GRANBY – Hold on a minute! Actually it might be more like 24 hours for the Southwick High School baseball team.
Southwick’s tournament bid was put on ice temporarily as Granby rallied for a 6-5 win Thursday. The Rams (9-7), who need just one win to earn a postseason spot will host the St. Mary Saints in a Friday afternoon showdown. First pitch is at 4 p.m.
“Our most important thing is to get to 10 and get in,” Southwick High School baseball head coach Bill Dupre said.
It looked as if that would happen on the road at Granby.
Southwick jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after two innings, mostly in part to Jacob Garritty (3-for-4, run), Dan Burnett (2-for-3, double, RBI), Josh Sylvia (2-for-4, run), and Johnny Cesan (2-for-4, RBI).
Granby battled back, scoring one run in the third inning before exploding for five runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-3 lead. Southwick responded with one run in each of the sixth and seventh innings, but fell a run short. The Rams left two runners on base in the last inning.
Gargan plays final game
Pope Francis 20, St. Mary’s 6
Paighton Ramos (2 goals, 1 assist), Riley Panniello (2 goals), Maura Joseph (1 goal), Katarzyna Wisnauckas (1 goal), and Natalie Lussier (1 assist) accounted for St. Mary’s scoring.
Eighth grader Chloe Gawle made eight saves in net for the Saints.
St. Mary’s lone senior, Vicky Gargan was recognized for her high school career. She was one of the defenders on the field Thursday.
LATE RESULTS – Wed., May 22
Westfield 12, Mount Greylock 2
Westfield closed out its regular season campaign in resounding fashion, routing Mount Greylock at Williams College.
Will Cameron (5 goals, 2 assists), Cam Theriault (3 goals, 1 assist), Nick Clauson (1 goal, 2 assists), Race Kiniry (1 goal, 1 assist), Aidan Boyle (goal), Christian Nalepinski (goal), and Matt Bacon (assist) contributed on the offensive end of the field for Westfield.
Westfield’s Kris Meneses, Gavin Carzello, and Aiden Boyle played flawlessly on close defense. Bombers’ Tyler Shrewsbury, Jack Finnie, Reid Hannan, and Justin Haluch were strong on midfield defense.
Westfield goalie Nick Mee made several great saves, and finished with a total of 14.