By Martin Ryan
By Martin Ryan
Tied 2-2 in the bottom of the 7th with 2 strikes on him, Ryan Lavelle launched a walk off hit to deep left field to give the East Longmeadow Spartans the win over Chicopee Comp.
Aidan Baxter got things rolling in the frame with a double to right, his second hit of the game.
Danny Miller got Aidan to third with a base hit of his own and actually scored the winning run because Aidan apparently missed home plate and was called out. Danny had thankfully kept running.
Christian Romero pitched another complete game for the win, and he hit a 2 run home run to get EL on the board in the 1st inning.
Other game highlights:
We caught up to Aidan after the game. "It felt great to get some reps in the outfield and some at bats. We had a lot of momentum in the bottom of the 7th. I just tried to find a pitch I liked and get on base."
The Spartans are now sitting at 5-4, and they need to get up early to head to Williamstown tomorrow to take on Mount Greylock.
There will be more photos posted on Sunday or Monday, so come on back.
By Michael O'Shea
The freshman boys took the field Monday against the Central Golden Eagles. They looked to get even after a tough loss to Minnechaug the week prior. They did just that taking an 18-9 victory in a three hour affair.
By Nina Fazio
The Spartans beat the Tigers on the road 13-7. EL maintained a lead going into the half, and managed to keep the lead despite a comeback rally by the Tigers.
By Megan Sharon
Today the Spartans beat Belchertown 7-3. Sabrina Gonyea pitched extremely well and made key plays on defense. McKenzie Lambert hit her first home run this season. Also Hanna and Jess had key at bats.
Join us for
1st Annual ELTA Doubles Tournament
SATURDAY APRIL 30
12 – 4 pm
East Longmeadow Tennis Courts
Mens, Womens or Mixed Doubles
Adult and High School Players – All levels welcome!
Grab your favorite partner and PLAY!
No partner? No problem – we’ll help pair you up!
Pre-registration required to ELTA by April 27
Have Fun & Help Support East Longmeadow Tennis Programming!
Donations recommended $20 per player accepted!
East Longmeadow Tennis Association
The legion baseball tryouts have been changed.
When: Saturday, May 7; Registration at 1:00 pm, Try-outs at 1:30 pm
Where: ELHS Varsity Field
Legion is summer baseball where each town has teams. This year the season runs roughly from June 6 to July 16, followed by play-offs.
By Kate Moynihan
East Longmeadow girls’ track won their meet on Monday against Amherst. Freshman Madison McMahon has been a fantastic addition as a high jumper and 200 runner and has greatly contributed to the team’s success throughout the first few meets of the season. The distance team has proved to be strong this season and Monday was no exception with great performances by Morgan Voight in the mile and the 800. Elisabeth Cooke led the throwers with wins in the discus and the shot put and the 4x4 relay brought in the win for the last event of the night. The Spartans next meet is next Monday against Minnechaug.