WMass baseball tournament:  Northampton reaches first semifinal since 1997

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  • Northampton senior shortstop Max Callan, left, pursues Agawam runner Aiden Levesque back to first base before tossing to first baseman Wilson Heath for the tag to end the top of the fifth inning of the Blue Devils’ WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal, Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton senior pitcher Will Shaw delivers to an Agawam batter in the fourth inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against the visiting Brownies on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton junior Nate Kelleher-Mochak, center, forces Agawam third baseman Justin Davis (11) to back pedal as he advances from second on a Dominic Badorini line drive past Davis in the first inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against the Brownies on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton junior Trevor Maslowski ducks under an inside pitch by Agawam's Connor Twohig before taking a walk in the fourth inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against the visiting Brownies on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton senior shortstop Max Callan reacts after picking off Agawam runner Matthew Cleavall, taking a long lead off second base, in the third inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against the visiting Brownies on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton junior Nate Kelleher-Mochak advances to third on a single by Dominic Badorini in the first inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against Agawam on Monday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton senior pitcher Will Shaw delivers to an Agawam batter in the fourth inning of the Blue Devils' WMass Div. 1 quarterfinal against the visiting Brownies on Monday, June 21, 2021, in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 6/21/2021 10:10:50 PM

The Northampton baseball team reached the Western Massachusetts Division 1 semifinals for the first time since 1997 on Monday. The top-seeded Blue Devils defeated No. 9 Agawam 4-3 at home. They’ll face No. 12 Longmeadow at home in the semifinals Thursday.

Northampton hasn’t won the sectional title since 1996.

Will Shaw earned the win after throwing 5 1/3 innings, allowing just two runs. 

Owen Shelffo had a pinch-hit two run single in the bottom of the fifth that put the Blue Devils ahead 4-1.

Nate Kelleher-Mochak added two hits including a double.

Easthampton 14, Athol 4 (6) – Otis Follet tripled, singled and scored three runs with two RBIs, as the No. 4 Eagles advanced to the quarterfinals. They’ll host No. 12 Monument Mountain on Wednesday.

Easthampton scored five runs in the sixth to end the game early.

Matt Damon singled twice and scored two runs. Winter Roske (double) and Topher Reardon (two runs) drove in two runs each.

Will Robbins picked up the win after striking out three in 2 1/3 innings. Roske pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just one hit.

Hopkins Academy 12, Mount Everett 2 (6) – Braeden Tudryn delivered a walk-off single in the sixth that triggered the mercy rule. He drove in Cooper Beckwith to end a walk-filled day for the top-seeded Golden Hawks. Hopkins Academy will host either No. 3 Westfield Tech or No. 11 Lenox in the Division 4 semifinals Thursday.

Jake Smith doubled twice for Hopkins. Liam Flynn (single) and Kouji Ishida (double) each walked three times.

Jack Feltovic threw a complete game, striking out 11 and allowing just two hits.

Belchertown 10, Putnam 0 (5) – Tyler Laramee had three hits and three RBIs, as the No. 8 Orioles advanced to the Division 3 quarterfinals. Chris Misiaszek, Andrew Fijal, Tyler McDonald (two hits) and John Gelinas each drove in a run. Belchertown will face No. 1 Sci-Tech at Marshall Roy Park in Springfield on Wednesday.

Ryan Deocteau added two hits and scored two runs. Ryan Zawistowski doubled.

Perkins allowed just one  hit and struck out seven. he walked two in 4 2/3 innings.

 Granby 11, Smith Academy 1 (5) – Dylan Moriarty (double), Ryamond Toth (two hits) and Ryan Gaughan (three hits) each drove in two runs, as the top-seeded Rams returned to the Division 4 semifinals. They’ll host No. 5 Ware on Thursday.

Granby scored five runs in the first and four in the second to grab control.

Michael Toth also doubled.

Ryan Belina and Will Dobson each had a hit s

 




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