Leading off today:
Friday was the wrong day to be a No. 1 seed in the Section 5 baseball tournament. Three top-seeded teams were bounced by No. 8 seeds
in quarterfinal action:
• Tim Proud went 4-for-5 with four runs batted in as Aquinas defeated Rochester School of the Arts 16-8 in Class A-2 action. Johnny Mason chipped in with three RBIs and three runs scored.
• In Class A-1, George Gins struck out seven in a complete game and hit a home run as Pittsford Mendon eliminated Rochester East 13-5.
• In Class C-1. LeRoy ousted Williamson 7- as Cody Fitzsimmons fanned eight and contributed a pair of hits at the plate.
More baseball: The string of baseball upsets (if you go by seedings, anyway) wasn't limited to the Rochester/Finger Lakes region of the state.
• In Section 8 Class A, 15th-seeded Manhasset reached the Class A semifinals with a 5-2 win over second-seeded Carey. It was Manhasset's third straight win of the postseason.
With Manhasset trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, Rob Giovanelli launched the second pitch of his at-bat over the leftfield fence for a grand slam.
"We were the 15th seed, but we knew we weren't really a 15th seed, we just had a few rough games," Giovanelli told Newsday. "We had a tough bracket. We just came in here thinking we were going to fight with the teams that don't really know that we're good."
• East Aurora knocked off top-seeded Buffalo City Honors 8-6 in the Section 6 Class B-1 quarterfinals as Alex Baase threw a complete game, banged out three hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Boys lacrosse: Pat Magliocchino's fifth goal of the game, this one in double overtime, gave Archbishop Stepinac a 12-11 win at St. John the Baptist in a CHSAA Class AA Intersectional game.
It was Stepinac's first AA playoff win. The Crusaders will face Iona Prep on Tuesday in a semifinal.
Softball: Frankfort-Schuyler freshman Taylor Christensen hit her first two homers of the season and drove in 10 runs in the Maroon Knights' 22-6 win over Westmoreland in a non-league game.
Christensen went 5-for-6 and scored six runs.
Back in the draw: Cornwall sophomore tennis standout Dan Leach has received a medical waiver from Section 9 to compete in its postseason tournament after he was cleared to compete by a doctor Friday afternoon.
Leach defaulted and missed the qualifying Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association championship this week after becoming ill during a practice session Wednesday, The Times Herald-Record reported.
He will have to play an outbracket match for a spot in the Section 9 singles tournament's round of 16.