WESTFIELD – Westfield softball pitcher Erin Gour struck out 10 batters in a complete game shutout and went 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Bombers past the West Springfield Terriers 7-0 Wednesday.
Westfield raced to an early lead, scoring two runs in each of the first, third, and fourth innings. The Bombers tacked on a single run in the sixth, and preserved the shut out late when Diana Daley made a great catch in center field with the bases loaded for the final out of the game.
Hannah Baker drove in Westfield’s first run of the game with a single on an 0-2 count.
Gour’s big blast came in the fourth inning when she hit a towering homer to straightaway center field. She also doubled in the sixth.
Carina Franco had two hits, two RBIs, and two stolen bases for Westfield. Bombers’ Emma LaPoint went 3-for-3 with a double, walk, and four runs scored.
On the mound, Gour scattered six hits and walked three through seven innings.
West Side’s Isabella Adam went 2-for-3 to lead West Springfield.
Errors doom Saints
Lee 7, St. Mary’s 2
Lee took advantage of a six St. Mary’s errors, all six of which directly led to runs.
St. Mary’s pitcher Jack Masciadrelli recorded eight strikeouts, allowing just one earned run in a complete game effort.
Aidan Burke, Jack Lamirande, and Chris Bruno each had hits for St. Mary’s. Saints’ Jack Lamirande and Colin Freeman each had an RBI.
Purple Knights nip Saints
Holyoke 3, St. Mary’s 2
St. Mary’s Kevin Lu defeated Holyoke’s David Rex in first singles action, 6-3, 6-3 at Crosier Courts. Saints’ Joe Wilcox fell to Michael Lukusiewicz at second singles, 6-3, 6-3. Both teams received a forfeit at third singles for missing players.
St. Mary’s No. 1 doubles pair, Aaron Kielbasa and Ben Richter lost a hard-fought, three-set match to Ethan DeJesus and Adam Pellerin, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
“The Saints showed great effort, sportsmanship and skills in spite of three match losses,” St. Mary’s coach George Hart said.
Wisnauckas paces Saints
Pittsfield 17, St. Mary’s 5
Katarzyna Wisnauckas netted a hat trick for St. Mary’s.
Saints homer again, again and again
St. Mary’s 25, Central 5
St. Mary’s unloaded for 17 hits with key home runs from Anna Kosinski, Audrey Burke, and Lauren Campbell. Paige Hutkoski, Emma Goodreau, Ali Goodreau, Mara Downie, Abby Shanahan, and Kaylee Hamel for the Saints.
St. Mary’s pitchers Kosinski and Audrey Burke combined for seven strikeouts.