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Patrick Kaleta is getting sued

  • Posted on May 14, 2010 at 9:22 am

Patrick Kaleta Sabres HeadshotRochester Democrat & Chronicle staff writer Kevin Oklobzija reports a lawsuit that includes Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta as the defendant.

According to Oklobzija, a lawsuit has been filed against Kaleta in New York Supreme Court over a 2008 car crash in Chili, NY.

The suit alleges that the April 10, 2008, collision occurred due to the “negligent, careless and/or reckless manner” in which Kaleta was driving.

The lawsuit claims the victim suffered “injuries in and to the body which are permanent in nature and has or may be caused to suffer loss in excess of basic economic loss.” Kaleta’s brother, Thomas, has been named as a co-defendant. Thomas was the registered owner of the 2006 Hummer that Patrick was driving, according to the report.

Unlikely prospect Dillon Gee anchoring Buffalo rotation

  • Posted on May 14, 2010 at 8:33 am

Dillon GeeDillon Gee was the 663rd pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur entry draft.  Not much is expected from a 21st round pick, especially in their third full season of professional baseball, but it is starting to look more and more likely that at some point, Gee will get the opportunity to become the seventh University of Texas-Arlington Maverick to appear in the Majors.

Gee was drafted and signed by the Mets in 2007 after his junior year at UTA, and he instantly impressed scouts in short season Single-A ball.  Gee went 3-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 14 games with the Brooklyn Cyclones of the New York-Penn League, and also posted an 8.1 K9, which was better than any season that he put together in college.

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Canisius Softball Defeats Manhattan, 5-4 in MAAC Tourney

  • Posted on May 14, 2010 at 6:05 am

Canisius SoftballSophomore Amanda Cannizzo dropped a two-run single into centerfield with one out in the bottom of the seventh to help lift the Golden Griffins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Manhattan in the first round of the 2010 MAAC Softball Championships Thursday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex. The win allows the Golden Griffins (33-17) advance to the winner’s bracket where the team will face Iona at 11 a.m., Friday, while the Lady Jaspers (25-22-1) will take on Niagara at 1 p.m., in the tournament’s first elimination game.

Canisius went into the bottom half of the seventh trailing Manhattan 4-2, but senior Michelle Fridey made the game 4-3 with an RBI-double to left center that allowed teammate Katie Medina to score from first. After Manhattan got an out, sophomore Katie Lancellotti reached base after being hit by a pitch, and junior Emily Helbig followed her with a base hit to left that loaded the bases. That set the stage for Cannizzo, who dropped a 1-0 pitch from Manhattan’s Melissa Donnelly into shallow center, allowing Fridey and Lancellotti to cross the plate to secure the win.

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NU Softball Edged By Iona 3-1 in MAAC Tourney

  • Posted on May 14, 2010 at 6:00 am

Julie DiMatteo Niagara UniversityThe third-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles (21-21) fell in extra innings on a walkoff home run by the No. 2 seed Iona Gaels, 3-1, in the 2010 MAAC Championship First Round on a rainy Thursday afternoon at the Demske Sports Complex.

“It was a great game,” head coach Al Dirschberger said.  “I thought we gave a great effort and played well all the way to the last play.”

Today’s game was a rematch of May 1st pitchers’ duel between Niagara’s Julie DiMatteo (14-6) and Iona’s Sarah Jackson (16-6) in which Iona escaped with a 3-2 win. Today’s game proved to be another battle between the two as DiMatteo put her 2-1 record and 0.72 ERA in MAAC Tournament games on the line.

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