Game Date: April 28, 2014
Sons of Erin 10, Advance Manufacturing 4
A blustery late April afternoon at Paper Mill Field saw a sustained hitting attack by Advance fall short, as a stingy defense and timely pitching by the Sons of Erin squad left 10 Manufacturers stranded on base.
Advance outhit their opponents 10 to 9, including 2-3 nights for Ethan Porter, Luke Bonini and Aidan Jubb, with Jackson Lambert, Ryder Pieczarka, Trent Viamari and Niko Bacopolous all joining in with solid base hits. Luke Bonini, coming off an efficient middle relief outing over the weekend, got his first start on the hill of the young 2015 season. Bonini, who took a 2:1 strike-to-ball ratio through the entire lineup kept the Sons batsmen off balance until he ran into a little trouble in the 3rd, when Trent Viamari came in to set down the next two batters he faced via the K.
With the cold breeze chasing the sun over the trees and the score 10-1 going into the 6th, some fans were heading for the exits, but the blue bombers were not going to go quietly. The Sons brought the top of the order up to face Bacopolous, the crafty lefty on in relief for the manufacturers. With one out, and a runner on 1st, the steal was put on in an effort to move the crucial insurance run into scoring position. As the runner broke for 2nd base, Porter the spry receiver for Advance, dug out a low fastball and delivered a laser to 2nd base, cutting down the would be base thief by three steps. A few batters later a strikeout would bring the boys in blue back to the sticks for one last shot. A 5 hit 3 run rally would come up short in the end, but not before this young and enthusiastic ball club made a statement that should carry them through their tough schedule to come.
Game Date: May 2, 2015
Hastie Fence 14, Advance Manufacturing 3
Advance Manufacturing lost 14-3 to Hastie Fence Saturday at Papermill field despite Owen Jurczyk’s two-hit day at the dish. Jurczky got a hit in each of his two at bats, with a single in the first and fourth innings.
The top of the first saw Advance Manufacturing take an early lead, 1-0. Jurczky kicked things off for Advance with a single. A single by Ethan Porter then moved Owen from first to second. Jurczyk later scored on some errant pitches.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the second, the boys in blue faced just a 4-3 deficit. A two-run single by Sean O’keefe gave Advance some life. The next batter was set down on strikes to end the threat.
Hastie was able to answer with a strong inning of his own, helping push across seven runs in the second, and never looked back. A strong pitching performance by Advance starter Ethan Porter was not enough to hold off the hot Hastie bats.
Game Date: May 3, 2015
Moose Club 18, Advance Manufacturing 8
A solid outing for veteran Advance hurler Aidan Krol and a 3-hit day at the plate by Luke Bonini weren’t enough to stave off the offensive strength of the Moose Club.
Jaden Gonzalez also contributed 2 hits and an RBI, while Owen Jurczyk, Trent Viamari and Sean O’keefe also kicked in base hits to the 8 run effort by the Manufacturers. Owen Jurczyk came on in relief, but the damage was done and the Advance batsmen were out of answers for hard throwing Moose bullpen.
Game Date: May 6, 2015
Kiwanis 8, Advance Manufacturing 4
Kiwanis looked to get back to its winning ways after dropping a game earlier in the week. Tyler Cousineau took to the hill for Kiwanis. After a shaky start Cousineau settled down and pitched five strong innings. Down 2 runs entering the bottom of the second, Jimmy Cloutier and Will Brewster started the rally. Cloutier and Brewster had back-to-back doubles to get Kiwanis on the board. The game was tight entering the 4th inning when JT Oleksak came to the plate. Oleksak hit a monster 3 run home run to give Kiwanis the breathing room they desperately needed. Anthony Schabowski was 1 for 3. Cousineau was 1 for 3 with a double. Riley Sullivan was 1 for 3. JT Oleksak was 2 for 3 with a Triple and a 3 run HR. Cloutier went 1 for 3 and a run scored. Will Brewster went 1 for 2 with a double and a run scored. Jared Noel and Ryan Morash each singled and scored. Cam Hoynoski had two hits and two runs scored.
