Hampshire’s Laci Chapdelaine throws a perfect match, plus Northampton-Amherst women’s tennis shots


Hampshire Regional senior pitcher Laci Chapdelaine capped off the softball regular season with a perfect ending.

She sat all 15 Northampton batters she faced on Wednesday, pitching a perfect game in a 20-0 victory. Chapdelaine retired 11 Blue Devils.

“She had been throwing them off balance all day,” Hampshire coach Brian McGan said. “She throws very well, spins the ball very well.”

Hailey Wodecki paced the Raiders’ offense with a three-run homer, going 2-for-4. Ashley Cortis was 3-for-4 for Hampshire, scoring three runs.

Hampshire’s Hannah Wodecki doubled and made it three on a 3-for-5 matchday.

Jocleyn Mettey doubled and tripled with two RBIs for Hampshire.

Pope Francis 7, Amherst 0 – The Hurricanes were cleared by Pope Francis on Wednesday.

Riana Shaw and Maria Konieczny were both picked in the loss. Pitcher Sofia Holden struck out 12 in the circle.


Amherst 12, Chicopée Comp 5 – Spencer Waite scored two runs and scored a point for the Hurricanes, who secured their first playoff berth since 2014.

Ian Waite added two singles and two runs for Amherst. Amherst’s Ryan Schneider doubled up and scored two runs.

Border 10, Hampshire 0 — The Redhawks closed out their regular season in convincing fashion, as a seventh-inning top eight beat Hampshire with a 10-0 victory on Wednesday at Westhampton.

Frontier finished its regular season 14-4 on aggregate, and Wednesday’s win capped a perfect 10-0 Suburban League West mark.

“To win close games in the league this year and finish there unbeaten is a great achievement for the guys,” said Frontier skipper Chris Williams.

Liam Skribiski-Banack went in all seven innings, striking out seven for Frontier, while Kevin Baumann had four hits, three runs and an RBI. Dylan Martin went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in the seventh, while Tyler Dubreuil and Gabe Gochinski each had two hits and an RBI. Sam Schreiber also added two hits to pace the offensive effort.

Hampshire’s Tyler Galpin struck out two in five solid innings, while Justin Meunier added a pair of hits for the Raiders.

Westfield Tech 5, Smith Professional 4 – In a dramatic battle for the Tri-County North title, the Vikings came up short in the bottom of the seventh, allowing Westfield Tech to score the winning run.

The loss was the only blemish on the Vikings’ otherwise perfect year; they finished their regular season with a 15-1 record and parted ways with Westfield Tech for Tri-County North honors with one loss apiece. Smith Vocational won the first meeting between the two teams last month.

Roscoe Palmer had a hit and an RBI in two at bats, and Caelen Finnie drove in two runs with a hit.

Pitcher Race Drobiak pitched six innings, allowing six hits and striking out eight.

Smith Academy 9, Mahar 1 — Logan Graves led the Falcons with three hits in a road win. He scored two runs and drove one. Smith Academy’s Will Dobson had two RBIs and scored three times. Sam Dobson doubled and had an RBI for Smith Academy. He also hit 10 on the mound, allowing just three hits and two walks. Ryan Belina tripled for the Falcons.

Greenfield 8, South Hadley 3 — Tyler Evans and Matt McDermott had Tiger’s only two hits in an independent loss to the Green Wave in Greenfield on Wednesday.

Matthew Drobiak and John Viola each recorded one strikeout in the loss.

Longmeadow 7, Northampton 4 — Caleb Steineger hit a home run and had two RBIs, but the Blue Devils fell at home. Marty Maslowski was 2 for 2 with a brace, scored a point and drove a run for Northampton.

Girls lacrosse

Amherst 15, Chicopee 1 – Amherst keeper Cedar Conrad was steady between the posts, making six saves in the blowout win.

Emily Ireland (3G, 1A), Esme Siegel (3G, 1A) and Talia Sadiq (3G, 2A) all recorded hat tricks. Abi Como scored twice and added an assist for the Hurricanes.

Westfield 14, Northampton 12 – Trailing 9-4 at half-time, Northampton came close to pulling off a comeback against Westfield on Wednesday, but fell short.

