Weekend baseball/softball: Scott Jablon’s walk-off grand slam gives Northampton Post 28 win over Agawam
Pinch hitter Scott Jablon kept King & Cushman Northampton Post 28’s winning streak going in grand fashion Saturday.
Jablon smacked a walk-off grand slam on a 3-2 pitch as Post 28 beat Agawam 8-7 at Arcanum Field.
It was the third straight win for Northampton.
Ben O’Connor drew a one-out walk to start the seventh-inning rally. Christian Smiarowski singled then following a strikeout, Hunter Salem was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Robey NeJame pinch ran for Salem and Jablon pinch hit for Andrew Serio. Jablon’s homer cleared the fence down the right-field line.
Tim Horton (two runs), Joe Afflitto (RBI), Keith Natale and Smiarowski (two runs) each had a hit in the win.
Deerfield 5, Mohawk 2 — Noah Barnes struck out five and allowed two runs on six hits in the win Saturday.
Seth Gewanter (three runs, RBI) went 2 for 4, while Kade Gewanter (two RBIs) was 2 for 3. Derek Zewinski also was 2 for 4.
Amherst 5, Northampton 3 — Brett Morrison struck out 12 and allowed two unearned runs on four hits over six innings to earn the win on the road for Amherst (4-5) Sunday.
Kyle Warren allowed five hits over four innings in the loss for Northampton (10-3).
Easthampton 6, Holyoke 5 (9) — Dakota Wheeler’s two-out base hit scored Steve Moussette (2 for 4, three runs) with winning run as Easthampton (3-8) won at home Sunday.
Wheeler finished with two RBIs. He also struck out 12 and scattered seven hits over eight innings. Ben Fitzpatrick (3 for 5, two RBIs) worked the ninth for the win.
South Hadley 11, Frontier 1 (5) — Alex Dragon struck out nine and allowed one hit and two walks over four innings as South Hadley (8-4) won in South Deerfield Saturday.
Mario Olivera (double, two RBIs) was 3 for 3, while Brian Bak (double, three RBIs) was 1 for 2 in the win.
Evan Bourque had a hit for Frontier (3-6).
Little League (Junior)
Northampton 17, Southampton 14 — Zak Houle pitched 22/3 scoreless innings of relief to close the game Sunday and send Northampton to the District 2 championship where it will play Agawam on Tuesday.
Cam Kelly had four hits and scored four runs, while Chris Darragh had three hits in the win.
Northampton beat Westfield 10-0 on Saturday. John Carey pitched five shutout innings for the win.
Ben Gordon Sniffen went 4 for 4 with three runs, while Kelly added two hits and two runs.
Little League (9/10)
Longmeadow 7, Easthampton 6 — Easthampton led 4-0 after two innings, but Longmeadow (2-0) scored three in the seventh then held off a two-run rally in the bottom of the inning to beat Easthampton in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Will Robbins was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs, while Nick Jolicoeur was 3 for 4 with a run and an RBI in the loss.
Amherst 7, Easthampton 0 — Ben Oates and Nate Mills combined on the two-hit shutout as Amherst (3-1) beat Easthampton (1-2) in District 2 tournament pool play on Sunday.
Alex Irizarry went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for Amherst.
Ryan O’Leary and Will Robbins each had a hit for Easthampton.
Amherst 22, Southampton 1 (4) — Liam Coughlin allowed one hit with six strikeouts as Amherst won in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Josh Boden had the hit for Southampton.
Northampton 20, Gateway 6 (4) — Dylan Moggio earned the win, while Zach Wheat and Leo Forrest combined with Moggio to limit Gateway as Northampton (1-2) won in District 2 tournament pool play on Sunday.
Tyler Darling (three runs) and Moggio (run) each went 3 for 3, while Cayden Payne (triple, four runs) and Luke Gaida (two runs, two RBIs) each went 2 for 3.
Tristan Burke (run) and Carson Savery (RBI) each recorded their first hit of the tournament for Gateway (0-3).
