Little League tourney action heats up

Westfield National’s Anthony Sanchez slides into home where Gateway pitcher Cole Dekarski waits with the ball. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

WESTFIELD – It was a busy weekend of Little League Baseball All-Stars for the Whip City’s championship hopefuls.
Westfield American’s 12-year-old Majors stormed out of the gate with a 24-0, 3-inning shutout of Gateway on Saturday.
In the 10-year-old tournament, Westfield American split its weekend series, blanking Amherst 10-0 Saturday before falling to Westfield National 7-4 Sunday. Also, Longmeadow silenced Gateway 15-0 in a mercy-shortened, 3-inning contest.
Other games included Westfield Seniors at Belchertown, Gateway’s 10s at Westfield National, and Westfield American’s 11-year-old at Belchertown.
NOTE: Several game scores were not reported to The Westfield News, and game summaries were not provided. It is the responsibility of managers and/or coaches to report this information in a timely manner to the sports desk. Send info to [email protected], or reach sports editor Chris Putz directly at 413-214-1433. Feel free to leave a message or text info. Deadline is midnight daily.

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