High schools: Belchertown baseball rallies past Chicopee

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Published: 05-13-2024 9:32 PM

The Belchertown baseball team had nothing going for itself through five innings on Monday, as the Orioles trailed Chicopee 3-0 heading into the sixth. But in the top of that frame, Belchertown struck for five runs and never looked back – defeating the Pacers 5-3 on the road.

Seven different players made up eight hits for the O’s, with Daniel Hulmes tallying two while adding a run and an RBI. Ryan Gould drove in a pair of runs at the plate with a double in the gap and Ian McDonald notched a hit and an RBI as well.

Jake Waller pitched a gem for Belchertown, striking out a whopping 15 Chicopee batters – scattering four hits, one walk and two earned runs in a complete game victory.

Greenfield 10, South Hadley 4 — Nine of the Green Wave’s 10 runs came in the first three innings as 13 hits were too much for the Tigers to overcome on Monday.

Gavin Carpenter, Jack Maziarz and Jackson Keller each grabbed two base knocks, and Keller, Burke Belsky and Logan Carpenter brought home runs at the plate. John Viola, Justin Moskal and Belsky split duty on the mound for South Hadley.

Gateway 14, Putnam 8 — Weston Anderson (four), Dalton Savoy (three), Colton Marawiec (two), Jacob Maynard (two), Theo Deangelis-Paige (two) and Cole Przbyla (two) all hit safely multiple times in the Gators’ win.

Savoy fanned four batters in six innings of work as he earned the win on the mound on senior night.

Franklin Tech 14, Smith Academy 2 (5) — Robert Slysz collected a team-high two hits, but the Falcons were no match for a high-powered Eagles offense on Monday.

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Jacob Gingras brought home a run while Harry LaFlamme singled and walked for Smith Academy.

Frontier 4, Wahconah 3 (8) — The Redhawks held the Warriors scoreless through the game’s first five innings before they took a 3-2 lead in the sixth. Frontier then added one in the seventh to send it to extras where it won in the eighth.

Rosco Palmer connected for four hits while Wyatt Edes (RBI) and Nico Fasulo each added one hit. Four Redhawks pitchers combined for six strikeouts in a strong team effort on the bump.

East Longmeadow 14, Holyoke 2 (5) — The game was tied after two, but seven runs in the third helped the Spartans get out in front comfortably and never look back.

Martin Phillips drove in a run on two hits (double, triple) and Justin Rivera added an RBI single for Holyoke.

Mount Greylock 16, Easthampton 6 (6) — The Mounties scored multiple runs in all but one inning, including three runs in the sixth to end the game with a 10-run rule on Monday.

Topher Reardon barreled up two hits and two RBIs, Anthony Incampo recorded an RBI single and Chris Gallagher tallied two runs and a hit. Jason Sigda, Incampo, Gallagher and Ethan Mullaly each pitched for Easthampton.

Pioneer 12, Hopkins 9 — The Golden Hawks pounced on the Panthers with six runs in the top of the first and led 8-2 after three, but Pioneer rattled off five in the fifth and five more in the sixth to storm from behind and win.

Liam Flynn (two runs, one RBI), Chace Earle (one run, one RBI) and James Fitzgibbons (two runs, two RBIs) all had two hits for Hopkins.

Softball

Amherst 5, Northampton 1 — Sofia Holden dazzled in the circle for the ‘Canes, giving up four hits while striking out 14 and only giving up one run – which came late in the seventh inning.

Corinne Charlebois drove in three runs on two hits to lead Amherst’s offense and Holden added two hits and an RBI to help her own cause.

Sasha Rodriguez recorded half (two) of the Blue Devils’ four hits on the day with Caroline Riordan and Haly Doucette-Kaplan each tallying one hit. Lily Pelis pitched six strong innings for Northampton.

Easthampton 16, Monson 3 (6) — The Eagles raced out to a 6-1 lead after two before adding six more runs in the fourth to pull away for good on Monday.

