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Schools: Unbeaten Greenfield girls’ tennis blanks Renaissance

  • Greenfield High School’s Leah Bosco returns a volley against Renaissance’s Maddie Nowak at Davis Street Courts in Greenfield Thursday afternoon. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield High School’s Lilly Georgitsa returns a volley against Phoenix’s Dora Staub at Davis Street Courts in Greenfield Thursday afternoon. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • Greenfield High School’s Lilly Georgitsa returns a volley vs Phoenix’s Dora Staub in Greenfield on Thursday. May 17, 2018.

  • Greenfield High School’s Leah Bosco returns a volley vs Phoenix’s Maddie Nowak in Greenfield on Thursday. May 17, 2018.



Recorder Staff
Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Greenfield High School girls’ tennis team kept rolling Thursday afternoon.

The Green Wave won two matches by flawless scores and was never challenged in a set as it dispatched Renaissance School, 5-0, in an independent match at the Davis Street Tennis Courts in Greenfield.

Greenfield improved to 9-0 overall on the season.

Because Renaissance had to forfeit third singles, Leah Bosco moved up to second singles but that did not matter as she shut out Maddie Nowak, 6-0, 6-0. Greenfield’s first doubles team of Jenna Keith and Ngawang Tridytsang also were unblemished in their match against Danielle Doran and Aamina Jones with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Lilya Georgitsa topped Dora Staub 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, while Kaitlyn Phillips and Estera Covalenco earned a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Angolis Morales and Diana Osamoah at second doubles.

Greenfield hosts Turners Falls High School this afternoon.

Belchertown 5, Turners Falls 0 — Belchertown High School defeated Turners Falls, 5-0, in an independent girls’ tennis match Thursday afternoon in Belchertown.

Madison Slater defeated Amber Taylor at first singles 6-2, 6-1, while Emily Slater bested Rachel Tucker at third singles 6-1, 6-1.

The Orioles’ first doubles team of Julia Morgato and Natalie Nowakowski topped Izzy Farrick and Steph Peterson, 6-2, 6-1.

Boys’ tennis

Turners Falls 5, Greenfield 0 — Turners Falls was virtually unbeatable Thursday afternoon.

Not only did the Powertown boys’ tennis team not lose a set to Greenfield in the Tri-County League match, but Turners Falls lost just eight points overall as it dispatched the Green Wave, 5-0, in Turners Falls.

Brian Poirier had an impressive day at second singles for Turners Falls (7-4 overall, 7-2 TCL) as he was perfect in winning a 6-0, 6-0 match against Greenfield’s Anjou Kang-Stryker. Will Turn was nearly perfect at third singles with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Connor Pedigree. Jimmy Vaughn completed the sweep at singles with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Luca D’Angelo at first singles.

Turners Falls also picked up a win at first doubles as Brody Trott and Josh Gaulin beat Brandon Siow and Jacob Frank 6-3, 6-1.

PV Christian 4, Mohawk 1 — Ethan Ondrick beat Avery Miraglia 6-2, 6-4 at first singles on Thursday afternoon and Pioneer Valley Christian Academy defeated Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 4-1, in a TCL boys’ tennis match in Buckland.

Andrew Rossohanskiy and Kevin Sharpe picked up at 6-3, 6-2 win over Mohawk’s Evan Shippee and Tristan Lacross at first doubles. Emil Tumasyan picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Sam Nelson at third singles.

Mohawk’s lone win of the day came at second doubles, where Brenden Beckwith and Elliot Sargent topped Nathaniel Brousseau and Leo Chen 6-4, 6-3.

Baseball

Greenfield 7, South Hadley 6 — While Greenfield was not in a must-win situation, the Green Wave baseball team certainly needed a win against South Hadley High School Thursday.

The Green Wave had dropped three straight games entering the day and had fallen to 8-6 on the season. Things didn’t start well for the Green Wave against the Tigers, as South Hadley built a 5-0 lead after three innings. Greenfield never quit, however, twice coming back to tie the game and with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Colin Cloutier roped a walk-off RBI double to lead the Wave to a 7-6 Hampshire League West victory at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.

