Westfield Little League Report

Kiwanis 9, Westfield Police 6

Kiwanis looked to bounce back against a tough Police ball club with Cam Hoynoski on the hill. Hoynoski came up huge for Kiwanis pitching 5 outstanding innings. The Kiwanis offense decided to show up in the late innings. After trailing 4-3, Kiwanis went on a tear scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th. Anthony Schabowski was 1 for 3 with a double and run scored. Dylan Arooth came through big in the clutch delivering a two hit 2 run base knock in the bottom of the 5th. Arooth was 1 for 2 and played tremendous defense at first base. Joey Calderella followed Arooth with a screaming double after a Riley Sullivan walk. Cam Cusack, the hottest hitter in Westfield Little League, continued his torrid pace with a double and 2 runs scored. Schabowski pitched great in relief, and Kiwanis won 9-6. Kiwanis improved to 2-4 on the season.

Westfield Little League logoCommercial Distributing 12, Advance Manufacturing 2
On a cold and drizzly Sunday morning, Commercial and Advance braved the elements for an only-in-New England spring baseball game. Despite a good effort by Advance, Commercial came away with a decisive 12-2 victory.
Colby Nadeau led off with a single and moved to third on a double by Jay Scherpa. Aidan King drove in both players with a double to the gap in left center. King scored as well on a well-placed RBI single by Ryan LaPoint.
In the 3rd inning, Commercial accepted 2 walks and both players were driven in by King who smashed a triple. They would boost their inning total to 7 on hits by Darin Towle and Jeffrey Donahue who scored on an RBI double by Andre Phaneuf. Phaneuf finished with 2 hits and 3 RBI.
A trio of pitchers Nadeau, Donahue, and Eli Petrone held Advance to 2 runs, both unearned. They allowed just 4 base hits and struck out 10.

GAME DATE: 4/30/16
Commercial Distributing 9, Kiwanis 5

Kiwanis’ road would not get any easier as they met up with cross-town rival Commercial Distributing. Kiwanis led 4-1 through 3 innings before Commercial stormed back winning 9-5.
Joey Calderella pitched for Kiwanis once again giving a great performance on the hill and baffling the Commercial lineup in the early innings. Trailing 1-0 after 2 innings, Kiwanis scored 4 runs via a hit batter, 2 walks, and 3 hits. Jared Noel had the big hit of the game with a 2 run double plating two Kiwanis runners extending the Kiwanis lead to 4-1 after 3 innings.
In the bottom of the 4th Commercial woke up. Eli Patrone (hit by pitch) scored on an RBI single by Jay Scherpa. Colby Nadeau and Scherpa came home on a 2 RBI triple by Aidan King. King would later score giving Commercial a 5-4 lead.
Kiwanis tied the score at 5-5 heading into the bottom of the 5th. Commercial’s Andre Phaneuf and Petrone walked and with 2 outs were brought in with a 2 RBI single by Colby LaPoint.
Kiwanis had some great defensive catches by Logan Hansen and Ryan Goyette. Anthony Schabowski was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Dylan Arooth, Cam Hoynoski, and Cam Cusack were all 1 for 3. Kiwanis had some great defense by Colin Cusack, Bryan Alaconis, and Riley Sullivan, but Commercial kept its cool and was able to pull out the win in the late innings, 9-5.
Commercial improved to 4-1 on the season.

GAME DATE: 5/3/16
Specialty Bolt 15, Firtion Adams Funeral Home 5

Specialty Bolt used two 5 run innings in the 1st and 3rd to pull away from Firtion Adams Funeral Home for a 15-5 win on Tuesday night. Cole Torres pitched 2 1/3 innings and scored three runs, while Joshua Wagner pitched 2 2/3 innings with 6 strikeouts. Wagner scored two runs to set the pace for Specialty Bolt.
Parker Roit pitched two innings, striking out three hitters, and scored two runs for Firtion Adams. Will Halbert pitched two innings and struck out four hitters for Firtion Adams.

7B’s 5, Extra Innings 0

In their third game of the season, Extra Innings found themselves facing a formidable opponent in 7B’s. Extra Innings Jake Satkowski took the mound for his pitching debut, throwing 50 pitches over 1 ½ innings including 4 strikeouts. While Extra Innings was swinging their bats that afternoon, Anthony Roberts had the only hit with a single in the top of the 5th. In the bottom of the 5th, Lucas Zabielski took the mound for Extra Innings, throwing a quick strike out to his first batter. The second batter got a hit at the plate and catcher Anthony Roberts made an incredible play to Jason Hurley at first for the second out of the inning. Zabielski struck out the next batter to end the game. Extra Innings fell to 7B’s 5-0.

GAME DATE: 5/5/16
Kiwanis 15, Southampton 6

Ali LaPanne was the offensive star for Kiwanis blasting a home run to go with two singles and a walk. She had 7 runs batted in for the game. Mia Tavares and Camille Bruno also drove in runs with singles and Alaina Raco had two hits and Allie Stucenski one. Raco also pitched two strong innings. Moja Premny had three walks and three runs batted in while Alejandra Strange and Julia Daley also walked three times and each had a run batted in. Katelyn Connor also reached base three times with walks and stole two bases. The win was the second straight intercity win for Kiwanis and raised their record to 3-2 on the year.

GAME DATE: 5/3/16
Westfield Kiwanis 7, Easthampton 2

Kiwanis rode strong pitching from Ali LaPanne and Alaina Raco to a 7-2 win over Easthampton at Sadie Knox to kick off inter-city play. LaPanne started and went three strong innings allowing only 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 6. Raco also went three innings allowing 1 hit and 1 run while also striking out 6.
LaPanne knocked in two runs with a double and stole home. Clinging to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the fifth, Tristan Macznik got her first hit of the year, advanced to third, and stole home to give Kiwanis a little breathing room. Then Mia Tavares followed with a 2 run triple to break the game open. Moja Premny followed with a double to score Tavares and extend the lead to 7-2. Raco also had a hit for Kiwanis. Special congratulations go out to Katelyn Connor who got her first ever little league hit in the game. Also congratulations to Julia Daley who got her first hit of the year and first 10U hit. Allie Stucenski walked, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs and Abagail Coe walked and scored for Kiwanis as well. Camille Bruno played some nice defense at second base. A great team win for Kiwanis. – Courtesy of Westfield Little League

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