HS WRAP-UP: Tigers top Pioneers

Nick Clegg scores the first Westfield Tech run in the top of the first inning on the road against Pathfinder Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Nick Clegg scores the first Westfield Tech run in the top of the first inning on the road against Pathfinder Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

PALMER – Nick Clegg had a big day at the plate with three hits and four runs scored, and pitched four shutout innings of relief to help Westfield Tech past Pathfinder 13-9 Wednesday at St. Joe’s Field.
Westfield Tech used three pitchers, gave up six runs in the third – all on two-out hits – but bounced back to pick up a big road win.
Westfield Tech’s Nate Boulay, who went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, came on in a relief appearance to get the final out of the third inning.
Tyler French had a two-RBI double in the third for Westfield Tech, Andrew Daniels added two hits, and Brad Alvord knocked in two runs in the third with the bases loaded and two outs.
On defense, Westfield Tech’s Elliot Avery had a great game defensively at shortstop. Tigers’ Nick and Mike Clegg, and Nate Boulay also made nice catches in the outfield to save runs on hard-hit balls.

Bombers escape with ‘W’
Westfield 5, Chicopee Comp 4

CHICOPEE – Westfield pitcher Ryan Towel took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, before letting up two hits and two runs, and the Bombers went on to win their season opener 5-4 on the road against Chicopee Comp at Dulchinos Field in Wednesday.
Towel recorded nine strikeouts.
Austin St. Pierre (double, triple, RBI) and Zach Jarvis (2 RBIs) each went 2-for-3 for Westfield. Bombers’ Matt Hastings delivered two hits, and Colin Burns had a hit and RBI.

Southwick's Jake Goodreau hits a hotshot single up the middle. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Southwick’s Jake Goodreau hits a hotshot single up the middle. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Goodreau blasts walk-off winner
Southwick 3, Pittsfield 1

Jake Goodreau hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Southwick at Whalley Field.

Bean, Turban go 2-for-4 in loss
Franklin Tech 15, Gateway 7

Kyle Bean (run, RBI), Jake McKittrick (2 runs, RBI), and Brett Turban (run, RBI) each went 2-for-4 for Gateway.
Turban also had seven Ks on the mound.

Lachtara 2-hits Granby; Rogers homers

Southwick 4, Granby 0
Southwick pitcher Emily Lachtara pitched a two-hitter. The Rams’ ace dealt 13 strikeouts and walked none.
Southwick’s Sydney Rogers (3 hits, 2 runs scored, RBI) belted a homer, Brittany Pendleton (RBI, 2 runs) fell a home run short of the cycle, and Tory Delaguistina collected a single and double.

Clemente, Moniz, Barnes pace WHS
West Springfield 5, Westfield 4

Nikki Clemente (2-for-4 triple, run, RBI) and Hayley Moniz (3-for-4, double) led Westfield. Bombers’ Grace Barnes had a hit and two RBIs.
Moniz also struck out five batters on the mound.

Bombers sweep to 3-0
Westfield def. Ludlow, 25-22, 25-16, 25-14

Westfield improved to 3-0 with a home win. Igor Belokopytov (10 kills), Noah Kappel (8 kills, 5 blocks), Tyler Stanton (16 digs), and Scott Walsh (28 assists) contributed for the Bombers.
“Great serving and setting from Scott Walsh, and a productive night from our middles (Cappel and Noah Murray) gave us the ability to extend our lead,” Westfield coach Tyler Wingate said.
“We had to work hard for it, but a great comeback in Set One sent us on our way.”

Southwick attempted to raise the bar against visiting Palmer in a high school boys' track and field meet Wednesday. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Southwick attempted to raise the bar against visiting Palmer in a high school boys’ track and field meet Wednesday. (Photo by Bill Deren)

Walden, Webb, Blackburn double-winners
Southwick 85, Palmer 51

Derm Walden (discus, 119-1; shotput, 40-3), Darius Webb (long jump, 19-1.25; 100 meters, 11.6), and Brandon Blackburn (110 high hurdles, 18.2; 400 hurdles, 1:07.0) won two events apiece to lead Southwick.

Bombers shine in season-opening win
Westfield 3, West Springfield 2

It was a bright day in more ways than one for the Westfield High School boys’ tennis team.
Under bright sunshine, Westfield edged visiting West Side 3-2 in a league match.
First singles’ player Tristin Viale won 6-0, 6-1; Lyle Libanan won at third singles, 6-1, 6-2; and, second doubles pair, Jalen Bodendorf and Colin Gilbert defeated West Springfield’s Earl Rice, Jr., and Shaw Wilkinson in a hard-fought match, 6-2, 1-6, 6-0.
“That match swung like a pendulum,” Westfield co-coach Pete Morizio said. “It was a competitive match all the way through. Good sportsmanship. It was just a really nice home opener for the Bombers.”

Saints hit road block
Turners Falls 5, St. Mary 0

St. Mary lost a tough one on the road.

Late Results – Tues., April 12
Bombers torch Purple Knights
Westfield 4, Holyoke 1

First and second singles players’ Clara Hink and Anushka Sharma won, 6-3, 6-2, and 7-5, 6-2, respectively, for Westfield. Bombers’ top doubles pair, Natalie Mitchell and Gabby Rivera downed Holyoke’s Stephanie Cdon and Perryne Vega, 6-2, 6-3, and second doubles’ duo Emma Macleod and Camille Mckenzie dispatched Purple Knights’ Makenzie Pratt and Alix Lopez, 6-3, 6-4.

Frontier 5, St. Mary 0
Demers wages tough battle
St. Mary played some tough matches but could not overcome Frontier.
Saint Mary’s Jessica Demers faced Frontier Regional’s Celia Speth in 1st singles. Once again, Demers played the longest match of the day. The two young ladies took a set a piece with Speth taking the first set 6-2, and Demers playing her to a tie 6-6 in the second set. The two played a 7-point tiebreaker that Speth won, 7-4.
Jessica Crosby of Saint Mary’s faced Frontier Regional’s Alli Zera in 2nd singles. The two had a hard fought first set that Zera won 7-5. Zera took the second set, 6-1.
In third singles, Saint Mary’s Ashley Forest battled Frontier Regional’s Ashley Barrington. It was a tough fought match for Forest. Barrington took both sets, 6-1, 6-0.
Alexis Shedd and Fiona Chen of Saint Mary’s faced off against Frontier Regional 1st doubles players’ Eriska Poissant and Tori Bower. Frontier won both sets, 6-1, 6-0.
St. Mary’s eighth grader Madison Hamlin and 11th grader Zhenia Chang teamed up to play their first match of the season, in a 2nd doubles match against Frontier Regional’s Anna Zera and Tori Speth. Frontier swept 6-0, 6-0.

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