Sofia Ciaglo and Chloe Denhart scored four goals each; Ciaglo also delivered three assists. Izzy Epstein added two goals and two assists. Blue Devils goalkeeper Riley Shea made 10 saves.

South Hadley 24, Granby 18 – It was a high-scoring affair between the Rams and Tigers on Wednesday afternoon, but South Hadley managed to pull off the win.

South Hadley’s Meg Carey scored seven goals and added two assists, and teammate Olivia Marion had four goals and five assists. Ella Marion (5G, 1A) and Margaret Watkins (3G, 3A) also had a productive day for the Tigers. Goaltenders Ashley Scott (6 saves) and Evelyn Gingras (8 saves) shared the time in net.

Gabby Walz and Ella Laliberte tried hard for the Rams to win, but fell short. Walz finished with eight goals and an assist, and Laliberte scored seven goals for Granby. Ari Klekotka also recorded a hat trick in the loss.

Boys tennis

Amherst 3, Belchertown 2 – With Amherst and Belchertown with two wins in hand, it’s doubles match No. 1 to decide Wednesday’s match between the two tennis teams.

Amherst’s team of Josh Kellogg and Ben Oates defeated Belchertown’s Kiernan Corish and Carson Boscher 6-1, 7-6 (7-4) in the deciding match.

No. 1 singles Zach Richards (6-2, 6-1) and No. 3 singles Rohan Shenoy (6-3, 6-1) earned the Hurricanes the other two wins.

No. 2 singles Trevor Weiss (6-3, 6-1) and No. 2 doubles team Chris Adzima and Jacob Chaisson (6-1, 6-1) won their matches for the Orioles.

East Longmeadow 3, Northampton 2 – Singles No. 3 Ethan Metz (3-6, 6-4, 10-4) and doubles No. 1 team Durrell Patrick and Max Cahillane (6-4, 6-0) won both matches, but the Blue Devils fell short against East Longmeadow in a Valley League game.

Northampton are now 7-7 this season.

Girls tennis

Amherst 3, Northampton 2 – Singles position control helped the Hurricanes win a road rivalry.

1 singles player Sofia DaSilva-Askew won the match with a three-set victory over Camille Richmond of Northampton. Richmond won the first set 6-3 before DaSilva-Askew responded with back-to-back 6-0 wins in the final two sets.

Amherst’s Rebekah Hong beat Sarah Ryan 6-2, 6-2 for second overall in the singles. At No. 3 in singles, Ava Carvel handled Roxie Clauson 6-2, 6-1.

Northampton’s No. 1 doubles pair of Annalisa Agliati and Phoebe Ryan prevailed 6-3, 6-2 over Daniella Sherman and Allive Osman. The Blue Devils rallied in doubles match No. 2 as Alli Flynn and Leah Abel Waisman lost 6-3 before winning 6-1, 6-4 over Elena Ruiz and Tanaki Ewaton.

SICS 3, Holyoke 2 – No. 2 singles Kelsey Brainard (6-0, 6-1) and No. 1 doubles Ava Tellier and Allison Jourdain (6-3, 6-3) won both matches for the Purple Knights on Wednesday.

Boys volleyball

Southwick 3, Belchertown 1 – Although Belchertown gave up their match against Southwick (21-25, 25-18, 25-17, 25-20), the two teams shared a significant moment before the game. Southwick players came out wearing pink headbands to honor Zachary Fraleigh, the student from Belchertown who was killed in a car accident two weeks ago.

Belchertown won the first set before losing the next three. Connor White led the team with 12 children and four blocks. Rainer Kristensen had 16 assists and three aces. Will Hill had nine kills and two aces, and Ty Bogdanovich led the Orioles with six aces.

Holyoke 3, Chicopee 0 – The Purple Knights defeated Chicopee in straight sets on Wednesday (25-14, 25-15, 25-18).

Border 3, East Longmeadow 1 – The Redhawks closed out their regular season with a 3-1 victory to give them a 14-2 record in their first season.

Aleks Carey had 15 kills and two blocks and Jesse Kurkulonis had 13 kills and nine digs. Payton Sladeski led the team with 10 digs and seven aces. Tavo Vincent-Warner threw 27 assists.

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