Shea homers, Ks nine

Southwick pitcher Bart Shea tosses a called third strike against Hampshire Tuesday. Shea dominated on the mound and homered in what turned out to be a fantastic day for the Ram. (Photo by Bill Deren)

SOUTHWICK – Bart Shea scattered five hits over six innings, striking out nine batters and walking none, while allowing just one run (unearned) in Southwick’s latest victory, an 11-1 rout of visiting Hampshire on Tuesday. He also helped himself out with a 3-run home run, a sac-fly, walk, and two runs scored and five RBIs.
Dan Burnett (3-for-4, double, RBI, 3 runs), Nick Kavarakis (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), and Josh Lis (2-for-4, RBI) had multi-hit efforts for Southwick (12-1). Sam Mizanoglu had a hit and scored a run, and Josh Sylvia (2 walks, run) and Tyler Keeney (run) also collected a hit.

Red Raiders edge Tigers
Commerce 9, Westfield Technical Academy 7

Westfield Tech (5-2 overall, 2-0 league) rallied from down 4-0 (first inning) and 8-0 (fourth inning), scoring three runs in the fifth and four in the seventh but fell just short on the road.
The game ended with two Westfield Tech runners left on base.
Brody Zabielski scattered four hits and struck out six batters in 3 1/3rd innings of relief for Westfield Tech. Tigers’ reliever Trent Adam (4 Ks) allowed just one hit through two innings.
Westfield Tech’s Dante Bongiovanni had two hits and two RBIs. Andy Daniels and Chris Boyden each had hits.
The matchups will not get any easier for the Tigers as they will not have much time to rest before welcoming the defending Division 3 state champion St. Mary Saints at Bullens Field Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Gators top Tigers
Gateway 21, Westfield Technical Academy 3 (5 inn.)

Four Gateway players had two hits apiece, and the Gators stormed past Westfield Tech in a mercy-shortened, five-inning contest at Whitney Field.
Stephanie Paiva (2 walks, 2 runs), Audrey Gamble (2 doubles, 2 runs), Grace VanBuren (double, 3 runs), and Katelyn Bean (double, 3 runs) had two hits apiece to lead Gateway.
Allison Manos and Ava Auclair also doubled for the Gators. Angela Wright walked three times, and Lily Waters walked twice.
Westfield Tech’s Cheyenne Slack, who continues her trek toward 100 career hits, finished with two base knocks and an RBI.

Gators chomp down Eagles
Gateway 14, Franklin Tech 8

Gateway exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull away from Franklin Tech at home.
Garrett Bean went 3-for-3 with three runs and three stolen bases to lead Gateway. Gators’ Wyatt Heeter (run) and Henry Nakaya (2 runs, 2 walks, RBI) had two hits apiece, and Brett Bonenfant (hit) and Nathaniel Bushor (hit, 3 walks, 3 RBIs) scored two runs each.

O’s sweep Rams
Belchertown def. Southwick 27-25, 25-23, 25-21

Chris Baker (8 kills, 1 dig, 2 aces, 3 blocks), Nick Brown (18 assists, 15 digs), Kacper Kisala (7 kills, 1 assist, 17 digs, 1 ace), and Chance Tang (16 digs, 4 aces) provided the bulk of Southwick’s attack.

Bombers top Tigers
Westfield 17, South Hadley 7

Westfield’s Matt Bonsall (5 goals, 3 assists), Max Maggipinto (3 goals, 2 assists), Kohl Lunardini (2 goals, 1 assist), Devlin Welch (2 goals, 1 assist), Cam Theriault (2 goals), Landon Reyes (2 goals), Zach Cree (goal), Will Cameron (2 assists), and Kris Meneses (assist) contributed.
Westfield goalie Alex Beauchemin made five saves.
Kris Meneses, Gavin Carzello, and Dalton Kiniry excelled at close defense for Westfield. Bombers’ Zach Cree helped control the field with numerous ground balls and by forcing turnovers. Tyler Shrewsbury and Danny Buckelew provided solid defensive play in the midfield. Kohl Lunardini dominated face-offs.

Blanchard paces Saints
Taconic 16, St. Mary’s 5

Aaron Blanchard netted a team-high three goals and assisted on another for St. Mary’s. Saints’ Edward Towers finished with a goal and two assists.
St. Mary’s continued to show marked improvement, winning more than half the groundballs.

Bombers dominate
Westfield 22, South Hadley 2

Kylie Buchanan (5 goals, 1 assist), Hannah Jarvis (4 goals, 1 assist), Jordan Kowalski (2 goals, 2 assists), and Olivia Hadla (1 goal, 3 assists) fueled the latest Westfield victory.

Wisnauckas breaks up shutout
Belchertown 18, St. Mary’s 1

Katarzyna Wisnauckas scored the lone St. Mary’s goal. Saints’ goalie Anna Kosinski had 23 saves.

LATE RESULTS – Mon., May 8
Minnechaug 4, Westfield 1

Cam Davignon led Westfield at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored. Bombers’ Jack Yvon, Steve McKenna, and Spencer Cloutier each had a hit.

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