Baseball: Greenfield-Athol Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal game suspended due to weather in 2nd inning (PHOTOS)

Greenfield’s Luca Siano smacks a double against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s Luca Siano smacks a double against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Athol’s Noah Wein pitches against Greenfield in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Athol’s Noah Wein pitches against Greenfield in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Greenfield’s Deven Dubie takes second as Athol’s Marc Gould waits for the throw in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s Deven Dubie takes second as Athol’s Marc Gould waits for the throw in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Greenfield’s Caleb Thomas pitches against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s Caleb Thomas pitches against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Greenfield’s Preston Lafleur makes contact against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s Preston Lafleur makes contact against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Greenfield’s John Marchefka bunts against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s John Marchefka bunts against Athol in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

Greenfield’s Michael Pierce beats Athol’s Raydin Sousa’s throw to first in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday.

Greenfield’s Michael Pierce beats Athol’s Raydin Sousa’s throw to first in a Class C quarterfinal game that was suspended by rain at Veterans Field in Greenfield Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL Franz

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Staff Writer

Published: 05-21-2024 9:05 PM

GREENFIELD – Mother Nature put a halt to the Greenfield-Athol Western Mass. Class C quarterfinal game on Tuesday. 

The third-seeded Green Wave held a 4-0 lead over the No. 6 Bears when the rain began pouring at Vets Field. The game was suspended there and will resume at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. 

The game will restart with no outs in the bottom of the second, with Chase Zraunig at the plate facing a 1-0 count. Deven Dubie is on third base after cracking a double and moving to third on a wild pitch. 

Caleb Thomas got the start for Greenfield and was locked in early, striking out six through two innings. He surrendered a pair of walks in the first but recorded a strikeout to close the inning. He struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the second. 

Dubie opened the bottom of the first with a single and Zraunig followed with a walk. John Marchefka blasted a single up the middle to score Dubie, Michael Pierce singled to load the bases and Thomas helped himself by knocking a base hit that drove in Zraunig and Marchefka. 

Luca Siano smashed a double to score Pierce and give Greenfield a 4-0 lead before its first out in the first. Athol’s Noah Wein settled in and recorded a pair of strikeouts to end the inning. 

Non-playoff

Softball

Athol 11, Palmer 8 — Celia Fox tallied two doubles and two singles while Tapanga Chapalonis recorded three hits and two RBIs in the Bears’ win over the Panthers on Tuesday in Palmer. 

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Jenna Bonenfant tallied two singles and a double, Hailey Cummings doubled in a run while Abby Lutz tallied a hit and an RBI for Athol.