Westfield Little League Report

Game Date: April 29, 2015
Hastie Fence 6, Slovak Club 1

The bats came alive tonight! Hits by Josh Sturmer, Nate Podmore, Anthony Pighetti, Nick Brown, and Josh Mayo helped Hastie Fence notch their first win of the season. A strong defense allowed only one run through six innings of solid pitching by Cody Collins.

Game Date: April 30, 2015
Kiwanis 10, Moose 9

Going up against a tough Moose Lodge ball club, Kiwanis looked to bounce back from a loss earlier in the week. Moose started out with great pitching and timely hitting and took a 6-2 lead after 3 innings. But Kiwanis started its comeback.
Down 8-4 in the top of the 6th, things looked bleak for good Kiwanis. But they continued to show the spirit that has propelled them to the top of the National League division. With one out, Kiwanis scored 6 runs to take a 10-8 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th. Anthony Schabowski closed the door on Moose striking out a Moose player with the bases loaded to end the game at 10-9. Kiwanis improved to 4-1.
JT Oleksak and Anthony Schabowksi combined for 7 strikeouts in great relief pitching. Tyler Cousineau went 2 for 3. Schabowski had 3 hits and 2 runs scored. Sean Dondley went 1 for 2. Dylan Arooth, Jared Noel, Cam Hoynoski and Ryan Morash each went 1 for 2 with a run scored. Will Brewster went 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored.

Game Date: May 2, 2015
Hastie Fence 14, Advance Manufacturing 3

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Hastie Fence claimed their second win in as many games, putting them at 2-4 for the season. Behind a complete game by Josh Mayo and solid defense, Hastie allowed only three runs. Cody Collins, Danny Melchionne, and Josh Sturmer all went 3 for 3 for the game pushing the team to their best offensive effort to date.

Kiwanis 3, Police 2
Cam Honoyski pitched great today for Kiwanis striking out 10 in 5 innings. The bats were slow to come around for Kiwanis but they eventually took a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th. Up 3-2, Riley “Bulldog” Sullivan came in and slammed the door on Police. Sullivan recorded two strikeouts with the tying and winning runs on second and third. Kiwanis continues its magically season. Jared Noel played great behind the dish and some nice defensive plays by Jimmy Cloutier, Tyler Cousineau, and Sean Dondley helped secure the win.

Commercial Distributing 5, Sons of Erin 0
Commercial rookie Jay Sherpa pitched 4 strong innings giving up only 1 hit and added a 2 RBI base hit as Commercial shut out Sons of Erin 5-0.
The game was very close until a 3 run 4th inning in which Colby Nadeau delivered a clutch RBI triple. Brody Zabielski pitched well for Sons Of Erin, going 5 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs.

Westfield Little League logoGame Date: May 3, 2015
Sons of Erin 4, Kiwanis 3
Kiwanis took its 5-1 record to Cross Street field to battle Sons of Erin. Joey Calderella, coming off a knee injury, pitched 3 tremendous innings for Kiwanis. But Sons were too much for Kiwanis, scoring in the bottom of the 6th to win the game 4-3. Jimmy Cloutier, Will Brewster, and Ryan Morash each had a run scored. Tyler Cousineau and Jared Noel played great defensively. Cousineau went 2 for 3 on the day with a double. Kiwanis looks to bounce back next week against Advance.

Camfour 10, Hastie Fence 6
It was another gorgeous day for baseball, with the sun shining and spring in the air. Hastie Fence pushed across six in a losing effort behind the solid pitching of Nate Podmore and Mason Barnachez. Patrick Callahan went 2 for 2 at the plate. Hastie Fence (2-5) looks to get back in the win column this Thursday against Air Compressor Engineering.

Commercial Distributing 6, Slovak Club 2
American Division rivals Commercial Distributing and Slovak Club met on Sunday at Cross Street. The teams were locked in a tightly contested game with Commercial pulling away late with a 6-2 win.
Commercial scored 3 in the top of the 1st inning. Jake LaBombard led off with a single and was joined on the base paths by David Tirrell who walked. Adam Tremblay’s hard hit double helped score LaBombard for a 1-0 lead. Bobby Miele brought in both Tirrell and Tremblay with a double of his own and extended the lead to 3-0. Slovak pitcher Troy Hevey kept the Commercial bats in check through the middle innings before Commercial scored 3 runs late to complete the scoring.
Tremblay finished 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Fellow veteran player Miele finished 2 for 2 with 2 RBI as well. Ethan Mulville picked up an RBI with a well hit single in the 5th inning.
Pitcher David Tirrell allowed just 2 runs in 5 innings. He was relieved by LaBombard, who closed the game. In the third inning, Commercial was helped by the strong defensive play of Aidan King who gunned downed a runner trying to score from third with a fine throw to catcher Darin Towle.

Game Date: May 5, 2015
Commercial Distributing 12, Camfour 0

Pitcher Jay Scherpa took to the mound for the second time in four days. Once again he helped Commercial (8-0) shut out an opponent. This time around, Commercial defeated Camfour by a final count of 12-0.
Jay pitched 3 innings allowing 2 hits and striking out 5. Bobby Miele took the mound in the fourth and struck out 2 while getting a third batter to ground out back to him.
The Commercial bats were led by the usual suspects. Notable performances were the multi-hit games of David Tirrell (2 for 2, 2 doubles, RBI), Adam Tremblay (2 for 3, 2 singles, RBI), and Chris Wilda (2 for 2, double, triple, 3 RBI). Second year players Aidan King (single, RBI), Ryan LaPoint (single, RBI), and Darin Towle (double, RBI) rounded out the scoring.

Game Date: April 29, 2015
Tucker’s Restaurant 16, Little Dog Sales 10

Tucker’s Restaurant started off strong vs. Little Dog Sales foreshadowing the 16-10 victory that was to come. Ethan Thompson blasted an inside the park homerun driving home Nathan Pudlo and Connor Niemiec, and grabbed an early 5-1 lead. In the top of the 4th, Thompson and Michael Dorunda each caught one fly ball to the outfield preventing Little Dog Sales from crossing the plate. Pitchers Ted Dunn, Sam Yesu and Thompson threw for a total of 10 K’s. Little Dog Sales rallied late in the game scoring five runs in the 5th, not enough to catch Tucker’s Restaurant who dominated this game, bringing their record to 3-1.

Game Date: May 1, 2015
King Pest Control 14, Specialty Bolt & Screw 8

Both King Pest Control and Specialty Bolt scored in 5 of the 6 innings in a high scoring game at Cross Street Field. King Pest Control (2-2) led the whole way after back-to-back four run frames in the first and second innings. The offense was paced by Cooper LeClair who went 2-4, with a single and a three run triple. Marcus Cole had three hits and scored two runs while Brandon Kingsley had two hits and scored a run. Sullivan Donohue reached base three times and scored two runs and Alejandro Rogers scored twice with two stolen bases. Jayden Santiago had a triple and two RBI and Ben King reached base safely in all three of his plate appearances for King Pest Control.
LeClair hurled three innings, striking out six batters and allowing two unearned runs. Kingsley pitched the final three innings for King Pest Control striking out three batters and allowed five runs.

Game Date: May 3, 2015
Green Meadow Lumber 12, King Pest Control 5

Green Meadow Lumber scored in four innings including four runs in the bottom of the 4th and five runs in the bottom of the 5th en route to a 12-5 victory over King Pest Control. Sullivan Donohue went 2-3 with two singles and two runs scored for King Pest Control (2-3). Donohue also pitched 2.2 innings and struck out four hitters. Brandon Kingsley continued his hot hitting with a single, double, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.

Game Date: May 6, 2015
Bertera Dodge 14, King Pest Control 3

Bertera Dodge scored in every inning of the four-inning game, scoring 14 runs as they defeated King Pest Control. King Pest Control (2-4) got solid contributions at the plate from Brandon Chapman (2 hits), Ben King (one run scored), and Brandon Kingsley (1 hit and 1 run scored).

