 x — 18 17 2 Hunter McCaffery (1 BB), Blake Updyke (2) (3 BB), Keaton Shaut (3) (1 SO, 1 BB) Colin Cook (7 SO, 1 BB), Aiden Cook (6) (3 SO, 1 BB)



Scio 849 30 — 24 14 1 Friendship 000 11 — 2 3 12 Cory Bolzan (5 SO, 5 BB) Evan Bogart (1 SO, 2 BB), Noah Boutwell (3 BB), Joey Bednez (1 SO), Dekota Stewart (5 SO, 2 BB)



Cuba-Rush. 000 251 0 — 8 8 3 Belfast 002 002 0 — 4 10 6 Ben Frank (10 SO, 2 BB), Nate Pinney (6) (3 SO, 3 BB) and Kaden Moyer Adam Enders (6 SO), Kevin McCumiskey (5) (4 SO, 1 BB) and Johnny West



Genesee Valley 000 00 — 0 3 1 Andover 250 4x — 11 9 1 Evan Windus (3 SO, 2 BB), Ian Coombes (3) (3 SO, 3 BB), Christian Tuttle (4) (1 SO) and Cody Schneider Chris Calladine (5 SO, 3 BB) and Spencer Cook