Ana Growhoski ripped four hits, scored three runs and drove in two runs, Sophia Faginski plated a game-high five runs on four hits and Makenna Slate’s four hits led to two runs and two RBIs. Megan Fickett and Rosie Follet tallied two RBIs apiece, while Follet gave up just two earned runs on four strikeouts and one walk in the circle.

Hopkins 16, Mahar 1 — Three hits including a triple from Alayna Bailey (four runs) paced the Golden Hawks’ offense, which certainly came to play, in a 15-run drubbing on Monday.

Lily Ellia blasted a home run for Hopkins as well, and she came up just a double shy of the cycle. Eight of the Golden Hawks’ nine batters crossed home plate in the win.

Palmer 25, Smith Academy 18 — A 15-15 tie was broken when Palmer erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning, and the Falcons could never get back in the game.

Emilia Neves hit a grand slam, Sophia Jagodzinski had two hits and two runs, Caitlin Graves knocked two hits including a home run and Emma Moynihan ripped a home run as Smith Academy’s offense was full of fireworks in the loss.

Franklin Tech 5, Frontier 2 — The Eagles jumped on the Redhawks early, scoring one in the first and three in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Hannah Gilbert did the rest, limiting a strong Frontier lineup to two runs.

Skyler Steele notched two hits while Hailey Hutkoski, Delaney Fifield and Sophia Pinardi all had one hit for Frontier. Raine Wonsey struck out three in a complete game in the circle.

Westfield 6, South Hadley 0 — Only Jenna Bobrowski managed a hit for the Tigers in a shutout loss on Monday. She ripped a double off Shea Hurley, who struck out 17 in the circle for the Bombers.

Ella Schaeffer fanned 14 Westfield batters of her own, and only two of her six runs were earned.

Granby 17, Holyoke 1 (5) — The Rams broke the game open with 10 runs in the fourth inning and Meredith Bartosz (five innings, two hits, one run, four strikeouts) shut the door on the Purple Knights in the fifth.

Grace Roy’s grand slam and triple highlighted the offensive storm for Granby, Cassie Flaherty went 3-for-3 with two triples, three runs and three RBIs, Ellie Szlosek collected two hits, three runs and two RBIs and Kaitlyn Curran added two singles, three runs and an RBI.

 Jayshalee Santos went 2-for-3 with a single and triple for Holyoke.

Monument Mountain 8, Gateway 2 — Alexi Bonenfant notched a hit and a run as did Willow Hicks, but the Gators couldn’t keep pace with Monument.

Angela Magyar struck out eight in a complete game in the circle.

Boys lacrosse

Monson 11, Smith Voc 2 — The Vikings couldn’t generate enough offense to hang with the Mustangs on Monday afternoon, as they fell to 6-4 on the season.

Smith Voc returns to action on Wednesday against Hampshire County foe Granby.

Minnechaug 14, South Hadley 4 — Monday’s double-digit loss drops the Tigers to 5-9 with the loss, their third straight sixth of their last seven. South Hadley is right back at it on Tuesday with a road tilt at Agawam.

Belchertown 16, Pittsfield 5 — The Orioles held the Generals to one goal each in the first three quarters, and they scored four, five and seven goals, respectively, to vault ahead on Monday.

Nico St. George and Landon Andre each scored four goals while Rylan Queiros, Caleb Reardon and Charlie Fijal added three points apiece for Belchertown.

Girls lacrosse

Hoosac Valle y 19, Granby 10 — Kalli White found the back of the net four times, Kelly-Lynne Kennedy scored twice as did McKenna Zumbruski but the Rams couldn’t keep pace with the Hurricanes.

Abigail Landry and Brenna Moreno tallied a goal apiece and Faith Ramos stopped 12 shots in the cage.

Northampton 15, Wahconah 6 — Another huge output from Imanni Power-Greene (seven goals) powered the Blue Devils to a decisive victory on Monday.

Kaydence Braman (three) and Ally Busone (two) combined for five goals while Teagan McDonald and Makayla Fydenkevez rounded out Northampton’s scoring with a goal apiece.

