Local baseball: Liam Medina keys Pettengill Insurance comeback

Last modified: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Liam Medina’s three-run double in the sixth gave South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Post 260 a come-from-behind 3-1 American Legion win over East Springfield in South Hadley Monday.

Ryan Kleszczynski had two hits, while Joe Ciolek struck out nine and walked two in the complete-game 3-hitter for South Hadley (4-5).

Westfield 3, Amherst 2 — Jamie Carey struck out two, walked two and allowed one earned run over seven innings but Post 148 (3-4) fell on the road.

Zach Kelley had a double and a run scored, while Ethan Young had an RBI single in the loss.


Wilbraham Funeral Home 5, Easthampton Savings Bank 3 — A three-run fifth wasn’t enough to lift Easthampton at home.

Chris Starcun had an RBI double, Branden Kubic followed with an RBI single, and a third run scored on an error before the rally ended.

Starcun and Jeremey Tanguay each had two hits.

Northampton Little League

A Division championship — Jayden Darling struck out 11 as Police Relief Association (14-5) won the championship with a 9-1 win over Elks Club, Sunday at McDonald Field.

Evan Renaud (two RBIs) had three doubles and three runs, while Colin Ferrara was 3 for 3 with three RBIs.

Elks (16-5) beat Police 6-0 on Saturday to force the deciding game. Noah Brink tossed five shutout innings, while Patrick Serio and Nate Moggio led the offense.

B Division championship — Noel’s Rendezvous Cafe will play Serio’s Market at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Field for the title. If Serio’s wins, a final game will be played at 5:45 p.m. Friday at McDonald Field.


American Legion

Pettengill Insurance 3, East Springfield 1

East Springfield 100 000 0—1 3 0

Pettengill 000 003 x—3 5 0

WP - Ciolek; LP - Alvarado

Records: East Side (5-3); Pettengill (4-5)

Westfield 3, Amherst 2

Amherst 010 001 0—2 4 3

Westfield 011 100 x—3 4 1

WP - Plasse; LP - Carey

Records: Amherst (3-4); Westfield (7-1)


Wilbraham Funeral 5, Easthampton 3

Wilbraham 011 201 0—5 13 1

Easthampton 000 030 0—3 7 4

WP - Erhart; LP - O’Neill; S - Beaulieau

Records: Wilbraham (5-3-2); Easthampton (5-3-1)