Extra effort

WESTFIELD – Beating the defending state Division 3 baseball is no easy task.
It took a little extra – eight innings – for Hampshire to topple the region’s finest D3 squads as the Red Raiders toppled the St. Mary Saints 4-3 Monday at Bullens Field.
It was a tight game throughout.
After both teams went scoreless through three innings, Hampshire struck for two runs in the top of the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead. St. Mary, always resilient, bounced back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to knot the game at 3-all.

Matt Masciadrelli leads off the game for the St. Mary High School baseball team, and takes second on a throwing error Monday against Hampshire at Bullens Field. (Photo by Bill Deren)

It was not meant to be though as Hampshire squeezed past St. Mary with a run in extras.
Garrett Antosz was the only Hampshire player who managed to put together a multi-hit game. Antosz, the Red Raiders No. 3 batter, went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Jake Labrie went 1-for-2 with two walks and a run.
Hampshire pitcher John Carey tossed a 3-hit shutout through five innings. He struck out three batters and walked two. Red Raiders’ Jordan Washburn gave up three runs in three innings of relief.
Aidan Burke led St. Mary’s with a 2-for-3 effort. Saints’ Hunter Authier doubled.
St. Mary pitcher Jack Masciadrelli scattered six hits over six-plus innings. He finished with seven Ks, two walks, and allowed three runs. Saints’ reliever Kevin Rockwal yielded two hits and one run in 1 2/3 innings of work.

Rams rally to stay unbeaten (7-0)
Southwick 3, Pittsfield 2

Southwick rallied from two runs down with a 3-run fifth inning to slip past Pittsfield. More importantly, the Rams improved to an impressive 7-0.
Josh Lis got things started for Southwick with a base hit to begin the fifth. Dalton Bessette followed with a sac-bunt. Jack Fairlie walked and the base runners advanced on a wild pitch. Tyler Keeney delivered the game-tying runs, smacking a hit over the first baseman’s head into right field. Connor Roy, who also singled in the first, reached on catcher’s interference. Dan Burnett drove in the eventual game-winning run with an RBI double to right field.
Southwick pitcher Nick Kavarakis tossed a three-hitter over six innings, striking out six batters, walking two, and allowing two runs. Burnett forced a fly out, strikeout, and ground out to earn the save.
“We hope to keep building on (our record) and put ourselves in position for the end of the year,” said Southwick baseball coach Bill Dupre.

Westfield nets comeback, 11-0 mark
Westfield def. Greater New Bedford RVTHS 20-25, 15-25, 25-18, 25-14, 17-15

Westfield rallied from two sets down to escape with a narrow victory, keeping their unbeaten streak intact at 11-0 (4-0 North).
Shane Kiendzior (25 kills, 5 aces, 17 digs), James Pavlyuk (13 kills, 9 digs), Luis Castro (46 assists, 9 digs), Gabe Santiago (18 digs), and Sam Pavlyuk (5 kills, 1 block) led Westfield.

Golden Eagles sweep, swoop past Rams
Central def. Southwick 25-14, 25-21, 25-18

Tim McGrath (6 kills, 4 digs, 1 ace, 1 block), Nick Brown (5 assists, 2 digs, 1 block), Kacper Kisala (9 digs, 1 kill, 1 ace), and Chance Tang (2 aces, 1 kill, 3 digs) led Southwick.

Gamble a top Gator
Hopkins Academy 25, Gateway 3 (5 inn.)

Audrey Gamble (double) reached base three times for Gateway (5-2 overall, 5-0 league).

Falcons clip Bombers
Minnechaug 10, Westfield 8

Matt Bonsall led Westfield with four goals. Max Maggipinto (2 goals, 1 assist), Kohl Lunardini (1 goal, 1 assist), Gavin Carzello (goal), and Will Cameron (assist) also contributed for the Bombers.
Kris Meneses, Gavin Carzello, Dalton Kiniry, Zach Cree, Tyler Shrewsbury, and Dan Buckelew delivered strong defensive efforts.
Westfield goalie Alex Beauchemin finished with eight saves.

Sat., April 28
Bombers soar to fourth straight win
Westfield 14, Mount Greylock 10

Westfield improved to 4-1 with its fourth straight victory against ranked Western Mass opponents.
Hannah Jarvis (3 goals, 1 assist),, Kylie Buchanan (2 goals, 1 assist), Jordan Kowalski (2 goals), and Samantha Kaubris (2 goals) provided the offense for Westfield. Bombers’ goalie Liz Clark made eight saves.

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