SOUTHWICK – Emily Lachtara tossed a one-hit shutout, striking out 12 batters in leading Southwick to a 5-0 victory over Easthampton in a key softball game Friday.
Molly Petit grabbed an RBI for Southwick when she laid down a beautiful bunt in the first inning. McKenna Leary (5th inning) and Tori DellaGuistina (6th inning) delivered key RBI doubles.
Overall, the Southwick defense played very well as a unit when Easthampton managed to put the ball in play.
Southwick, whose only losses came against top five Western Mass teams, improved to 6-2. For the Easthampton Eagles, it was their first loss of the season.
Moniz, Bombers down Tigers
Westfield 5, South Hadley 1
Haley Moniz scattered five hits, struck out five batters and walked two to lead Westfield on the mound. Moniz helped herself at the plate with a double, triple and RBI.
Westfield’s Sam Schieppe and Libby Irwin each had two hits and an RBI.
Auclair, Warren land hits
Monson 17, Gateway 2 (5 inn.)
Ava Auclair and Emily Warren each had a hit for Gateway.
Saints run record to 7-0
St. Mary 4, Hampshire 2
St. Mary scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past visiting Hampshire, and improve to 7-0.
Jake Butler (run), Matt Masciadrelli (run), Shaun Gezotis (double, 2 runs, RBI), John and Daley (RBI) collected a hit apiece for St. Mary’s. Saints’ Kevin Rockwal and Quinn Powers each drove in a run.
Daley scattered three hits over five innings on the mound. He struck out three batters, walked three, and allowed one earned run. Rockwal allowed just one hit and one run in 1 2/3rd innings of relief. Powers recorded a strikeout.
Pioneers tip Tigers
Pathfinder 3, Westfield Technical Academy 1
A.J. Oliveira (2-for-2, triple, run, 2 RBIs) provided the offensive spark for Pathfinder; Andrew Roman (5 hits allowed, 10 Ks, 1 walk) was solid on the mound.
Westfield Tech’s Nick Clegg (double, run) and Andy Daniels each went 2-for-3. Clegg also recorded nine strikeouts from the bump.
Gators upend Mustangs
Gateway 7, Monson 2
Brandon Daniels tossed a 3-hitter over 5 2/3rd innings; and, Daniels (hit, walk, 2 RBIs), Josh Webster (2-4, 2 RBIs), Jake McKittrick (hit, walk, RBI), Brett Turban (3-4, double, run, 2 RBIs), Shane Mastello (hit, 2 walks, 2 runs), Garrett Bean (run, 2 walks), Brett Bonenfant (double, walk, 2 hit by pitch, 2 runs), and Wyatt Heeter (hit, walk, run) contributed offensively for Gateway.
Cards’ Ford tough
Pope Francis 19, St. Mary 4
Alex Ford scored five goals and delivered seven assists to fuel Pope Francis’s road victory at Boardman Field.
Aisling Butler (2 goals), Paighton Ramos (goal), and Casey Rutledge (1 goal, 1 assist) scored for St. Mary. Saints’ Sarah Wilcox and Laura Brodkin each had an assist.
St. Mary goalie Anna Kosinski finished with 13 saves.
Bombers top Green Wave
Westfield 4, Greenfield 1
Tristin Viale (6-1, 6-0) and Lyle Libanan (7-5, 6-1) won at first and second singles, respectively for Westfield. Bombers’ doubles pair, Jimmy Knapik and Matthew Roberts rallied to win 6-7, (4-7), 6-0, 6-2; Jalen Bondendorf and Joey Burdzenski won 6-2, 6-0.
Thurs., April 27
Palmer 4, Saint Mary 1
St. Mary missed the racquet of their first singles player, Jessica Demers, who was forced to cheer on her team from the sidelines due to a knee injury. The Saints shuffled around their player slots to compensate for their injured co-captain.
Freshman Jessica Crosby rallied from a four-point loss in the first set to rally past Palmer’s Amanda Costa at first singles, 2-6, 6-3, (10-7) for St. Mary’s lone victory.
St. Mary’s Zhenia Chang player her first singles match of the season.
SOUTHWICK GIRLS’ TRACK & FIELD UPDATE: Southwick-Tolland Regional High School seniors Lexi Klinkowski and Jalyn Sedor continued to excel in their penultimate season.
Klinkowski recorded a team-best 41 points, and qualified for the Division 2 championship in the triple jump (30-7.25) and 100 hurdles (18.2) as Southwick posted a triple victory with wins over South Hadley (68.5-67.5), Palmer (108-28), and Bay State Academy (134-1) Thursday. The Rams also continue to receive major contributions from several underclassmen.