WESTFIELD – Home sweet home is not the adage that the Westfield Bombers would associate with Thursday’s late afternoon high school baseball contest.
Pittsfield spoiled Westfield’s home game, upending the Bombers 11-3 at Bullens Field.
Pittsfield pitcher Hunter Potash tossed six innings of two-hit ball. He struck out four batters and walked two before yielding to reliever Ryan LaPierre in the seventh.
Three Pittsfield batters – Carter Matthews (2 runs, RBI), Jon Halse (run, RBI), and LaPierre (run) – finished with two hits apiece. Joe Traversa had two runs, and Ian Benoit (run) and Hunter Potash each had two RBIs for the Generals, who forged a 6-0 lead through the game’s first two innings.
It was a mountain too tall for Westfield to climb.
Westfield’s No. 5 batter Luisin Enchautegui doubled; Jimmy Hagan, Spencer Cloutier, and Darrin Roberts each had an RBI; and, Bailey Collier, Brian Strange, and Walter Figueroa each scored a run.
Generals topple Bombers
Pittsfield 12, Westfield 3
Pittsfield battered host Westfield for 12 hits and 12 runs, handing the Bombers their first loss of the young season. The Generals racked up a triple (Lexi Saldorini) and three doubles (Meladie Tobin, Sophia Lewis, Bri Clary).
Westfield chipped away at Pittsfield’s lead, scoring a run in each of the final three innings.
In the fifth, Ava Cichonski got on base with a sizzling ground ball to the shortstop, and later came around to score on a single to left field from Diana Daly (3-for-4). Erin Gour had an RBI single in the sixth. Mya Sanders laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt in the seventh to score CIchnoski from third.
Auclair, Wright, and Paiva deliver multi-hit efforts
Hopkins Academy 16, Gateway 4 (6 inn.)
Ava Auclair, Angela Wright, and Stephanie Paiva finished with two hits apiece for Gateway.
Bombers sweep Terriers
Westfield def. West Springfield 25-14, 25-10, 25-5
Westfield improved to 4-1 overall, 4-0 North Division with solid performances from James Pavlyuk (10 kills, 7 aces), Mike Bowen (14 digs), Eric Yurtuc (23 assists, 5 digs), Ethan Flaherty (6 kills), and Dennis Pvayachenko (5 kills, 5 digs).
Rams sweep Lancers
Southwick def. Longmeadow 25-15, 25-23, 25-22
Andy Brown (12 kills, 5 digs, 2 aces, 2 blocks), Nick Brown (21 assists, 3 aces, 2 kills), Grayson Poole (Collin Strain (8 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces, 1 assist), Mason Imbriglio (6 digs, 4 aces), and Zack Cahill (5 kills, 1 dig, 1 ace) fueled Southwick’s latest victory.
O’s stop Saints
Belchertown 17, St. Mary’s 4
Belchertown overwhelmed St. Mary’s by racing out to a 12-1 first half lead.
Sam Moran (2 goals), Riley Panniello (1 goal, 1 assist), Katarzyna Wisnauckas (1 goal), and Maura Joseph (1 assist) accounted for the Saints’ offense.
Saints throttle Pacers
St. Mary’s 33, Chicopee 4
St. Mary’s won its third straight game with an 18-hit outing. The Saints exploded for 18 runs on eight hits in the first inning, and cruised from there.
Anna Kosinski homered and Lauren Campbell tripled.
Paige Hutkoski went 4-for-6 with a double for St. Mary’s, and Kosinski and Amelia Willenborg had three hits apiece.
Every Saints finished with at least one hit.
St. Mary pitchers Kosinski, Emma Goodreau, and Hutkoski combined for nine strikeouts.