2024 Bay State Games: Hampshire County athletes set to compete in annual event

The West team celebrates after a walk-off hit during the 2023 Bay State Games last year in Boston.

The West team celebrates after a walk-off hit during the 2023 Bay State Games last year in Boston. STAFF FILE PHOTO

By GARRETT COTE

Staff Writer

Published: 07-08-2024 4:16 PM

The Bay State Games are back this summer, as each of the eight sports kicks off at some point within the next two weeks. Baseball and softball start things off on Tuesday, boys and girls soccer begin Thursday, field hockey starts Friday, boys and girls volleyball on Saturday and girls basketball rounds things out on July 19.

A total of 45 Hampshire County athletes are littered across the eight sports, as each one earned a spot on their respective teams via tryout.

Here’s a look at the dates of each sport, the location and the local players who will be in action throughout.

Softball: July 9-11 at Willard Park in Devens

Team West

• Mia Shaw, Amherst

• Skyler Steele, Frontier

• CC Thayer, Hampshire

Baseball: July 9-11 in Malden

Team West

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• Thatcher Rudnik, Amherst

• Ian McDonald, Belchertown

• Jake Waller, Belchertown

• Grayson Loos, Frontier

• Weston Anderson, Gateway

• Brandon Carillon, Granby

• Zach Phakos, Hampshire

• Alex West, Hopkins

• Memphis Huertas, South Hadley

Girls soccer: July 11-13 at Game On Fitchburg

Team Central

• Avery Cooper, Belchertown

• Emma Litz, Belchertown

• Morghan Litz, Belchertown

• Gabriella Slovack, Belchertown

• Brenna Moreno, Granby

• Kalli White, Granby

• Rylee Joseph, Hampshire

• Isaeblla Lebarron, Hampshire

• Sadie Cyr, Hopkins

Team West

• Fallon Clancy, Belchertown

• Allison Morris, Belchertown

• Brianna Ribeiro, Belchertown

• Maya Tellier, Belchertown

• Addison Barr, Easthampton

• Allison Fleury, South Hadley

• Gwen Marion, South Hadley

• Mikayla Weaver, South Hadley

Boys soccer: July 11-13 at Game On Fitchburg

Team West

• Brian Weston, Amherst

• Anias Isaza-Malloy, Easthampton

• Colin Holt, Hampshire

• Daniel Martin, Hampshire

• Owen Miller, Hampshire

• Ayden St. Martin, Hampshire

• Carlos David, South Hadley

Field hockey: July 12-14 at Game On Fitchburg

Team West

• Isabella Gavron, Smith Academy

Girls volleyball: July 13-14 at Game On Fitchburg

Team West

• Ruby Austin, Amherst

• Vivian Ross, Belchertown

• Abigail Hernandez, Frontier

• Olivia Machon, Frontier

• Bailey Martin, Frontier

Boys volleyball: July 13-14 at Game On Fitchburg

Team West

• Jake Gagnon, Granby

Girls Basketball: July 19-21 at Babson College

Team West

• Brenna Moreno, Granby

• Taylor Bullough, South Hadley