Amherst 19, Lee 16 — The ‘Canes held off a strong performance from Lee’s Elizabeth Ballinger, who scored eight times.

For Amherst, Talia Sadiq netted five goals, Kiko Bhowmik netted four and Abi Como recorded six points (three goals, three assists) as the main contributors offensively.

Boys tennis

Northampton 5, Chicopee Comp 0 — No Reilly Fowles at first singles, no problem for the Blue Devils. His older brother, Galen, filled in just fine in a 6-1, 6-0 win and Durrell Patrick earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles to lead the way.

Oliver Levine (third singles) won 6-1, 6-1, and both doubles matches (Reed O’Connor and Arlo Bourdon Levy, 6-1, 6-1 a nd Kaz Sugihara and Eli Wool, 6-1, 6-0) were easily handled by Northampton.

PVCICS 5, Frontier 0 — The Dragons have dominated their competition this season, and Monday was no different in a match with the Redhawks.

Aidan Clearly (first singles, 6-0, 6-1), Lee Ferguson (second singles, 6-0, 6-0) and Clayton English (third singles, 5-7, 6-2, 11-9) swept singles play while James Scott and Teddy Scott (first doubles, 6-3, 6-4) and Derek Ye and Devan Ye (second doubles, 6-0, 6-0) swept doubles play for PVCICS.

Girls tennis

Frontier 3, Turners Falls 2 — Aylen Shaw (6-4, 6-1) picked up a key win at third singles with the last match on court. First doubles Brooke Charest and Araceli McCoy won (6-0, retired) as did Esther Ehle and Kayla Fagan (6-0, 6-2, second doubles).

Ehle and Fagan won their sixth straight match and haven’t lost since April 24.

Northampton 5, Agawam 0 — Giselle Ohm and Bess King-Pollet preserved the Blue Devils’ sweep with a thrilling 6-0, 3-6, 10-8 win at first doubles in the only three-set match between the two teams.

Ursula Von Goeler (6-2, 6-0) won at first singles, Summer Sorensen (6-2, 6-0) grabbed a win at second singles and Emi Warren (6-2, 6-3) triumphed at No. 3 singles. Margaux Galvin and Casey Barder rounded out Northampton’s winners with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at second doubles.

South Hadley 5, Renaissance 0 — Only two total games were dropped in the three singles matches, as Estella Estrada won 6-0, 6-2 at first singles followed by a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins at second and third singles from Yanna Stefoglo and Sarah Cormier.

Madi Bruso and Abby Ngure (6-2, 6-1) earned a win at first doubles and Maddie Soderbaum and Grace O’Shae grabbed a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles.

Boys volleyball

Belchertown 3, Athol 0 — Make it two wins on the season for the Orioles, as they wasted no time handing Athol a straight-set defeat on Monday afternoon.

Set scores were 25-21, 25-14, 25-13.

Brian Burns put down 13 kills, Shea MacLean added nine, Noah Yankson tallied six and Zach Dragon struck for four to lead Belchertown’s offense. Rainer Kristensen dished out a game-high 28 assists while Colin Mullin dug up a team-high 13 balls.

Frontier 3, Putnam 0 — Aleks Carey put down 16 kills while Jack Carey (seven) and Will Reading (six) combined for a baker’s dozen in kills to pace the Redhawks to a sweep.Set scores were 25-21, 25-12, 25-20.

Tavo Vincent-Warner collected a game-high 29 assists in the win.

Track & field

Frontier 85, Greenfield 60 (boys); Frontier 140, Greenfield 5 (girls) — The Redhawks boys winners were Jack Storm in the long jump (19 feet, 5.25 inches), triple jump (38-2.75) and 100 (11.1 seconds), Aiden Dredge in the javelin (146-9) and 200 (23.9), Alex Schreiber in the discus (118-7), Adrien Pazmandy in the pole vault (11-9), Luke Howard in the 400 (54.7), Aidan Valderrama in the 800 (2:06.8) and Hengxi Yue in the 2 mile (11:19.9). The Redhawks won the 4x100 (45.5) and 4x400 relays.

