PALMER – For an average high school softball team, blustery conditions may have been cause for alarm. But the Southwick Rams are unflappable, and their ace on the mound is a bit better than average.
Southwick sophomore pitcher Emily Lachtara tossed a no-hitter, recording an impressive 15 strikeouts through seven complete frames in a 7-0 shutout of host Palmer Wednesday. She walked one.
Hits were at a premium in Wednesday’s contest, but the ones Southwick could manage proved to be the difference.
Jenn Yelin belted a home run for Southwick, knocking in 2 base runners. Rams’ Sophia Kelleher walked three times and scored two runs.
Bombers blast 12 runs
Minnechaug 18, Westfield 12
Westfield sophomore Samantha Schieppe clubbed a three-run homer (2nd inning) as the Bombers put together their highest-scoring outing of the season.
“We’ve been struggling,” Westfield High School first-year head coach Mary Seid said. “The girls are starting to turn it on.”
Dame Top Gator
Renaissance 19, Gateway 3
Sammy Dame went 1-for-2 with a walk to lead Gateway at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield.