WESTFIELD – For the fourth time this season, the Westfield Technical Academy baseball team received a complete game from a freshman pitcher. It not only resulted in another victory, but this time earned the Tigers a spot in the postseason.
Westfield Tech freshman Riley Sullivan scattered five hits and walked just one batter in allowing just one run while striking out 10 batters in Wednesday’s 15-1 shelling of Duggan Academy at Bullens Field.
“Riley threw a lot of strikes today,” Westfield Tech coach Bob Eak said of his freshman hurler, who exceeded his strike percentage with 61 out of 79 pitches resulting in strikes.
Sullivan threw first pitch strikes to 23 of the 27 batters he faced.
“That was awesome,” coach Eak said. “That increases the odds of getting outs considerably.
Sullivan is the third Westfield Tech pitcher to throw a complete game this season. Freshman Trent Adam accomplished that feat twice and Brody Zabielski did so once.
“I wasn’t expecting that this year,” coach Eak said, “but that’s good. …It helped us a lot this year and certainly helps us in the future.”
Sullivan also contributed at the plate against Duggan Academy, going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Andy Daniels went 3-for-5, finishing a home run short of the cycle. Daniels’ triple nearly resulted in a home run on a well hit ball down the left field line. He also scored four runs.
Zabielski (1-for-3, 2 RBIs), Connor Medeiros (1-for-3, 2 runs), and Chris Boyden (2-for-3) also contributed with their bats for Westfield Tech, which with the victory improved to 9-7 overall (5-1 Tri-County South) and secured a spot for the Tigers in the Western Massachusetts tournament.
Bombers shut out Lancers
Westfield 15, Longmeadow 0 (6 inn.)
Westfield pitcher Haley Moniz tossed a one-hit shutout, and the Bombers offense was a hit, producing 17, in fact.
Moniz, Diana Daly and Madi Robitaille each had three hits apiece and combined for six RBIs. Shelby St. Onge had a double and RBI.
Westfield did not commit an error.
Lancers edge Bombers
Longmeadow 16, Westfield 12
Longmeadow outscored Westfield 6-3 in the third quarter to narrowly defeat the Bombers in a thriller.
Spencer Robbins (8 goals, 4 assists) had a hand in 12 of Longmeadow’s 16 goals.
Cam Theriault led Westfield with three goals and four assists. Bombers’ Matt Bonsall (2 goals, 2 assists), Max Maggipinto (2 goals, 1 assist), Landon Reyes (2 goals), Nick Clauson (2 goals), Dan Antonellis (goal), Will Cameron (assist) contributed offensively as well.
Westfield goalie Alex Beauchemin made 12 saves.
Monson 15, St. Mary’s 5
Emma Johnson had five goals and five assists and Hannah Richard finished with three goals and two assists, including the 100th point of her career.
Skylar Duda led St. Mary’s with two goals. Saints’ Katarzyna Wisnauckas (1 goal, 1 assist) Riley Panniello (goal) and Paighton Ramos (goal) also contributed.
St. Mary’s goalie Anna Kosinski made 21 saves. Saints’ Ariana St. Peter and Jacqui Young each made an interception on defense.
Nomakeo paces Saints
Chicopee Comp 4, St. Mary’s 1
St. Mary’s Dom Nomakeo defeated Chicopee Comp’s Jared Rusin at first singles, 6-0, 6-1. Joe Wilcox and Kevin Lu battled at first doubles, falling to Colts’ second doubles pair, Devon LaBonte and Erik Bayeur, in a set tie breaker and match tie breaker.
Bombers soar, sweep Falcons
Westfield def. Minnechaug 25-22, 25-19, 25-21
Shane Kiendzior (17 kills, 4 digs), Javier Santos (10 kills, 2 blocks), James Pavlyuk (8 kills, 6 digs), Luis Castro (28 assists, 8 digs) and Prem Gurung (2 aces, 3 digs) led Westfield to a road sweep of Minnechaug.
The Bombers improved to 18-1 overall, 10-0 North Division.
LATE RESULTS – Tues., May 22
Holyoke def. Southwick 24-26, 25-19, 25-19, 26-24
Kacper Kisala (11 kills, 13 digs), Nick Brown (29 assists, 13 digs), Chance Tang (24 digs), and Chris Baker (19 digs, 3 aces, 3 blocks) led Southwick.