2011-06-08 HS Baseball: EL advances to Western MA final

The Spartans exploded for 9 runs in the home half of the 4th inning enroute to a 17-2 trouncing of Chicopee, avenging an earlier season loss. Spartan hurler Matt O’Neil, with a comfortable lead, kept Pacer batters of balance for the entire game. Garrett Baker came on to relieve in the 7th – altogether Spartan pitching only allowed 4 hits.

Next stop – McKanzie field in Holyoke On Saturday to take on the “Cinderella” team of thee D-1 tournament, the Minnechaug Falcons, for the Western MA title! Good Luck Spartans!!

Game photos can be found at http://spartansportshots.photostockplus.com/event_839494

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Spartans fall to Putnam 31-26 in rainy D2 WMass Semi Final

11/30/2010: Putnam had a score to settle … They came to avenge an earlier loss to the Spartans (at EL), but this time with the services of running back Lavaughnte Lowe, who was injured in the previous matchup. Lowe was the key difference in the Beaver’s 31-26 upset of the Spartans in this Western MA D2 football semi-final, on a cold, rainy night at Chicopee Comp.  EL’s Brice McAllister scored 3 touchdowns in the effort.

All game photos can be found at at http://bit.ly/gAcmKY

Apologies that it took a while to get this game up … was preparing for the Spartan football banquet (the following Sunday … same day as the girl’s soccer banquet!) and, well, December and January came …

I know this was a painful game for our Spartans, but, hopefully, there were lessons learned. What a great season you guys had! It was my distinct pleasure to be there for the journey.

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