WTA’s cats scratch back again

Mateo Sanchez (3) tears up the base as he makes it safely to second Wednesday against Sci-Tech at Marshall Roy Field. (Photo by Marc St. Onge)

SPRINGFIELD – They have done it again!
After spotting the Sci-Tech baseball team a 9-1 lead, the Westfield Tech Tigers rallied for 10 unanswered runs to stun the Cybercats 11-9 Wednesday at Marshall Roy Field.
“I’m impressed with their resiliency,” Westfield Technical Academy head baseball coach Bob Eak said of his Tigers (5-1), who completed their third comeback victory of the season. “They never give up. They have a don’t-accept-losing attitude.”
Westfield Tech exploded for four runs in the fourth inning, five in the fifth, and one more in the sixth. Darryl Reopel (2-for-3, 3 RBIs), Brody Zabielski (hit, 3 runs), Josh Sturmer (hit, RBI), and Mateo Sanchez (3 runs) provided the bulk of the offense.
Zabielski came on in relief to toss four scoreless innings and earn the victory. He allowed just one hit, walked none, and struck out four batters.
“I’ve had teams in the past down 5-0 that would’ve folded, never mind 9-0,” coach Eak said. “These kids know they’re never out of it.”

Masciadrelli, Lamirande fuel Saints’ win
St. Mary 6, Sabis 1

St. Mary’s pitcher Jack Masciadrelli tossed a complete game two-hitter. Masciadrelli struck out 12 batters, walked none, and allowed one run.
Jack Lamirande went 2-for-4 with a double to lead the St. Mary’s attack. Saints’ Aidan Burke, Hayden Lussier, and Masciadrelli each had a hit.

Lis lifts Rams in extras
Southwick 4, Hampshire 3 (8 inn.)

Josh Lis hit a bases-loaded single through the right side of the infield to lift Southwick in extra innings.
Johnny Cesan reached first base, advanced to second on an error, and after Josh Burnett walked, moved to third on a Bart Shea single before scoring the game-winner.
Shea finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Burnett also doubled and scored a run. Josh Sylvia (walk, run scored) and Sam Mizonoglu (2 runs) each went 1-for-2.
Shea struck out 10 batters over 5 1/3 innings. He scattered three hits, yielded six walks, and allowed three runs (all unearned). Dan Burnett picked up the win in relief. He tossed 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball with five strikeouts, no walks and no hits.

Penland homers in Rams’ runaway
Southwick 13, Gateway 1

Brittany Penland went 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs to lead Southwick. Rams’ Devan Fox (2-for-4, 3 runs, RBI) and Sydney Gorman (2-for-4, 2 runs, RBI) each tripled and Jillian Gentile (2 runs) had a double.
Southwick pitcher Sarah Hough scattered five hits and recorded nine Ks.
Stephanie Paiva was perfect at the plate for Gateway, going 3-for-3 with a run scored. Gators’ Ava Auclair had a hit and an RBI. Lily Waters had the team’s other hit.

Kielbasa wins match
Greenfield 4, St. Mary’s 1

Aaron Kielbasa won for St. Mary’s, besting Greenfield’s Connor Pedigree, 6-3, 6-1 on the road.
“The Saints played well again, especially Aaron Kielbasa,” St. Mary’s boys tennis head coach George Hart said. “In spite of the four other losses … progress is being made, and future success is sure to happen.”

LATE RESULTS – Tues., April 23
Monson 4, St. Mary’s 3

Monson rallied for three goals in the fourth quarter to stun St. Mary’s at Boardman Field.
Colin Riley led Monson with two goals. Bryce St. Martin and Joe Angelica each tallied one.
Aaron Blanchard recorded a hat trick for St. Mary’s. Saints’ Evan Ploof had an assist.

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