Westfield pitcher Cassidy Winter winds up for the throw as Emma Wagner gets ready at third base.


Pioneers Pummel Princeton


With a score of 14-3, Westfield had a great win over Princeton last week in the first round of Softball Regional play. “It made me a little nervous in the beginning, as we took a while to get our timing down for hitting. Their pitcher’s speed was significantly slower than what we are used to seeing, so we had many pop-ups from overswinging,” reported Coach Mary Mades. “Finally in the 4th inning we broke it open, and had some fantastic its and great base running. The girls did an awesome job of adjusting their swing that inning.”

Once the bats started connecting, the Pioneer ladies recorded hit after hit, frustrating Princeton and shutting down their chances of winning.
Cassidy Winter was the winning pitcher, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up 2 hits, 5 walks and striking out 3. Sam Terlecki finished the game for the save.

Terlecki was also the leading hitter, going 3 for 4, with a double and an out of the park grand slam. Cassidy Winter also had an out of the park homerun and a double. Hannah Mades and Kelsy Fenske both had doubles as well. Ciara Doremus was 3 for 4, with all singles.

This win advanced Westfield to the next round of Regionals, played Tuesday, May 27th at Markesan.