The Advanced players gave it their all, and in his Westfield Little League pitching debut, Ryder Pieczarka was masterful in his location showing great command of his pitches.
Advance’s Pieczarka was also on his game at the plate, helping out his own cause with 2 hits and an RBI. Luke Bonini continued his productivity as the leadoff man for the manufacturers, drawing 2 walks and scoring 2 runs. Ethan Porter had 2 hits and RBI and scored a run, while Aidan Krol, Aidan Jubb Jaden Gonzalez all chipped in hits in the losing effort.
A solid day behind the plate for the Advance catcher Aidan Jubb kept things close, along with a great defensive effort in Left Field by Sean O’keefe.
Kiwanis won 8-4 moving to 6-2 in the standings.
Game Date: May 9, 2015
Commercial 10, Kiwanis 0
Kiwanis met cross-town rival Commercial on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Cam Hoynoski pitched two strong innings for Kiwanis. Commercial proved too much for Kiwanis to handle winning the game 10-0. JT Oleksak was 1-2. Joey Calderella was 2 for 2. Sean Dondley was 1 for 2. Dylan Arooth walked and played great defense. Ryan Morash and Anthony Schabowski had strong defensive games as well. The loss moves Kiwanis to 6-3 on the year.
Police 10, Advance Manufacturing 0
Advance ran into a hot pitcher on Saturday in Trent Adam, who held the Manufacturers scoreless and hitless through 3 1/3 innings. Ethan Porter was solid in a losing effort, scattering 6 hits and only giving up 3 earned runs, while striking out 7.
Commercial Distributing 10, Kiwanis 0
Kiwanis battled it out on Saturday at Cross Street, pitting the top American team against the top National side.
Jake LaBombard took the mound for Commercial. He shut down the opposition in the 1st inning. In the second, Commercial escaped a bases loaded situation. Back to back singles and a walk created the jam. LaBombard was able to record a strikeout for the third out. The bottom of the second saw Commerical open the scoring. Aidan King singled followed by a walk to Chris Wilda. This set the stage for Kyle Scherpa’s 2 RBI double to left center and a 2-0 lead.
Commercial would expand their lead over the final two innings tacking on 5 in the 3rd and 3 in the 4th. LaBombard doubled in the third to bring home two runners followed by Adam Tremblay’s single also bringing in two. The fourth began with a walk to Jay Scherpa and a single to brother Kyle. Darin Towle singled to drive in Jay Scherpa. LaBombard had a sacrifice fly to center scoring Kyle Scherpa. The game ended on an RBI single by David Tirrell scoring Ryan LaPoint who had reached base earlier on a single.
Kiwanis threatened in the fourth with a leadoff walk and a pair of singles to load the bases. A double play would end this threat as Tirrell fielded a ground ball at first and threw a strike to home with Colby Nadeau applying a tag to the runner attempting to score.
Game Date: May 11, 2015
Slovak 10 Advance Manufacturing 0
Another strong pitching performance was waiting for Advance as they visited Cross Street Field for the first time this season. The Slovak hurler carried a 9 strikeout no-hitter into the 5th until the manufacturer’s shortstop Ethan Porter was able to drop one in down the left field line for all the offensive production the young boys in blue could muster.
Game Date: May 3, 2015
Fenway Westfield 7, Tucker’s Restaurant 10
Fenway Westfield suffered their first loss at the hands of Tucker’s Restaurant. Mason Dolan and James Coach pitched 3 innings with 6 strikeouts each. Michael Ritchie showed great base running skills, and he was the only Fenway player able to score in the first half of the game. Eli Perez, Nick Maslar, and Noah Luis all had a single during the game. Fenway had a big 5 run rally in the 5th inning. Cameron Cusack started the rally with a big home run to center field. Noah Gardner, Colin Cusack, and Liam Dolan all showed patience at the plate, and were walked to get bases loaded. Nick Maslar hit in three runs with a double.
