WILBRAHAM – The Westfield High School baseball team bounced back from a disappointing loss in a big, big way.
Westfield clubbed 20 hits, and put together a 15-1 lead en route to pounding host Minnechaug 16-8 Thursday. The Bombers improved to 2-1.
Westfield’s top four hitters combined for 15 hits. Chris Sullivan paved the way, going 5-for-5 with two doubles. Colin Dunn went 3-for-6 with a home run. Sean Murphy (2-for-3) and Craig Lacey (3-5) were also effective at the plate.
“It’s nice when the bats are working and the wind is blowing out,” Westfield coach Rich Discenza said.
Westfield scored three runs in each of the first three innings, and exploded for five more in the fifth to blow the game wide open.
Westfield pitcher Kenny McLean kept Minnechaug’s bats silent. McLean pitched a two-hitter, striking out nine batters and walking two in 6 1-3 innings.
Mastello solid in defeat
Amherst 9, Westfield 4
Karly Mastello led Westfield at the plate on the road. Mastello went 3-for-4 with a triple.
Bombers’ Nicole Clemente, Rachel Swords, Casey Almeida, and Hayley Moniz each had hits.
“Our team fought hard and came together to rally,” Westfield coach Mary Seid said, “but we just came up short.”
Wed., April 15
Southwick 20, Smith Academy 0
Molly Petit blasted a grand slam for Southwick, one of three homers on the day for the Rams.