Cards deal Bombers defeat

Mason Collingwood, right, is on the move for Westfield. (Photo by Chris Putz)

SPRINGFIELD – Pope Francis baseball pitcher Tanner Koziol scattered five hits, struck out seven batters, and allowed two runs as the Cards dealt the Westfield Bombers a 5-2 loss Tuesday.
Pope Francis jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Westfield pitcher Jimmy Hagan with a couple of unearned runs. Westfield cut the lead in half with a run in the top of fifth. The Cards responded with three (unearned) runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Bombers rallied for one run in the seventh, but fell short.
Westfield’s Mason Collingwood went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Hagan recorded 12 strikeouts on the mound in six innings for the Bombers. All five runs scored against him were unearned.

Tigers throttle Duggan
Westfield Technical Academy 15, Duggan Academy 0 (5 inn.)

Tobey Barlow tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out seven batters and walking just one in a mercy-shortened victory for Westfield Tech. Barlow also scored three runs on the base paths.
Westfield Tech’s Trent Adam led the offensive attack with two hits, including a two-run triple in the first inning. Adam drove in a total of three runs.
Darryl Reopel and Josh Sturmer each had two RBIs for the Tigers, who improved to 4-1 overall, 2-1 Tri County South.

Lancers double up Bombers
Longmeadow 8, Westfield 4

Round 1 of the Westfield-Longmeadow boys lacrosse 2019 series goes to the visitors.
Longmeadow exploded for four goals in the third period en route to an 8-4 win over Westfield.
Jack Barron (2 goals, 1 assist), Gregory Szylak (2 goals, 1 assist), and Rich Joseph (1 goal, 2 assists) delivered three points apiece for Longmeadow. Lancers’ Michael Bonavita collected one goal and one assist, Mark McClure and Carter Hanrahan each scored a goal, and Grizkas and Quirk each had one assist.
Longmeadow opened with a 2-0 first-period lead, and led 3-1 at the half before the Lancers took a commanding 7-2 advantage after three quarters. Westfield outscored their opponents 2-1 in the final quarter.
Cam Theriault led Westfield with two goals. Bombers’ Nicholas Clausen and Christian Nalepinski each had one. Matthew Bacon and Gavin Carzello had assists.
Westfield goalie Nick Mee finished with 14 saves. Longmeadow keeper MacDonald had seven.
Kris Meneses, Carzello, and Aidan Boyle at close defense; and Jack Finnie, Reid Hannum, and Justin Haluch at midfield kept a potent Longmeadow offense to eight goals.

Cone heads up Smith Voke victory
Smith Voke 11, Gateway 4

Megan Cone double, homered, had two runs and two RBIs to lead Smith Voke on the road. Ashley Shawbaker piled up nine strikeouts and scattered four hits (Stephanie Paiva, Allison Manos, Angela Wright, Lily Ryan).
Manos doubled.

Rams top Lancers
Southwick def. Longmeadow 23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21

Nick Brown and Andy Brown had nice all-around efforts to lead Southwick on the road. Andy finished with 17 kills, 14 digs, one block and three aces; Nick had 28 assists, eight digs, two kills and one block.
Southwick’s Mason Imbriglio made 34 digs.
Tyler Gellert (6 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs, 1 assist, 1 ace) delivered for the Rams, as did Zack Cahill (9 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces), Collin Strain (7 digs, 4 kills, 2 blocks) and Rylan Secovich (4 digs, 2 aces, 1 assist).

Hinck, Shevetsov pace Bombers
Ludlow 3, Westfield 2

Westfield’s Clara Hinck rallied from one set down at first singles to defeat Ludlow’s Olivia Dennis in a thrilling home match, 5-7, 6-3, (10-2).
No. 2 singles player, Brianna Shevetsov represented Westfield well at second singles, downing Rebecca Hall 6-1, 6-2.

Green Wave shut out Saints
Greenfield 5, St. Mary’s 0

The Greenfield Green Wave enjoyed a shutout against St. Mary’s. The Saints return to action April 29 against Palmer at Municipal Tennis Courts. Game time is 4 p.m.

BOMBERS GIRLS TRACK & FIELD UPDATE: The Westfield girls track & field team posted its first win of the season with Nora Griffith (800M), Catie Bean (100M), Ashlyn Baran (shotput), Kealyn Matuszczak (javelin), Laura Cyr (discus), and Nicole Servetnik (triple jump) leading the way.

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