Surging toward the postseason

Westfield pitcher Jimmy Hagan delivers a pitch to this Minnechaug batter during the first inning of Tuesday’s “Senior Night” game at Bullens Field. (Photo by Chris Putz)

WESTFIELD – There was an electric feeling surrounding the Westfield High School baseball team Tuesday, and it wasn’t just from all the flashbulbs popping during “Senior Night” festivities.
Westfield won its seventh straight game, capping off “Senior Night” with a thrilling 2-0 win over Minnechaug Tuesday at Bullens Field.
Westfield senior Jimmy Hagan tossed a complete game shutout. Hagan allowed four hits and no walks, while striking out six batters.
Hagan also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored.
Westfield’s Spencer Cloutier doubled and had a RBI, and Baley Collier singled, walked, and scored a run. Bombers’ Colin Scanlon and Paul Shibley each had a hit.
Westfield came out fired up, feeding off the celebratory atmosphere, scoring one run in the first inning of the game. It would be all the Bombers needed. Still, they added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
Collier and Cloutier were also critical to Westfield’s 5-3 late night win over Amherst on the road Monday.
In that game, Collier (2 runs, RBI) and Cloutier (2 RBIs) both doubled and had two hits apiece. Mason Collingwood also doubled, scoring two runs and driving in another for Westfield.
Bombers pitcher Luke Bacopoulos recorded eight Ks.

Sullivan, Tigers silence Duggan; nab title
Westfield Technical Academy 22, Duggan Academy 0 (5 inn.)

Riley Sullivan tossed a one-hitter and Westfield Technical Academy (13-4 overall, 6-1 league) clinched the Tri County South League title.
Toby Barlow went 4-for-4 and stole three bases to lead Westfield Tech’s offensive outburst.
Sullivan, who went five innings on the mound, striking out eight batters and walking none joined Barlow, Mike Durkee, Dacota Durkee, Matt Beattie, Trent Adam, and Darryl Reopel with several of the game’s key hits.

Sylvia, Shea fuel Rams’ victory
Southwick 11, Sabis 4

Josh Sylvia (2-for-3, double, 2 runs, RBI), Dan Burnett (double, 2 RBIs), Bart Shea (2-for-3, double, home run, sac-fly, 4 RBIs, run), and Jacob Garrity (double, run, RBI) led the scoring barrage for Southwick.
Sylvia also picked up a win in relief, tossing four scoreless innings of one-hit ball, He struck out six batters and walked one.

Gators chase Indians
Gateway 16, Ware 13

Gateway scored seven unanswered runs to defeat Ware. The Indians homered twice.

Bombers top Tigers
Westfield 18, South Hadley 7

Lara Finnie (3 goals, 1 assist), Emma Metcalf (3 goals), Sydney Goyette (3 goals, 1 assist), and Olivia Hadla (1 goal, 4 assists) provided the bulk of the Westfield offense.
Liz Clark and Danny Coe each had three saves apiece in net for the Bombers (10-6 overall, 5-2 league).
Hurricanes blow past Saints
Amherst 15, St. Mary’s 4
Summer Duda scored two goals, Katarzyna Wisnauckas had one goal and one assist, and Sam Moran collected one goal for St. Mary’s. Saints’ April Warner made four saves.

Saints post shutout
St. Mary’s 5, Hampden Charter School of Science 0

Jessica Crosby, Amelia Murray, and Erin Olearcek dominated at first, second, and third singles, respectively for St. Mary’s.
In doubles competition, top duo Maura O’Neill and Caroline Leahy defeated HCSS’s Salycia Triplett and Paris Vesley, 6-3, 6-2. Saints’ seventh grader Jessica Armstrong won her first tennis match, pairing with Catherine Secklecki to win a thriller at second doubles, 6-0, 3-6, (10-7).

Saints fit to be tied
St. Mary’s 2, Sabis 2

Devin Lu and Joe Wilcox won at first and second singles, respectively, for St. Mary’s. Both teams forfeited third singles due to each one missing a player.

Rams swept
Sabis def. Southwick 25-16, 25-6, 25-13

Collin Strain (4 kills, 2 aces), Nick Brown (4 assists), John Cammisa (4 assists), Tyler Gellert (2 kills, 1 block), Andy Brown (3 kills), and Mason Imbriglio (14 digs) led Southwick.

The Westfield High School baseball team’s senior class stand arm-in-arm. (Photo by Chris Putz)

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