Clinchers abound as season wanes


The regular season is drawing to a close for some local sports teams, but not before they could leave their mark.

Hough, Rams clinch title
Southwick 8, Central 5

Southwick built a three-run lead through the game’s first three innings, and held off Central to clinch a league title Thursday.
Sarah Hough allowed five runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out six batters in seven complete innings. Hough also went 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Rams at the plate.
Southwick’s Brittany Penland and Sydney Gorman each finished 2-for-3.

Gators ground Eagles
Gateway 21, Franklin Tech 6 (6 inn.)

Allison Manos (3 runs) and Lily Ryan (double, 2 runs) had three hits apiece to lead Gateway. Kaitlyn Quinn also doubled.

Bombers blast through Hurricanes
Westfield 17, Amherst 3

Westfield closed out the regular season portion of its schedule with an exclamation point.
Jordan Kowalski (1 goal, 6 assists), Emma Metcalf (4 goals, 1 assist), and Kylie Buchanan (4 goals), Lara Finnie (2 goals, 2 assists) contributed offensively for the Bombers (12-6).

Shea, Rams silence Colts
Southwick 4, Chicopee Comp 0
Bart Shea recorded seven Ks in seven innings of a seven-hit shutout for Southwick. Rams’ Johnny Cesan (1-for-2, run, RBI), Dan Burnett (1-for-4, run), Shea (1-1, run, RBI), Sam Mizanoglu (RBI), Josh Lis (1-2, walk, RBI), and Nick Michael (1-2, walk, run).
It was a key win for Southwick over a Division 1 tournament team as the Rams improved to 12-7 overall.

PVCA topples WTA for tourney berth
Pioneer Valley Christian 7, Westfield Technical Academy 3
Pioneer Valley Christian Academy scored seven unearned runs off seven Westfield Tech errors en route to completing the continuation of a game delayed on May 23. With their win, PVCA finished second in the Tri-County League to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division 3 tournament for the first time in school history.
Matt Beattie (3-for-3) and Trent Adam (2-for-3, run) had multi-hit efforts for Westfield Tech. Tigers’ Riley Sullivan and Mike Durkee each had RBIs, and Darryl Reopel and Josh Sturmer scored runs.
Adam and Brody Zabielski combined to allow just five hits, striking out eight, and walking just two.

St. Mary’s 4, Mohawk Trail 1
Jessica Crosby and Amelia Murray won at first and second singles, respectively, for St. Mary’s. Saints’ freshman class duo, Allison Rougemont and Maura O’Neill, took the first doubles match. Caroline Leahy and Catherine Seklecki won the second doubles match.

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