Weekend high school, prep games: Northampton baseball wins wild one against Wahconah
R.J. Ramsden’s sixth-inning grand slam gave Northampton the lead for good in a wild 20-16 win over Wahconah at home Saturday.
The Blue Devils (2-1) led 9-1 after two innings, but the Warriors (0-2) fought back to take a 15-13 lead after the top of the sixth.
Ramsden’s blast highlighted a seven-run sixth.
Ben Christopher had five hits, including two doubles and three RBIs, while Ben O’Connor had four hits, including a home run, and four RBIs.
John Grimaldi (one RBI), David Konowitch (three RBIs) and Ramsden each had two hits, while Robbie Logue had a hit and three RBIs.
Joe Warner earned the win with two strikeouts in two innings of relief work.
Smith Academy 5, Hopkins Academy 1 — Mike Molloy and David Longstreeth combined on a two-hitter as the Falcons downed their rival Golden Hawks in Hatfield on Saturday.
Molloy started the game. He struck out four in 4-2∕3 innings of work and earned the win.
David Longstreeth then pitched the final 2-1∕3 scoreless with four strikeouts.
Harry Kennedy, Keith Natale (one RBI), Tony Pedruczny and Joe Afflitto (one RBI) each had two hits.
Cameron Woodward added a hit and an RBI.
Andrew Omer went the distance for Hopkins (1-1), striking out seven.
Zach Kelley and Omer each had one hit in the loss, while Brett Morrison had an RBI.
Amherst Regional 10, Longmeadow 1 — The Hurricanes (1-1) jumped all over the Lancers with eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to victory at Ziomek Field.
Jamie Carey had three hits and an RBI, while Asher Young (one RBI), Justin Carey (two RBIs), Tyler Peake (one RBI) and Jose Cabrera had two hits each.
Alec Snyder-Fair struck out four batters over six innings to earn the win on the mound.
South Hadley 11, South Jefferson (N.Y.) 3 — Evan Marcus had five goals and two assists as the Tigers (4-0) cruised Saturday at Western New England University in Springfield.
South Jefferson is coached by former South Hadley coach Randy Fuller.
T.J. Fitzell (assist) and Tom Crotty added two goals each, while Ryan Dickinson (assist) and Tommy Dowd had one tally apiece.
Sam Duda and Connor Quinn were credited with one assist each, while Justin Pontz made 11 saves.
Longmeadow 14, Amherst Regional 6 — Drew Koslowski (two assists) and Nick Johnson had two goals each, but the Hurricanes (0-2) lost on the road Saturday.
Kieran Presley (two assists) and Donovan Riley added one goal each, while Melvin Espinoza-Rosa was credited with an assist.
Will Barstow made 12 saves.
Amherst Regional reached the semifinals at this weekend’s University of Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston, R.I.
Playing in an event with 17 college teams and three high school teams, the Hurricanes went 3-1 on Saturday and early Sunday to advance to the tournament round.
Amherst beat Needham High 12-10 in the quarterfinals before falling to host URI 14-5 in the semis and then losing to UMass-Dartmouth 11-3 in the consolation round.
Against Needham, the Hurricanes’ first game against a high school team this season, Eliot Jerry had six assists and two goals, while Johann Becker had five goals. Jonathon Park played well on both offense and defense for Amherst, which is 4-5 against college teams this year.
Williston 16, Wilbraham & Monson 1 — Kirstyn Kruse scored four goals and Gracie Simpson of South Hadley added three as the Wildcats (2-0) dominated at home Saturday.
Sam Newman and Hannah Gagnon had two goals each.
Gunnery 16, Williston 15 — Nick Gerofano scored six goals, while Colin Brown and Jack Shumway of South Hadley added three each, but the Wildcats fell Saturday in Washington, Conn.
Connor Archbald of Williamsburg scored twice.
Girls water polo
Andover 9, Williston 1 — Persis Ticknor-Swanson of Easthampton scored the lone goal for the Wildcats in Exeter, N.H., Saturday.
Westminster 209, Williston 212, Suffield 220 — Dan Bridge of Worthington shot a team-best 40 at the Ledges in South Hadley as the Wildcats opened their season Saturday with a split.
Smith Academy 5, Hopkins 1
Hopkins 001 000 0—1 2 3
Smith 021 200 X—5 9 2
WP - Molloy; LP - Omer
Records: Smith (3-0) Hopkins (1-1)
Amherst 10, Longmeadow 1
Longmeadow 000 000 1—1 4 5
Amherst 801 100 X—10 13 2
WP - Snyder-Fair; LP - Reid
Records: Amherst (1-1) Longmeadow (1-2)
Northampton 20, Wahconah 16
Wahconah 013 353 1—16 8 3
Northampton 540 227 X—20 22 5
WP - Warner; LP - Welch
Records: Northampton (2-1) Wahconah (0-2)