Agawam 22, Gateway 4 — Zakory Christian had two hits and two runs, and Joel Sakaske had two hits and scored once as Gateway fell in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Westfield National 14, Belchertown 2 (5) — Shay O’Neill and Ryan O’Neil each scored a run, while Tyler Laramee and Michael Gilbert each had one hit as Belchertown (2-1) fell in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Little League (11/12)
Northampton Blue 8, Longmeadow 1 — Patrick Serio and Jacob Matakanski (five strikeouts) each allowed one hit over three innings as Northampton won in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Connor Touhey was 1 for 2 with an RBI, while Serio was 1 for 2 with a three-run homer in the fifth.
Amherst 6, Southampton 3 — J.B. Mills took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as Amherst (1-1) won in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday
Dan Kushin (run) broke up the no-hit bid as Mills left the game due to a pitch count.
Amherst scored three runs in the first. Mills scored on a Joe Rees single then Eli Kayser-Hirsh plated Javy Irizarry (hit, walk) and Rees with a single.
Amherst added three more in the third. Kayser-Hirsh had an RBI sacrifice, while Xavier Toledo and Ezra Lambert each had RBI singles.
Matt Quinneville and Chris Veda each scored a run in the sixth for Southampton (0-1).
Agawam 11, Easthampton 1 (4) — Seth McClaflin, Ethan Laflamme and Jacob Ross (RBI) each had a hit as Easthampton (1-0) fell in District 2 tournament pool play on Saturday.
Little League (Senior)
Gateway 8, Agawam 7 — Johnny Haskell belted a walk-off solo homer to lead off the seventh as Gateway (3-0) won in District 2 tournament pool play on Sunday.
Joey Jones (two runs) and Matt Hewes each had two hits in the win.
Northampton 11, Turners Falls 1 (4) — Hamp advanced to the District 2 championship game with its win Saturday night. Hamp will face Frontier on Monday at 3 p.m. at McDonald Field in Northampton for the title. If Frontier wins, a deciding game will immediately follow.
Hamp scored nine runs on six hits in the bottom of the first to take control.
Jack Kelleher-Mochak struck out four over two innings. Soren Fischer fanned five and allowed no hits in four innings of relief for Northampton.
Dallas Elliot had two hits and scored for Hamp.
Northampton opened the double elimination tournament with an 11-1 win over Frontier earlier Saturday.
Kelleher-Mochak struck out four and allowed two hits over the first three innings. Alex Houck struck out six and allowed no hits over the final three innings.
Nate Kelleher-Mochak went 3 for 4 with three doubles and three runs to pace Hamp’s offense.
Kyle Barnes and Ben Zaranek each had a hit for Frontier, which avoided elimination with wins over Tri-County (13-3), Greenfield (11-0) and Turners Falls (19-4) to advance to the final.
Metro League Softball
Easthampton Eliminators 13, Rockettes 1; Easthampton 17, Rockettes 1 (5) — Jaqi Gomez went 3 for 3 with three runs, while Sydney Slattery was 3 for 4 with two runs as Easthampton won 13-1 in the first game Sunday.
Summer Cavanaugh was 2 for 4 with two runs, while Caelin Mottor struck out five, walked one and allowed two hits in the win.
In the second game, Savannah Cavanaugh fanned seven, walked seven and allowed no hits in the mercy-rule shortened win.
Jackie O’Connor (2 for 2, two runs) homered, while Cavanaugh was 3 for 3 to helped her own cause.
Amy Parizo (2 for 2, three runs), Rachel Connell (3 for 4, four runs) and Ashley Walch (2 for 3, two runs) each had multiple hits for Easthampton (8-0).
Springfield Hurricanes 17, Hamp Rage 13 (4); Springfield Hurricanes 16, Hamp Rage 14 — Rachel Sheehan went 8 for 8 with nine RBIs, while Avalon Darby was 7 for 7 with six RBIs combined as Hamp Rage dropped the doubleheader on the road.
Rachel Paine was 4 for 4 with three RBIs in the second game for Hamp.
Springfield Celtics 12, Deerfield Metro 7; Deerfield Metro 20, Springfield Celtics 17 — Mae Fydenkevez (RBI), Jenna Adams, Megan Rice, Cassie Jeschke and Toni Jacque each had two hits as Deerfield Metro won the second game of the doubleheader Sunday in South Deerfield.
Becca Carkhuff (two RBIs) homered, while Rice (two RBIs) and Serena Cook each had two hits in Deerfield’s loss.