On the girls side, Frontier’s winners were Hannah Davis in the long jump (15-1.25) and triple jump, Maia Christensen in the high jump (4-8), Lilly Novak in the shot put (27-3) and discus, Micky McCarthy in the javelin (89-3), Leah Gump in the mile (5:46.1), Madelyn Antes in the 400 hurdles, Addie Millette in the 800 (2:33), Rylan Waskiewicz in the 200 (27.0) and Sylvie DiBartolomeo in the 2 mile (12:46.2).

Late weekend results

Track and field

MSTCA Coaches Invitational at Braintree High School, Amherst athletes turned heads. The highlights include:

■Logan Alfandari won the shot put with a 53-7 and finished second in the discus with a 151-5.

■Moniha Krouch finished fourth in the discus at 138-0.

■Moriah Luetjen won the 400m with a season-best 56.67.

■Calvin Miller won the freshmen mile with a meet record and personal best 4:35.95.

■Elizabeth Sawicki won the 400 hurdles, turning in a personal best of 1:08.17.

■The 4x100 relay team of Ololara Baptiste, Ruby Austin, Kora Brissett and Luetjen finished third with a 50.13 and broke an 11-year old school record.

■Peter Nedeau ran a 4:47.85 personal record in the freshmen mile and finished ninth.

■Miguel Pinero-Jacome ran a 2:01.69 and David Pinero-Jacome ran a 2:04.22 in the 800.

■Ololara Baptiste turned in a 13.10 and Kora Brissett ran a 13.39 for automatic-timing personal bests in the 100.  They also finished in a 27.12 and 27.13, respectively, for automatic-timing personal bests in the 200.

■The boys' 4x400 relay team finished fifth with a time of 3:35.81, led by David Pinero-Jacome, Nico Lisle, Owen Platt and Miguel Pinero-Jacome.

■The boys' 4x800 relay team finished second in 8:32.07.  The athletes were Nico Lisle, Calvin Miller, and the Pinero-Jacome brothers.

■The girls' 4x400 relay team of Ruby Austin, Sawicki, Ella Austin, and Luetjen (4:21.35) finished sixth.

■Ruby Austin added a personal best (27.59) in the 200.

At the Minnechaug Invitational, South Hadley girls finished fourth overall while the boys finished sixth. Highlights include:

■The 4x100 team of Arianna Melendez, Gracie Levrault, Ally Fleury and Abby Gelinas placed first, breaking the meet record (52.95) and qualifying for Nike Nationals.

■The 4x800 team of Addy Hill, Emma Levrault, Maggie Crawford and Gwen Marion placed first, breaking the meet record (10:59.81) and qualifiying for the Division 6 state meet.

■Crawford won the 400 hurdles in 1:09.46, breaking the meet record. 

■Freshman Emma Archambault placed 6th in the 400 hurdles in 1:15.81, qualifying for the Div. 6 State meet.

■Freshman Aimee George grabbed second in the javelin (96-6), qualifying her for Nike Nationals.

■Junior Jameson Webber broke the school record en route to a second-place finish in the 400 hurdles (59.44).

■Hill ran a season best 5:49.95, which qualified her for Div. 6 state meet and Nike Nationals (middle school division).

Boys lacrosse

Amherst 9, Pope Francis 4 — Skyler Ferro (five points) tallied two goals and three assists while Tre Bowman (four points) recorded two goals and two assists to lead the ‘Canes to victory on Friday.

Tri Nguyen (two goals), Silas Hazen, Taikoda Wilson and Sawyer Ferro rounded out the Amherst scoring.

Wahconah 14, Belchertown 6 — Vincent Ting (two goals) and Nico St. George (two goals, one assist) led the Orioles offense, but it wasn’t enough against Wahconah on Saturday.

Landon Andre (one goal, one assist) and Rylan Queiros (one goal, one assist) each contributed for Belchertown.

