Youth sports: Northampton baseball, softball teams stay busy

Staff Reports

Published: 06-10-2024 4:34 PM

The Northampton 13U youth baseball team was busy over the weekend as the Blue Devils played in two games. Northampton squared off with undefeated Longmeadow on Friday, falling 11-7 in what was the first time all year it gave up double digit runs.

Brayden Rios and Easton Jewell ripped two hits apiece for the Blue Devils, while Layne Nagle, Jewell and Oliver Yau collected RBIs. Benny Hamelin turned in a hit and two walks as both he and Nagle tallied their first hits of the season. On the mound, Dylan Lawrence-Riddell (seven) and Maceo Nteta (five) combined for a dozen strikeouts.

On Saturday, the Blue Devils more than made up for the loss with a dominant 10-1 win over Southampton. Yau’s 3-for-3 day as well as strong performance on the hill (four inning, seven strikeouts, no runs) powered Northampton to victory.

Lawrence-Riddell’s RBI single got the Blue Devils on the board early in the first inning. In the third, Iggy Piotrowski and Yau launched back-to-back doubles followed by a drop third strike that brought in a run. Miller Cobrich had a double and two singles as part of a three-hit day. Northampton put up 11 hits in the win.

Softball

Northampton 11, Westfield 7 (10U) — Reagan Fuller fanned nine Westfield batters and Maya Coates had a huge day at the plate with two singles and a double to pace the Blue Devils to a win in the semifinals.

Northampton plays Chicopee in the championship game at Sarah Jane Park in Chicopee.

Blue Devils second baseman Scarlet Pensivy and center fielder Sarah Queenin each singled twice as well.

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