SPRINGFIELD – The Westfield Technical Academy baseball team launched a hit parade on the road, and Tigers’ freshman slugger Trent Adam was the biggest beneficiary.
Trent Adam (2-for-3) blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning, and drove in five RBIs as Westfield Tech smashed Duggan Academy 21-4 in a mercy-shortened, six-inning victory.
Andy Daniels (4-for-5, double, 3 RBIs), Chris Boyden (3-for-4, triple, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Derien Wilson-Grant (1-for-4, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Cade Bradley (2-for-3, double, RBI), Connor Medieros (2-for-4, double, 2 runs), and Dante Bongiovanni (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs) also had multi-hit efforts for Westfield Tech.
Daniels scattered four hits over five innings, struck out six batters and walked one. Westfield Tech reliever Riley Sullivan came on in the sixth and struck out the side.
“Everybody was in a great mind set today,” Westfield Tech coach Bob Eak said. “They came to play.”
Bombers down Cardinals
Westfield 7, Pope Francis 3
Kyle Roberts and Jimmy Hagan had two hits apiece to lead Westfield. Roberts scored three runs, and Hagan had one.
Westfield’s Baley Collier collected two runs and an RBI. Jack Yvon drove in two runs.
Westfield pitcher Mason St. Pierre allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits. He struck out four batters and walked four.
Hagan threw an inning of no hit, shutout relief, striking out two.
Gamble pays off
Gateway 16, Smith Voke 2 (5 inn.)
Gateway pitcher Audrey Gamble (5 Ks) tossed a two-hitter, and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, triple, and five RBIs.
Ava Auclair went 3-for-3 for Gateway with a double and RBI. Gators’ Ali Manos and Stephanie Paiva had two hits apiece, and Grace VanBuren doubled.
Gateway improved to 5-1 overall, 5-0 league.
Bombers soar past Hurricanes
Westfield 17, Amherst 5
Max Maggipinto (3 goals, 3 assists), Kohl Lunardini (4 goals, 1 assist), Matt Bonsall (3 goals, 1 assist), Cam Theriault (1 goal, 2 assists), Will Cameron (1 goal, 2 assists), and Dan Antonellis (1 goal, 3 assists) paved the way for a Westfield victory.
Christian Nalepinski, Chad Bannish, Dan Buckelew, and Zach Cree scored one goal apiece for Westfield.
Westfield goalies Alex Beauchemin and Nick Mee finished with five saves apiece.
Gavin Carzello, Kris Meneses and Dalton Kiniry led the Westfield defense. Bombers’ Kohl Lunardini controlled the face-offs.
Olearcek paces Saints
Greenfield 4, Saint Mary’s 1
Saint Mary’s Erin Olearcek was the team’s lone winner in a tough match against Greenfield High School.
Olearcek played a solid, controlled match against Greenfield’s Katherine Fortin, overwhelming her Green Wave opponent 6-0 in the first set. Despite Fortin’s resolve in the second set, Olearcek persevere to finish off the match 6-4.
In first singles, St. Mary’s Jessica Crosby fell to Greenfield’s Liliya Georgita. Georgita prevailed after a tough first set, 6-4, and a second set that saw Crosby withdraw trailing just 2-1 due to what the team said was a “medical problem.”
At second doubles, Saint Mary’s Abigal Shannahan and Deirde Smith lost a hard-fought match, following a second-set tiebreaker, 6-3, 7-6.