Westfield wins 14th straight to advance

WESTFIELD – The No. 3 Westfield Wolverines jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in knocking off No. 14 Holland, 13-2, Monday in Section 6 Class C prequarterfinal high school baseball action.

The Wolverines scored at least two runs in the first three innings.

“We were really talking about that before the game,” Westfield coach Doug Kaltenbach said. “We wanted to stay in the moment and play one inning at a time and get something going early.”

Rob Burgess and Dan Tofil provided solid pitching for the winners as they combined to scatter just five hits.

Burgess went five strong innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks. He threw just 47 pitches in the game.

Offensively, Burgess was a perfect 4 for 4 with three RBIs. Travis Rammelt went 3 for 4 with a homer and Nolan Hunt had three hits. Joe Quagliana added two hits for the winners.