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Easthampton 11U All-Stars survive wild win over Belchertown in semifinals

  • Easthampton players celebrate their victory over Belchertown July 5, 2018 in the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Brody Donovan, left, slides safely into third base as Belchertown's Cooper Ferguson misses the catch Thursday during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field. Gazette staff / Sarah Crosby

  • Belchertown's Ryan Gould pitches against Easthampton July 5, 2018 during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Belchertown's Noah Les pitches against Easthampton July 5, 2018 during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Shiv Patel, left, misses the catch while Belchertown's Evan Perkins slides safely in to third base during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal July 5, 2018 at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Belchertown's Ryan Gould reaches third base under pressure from Easthampton July 5, 2018 during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Shiv Patel, left, misses the catch while Belchertown's Evan Perkins slides safely in to third base during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal July 5, 2018 at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Jason Sigda runs to third base under pressure from Belchertown July 5, 2018 during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Belchertown's Noah Les makes a hit against Easthampton during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal July 5, 2018 at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Jared Baer, left, slides into third base safely while Belchertown's Evan Perkins waits for the ball to arrive, at right, during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal July 5, 2018 at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.

  • Easthampton's Jack Berrien pitches against Belchertown during the 9-11 year old Little League District 2 semifinal July 5, 2018 at Nonotuck Park's Milne Field.



Friday, July 06, 2018

The Easthampton 11U All-Stars rallied against Belchertown on Thursday in the District 2 Little League baseball semifinals. Then they held on.

Easthampton was down 8-4 after three innings.

Jared Baer (two hits, two walks) and Jack Berrien hit back-to-back triples to tie the game at 8 in the fourth.

Reese Berrien smacked a two-run double to take a 10-8 lead in the fifth. Easthampton boosted it to 12-8. Belchertown scored three runs to cut its deficit to one run but couldn’t get over the line.

Joey Wielgus pitched the game’s final three innings, striking out the side in the sixth to end the game.

Cam Cormier doubled. Shiv Patel had two hits and two RBIs.

Ryan Gould went 2-for-2 with a triple, walked and was hit by a pitch for Belchertown. He scored four runs.

William Vachet drove in three runs and hit a triple.

Noah Les (walk) and Austin Raymer were 2-for-3 and scored runs.

Ben Les also had two hits and scored a run while making key stops behind the plate as the catcher that saved runs.

Belchertown will play at Agawam on Saturday in the District Championship game at a time and place to be determined.

Frontier 11, Dalton 1 — Gehrig Brynda earned the win on the mound and was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI in Frontier’s Sandy Koufax win.

Maxwell Edwards and Dylan Martin both had two hits and two RBIs. Kyle Barnes was 2-for-4, while teammates Kevin Baumann (hit, RBI), Aidan Falla (hit, two RBIs), Matt Como (double, RBI) and Tom Alber (RBI) all made key contributions.

Amherst 6, Mohawk 3 — Thea Hanscom pitched a complete game with six strikeouts, as Amherst retained the top spot in the PVYBL Mickey Mantle division.

She allowed five hits and three runs.

Judah Katz was 2-for-3 with a runs cored.

J.B. Mills stole two bases and scored two runs, hitting two singles.

Nate Mills walked twice and had an RBI and a single.

Quentin Moliterno doubled and scored a run for Amherst (7-1).

Wilbraham Red 6, Easthampton 2 — Tim Fay had two hits, including a double, but Post 224 lost in American Legion play.

Hunter Brooks had two hits and an RBI. Matt Hughes hit an RBI single for Easthampton (4-8).

Wilbraham Blue 11, Northampton 10 (8) — Andy Gregorcewicz had two hits, scored twice and drovein four runs, but Post 28 lost on the road in extra innings. He launched a two-run homer over the left field fence int he third inning to put Northampton (8-3) up 5-0.

Post 28 allowed five runs in the fourth and sixth innings to tie the game.

Mike Mieczkowski went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and scored three times.

Softball

Agawam 12, Frontier Red 6 — Brianna Strozuck had two hits and an RBI, but Frontier lost in 12U Suburban action.

Jessica Campbell and Holly Myers each had a hit and an RBI. Anna Dyjach and Ashley Taylor scored two runs each.

Frontier Red (2-1) will host Southampton on Friday at 6 p.m. in Sunderland.

Wilbraham Red 6, Easthampton 2

Wilbraham Red          210 002 1 — 6  12  0

Easthampton     010 010 0 — 2  8  4

WP—Donaghue LP—Baldwin

Records: Easthampton (4-8) Wilbraham Red (10-3)

Amherst 6, Mohawk 3

Amherst          030 010 2 — 6  10  4

Mohawk     001 200 0 — 3  6  3

WP—Hanscom

Records: Mohawk (3-6) Amherst (7-1)

Wilbraham Blue 11, Northampton 10 (8)

Northampton          212 013 10 — 10  13  3

Wilbraham Blue     000 505 01 — 11  8  1

WP—Bullen LP—Gregorcewicz

Records: Wilbraham Blue (2-11) Northampton (8-3)