WLLers complete epic run

Westfield Little League Baseball 10-Year-Old All-Stars pitcher David Beattie pitches against Longmeadow in the District 2 championship Saturday at Ralph E. Sanville Memorial Field on Cross Street. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

These blurbs are typically reserved for comic books, but Westfield’s heroic effort in the Little League Baseball District 2 Tournament deserves all these words and more.
The Westfield Little League Baseball 10-Year-Old All-Stars wrapped up a sensational run in the district tournament, going 8-0, outscoring their opponents 105-25, and capping it all off with a suffocating 7-0 win over Longmeadow Saturday at Ralph E. Sanville Memorial Field on Cross Street.
It was a pitchers’ duel for five innings. David Beattie tossed five shutout innings for Westfield, striking out eight batters.
Westfield chipped away with a run in each of the first and third innings, adding two more in the fifth before breaking out for three more in the sixth.
Jacob Barnes went 2-for-4 for Westfield with two RBIs in the top of the sixth. Beattie also added a single and RBI.
Brody DeBruin closed the game out in the sixth.
“All 13 players have contributed to this great run by doing what is asked of them day in and day out,” Westfield 10U manager Jason DeBruin said. “They are aggressive on offense and make big plays on defense. They play strong fundamental baseball. I am very proud of all of them.”
Is there more left in the tank?
Said Jason DeBruin: “We are poised for a strong run outside the district.”

Agawam 7, Westfield 4

Agawam held off Westfield for the District 2 Championship early Saturday at Ralph E. Sanville Memorial Field on Cross Street.
Jack Madsen had a key run-scoring double in the third inning and did all he could on the mound to try and tame Agawam before taking a wicked comebacker that skipped off the dirt and struck his leg, forcing him from the game.
Amaral also had a big hit in the third, plating Madsen before filling in for Madsen after Westfield’s starting pitcher departed with the injury.

Westfield 13, Agawam 3

Westfield improved to 2-1 in district tournament play with at Memorial Field in Agawam on Sunday.
Nick Madsen started the game on the mound and pitched a great first inning. Coen Marchacos provided three strong innings of relief.
Jameson Cotto led the attack, going 2-3 with a walk and three RBIs. Jaylen Dean (2-2, walk, 2 RBIs), Carsen Michelucci (1-1, walk, 2 RBIs), and Tyler Neal (1-1, 2 walks, 1 RBI) pitched in at the plate as well.
Westfield’s next two games are on the road at Easthampton Tuesday and at Longmeadow Thursday. The 9u’s finish round robin play Saturday (July 13) at Ralph E. Sanville Memorial Field on Cross Street.

12-YEAR-OLD ALL-STAR NOTES: Nick Gauger launched a three-run homer as part of a five-run fifth inning for the Westfield Little League Baseball Majors, who rallied but fell short in a game this past weekend. Westfield will look to stay alive when they return to action in the loser’s bracket final Monday night at Ralph E. Sanville Field on Cross Street at 6 p.m.

Westfield All-Stars

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