Game Date: May 6, 2015
Fenway Westfield 9, Specialty Bolt 6
Both teams played a great game as Fenway Westfield and SBS battled it out at Cross Street field. Fenway’s bats were swinging all game. James Coach went 3 for 3 with an RBI double. Michael Ritchie had 2 singles, including an RBI. Colin Cusack had a single. Andrew Melo had 3 hits, and he did an excellent job at first base. Noah Luis had 2 hits, including a double. He made great defensive plays at shortstop and second base. Cameron Cusack pitched 3 innings with 6 strikeouts. Cusack also had an RBI single. Noah Gardner pitched 2.5 innings with 4 strikeouts. Eli Perez pitched .5 innings with 1 strikeout, and he hit 2 singles during the game. Nick Maslar showed concentration at the plate, and he was walked and hit by a pitch. Fenway saw great defensive plays by Brandon Parks in left field and Mason Dolan at third base. Liam Dolan made a nice catch at third base and had 2 hits.
Game Date: May 8, 2015
Tucker’s vs. Batter’s Box
Despite a good effort by Tucker’s Restaurant, they were unable to keep up with the excellent pitching and defense of The Batter’s Box, and fell to them with a score of 13-7. The Batter’s Box started off with two runs in the first and continued their lead with runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings. The offensive highlight for Tucker’s Restaurant occurred in the fourth inning when Nathan Pudlo knocked in three RBI. Ethan Thompson and Zachariah Gravel-Blaney also contributed with one RBI each. This was not enough, however, to defeat The Batter’s Box. Pudlo struck out four in 1 1/3 innings, Sam Yesu struck out two in 2/3 of an inning, Ted Dunn struck out six in 2 innings and Connor Niemiec finished off the game with 3 K’s in the last inning.
Game Date: May 10, 2015
King Pest Control 7, Tucker’s Restaurant 4
Tucker’s Restaurant fought hard, but could not overcome the excellent pitching from King Pest Control, who won with a score of 7 to 4. After a challenging first inning, Tucker’s gained momentum when shortstop, Andrew Bruno, stopped a grounder and tagged out a runner, preventing him from reaching third base. King Pest Control was ready to fight back and responded by bringing in three runs in that inning. After a slow third inning, Tucker’s attempted to make a comeback in the fourth when Mateo Reyes singled, loading the bases. Tucker’s rally ran short when they were unable to bring any of the runners across the plate. Leading RBI hitters for Tucker’s Restaurant were Connor Niemiec, Nathan Pudlo and Tucker Carey. Pitcher Sam Yesu struck out five in three innings and the closer, Niemiec, struck out six in two innings.
King Pest Control scored all seven runs in the first two innings, thereby securing the victory over Tucker’s. King Pest Control (3-4) got three solid pitching performances from Alejandro Rogers, Sullivan Donohue, and Eli Petrone. Rogers pitched two innings, gave up two unearned runs, and had three strikeouts. Donohue pitched two frames, allowed two runs and also struck out three hitters. Petrone finished the game with two strong innings, allowing no runs and striking out four. Dylan St. Onge led the way for King Pest Control at the plate as he reached base three times with two hits and two RBI. Jayden Santiago had two hits and scored two runs and Cooper LeClair had two RBI and scored two runs. Brandon Chapman had the big hit of the day with a bases clearing triple in the first inning and he also played a strong game in the field.
Bertera Dodge 5 , Fenway Westfield 2
Top Wheeler teams Bertera Dodge and Fenway Westfield teams faced off on Mother’s Day. Bertera Dodge and Fenway Westfield put on a tremendous show of pitching, fielding, and key hitting. Bertera was able to claim the victory by a count of 5-2.
