Westfield edges Post 81, 3-1
Westfield Post 124 scored twice in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat Greenfield Post 81, 3-1, in a Hampden County American Legion Baseball game Friday at Westfield State University.
The contest was a matchup of Zone leaders, with Greenfield (8-3) on top in Zone 2 and Westfield (9-2) leading Zone 3A.
Post 81 could manage only three hits on the evening — two singles by Liam Datres de la Blotier, and an RBI double from Brody Markol.
Greenfield head coach Tim Capuano gave a lot of the credit for that to Westfield starting pitcher Dan Plasse.
“He had good control, and only walked one all night” said Capuano. “He kept us off balance, and featured a really nice curve ball. We got into a few more fastball counts in the later innings, but unfortunately, we couldn’t break through.”
Tyler Charboneau pitched well for Greenfield, scattering nine hits, striking out one, and walking just two.
Brent Houle, Nate Barnes, and Tim Donahue each knocked in a run for Westfield, and Colin Dunn had a double.
“It was a competitive game,” remarked Capuano. “Sometimes you just come out on the wrong end.”
Babe Ruth playoffs
St. Kaziemerz Society advanced to the loser’s bracket final of the Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League playoffs with a 10-7 win over Turneras Falls Athletic Club on Friday night at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Max Charest singled and drove in two runs, Patterson Malcolm added two hits and winning pitcher Mackinnon Donnelly-Minshall scored twice for St. Kaz.
Tanner Jones, Eli Nicholson and Brian Zamojski each finished with two hits for TFAC, while losing hurler Cam Barnes added a single.
East Longmeadow scored early and often as it defeated Frontier, 18-5, in a 41/2-inning Suburban Softball League 12-and-under game Friday night in East Longmeadow.
Sierra Warren (double, RBI), Olivia Veiciello (two RBIs) and Tori Frangie (RBI) all went 2-for-2 for Frontier.
Nick Greene went 4-for-4 to lead Brad’s Place to a 15-13 victory over Main Street Bar & Grille in a Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League game Friday night at Green River Park.
Alyssa Shephard added three hits for the winners.
Marisa Dalmaso-Rode was 3-for-4, as did Donny Mailloux, and Billy Butynski went 2-for-3 for Main Street.
In other action, Justin Nash went 4-for-4 and Becky Dame was 3-for-4 as Turners Falls Pizza House beat Hot-L Warren, 9-5 .
For the Hot-L, Jason Sikorski went 3-for-3 and Heather Sikorski was 2-for-2.
At Hillside Park, OPT/The Body Shoppe upended Team Allure, 17-9, as Ainslee Penfield went 4-for-5 and Tyler Leroux was 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs for the winners.
Jereck Smith went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Missy Lapean was 3-for-4 for Team Allure.
Finally, Beck’s Automotive rolled to a 20-7 win over R.C. Pratt Contractors at Greenfield Middle School.
Charlie Richardson went 5-for-5 with two doubles, Jeff Guy was 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, Sunny Lucas went 4-for-5 with a home run and three knocked in, and Jennesa Murphy was 3-for-4 for Beck’s.
Nicki Vatalaro was 3-for-3 and James Jouannet 2-for-3 for R.C.