Revenge! Lady Bombers a hit

Westfield pitcher Sarah McNerney tosses a pitch in the second inning against visiting East Longmeadow Monday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Emily Chrzanowski (17) slides in safely during a 5-run first-inning for the Bombers. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Eric Wardner (22) and Evan Fouche (24) attempt the block for Westfield yesterday. Chicopee Comp swept the Bombers, 3-0. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Evan Fouche (24) spikes the ball against West Springfield at home yesterday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Jason Burnusuz (8) awaits the serve from West Side. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Westfield’s Alex Merenkov (17) and Eric Wardner (22) celebrate a play yesterday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – Revenge might be one of the hottest new shows on television, but the Westfield High School softball team rated even higher yesterday.
Westfield delivered one hit after another as the Lady Bombers avenged a 2011 season-ending tournament loss to East Longmeadow with an emphatic 14-2 mercy-rule shortened win Monday over the Spartans at home. The game ended after six innings.
Westfield (1-0) applied the pressure from the outset, scoring five runs in the first inning. The Lady Bombers never looked back.
Heather White (3-for-3), Kaitlyn Puza (hit), and Jessie Pratt (hit) each belted in two RBIs for Westfield, Jules Sharon (hit) drove in a run, Emily Chrzanowski went 3-for-4, and Maddy Atkociatis finished with a pair of hits.
While the hit parade was front-and-center, Westfield’s battery also showed a bit of spark.
Lady Bombers’ starting pitcher Sarah McNerney struck out 10 batters and walked just two. She scattered eight hits.
Last season, Westfield routed East Longmeadow in the regular season 17-0. But the Spartans won in the postseason, ending the Bombers’ run.
Chicopee Comp def. Westfield, 25-23, 25-23, 25-21
Visiting Chicopee Comprehensive spoiled Westfield’s season opener. Alex Merenkov finished with nine kills and two aces for the Bombers (0-1), and Evan Benoit had seven kills.
Minnechaug 11, Westfield 5
Ryan Wilson led Westfield (1-1) with two goals. Kevin Papineau, Sam Scarfo, and Garrett Fitzgerald scored one goal apiece for the Bombers. Andy Marrotte had an assist.
Westfield goalie Justin Walts finished with 10 saves.
Bombers’ Ethan Nassar and Xavier Hillman played well on defense.
Also on Monday, the St. Mary High School boys’ lacrosse team opened up its inaugural varsity season at East Longmeadow. No results were available as of press time Tuesday.

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