GAME DATE: 5/21/16
Hastie Fence 5, Sons of Erin 2
Despite a 6th inning rally from the Sons of Erin, they fell to Hastie Fence with a score of 5-2. It was a pitching duel for the first four innings with neither team crossing home plate. On the mound for Sons to start off was Scotty Hepburn, whose focus earned him 8 K’s. Jeremy McCormick followed on the hill and is credited with 3 K’s. The Sons’ defense in the field was also solid throughout the game. Some notable plays in the 4th inning included an awesome outfield catch by Eli Perez who sprinted in from right field to make the out. Pitcher, Hepburn, also made a bare handed stop and quickly threw to first to make an impressive out. In that same inning, second baseman, Nate Pelligrini, grabbed a pop fly to end the inning preventing any runs. Hastie Fence then scored once in the 5th inning. The Sons rallied in the 6th bringing in 2 runs. Top hitters were Bobby Dellapenna who slammed a triple and a single. He is credited with one run scored and one RBI. Caden Matuszczak nailed 2 singles and is credited with one RBI. Hastie Fence bats really came alive in the 6th where they scored four runs, ending the game. The Sons record is now 7-6.
GAME DATE: 5/22/16
Firtion Adams Funeral Home 17, Batter’s Box 8
Firtion Adams Funeral Home put up 17 runs while scoring in five of the six innings en route to a nine run win on Sunday. Alejandro Rogers reached base four times with two hits and two RBI as well as pitched three solid innings with three strikeouts to earn the win for Firtion Adams (7-4). Gavin Connors and Michael Miller also reached base four times each. Connors scored two runs and Miller had three hits and scored twice as well. Brian MacIntosh had a big two run double and scored a run in the five run fifth inning to help seal the win. Parker Roit reached base three times, scored three runs, and pitched three strong innings with seven strikeouts to close the game for Firtion Adams.
Ben King reached base three times and scored three runs for Batter’s Box. Tyler Sampson had two hits and Barret Aube had three hits and scored twice for Batter’s Box. Sampson and King both pitched for Batter’s Box as well each recording two strikeouts.
GAME DATE: 5/19/16
Firtion Adams Funeral Home 15, Specialty Bolt 1
Firtion Adams Funeral Home scored in every inning en route to a 15-1 win over Specialty Bolt on May 19. Gavin Connors pitched 3 and 2/3 solid innings with 7 strikeouts to earn the win. He also reached base three times with two hits and an RBI. Alejandro Rogers reached base four times, scored three runs with an RBI and Will Fruwirth scored three times for Firtion Adams (6-4). Ethan Connors had two hits, an RBI, and a run scored while Jack Ryan and Parker Roit each reached base three times and scored two runs for Firtion Adams. Firtion Adams also played a very good defensive game as a team.
GAME DATE: 5/15/16
Batters Box 18, Tuckers Restaurant 8
The Batters Box improved to 5 and 2 with an 18-8 win over Tuckers Restaurant. The win came behind four strong innings of pitching from Cole Page who was relieved by Ben King for his first inning of pitching this year and a gem of an inning it was. Owen Freeman reached base beating a throw to first and had two spectacular defensive plays at second base in the fourth inning. Andrew O’Sullivan continues to show his patience at the plate walking 3 times and scoring a couple of runs. Jonathan Malo had a double, scored twice and threw a runner out at third on a steal attempt from behind the plate. Robert Ninotti had a couple of hits and also threw a base runner out while catching for King.
Firtion Adams Funeral Home 9, Elks Club 8
Firtion Adams Funeral Home held off a furious rally by the Elks Club to hold on to a 9-8 victory on Sunday at Paper Mill field 1. Firtion Adams led 8-1 after three innings, but the Elks Club chipped away at the lead with two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth. Drew and Anthony Melo each scored two runs to lead the Elks Club on offense.
Alejandro Rogers pitched four strong innings with six strikeouts and scored two runs with an RBI to lead Firtion Adams Funeral Home. Sam Slattery and Ethan Connors each scored two runs for Firtion Adams Funeral Home (5-4). Parker Roit and Gavin Connors combined to pitch the final two innings for Firtion Adams with Connors saving the game in the frantic bottom of the sixth inning.
GAME DATE: 4/16/16
Firtion Adams 11, Kiwanis 10
Trailing 11-2 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, Kiwanis staged an unbelievable comeback before falling 11-10. Allie Stucenski singled in a run in the 5th to cut it to 11-3. Then Mia Tavares followed with a two run single to make it 11-5. Ali LaPanne knocked in the final run of the inning with a single to cut it to 11-6 going into the 6th inning. It was one of three hits for LaPanne on the day. Then Alaina Raco did her part on the mound in the 6th inning by holding Firtion Adams scoreless. Then going into the bottom of the 6th, Grace Leduc and Raco got on with walks. After two were retired, Julia Daley followed with a walk to load the bases. Tristan Macznik then followed with a single to plate the first run of the inning and make it 11-7. Katelyn Connor then had a great at bat and drew a walk to plate another run to make it 11-8. Allie Stucenski was the hero again when she followed with a two run single scoring Daley and Macznik to unbelievably cut the deficit to 11-10 and put the tying and winning runs on base. The comeback was not to be however when Firtion Adams retired the next batter on a ground out but it was a heck of a ride. Camille Bruno and Moja Premny also had hits for Kiwanis.
GAME DATE: 5/19/16
Kiwanis 13, Easthampton 7
Moja Premny had two hits including a triple and drove in four runs to pace the Kiwanis offense that jumped on top early and held Easthampton at bay all game. Ali LaPanne had two hits including a double and drove in two. Grace Leduc had two singles to drive in two runs Mia Tavares had a double and Allie Stucenski, Alaina Raco and Tristan Macznik also had hits for Kiwanis. Camille Bruno and Alejandra Strange also drove in runs with ground outs and Strange also stole home. On the mound, Ali Lapanne pitched three good innings and Alaina Raco came in to close the door with three strong innings allowing only one run while striking out 6 and walking only 2. Also, Mia Tavares played stellar defense at second base gobbling up several ground balls and tagging several runners out. The win raised Kiwanis record to 7-3 and was their 6th win in 7 games.
GAME DATE: 5/17/16
Kiwanis 15, Northampton 2
Alaina Raco and Camille Bruno combined on a no-hitter and allowed only 4 Northampton base runners all game to power Kiwanis to an easy intercity victory. Raco struck out 6 and Bruno struck out 4. Kiwanis erupted for 12 hits including three by Mia Tavares including a double. Moja Premny got the ball rolling in the first with a three run bases clearing double. Grace Leduc had 2 hits and 2 runs batted in. Alaina Raco and Tristan Macznik also had two hits each and both also stole home. Allie Stucenski and Camille Bruno also had hits for Kiwanis. Julia Daley, Alejandra Strange, and Katelyn Connor all walked twice and Abigail Coe drove in a run with a bases loaded walk. Kiwanis has now outscored their opponents 35-3 in the last two games and red-hot Kiwanis won for the 5th time in 6 games. – Courtesy of Westfield Little League