SPRINGFIELD – Chalk one up for the new head coach.
First-year head baseball coach Kyle Dulude and the Westfield Voc-Tech High School baseball team defeated Commerce 10-5 in a season opener Tuesday at Marshall Roy Field.
Nick Clegg delivered a solid outing on the mound, allowing just four hits and four walks for Voc-Tech. Tigers’ Jake Parson came on in relief, and recorded the final four outs, three via strikeout.
Voc-Tech hammered 10 hits with Connor Hebda and Parsons going 3-for-4. Tyler French had two hits.
Bailey French threw out two runners for the Tigers, who also had a great pickoff at second base and committed just two errors.
“The team did great in the season opener,” coach Dulude said. “I’m very excited to see our players pumped for being competitive and putting ‘us’ , or ‘the team’, before ‘the me.’”
JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Monument Mountain 5, Southwick-Tolland 1
SOUTHWICK – Brian Mickalay recorded five strikeouts and just one hit – and no runs – over three innings, and Ryan LeClair finished the last two innings strong with five Ks and one walk for Southwick on Saturday.
Joey Stratton, Nick Chambers and Mickalay delivered key hits.