Saints rise past Rams

SOUTHWICK – Aidan Burke hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday to complete a comeback for St. Mary on the road at Southwick-Tolland Regional High School. The Saints rallied from a 4-1 deficit to force extra innings, where they prevailed over the Rams 7-4.
Southwick loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but the Rams hit into two groundouts. St. Mary escaped unscathed.

St. Mary cuts into the early Southwick lead with this run Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Putz)

Jack Masciadrelli, Quinn Powers (run, 2 RBIs), and Jack Lamirande had two hits apiece for St. Mary. Saints’ Matt Masciadrelli scored two runs and had an RBI.
Powers started the game on the mound and scattered four hits over three innings. He had two strikeouts, one walk, and allowed three runs (two earned).
Kevin Rockwal came on in relief of Powers and yielded just one hit and one run. He struck out two batters and walked three. Matt Masciadrelli threw two shutout innings. He allowed two hits and walked three.
Dan Burnett (2-for-3, double, run scored), Nick Kavarakis (2-for-2, double, walk, sacrifice, run, 2 RBIs), and Josh Lis (1-for-2, double, 2 walks) led Southwick (7-1).

Bombers lead early, win late
Westfield 4, East Longmeadow 1

Westfield stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning en route to a key victory at Bullens Field.
Hits were at a premium – both teams combined for just eight – with Kyle Roberts (RBI), Aidan Dunn (run), Mason St. Pierre (run), and Cam Davignon managing base knocks for Westfield. Bombers’ Spencer Cloutier and Jimmy Hagan each scored a run; Steve McKenna, Mitchell Longley, and Zachary Medeiros each had an RBI.
St. Pierre tossed a three-hitter over five innings. He struck out seven batters and walked four. Dunn had four Ks and one walk in two innings of one-hit relief.

WHS rallies past Brownies
Westfield def. Agawam, 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-15

Westfield improved to 12-0 overall, 5-0 North Division with a grueling comeback against Agawam.
“The last two matches we’ve struggled early on against some quality teams, but have done a great job in sticking to the process and settling down,” Westfield boys volleyball coach Tyler Wingate said.
Shane Kiendzior (14 kills, 11 digs), James Pavlyuk (14 kills), Javier Santos (9 kills), Luis Castro (36 assists, 8 digs), Gabe Santiago (17 digs), and Ryan Murray (8 kills) paved the way for another Westfield win.
Westfield returns to the court Thursday against another quality opponent in Minnechaug. The Bombers host the Falcons at 6:30 p.m.

Blue Devils edge Bombers
Northampton 7, Westfield 5

Erin Gour went 2-for-3 for Westfield at the cleanup spot with a run scored and an RBI. Bombers’ Haley Moniz had a hit, a run, and two RBIs.
Westfield’s Casey Almeida and Morgan Zabielski also had a hit and run scored.

Bombers shut out Blue Devils
Westfield 5, Northampton 0

Westfield’s Clara Hink, Brianna Shvetsov, and Gwen Smith dominated at first, second, and third singles ; No. 1 doubles pair Thea Glenzel and Brigid Moriarty, and, Kenzie Culver and Sarah Cotto, at second doubles, overwhelmed their opponents in a home shutout.

Olearcek paces Saints
Frontier 4, St. Mary 1

Erin Olearcek nabbed the lone point for St. Mary, outlasting Frontier’s Kayeigh Aucorn, 3-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Olearcek mounted a masterful comeback after dropping the first set. After battling to an even 6-6 in the second set, St. Mary’s singles player won the tiebreaker and carried the momentum into the final set and never relinquished it.

LATE RESULTS – Tues., May 1
Pioneer Valley Christian Academy 5, St. Mary 0

St. Mary’s Tom Young and Ryan Sweeney battled Leo Chen and Daniel Doctor to the tune of a 6-1, 6-2 loss at second doubles.

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