WESTFIELD – …And they’re off and running.
The Westfield Little League Softball 12-Year-Old All-Stars are off to a fantastic start this tournament season.
Marleigh Monroe tossed a complete game, two-hitter and Westfield held off Agawam 3-1 in district play Tuesday night at Sadie Knox Field. Monroe struck out seven batters.
Monroe was backed up with great defense from catcher Paige Hutkowski, first baseman Ali LaPanne, second baseman Kelsey Bouchard, and third baseman Megan Cichonski.
Allie Rehor delivered a clutch base hit for Westfield (2-0) in the sixth inning, driving in the insurance run.
Westfield entered Tuesday night’s contest, fresh off a 9-1 win over Easthampton on Monday.
Cichonski also tossed a two-hitter to go along with 9 Ks.
Westfield catcher Rylie Nimchick provided solid defense behind the plate, and tossed out a base runner. The Whip City’s all-star team ended the game with a double play when Rehor made a catch in right field and doubled up an Easthampton base runner with a throw to shortstop Ciara Toporowski.
Camille Bruno delivered a three-run double on a rope to the left-center field gap.
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Westfield National 12, Amherst 1 (3.5 inn.)
Wesfield National scored six runs in each of the second and third innings, improving to 3-0 with a mercy-shortened win on the road.
Anthony Roberts, Jordan Hellers (2-for-3), and Jadiel Adorno each doubled (2 RBIs) for Westfield National. Tyrus Traska went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Trevor Wheeler had a two-run single.
Jack Madsen tossed a one-hitter through three innings. Madsen struck out two batters, walked two, and made four put-outs or assists in allowing no runs. Anthony Sanchez provided an inning of one-run relief.
Westfield National next takes on Agawam in a potential matchup of unbeatens Friday at Memorial Field at 6 p.m.
Westfield American 18, Longmeadow 8
Joe Maffia went 3-for-3 with in-the-park home run and four runs scored, Noah Amaral finished 3-for-4 with three runs, and Daniel Methe (4 Ks) earned the victory on the mound in Westfield American’s victory.
In other games, Westfield American downed Longmeadow 18-8 and Agawam defeated Gateway, 22-1.