Senior homers for ’Hamp

  • Northampton senior Katelyn Ramdath shrugs approaching home after belting a home run against Chicopee Comp on Tuesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton pitcher Kaliya Valentin delivers against Chicopee Comp on Tuesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton shortstop Ava Azzaro throws to first against Chicopee Comp on Tuesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton’s Lily Pelis races to first base after laying down a bunt against Chicopee Comp on Tuesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

  • Northampton center fielder Ella Pelis skies for a catch against Chicopee Comp on Tuesday in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/KYLE GRABOWSKI

Staff Reports
Published: 6/15/2021 11:18:51 PM

Kaitlyn Ramdath ended her Northampton softball career with a bang. The senior hit a two-run homer in the second inning of a 9-5 win over Chicopee Comp at home Tuesday. It was the first game of a doubleheader. The Blue Devils swept it with a 15-12 victory in Game 2.

Ramdah scored four runs, tripled and singled in the second game.

“I wanted to make a mark. I wanted everyone to remember me,” she said.

Ella Pelis singled four tiems across the two games and scored three runs.

Ava Azzaro accumulated three hits and touched home four times.

Tara O’Connor singled twice and scored a run in Game 2.

Gateway 22, Pathfinder 0 (5) — Nicole Hannigan threw her first career no-hitter, striking out 10 in five innings. She didn’t walk any, but Gateway committed one error.

“It honestly wasn’t one of my best days but my catcher and my coach and I found some spots that worked really well,” she said. “I knew that nobody had a hit. The last inning there was a lot of pressure. I almost fumbled the ball at one point. It was scary.”

Kaitlyn Maynard hit a three-run home run among three hits and four RBIs, while Sierra Russell smacked a grand slam and scored four runs.

Stephanie Paiva (two RBIs, triple) added three hits. Autumn Marchese contributed four RBIs on two hits.

Hampshire 9, Westfield 8 — Theresa Saltis ended a back and forth game with a walk off single for the Raiders. She went 2-for-4.

Maggie Rubeck drove in three runs on four hits.

Hannah Wodecki hit a two-run homer and had two hits.

Athol 10, Frontier 6 — Charlotte Doulette (two hits), Jillian Apanell (home run) and Ashley Taylor drove in two runs each for the Redhawks.

Macy Ring doubled and singled, and Lucia Doulette and Sophia Pinardi contributed two singles each.


Hopkins Academy 10, Mohawk Trail 1 — Jack Feltovic (2-for-3) broke a scoreless tie in the fifth with a grand slam to spark the Golden Hawks.

“It was very much out the moment he hit it,” Hopkins coach Dan Vreeland said. “It was not even close to staying in left field.”

Andrew Ciaglo threw a complete game, striking out 11. He allowed four hits and one unearned run.

Kouji Ishida had two hits and scored two runs.

Liam Flynn singled and walked twice.

Smith Academy 12, Athol 2 (5) — Will Dobson doubled and tripled among three hits with two RBIs for the Falcons. He also threw three innings and struck out four.

Sam Dobson picked up the win, allowing just a hit and a run.

Nate Moynihan tripled and drove in three runs on a two-hit day.

Josh Gingras singled and drove in two runs.

Northampton 7, Central 4 — Dominic Badorni had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs, as the Blue Devils rallied at home.

Central’s Julio Solier hit a grand slam in to the top of the first inning. Northampton battled back, and Wilson Heath delivered the go-ahead RBI in the fifth.

Nate Kelleher-Mochak doubled twice and scored three runs. Eddie Sarafin added two hits.

Smith Vocational 7, Pathfinder 3 — Cole Boisvert doubled drove in two runs for the Vikings in a road win.

Caelan Finnie had two hits, while Carter Blanchette and Race Drobiak each added an RBI. Marshall Ingram threw a complete game for the win with nine strikeouts. He also had an RBI and a hit.

Southwick 9, Hampshire 5 — Nolan Jasiorkowski and Tyler Vanasse had two hits each for the Raiders. Luke Gaida singled once.

Hampshire’s Jack Boyle struck out four in three innings pitched.

Girls lacrosse

Chicopee Comp 13, St. Mary’s 5 — Sam Moran scored three goals for the Saints. Skylar Duda and Katarzyna Wisnauckas each found the net once, while Summer Duda had an assist. Abby Hennessey made 13 saves in the first half.

Boys tennis

PVCICS 4, St. Mary’s 0 — The Dragons only dropped four games across a regular-season ending sweep. No. 1 doubles team Clayton English and James Scott swept Ryan Sweeney and Grant Labrie 6-0, 6-0.

Sixth-grader Hugo Shinn defeated Jon Baillargeon 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles.

Aidan Cleary won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 songles against Matt Sabat. PVCICS added a forfeit at No. 3 singles. Neither team had a No. 2 doubles team.

Girls tennis

Frontier 4, Turners Falls 1 — The Redhawks closed the regular season with a victory.

Both doubles teams cruised. Sydney Scanlon and Samantha Baker beat Abbi Holloway and Emly Denison 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2, and Isablle Brown and Madeline Powers won 6-0, 6-1 against Mercedes Baily and Laken Chessie at No. 2

Mary Laurens held off Izzy Farrick 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Oliver Brown bested Holly Hicks 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3.

Coleman Hartner needed to retire in the first set at No. 2 singles

Boys track & field

Hampshire 119, Palmer 10 — The Raiders nearly swept Monday’s meet.

Gulian Marconi was first in the long jump at 16 feet, 9 inches and 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 16.6 seconds. He also was on Hampshire’s winning 4x400 relay with Jeff Fish,  Evan Coltman and Nick Brisson.

Fish placed first in the two-mile (11:15.3), while Coltman paced the mile (5:02.5).

Peter Silvernail won both the discus (76-6) and the shot put (32-4¾).

Nicky Elias-Gillette took first in the pole vault (8-6) and 400 hurdles (1:13.9).

Nate Godden finished first in the triple jump (32-5¼) and 110 hurdles (18.9).

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