Local baseball: Liam Medina keys Pettengill Insurance comeback
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.
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)