Game Date: May 3, 2015
Pikeside Auto 9, 7B’s 9

Another evenly matched contest took place on this warm Sunday morning. Tyler Howard was 2 for 2 with a run scored that started off a three run third inning. Jaiden White made a great stop in the 2nd inning keeping the ball in the infield and preventing extra bases. The game ended in a 9-9 tie reflecting a great effort from both teams.

U12 Softball
Game Date: April 30, 2015
Raven Hollow Winery 18, Easthampton 8

On Thursday night, Raven Hollow Winery traveled to Easthampton for their first meeting of the season. It was worth the drive as Raven Hollow won by a score of 18-8.
The game saw many runs early with Raven Hollow holding a 9-7 lead after two innings. The scoring was due to the bats and base running of Amy Pilecki (2 singles, 3 runs), Brienne Senez (single, run, RBI), Lindsey Gibson (single, run), Chase Foster (2 singles, 2 runs), and Erin Gour (single, 3 runs, RBI).
After the early scoring, Raven Hollow pitchers Emma LaPoint and Anna Kosinski kept the scoring to a minimum. LaPoint pitched the third inning allowing a single run while striking out 2. Kosinski came in to close the game in the fourth facing just 3 batters and forcing all 3 to ground out. She was helped by the fine defensive play of Gour at shortstop. With the win, Raven Hollow improved its early season record to 2-1.

Game Date: May 2, 2015
Richard’s Grinders 14, Northampton 11

After 4 innings and a solid game defensively from two of the catchers, Amber Garfield and Kelsey Spiller, Richard’s Grinders beat out softball heavy weight Northampton 14-11.
Carina Franco started for Richard’s on the mound and ended strong with five strike outs. Amber Garfield finished the game in relief with three strike outs.
Garfield also had a strong at-bat with a great hit to center field, which was caught. However, Garfield didn’t give up. Both Garfield and Franco smashed a base hit each to end the game.

Raven Hollow Winery 17, Montgomery Road Animal Hospital 13
Raven Hollow Winery and Montgomery Road Animal Hospital met on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for softball. The teams battled back and forth with Raven Hollow emerging with a 17-13 win.
The bundle of runs for Raven Hollow (3-1) came from the fine hitting of Emma LaPoint (single, triple, 3 runs, 2 RBI), Erin Gour (single, run, RBI), Megan St. Onge (single, 2 runs), and Chase Foster (single, run). Anna Kosinski scored 2 runs with some wise base running after taking advantage of 3 walks on the day.
In the fifth and final inning of this game, with Montgomery Road within 5 runs, Kosinski shut down the top of the lineup. She struck out 2 and retired another with a fly ball back to the pitcher.

Game Date: May 5, 2015
Easthampton 14, Richard’s Grinders 9

Easthampton came out swinging and scored three times in the first inning. Richard’s Grinders fought back with a double by Ema Sherman, and singles from Ava Gaughan and Morgan Ruffo to end the inning at 3-2, Easthampton.
Richard’s kept Easthampton to three in the 2nd inning with great field work by catcher Amber Garfield who snatched the ball at home and fired it to Ruffo to get the third out of the inning.
Richard’s kept after Easthampton with two more runs in the 3rd inning off a single by Gaughan and a triple by Garfield. Easthampton responded with two more runs, ending the game for Richard’s with a score of 14-9.

U8 Softball
Game Date: May 2, 2015
Dunkin Donuts 12 Westfield Police 8

After a valiant effort, Westfield Police fell to Dunkin Donuts in U8 softball. First time pitcher Grace Leduc was the star of the game, collecting her first two career hits and knocking in three runs. Leduc and Alejandra Strange helped the team on the field, with an awesome defensive play to throw a runner out at first. Lily Trembley also knocked in three runs with three bases loaded walks. Strange, Allie Stucenski, Mia Tavares, Korrina Hooben and Julia Bonfito all reached base at least twice with Bonfito collecting two RBIs. – Courtesy of Westfield Little League

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