High Schools: Belchertown softball holds off South Hadley, 17-14

  • Belchertown’s Lauren Cote tags out South Hadley’s Natalie Hartley at third base Wednesday in Belchertown. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • South Hadley pitcher Maddi Rainaud delivers against Belchertown on Wednesday in Belchertown. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • South Hadley’s Ange Bessone tags out Belchertown’s Olivia Plate at third base Wednesday in Belchertown. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI—

  • Belchertown’s Jessa Troy fouls off a pitch in Wednesday’s home game against South Hadley. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

Staff Writer
Published: 6/2/2021 9:27:03 PM

Allison Cote, Gina Camerota and Lex Piwcio each drove in two runs, as the Belchertown softball team defeated South Hadley, 17-14, in a wild contest played Wednesday in Belchertown.

Cote doubled and tripled for the Orioles, which led 6-2 after three innings and managed to match the Tigers over the next three innings. South Hadley tied the game 13-13 in the top of the sixth, but Belchertown answered with a four-spot in the home half of the frame and held on.

Jessa Troy was 2-for-3 with four runs scored for the Orioles. Olivia Plate also had two hits in the win.

South Hadley’s Ara Powers was 2-for-4 with four RBIs, as she smacked a triple and a double for the visitors. Jenna Bobrowski scored three runs out of the leadoff spot, while Molly Goshea, Ange Bessone, Natalie Hartley and Belle McCallum all scored two runs.

Easthampton 10, Ludlow 3 — Eagles pitcher Chelsea Indyk struck out eight in six innings, including the 100th of her career, as Easthampton clinched the Suburban League title.

Lauren Morse was 4-for-4 with a triple and scored two runs. Ana Growhoski singled twice and scored two runs.

Hampshire 12, Westfield 7 – Hailey Wodecki went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, as the Raiders remained unbeaten.

Bri Sulikowski had three RBIs and singled twice. Hannah Wodecki drove in two runs on two hits.


Belchertown 12, South Hadley 0 (5) – Tyler McDonald drove in three runs on two hits, as the Orioles won on the road. Tim Mitus singled twice and drove in two runs. Eli Sayball-Wimmer added three hits and an RBI. Ryan Zawistowski drove in two runs. Brady Perkins struck out five in a shutout, allowing just four hits and three walks.

Tyler Evans Jaycob Santiago, Brady Mendoza and John Sherwood singled for the Tigers.

Granby 13, Hampshire 3 – Connor Asselin had two hits for the Rams. Raymond Toth and Dylan Moriarty each singled once.

Pat Daly, Tyler Galpin and Nick Quenneville each had a hit for the Raiders. Will Hogan struck out eight.

Granby’s Ryan Gaughan struck out five in a complete game win.

Girls track & field

Amherst 79, Minnechaug 66 — Grace Garman won both the shot put and discus, while Charlotte Staudenmayer scored first-place showings in the mile and 800 to aid the Hurricanes to their first win of the spring campaign on Wednesday.

Brooklyn Court was a winner in the long jump (14 5½), while other Amherst winners included Anajisa Robinson (100, 13.1), Addy Kelly (100 hurdles, 19.0), Bevin Montgomery-Gehrt (400, 1:09) and Juliana Shepard (29.1).

The ’Canes swept the relays, with wins in the 4x100 relay (Brooklyn Court, Izzy Rich, Courtnegail Rose, Anajisa Robinson, 54.7) and 4x400 relay (Juliana Shepard, Tamar Byl-Brann, Bevin Montgomery-Gehrt, Charlotte Staudenmayer, 4:57.6).

Isabelle Camara was second in the discus and third in the shot put, while Rose took second in the shot put. Izzy Rich was second in the high jump and Maddy Parker was the runner-up in the pole vault.

Boys tennis

Belchertown 4, West Side 1 — Ben Schrenzel and Colby Masse had quick days at the office, as the top two singles players for the Orioles posted 6-0, 6-0 sweeps of West Springfield players en route to a 4-1 team victory.

Belchertown’s top doubles tandem of Jackson Couchon and Owen Charron also got in on the act, as they were 6-0, 6-0 winners against the Terriers.  West Side forfeited second doubles.

Longmeadow 3, Northampton 2 — Stefan Johnson was a quick winner at first singles for the Blue Devils, which also got a point thanks to a solid win at first doubles against the Lancers in a 3-2 loss Wednesday.

Johnson blanked Longmeadow’s Cole Guidrey, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1. Northampton’s top doubles duo of Ethan Metz and Durrell Patrick held off  Longmeadow’s Kirat Grewal and Li Zhenghao, 6-4 6-3, in a competitive match.

’Hamp’s Aidan Metz dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision at second singles to Longmeadow’s Thomas McMahon, while the Lancers also snagged a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 2 doubles where Noah Barnett and Benjamin Corvin defeated Max Cahillane and Maitreya Abend.

The Devils forfeited the point at No. 3 singles.

PVCIS 5, Hampden Charter 0 – The Dragons only lost more than one game in one set in a road win.

Aidan Cleary bested Notavious Andino Galarza 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. Hugo Shin won 6-1, 6-1 against Nathan Benadr at No. 2 singles.

PVCICS won No. 3 singles by forfeit.

At No. 1 doubles, Clayton English and James Scott defeated Kristopher Pacunas and Julian Greene 6-4, 6-0. Teddy Scott and Asa Taggert handled Leroy Goldsberry and Wallace Kamau, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2 doubles.

Boys lacrosse

South Hadley 17, Northampton 2 — Charlie Anischik scored four goals and dished out four assists, while Cadyn Laramee and Jack Sullivan each potted four goals apiece in the Tigers’ 17-2 win over the Blue Devils.

Caleb Bradley scored twice for the Tigers, while Owen Dawson, Brock Fitzell and Chase Mathers all tallied. Timmy Laporte registered a pair of assists, while South Hadley goalies Bennett Allen and Nate Loughman combined to make nine saves.

Northampton’s Chance Asbornsen found the back of the net for his side.

Boys volleyball

Belchertown 3, East Longmeadow 0 — Andrew Cowles and Xavier Williams each put down five kills as the Orioles scored a 25-18, 25-15, 25-21 sweep of the Spartans in PVIAC East action Wednesday.

Troy Pelletier added three kills in the win, while Connor White and Ty Bogdanovich each had a pair of kills. Pelletier went for 10 assists, while the service attack was propelled by Rainer Kristensen’s seven aces.

Holyoke 3, Commerce 0 – Lewis Torres amassed nine kills and 12 digs in a 25-16, 25-14, 25-8 win.

Jairam Rodriguez fired eight aces to go along with 11 digs and six kills. WIlli Lopez distributed nine assists.

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