Juniors, American 11s fall

WESTFIELD – Longmeadow handed the Westfield American 10-11-Year-Old All-Stars a narrow defeat, escaping the Whip City with a slim 3-2 win in Wednesday night’s district tournament game at Cross Street Field.
It was the first loss of the postseason for Westfield American’s 11-Year-Old team. They fell to 2-1.
Longmeadow led 2-0 early before Westfield knotted the game 2-all in the fourth, and scored the go-ahead run late. The Whip City’s all-star squad was thrown out attempting to score the tying run on the game’s final play in the sixth.

Westfield Juniors' pitcher Jaret Gillespie looks in for the signs from his catcher. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield Juniors’ pitcher Jaret Gillespie looks in for the signs from his catcher. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Derek O’Day had a big run-scoring hit, and Alex Lacourse delivered a key base hit to right field that nearly extended the game late.
Troy Hevey was the tough-luck pitcher, tossing five complete innings. Hevey struck out seven batters, walked one, and allowed just one earned run.
Longmeadow improved to 2-1, setting up a sizzling finish to the tourney.

Northampton 14, Westfield 3 (5 inn.)

Northampton exploded for seven runs in the first inning and cruised to an 11-run, mercy-induced victory in 4 1-2 innings at Hampton Ponds Field Wednesday night.
Westfield bounced back in the top of the second inning, but fell short.
Tanner Beebe produced a solid inning on the mound for Westfield. Jaret Gillespie had a strong game at short.
Westfield fell to 0-3 in pool play.

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