Pitcher Nick Lenfest was outstanding for Bertera. He struck out 8 Fenway batters and scattered just 3 hits over 4 innings. He allowed only 1 runner past first base. Colby LaPoint took over for Lenfest. He allowed an unearned run and struck out 4 in 2 innings.
Bertera’s offense was led by Antonio Phaneuf, who blasted a 2 RBI single to cap a 4-run second inning. Other hitters were Lenfest , Alex Guzman, and Ashish Sharma with a single each.
With the win, Bertera ties Fenway for the best record in the league at 5-2.
Game Date: May 10, 2015
Rookie Pikeside Auto 9, Dick’s Sports 9
It was a hot one this Mother’s Day and both teams were feeling the heat. Anthony Sanchez seemed unfazed as he ran around grabbing any ball he could reach. In the second inning, Sanchez made a great play at the plate stopping Dick’s Sports from scoring. The teams still battled to a 9-9 draw and everyone was excited to grab some shade and a cold drink for their hard work.
Game Date: May 4, 2015
Montgomery Road Animal Hospital 16, Gateway 9
Ava Chichonski was hot on the mound for Montgomery Road during the team’s hard fought battle against Gateway. Chichonski helped her cause by hurling a caught line drive to Carly James at first for an out.
James banged out a triple in the 3rd inning that resulted in 2 RBIs. Maddie Cigal answered with her own triple, causing huge excitement for the team and spectators.
Abby Corlis has a solid day pitching in relief and Ashley Hall showed great skill on first base.
Game Date: May 7, 2015
Raven Hollow Winery 16, Northampton 9
Northampton visited Raven Hollow Winery (4-1) on Thursday night in Westfield. The game produced many runs with the home team winning the five- inning affair by a score of 16-9. There were four lead changes in the game that kept the outcome a mystery until the bottom of the 4th when Raven Hollow plated 5.
Pitchers Erin Gour and Anna Kosinski took over pitching duties for innings 3 through 5. They held Northampton to just 3 runs. Gour struck out 6 in her 2 innings of work. Kosinki closed the game forcing two ground ball put outs before striking out the last batter of the game.
The offense was led by five players, scoring 2 runs on the day. The list included Gour, Emma LaPoint, Kelsey Gagnon, Megan St. Onge, and Sophia Franco. Chase Foster contributed with a well hit single and scored a run.
Game Date: May 12, 2015
Raven Hollow Winery 17, Easthampton 7
Raven Hollow faced off with Easthampton for the second time this season. Like the first meeting, Raven Hollow (5-1) was able to claim a victory by a score of 17-7.
Starting pitcher Emma LaPoint threw well allowing just 2 earned runs over the first two innings. She was relieved by Erin Gour, who came in and overwhelmed the Easthampton batters, striking out 5 and allowing just a single run in each of the final two innings.
Brienne Senez and Sophia Franco crossed the plate three times each after taking advantage of walks. LaPoint and Gour each had 2 RBI singles and Megan Fitzgibbons was credited with an RBI.
Game Date: May 10, 2015
Westfield Police 3, Dunkin Donuts 0
Alejandra Strange battled the heat and Dunkin Donuts on Mothers Day pitching three scoreless innings to earn the win. Strange struck out 9, walked only 3, and went 4 for 4 at the plate.
Allie Stucenski did a great job setting the table from the leadoff spot by raking three hits and scoring two of Police’s three runs. Norah Bargatti also banged out her first hit of the year. It was a scoreless pitchers duel until the top of the third when a bases loaded walk by Grace Leduc put Police up 1-0. It remained 1-0 in the 4th when Mia Tavares ripped a 2 run single to extend the lead to 3-0. From there Leduc and Tavares each pitched a scoreless inning of relief to ice the win with Tavares picking up the save. It was an amazingly pitched game under very warm conditions to give Police their second win of the year. – Courtesy of Westfield Little League