Here's a look Monday's baseball and softball action at the Bay State Games, courtesy of communications staffer Amy Barry:
Coastal 7, Northeast 3
Despite throwing a 84 mph pitch, John Witkowski (Melrose) and the Northeast gave up five Coastal runs in the first inning, which proved to be much against a deflated Northeast squad allowing Coastal to cruise to a 7-3 victory in the 2013 Bay State Games Summer Games baseball showcase opener.
Coastal lengthened its lead in the fourth inning when infielder Tyler Carey (Raynham) hit a triple that turned into a home run on a Northeast error. Shortstop Alex Perry (North Attleborough) paced a balanced Coastal offense with two RBIs and a run. Ryan Gaydou (Dartmouth) and Dan Southerland (Dartmouth) shared the win from the mound.
Shortstop Colby Ingraham (Georgetown) infielder Jordan Roper (Lynnfield) and outfielder Greg Dougherty (Boxford) each recorded a run for Northeast.
Southeast 5, Metro 1
Austin Irvin (Hingham) went 3-for-4 at the plate and batted in two RBIs to propel Southeast over Metro, 5-1, Monday afternoon.
The outfielder drove in fellow outfielder Chris DeGiacomo and (Norwell) and third baseman Riley Young with a single in the first to hand Southeast an early lead. Third baseman Drew Blake (Canton) knocked in DeGiacomo for his second run of the game with a double in the fourth frame.
Ryan Ainslie (Weymouth) started and pitched three innings recording five strikeouts and allowing just a single error.
Metro’s lone run came from infielder Tom Russo (Weston) who walked, stole second and was driven in by infielder Austin Johnson (Chestnut). On the mound, Metro switched pitchers every inning.
West 10, Central 4
Catcher Phillip Jasak (Palmer) connected on each of his four at bats and scored three runs to lead West past Central, 10-4, Monday afternoon.
Nicholas Kennedy (Longmeadow) went four innings on the mound striking out six, walking one and giving up a single hit and run to earn the victory. In the defeat, Brennan Luke (Worcester) went for two innings and allowed four runs, two earned, on a hit and two walks.
Infielder Seth Leslie (Phillipston) and outfielder John Militano (Bolton) each earned a run for Central.
Northeast 6, Southeast-Coastal 1
Catcher Emily Messigner (Marblehead) went 3-for-4 and hit one out of the park to lead Northeast past Southeast-Coastal in the opening game of the 2013 Softball Bay State Summer Games on Monday afternoon.
Brook Bogacz (Tyngsborough) also produced offense for Northeast recording two singles on her four attempts. Marisa Manson (Danvers) went the distance in the circle recording four strikeouts for the win.
Third baseman Jennifer Wadman went 3-for-4 and earned the single run for Southeast-Coastal.
Central 4, Metro 2
Central used a three-run fifth inning and held off a late Metro push to secure a 4-2 victory in its first game of the 2013 Bay State Summer Games softball showcase.
Ahead 1-0 headed into the fifth inning off a run by Morgan Vanderbaan (Douglas), Central used momentum from the shortstop’s second-run of the day to go ahead 4-0. Metro made a late push in the final two frames receiving runs from first baseman Ashley Eisnor (Medford) and infielder Paige Hovsepian (Waltham), but lefty Emma Lacasse closed the game from the circle. The Shrewsbury native threw six strikeouts in the win while Jessica Rodriquez turned away three batters at the plate.
West 5, Central 2
A four-run third inning sealed the deal for West as it downed Central, 5-2, Monday afternoon.
Shortstop Allison Mishol (Longmeadow) started West’s scoring rally in the top of the third off a single. Outfield Sam Cox followed with a single of her own before third baseman Sammi Stolar (Hampden) hit a in the park home run to put West ahead, 3-0. Catcher Raven Fournier (Springfield) got on base with a triple and Rebecca Carkhuff’s (Amherst) single brought Fournier home to give West a comfortable lead four-run lead.
After being hit by a wild pitch, Sarah Lambert (Hopedale) put Central on the scoreboard to cut the deficit to three. The following innings came down to defensive play as Central would score its final run in the final stanza by Alicia Zarozny but could not rally a comeback.
Metro 6, Southeast-Coastal 1
A quartet of singles in the third inning pushed Metro past Southeast-Coastal, 6-1, Monday afternoon.
Kaitlyn Bear (Boston), Brianna Napoleone (Medford), Michelle LaSala (Winthrop) and Victoria McGovern (Waltham) all singled right after one another and earned a run to put Metro ahead by a comfortable four points.
Southeast-Coastal had ample scoring opportunities, but only Lauren Towle (Taunton) made it around the bases in the fourth inning to score the lone point for Southeast-Coastal.
Metro put the game away in the fifth inning with a run by Ashley Eisnor (Medford) and NIcole Sylvester (Everett).
Bailey Flynn (Medford) earned the win from the circle with four strikeouts, three of which were in the final two frames. Despite the loss, Southeast-Coastal’s Jaclyn Smith (Sandwich) went the distance, striking out 11 while allowing three hits.