Girls lacrosse

Amherst 15, Brattleboro 6 — A whopping six goals from Francesca Sloan matched Brattleboro’s total as the ‘Canes cruised to a win over the weekend.

Talia Sadiq (four goals) and Abi Como (three goals) each notched hat tricks in the win, while Kiko Bhowmik and Claire Kennedy added a goal apiece.

Northampton 20, Granby 4 — Imanni Power-Greene’s double hat-trick propelled the Blue Devils over the Rams, with Jenna Talbot and Makayla Fydenkevez adding three goals each for Northampton.

Mia Jones, Kaydence Braman and Dreya Sawka found the back of the net twice in the win.

Baseball

Hampshire 4, Pioneer Valley 2 — In the second inning, Liam Pond’s (1-for-3, two RBIs) two-run triple brought home Zach Phakos and Mikey Thompson (two runs, two walks), then Phil Morin (1-for-3, RBI) plated Pond with an RBI single for all the runs the Raiders would need. 

Drew Thompson (seven innings, four strikeouts, two runs) tossed a complete game for the win, his second of the year. Freshman shortstop Riley Florek and sophomore right fielder Joe Moro were excellent on defense for Hampshire.

SICS 2, Gateway 1 — The Gators lost in a pitchers’ duel, as Jacob Maynard had 10 strikeouts and no walks in a complete game. He gave up just two hits white both runs were unearned.

Weston Anderson added a double and a single at the plate for Gateway.

Amherst 6, Hopkins 4 — Thatcher Rudnik fanned a dozen Golden Hawks batters on the mound while Elijah Rubinstein went 3-for-3 as the ‘Canes pulled off a huge win over Hopkins on Saturday.

Amherst scored four in the first inning and never trailed.

Softball

Hopkins 21, Northampton 0 (5) — Ten Golden Hawks runs in the third inning separated the two Hampshire County teams on Saturday, as Cassie Dion (home run, two singles, three RBIs), Alayna Bailey (home run, single, three RBIs) and Cassidi Mushenski (single, doub le, four RBIs)  each recorded multiple hits for Hopkins. Dion struck out a dozen in a complete-game effort.

The Blue Devils’ offense was paced by Haly Doucette-Kaplan, Caroline Riordan, Jayda Alejandro and Ella Daillie, who tallied a single apiece.

Granby 8, Holyoke 4 — Four hits, two runs and an RBI off the  bat of Kaitlyn Curran paced the Rams in a local battle over the weekend. Ellie Szlosek added two hits and run, Meredith Bartosz  scored twice and collected an RBI single and two walks, while Cassie Flaherty drove in two runs and scored one on one hit.

Bartosz stepped into the circle  to strike out three and allow five hits in a complete-game victory gor Granby.

Hampshire 17, West Springfield 4 (5) — The Raiders only recorded six hits, but they drew 11 walks and scored 14 runs across the game’s first two innings to win comfortably on Saturday.

Teagan Charles drove in four r uns at the dish, Rachel Hickox, CC Thayer and Kalin Dubay each plated two runs and Hailey Wodecki and Chelsea Vanasse added an RBI each. Ryanne Dubay struck out eight on three hits in a complete-game victory.

Youth sports

Northampton 7, Agawam 7 — The Blue Devils tied with Agawam on Saturday, as they couldn’t hold on to a 7-6 advantage in the final ininng to walk away with a tie .

Maceo Nteta started on the mound for Norhtampton, and he allowed two hits and one run over three innings – striking out five and walking one. Leadoff hitter Iggy Piotrowski led the Blue Devils with two hits in two at bats while Lawrence-Riddell and Rios were a one-two punch in the lineup – each driving in two runs for Northampton.

Amherst 7, Hatfield 6 — Rogan Sobieski, Emmett Owens and Jackson Bajnoci each tallied RBI doubles for the Amherst Royals, and Grant Charlebois and Theo Garrett-Peltier racked up a hit apiece.

Hatfield’s Weston Phaneuf (3-for-3) ripped a triple, Jeffrey Lavallee had a good game at catcher and Cam Caney tossed four innings, striking out six.