Tuesday’s high schools: Northampton baseball comes from behind twice to beat West Springfield
The Northampton baseball team came back twice against West Springfield to pull out a 5-3 victory Tuesday in Northampton.
David Konowitch’s two-out, two-strike, two-run single off a hanging curveball plated the deciding runs in a three-run sixth inning for Hamp (4-5).
Joe Warner worked a 1-2-3 seventh for the save. Mack Hale pitched 12∕3 innings of relief for the win. Hale worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fifth to keep the game tied at 2-2. The Terriers (3-4) took a 3-2 lead in the sixth.
Jay Wright singled, stole second then took third on a throwing error to start the bottom of the sixth.
A Zack Goodwin-Boyd grounder scored Wright. Robbie Logue reached on a fielder’s choice then RJ Ramsden followed with an infield hit. Both players moved to third on a wild pitch before Konowitch’s hit.
Wright’s two-run double in the third tied the game at 2-2.
Freshman Hunter Salem allowed seven hits and two runs in 41∕3 innings in the no decision.
St. Mary 4, Granby 1 — Despite a solid outing by Travis Padgett (seven innings, six strikeouts), the Rams (6-3, 4-1 Tri-County North) suffered their first league loss.
Noah Parent (hit) scored the Rams’ lone run on a three-base fielding error in the first inning.
Padgett, Brett Sullivan and Max Humphrey each recorded a hit in the loss.
Smith Academy 15, Ware 12 — Cassidy Snyder homered, tripled, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the Falcons (4-2) to a home victory.
Alanah McLear and Olivia Shaw-Merrigan each had two hits and an RBI for Smith, which broke open a 9-9 game with five runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Lauren Grondin struck out four in a complete-game win. She helped herself with three hits and three runs scored.
Pathfinder 3, Smith Vocational 2 — A late comeback attempt fell just short for the Vikings (3-5, 3-5 Tri-County) in the home loss.
Madeline Spencer-Orrell threw a complete-game three-hitter and struck out eight for Smith Voke. She also doubled and scored the team’s first run in the sixth.
Alice Kubacki singled home Fawn Mougin in the bottom of the seventh, but Pathfinder ace Jenna Maska (18 strikeouts) closed out her victory.
South Hadley 18, Cathedral 4 — Maddie Brandts (three assists), Meg Ginley (two assists) and Brooke Marion (one assist) scored three times apiece as the Tigers (3-3) rolled to a win in Springfield.
Reilly Jodoin had two goals for South Hadley, while Tara Bainbridge scored once with a pair of assists. Kelly Pouliot (assist), Claudia Menard (assist) and Gabrielle Dulude each had a goal and an assist.
Sienna Hebert, Alisha Conti and Gabrielle Schwalm picking up a tally apiece. Kara Callahan and Jess Mekal-Foss chipped in with an assist.
Beth Hennessey got the win in goal with three saves.
West Springfield 3, Belchertown 0 — The Orioles (2-9) were swept on the road, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.
Northampton 5, West Springfield 3
West Side 011 001 0—3 7 2
Northampton 002 003 x—5 6 2
WP - Hale; LP - L’Branch; S - Warner
Records: West Side (3-4); Northampton (4-5)
St. Mary 4, Granby 1
St. Mary’s 030 000 1—4 7 1
Granby 100 000 0—1 4 1
WP - Plasse; LP - Padgett;
Records: St. Mary (6-0, 4-0 Tri-County North) Granby (6-3, 4-1 Tri-County North)
Northampton 12, South Hadley 4
S. Hadley 100 300 0—4 5 3
Northampton 213 240 x—12 14 1
WP - Greco; LP - Kelleher
Records: Northampton (7-1); South Hadley (2-3)
Smith Academy 15, Ware 12
Ware 143 101 2—12 13 0
Smith Acad. 322 251 x—15 11 3
WP - Grondin; LP - Bouchard
Records: Ware (1-4); Smith Academy (4-2)
Pathfinder 3, Smith Vocational 2
Pathfinder 101 100 0—3 3 1
Smith Voke 000 001 1—2 2 3
WP - Maska; LP - Spencer-Orrell
Records: Pathfinder (9-0, 8-0 Tri-County); Smith Voke (3-5, 3-5)