Easthampton Little League softball wins District 2 championship

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jocelyn Mettey threw a perfect game to cinch a district championship.

She struck out seven, and Easthampton’s 11U softball all stars beat Westfield 13-0 in four innings Saturday.

Easthampton won the championship series 3-0.

Mettey had two hits and four RBIs on Saturday.

Kaelin Damon added two hits and two RBIs while Abby McClaflin and Summer Collins had two hits and an RBI each.

Easthampton advances to the state championship series Saturday and Sunday in Westfield at Sadie Knox field.

The same group won the 10U state title last year.

Cal Ripken

Northampton is still alive after two games at the 12U New England Championships over the weekend in New Milford, Connecticut.

The team went 1-1, losing 10-8 to the host New Milford on Saturday before beating Hebron (Connecticut) 6-2.

Northampton will play Nashua (New Hampshire) at 5:30 p.m. Monday in an elimination game.

In Sunday’s win, Dominic Badorini hit a two-run homer in the first inning and pitched 5⅓1 innings with five strikeouts for the win. He finished with three RBIs.

Brady McDonald laid down a suicide bunt in the third inning to push the score to 3-1, and Quinn McDonald made it 6-1 in the fourth with a two-run single.

Badorini also hit a two-run homer in Saturday’s loss. Quinn McDonald, Brady McDonald, Badorini, James Elliott and Tyler Vanasse all had two hits.

Northampton led 6-1 in the bottom of the third inning before giving up a grand slam.

The team trailed 10-6 in the to of the sixth before Badorini’s home run.

Little League

10-11 state tournament — Northampton’s season ended after losing to Pittsfield 14-6 on Saturday and falling against Holden 14-8 on Sunday.

Liam Flynn went 3-for-3 and hit a two-run homer against Pittsfield, scoring two runs.

Marty Maslowski also had three hits and hit a home run, going back-to-back with Flynn, and scored three runs. Maslowski also struck out four in 3⅔2/3 innings.

Caleb Steineger was 2-for-3 with a double.

Against Holden, Maslowski was 2-for-3 and hit another home run

Steineger also homered Sunday.

American Legion

Aldenville 2, Easthampton 0 — Aidan Burke struck out five and allowed just four hits and a walk, but Post 224 couldn’t find a run in Saturday’s postseason loss.

Cody Cavanaugh hit a triple, while Hunter Leveille and Steve Moussette had singles.

“We really peaked a little hitting wise right before the end of the season and went quiet in our two playoff games unfortunately,” Easthampton coach Kevin Wilby said.

The defeat eliminated Easthampton from the postseason.

Post 224 left four runners on base.

Leveille, Brandon Bennett, Tyler Vishaway, Ryan York and Ben Fitzpatrick played their final game for Post 224.

Aldenville 2, Easthampton 0

Easthampton          000 000 0 — 0  3  1

Aldenville     002 000 0 — 2  4  0

WP—Marchia LP—Burke

Records: Aldenville (13-9) Easthampton

Northampton 7, Westfield 9 (Saturday)

Westfield          121 005 0 — 9  13  1

Northampton     203 020 0 — 7  11  1

WP—Niemiec LP—Brittain

Records: Northampton (19-2) Westfield (15-8)

Northampton 7, Agawam 3

Agawam          030 000 0 — 3  6  1

Northampton     120 211 0 — 7  11  1

WP—Banas LP—Sabadosa 

Records: Northampton (19-1) Agawam (10-11)

Northampton 5, Westfield 3 (Sunday)

Westfield          102 000 0 — 3  8  0

Northampton     301 010 0 — 5  7  0

WP—Banas LP—Baker 

Records: Northampton (20-2) Westfield (15-9)