Westfield ousts Barker in Class C semi

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 May 2024 at 9:43 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Barker catcher Anna Bowerman attempts the tag on Westfield’s Charley Matthews during this afternoon’s sectional semifinal game at Barker.

A quick three run first inning scoring burst sparked No. 5 seed Westfield to a 7-1 win over top seeded Barker in a Section VI Class C semifinal round softball playoff game at Barker this afternoon.

A single, two walks, an error and a fielders choice play plated the decisive opening inning runs for Westfield which went on to up the advantage to 7-0 with solo runs in the second and fourth frames and two in the third.

Barker’s lone run came on an RBI single by Arnie Sturtevant in the fifth inning.

Westfield pitcher Eva Gradzinski limited Barker to just 2 hits and struck out 7.

Barker third baseman Kaylee Stoll tries to tag out Westfield’s Arielle Corbett.