WESTFIELD – The Westfield Technical Academy High School softball team won its season opener in resounding fashion Monday, belting Sci-Tech 39-6 in a mercy-shortened, five-inning game Monday at Whitney Field.
Westfield Tech’s Cheyenne Slack blasted a two-run homer in the first inning. Jennisha Alvalle and Emily Dorval each collected two doubles, while Stephanie Allen and Keisha DeJesus had one double apiece.
Tigers’ pitcher Keisha DeJesus also got the work done on defense, giving a solid effort pitching for the home team. DeJesus went all five innings.
Schieppe tallies two hits in WHS loss
Agawam 6, Westfield 0
Westfield managed just four hits off Allison Wheeler – two from Sam Schieppe and one each from Morgan Zabielski and Grace Barnes – in a shutout loss.
Wheeler recorded seven strikeouts.
Lachtara tosses one-hitter
Southwick 5, Palmer 0
Emily Lachtara struck out 10 batters in tossing a one-hitter. Lachtara did not allow a walk.
Katelyn Sylvia went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Southwick, Tori DellaGiustina and Steph Devine drove in one run apiece, Sydney Rogers scored twice, and Lachtara walked and scored a run.
Tigers maul PVC
Westfield Technical Academy 18, Pioneer Valley Christian 2
Westfield Tech’s Nick Clegg pitched a four-inning, two-hitter in a mercy-shortened contest, and the Tigers clubbed 14 hits.
Clegg struck out eight batters, walked three, and allowed two runs.
Nate Boulay and Brad Alvord delivered three hits apiece, while Chris Boyden, Alex Sparks, Skyler Bishop, and Elliott Avery each had two.
“This is a great start to the season,” Westfield Tech coach Kyle Dulude said. “We have a lot of baseball to play in the next three weeks. (The) boys are looking forward to it. It should be a lot of fun.”
Hannoush, Daley lifts Saints
St. Mary 4, Putnam 2
Matt Hannoush produced a three-hit day, including a two-run double in the top of the seventh inning to help rally St. Mary from a 2-1 deficit. The Saints (1-1) scored four unanswered runs to win the game.
St. Mary’s Shaun Gezotis and Matt Masciadrelli each went 2-for-4. Jake Butler, Nate Bonini, and Billy Lamirande collected a hit apiece for the Saints.
St. Mary pitcher John Daley delivered a solid effort on the mound, scattering four hits, walking two batters, and striking out nine.
Rams edge Indians
Southwick 1, Ware 0
Dan McClellan knocked in the game’s only run, and Nick Kavrakis allowed just four hits, three walks, and no runs to lift Southwick in a season opener. Kavrakis recorded three punchouts.
Andrew Mitchell earned a save for Southwick, allowing no hits, one walk, and striking out one.
Bombers ground Falcons
Westfield def. Minnechaug 25-12, 25-21, 25-18
Westfield received a balanced effort to pull off a good league win on the road.
Igor Belokopytov (7 kills), Eddie Loboda (10 kills, 4 aces), Noah Kappel (6 kills), Andrew Burrage (7 kills, 5 digs), Tyler Stanton (3 aces, 8 digs), and Scott Walsh (30 assists, 2 aces) contributed for Westfield.
“(It was) not as an efficient or complete performance as last Thursday,” Westfield coach Tyler Wingates said. “(We are) still finding our rhythm but happy we could come away with the win.”
Spear, Siart lead attack
Monson 15, St. Mary 6
St. Mary rallied from an early three-goal deficit, rallying to take a 5-4 lead into the second half before running out of steam, and healthy players late.
Reilly Siart (2 goals, 3 assists) and Johnathan “Budda” Spear (3 goals, 1 assist) led the Saints’ attack with three goals and one assist.
St. Mary eighth-grade goalie Tommy Russell made nine saves in his varsity debut in net.
Saints clip PVC
St. Mary 3, Pioneer 2
St. Mary’s eighth grader Jessica Crosby defeated Pioneer’s Renee LeClair in second singles, 6-0, 6-3; and junior Ashley Forest, in her first varsity match, toppled Dominique Jordaan, 6-2, 6-3.
The Saints also won at first doubles as 10th grader Alexis Shedd and junior Brianna Rivera downed Skylar Chapadelain and Katya Jemiolo, 6-3, 6-0, at second doubles.
Longmeadow 5, Westfield 0
Longmeadow swept Westfield in all three singles matches, 6-0, 6-0. First singles pair Natalie Mitchell and Gabby Rivera fell 6-2, 6-1; and second doubles pair Gianna Langone and Emma Macleod lost 6-1, 6-3.
BOYS’ TRACK & FIELD
Castor top Ram
Monson 77, Southwick 68
Brandon Castor won two events – the 200 meters (23.0) and high jump (5-8) – and was part of the winning 4×100 relay team (48.20) to lead Southwick.
Rams fall short
Sabis def. Southwick 14-25, 25-17, 25-14, 25-19
Dylan Buscemi (7 assists, 7 digs), Jack Lebo (10 kills, 19 digs), Ryan Todesco (8 kills, 25 digs), and Declan O’Donnell (3 aces, 8 digs) led Southwick.