The Green Wave (9-6) cut into the Tigers’ 5-0 lead with a run in the fourth inning, then scored four times in the fifth to tie the score. Jake Suhl clubbed a three-run triple in the inning and then scored on a wild pitch. South Hadley came right back in the sixth as David Adams singled and scored on Adam Levrault’s double, but Greenfield again came back in the bottom of the frame. Joel Peabody was hit by a pitch and moved to second on an error. He then went to third on a wild pitch and came home to score when Tigers’ pitcher Adams threw a wild pitch with two outs and two strikes on Wave hitter Brody Baird.

In the seventh, Josh Phillips was hit by a pitch and Owen Phelps laid down a sacrifice bunt to move him to second. Cloutier followed by driving an Adams pitch deep down the right-field line to plate Phillips with the winning run.

“It was nice to see us get some timely hits tonight, which hasn’t been happening,” Greenfield coach Tom Suchanek said. “This is a big win for us and hopefully it will get us jump-started moving forward.”

Hunter Campbell earned the win in relief, pitching 1⅓ innings. In the seventh, Campbell walked the leadoff hitter but came back to record one out on a popped up bunt attempt that Cloutier made a nice diving play to snag, and then got a line drive back to the mound that he snared and doubled-up the runner at first. Phelps started the game and got a no-decision, striking out four and walking on in 5⅔ innings.

Greenfield will get a chance to punch its postseason ticket Monday when it travels to Belchertown High School at 4.

Frontier 9, Turners Falls 2 — Gabe Gochinski allowed a pair of runs in each of the first two innings but followed that up with five consecutive shutout frames to lead Frontier Regional School past Turners Falls, 9-2, in a Hampshire League West Division baseball game Thursday at G.T. Valiton Field in South Deerfield.

Turners Falls (2-12) plated single runs in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead against the HL West-leading Red Hawks (14-1) heading into the bottom of the second. Frontier tied the game with a pair of runs in the second, then took the lead for good in the fourth inning with five runs.

Frontier worked seven walks against Turners Falls pitching on the day and needed just five hits to account for the nine runs. Connor Waitkus and Ben Arnold each doubled in the win, while Bryan Baumann and Alec Jordan each had one hit. Baumann had two RBIs, while Jordan and Arnold drove in one run apiece. Bryce Jordan chipped in with two runs batted in. Gochinski earned the win, striking out two and allowing five walks and five hits in the complete-game performance.

Kyle Dodge had two hits and one RBI for Turners Falls. Jaden Whiting had a pair of hits, and Dominic Carme had one hit. Jake Dodge suffered the loss, striking out one and walking six in four innings.

Pioneer 6, Mohawk 3 — Pioneer Valley Regional School scored four times in the fourth inning to get past Mohawk, 6-3, in a HL East Division baseball game Thursday afternoon in Buckland.

Pioneer (8-6) took a big step toward qualifying for the postseason, while Mohawk (6-10) was dealt a major blow and will now likely have to win its final four games to qualify for the tournament.

Jacob Hubbard struck out four and allowed nine hits and three walks in seven innings to earn the victory. Jack Loud had two hits for Pioneer, while Jared Ackerman had one hit and one RBI. Zach Renaud and Troy Emond each drove in a run, while Jordan Loughman, Jacob Quinn and Cody Letourneau had one hit apiece.

Brian Allen singled and doubled for Mohawk, while Jon Schuetze had three hits and one RBI. Will Guyette had two hits, and Anthony Moffatt had a hit and an RBI.

Jordan Grenier suffered the loss, walking four and allowing six hits.

Softball

Turners Falls 8, Mahar 0 — Peyton Emery struck out 10 and walked two in seven shutout innings as Turners Falls defeated Mahar Regional School, 8-0, in a Franklin County League softball game at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.

Emery allowed just two hits in the complete-game victory. She also doubled and drove in a run.

Olivia Whittier had a pair of doubles for Turners Falls (13-2), while Hailey Bogusz had two hits and two RBIs. Aly Murphy and Sienna Dillensneider each had one hit and one RBI.

Megan Rich doubled for Mahar (7-8), and Skylar Dodge singled.

Ultimate

Four Rivers 15, Pioneer 7 — Milou Rigolloud scored five times and added three assists to lead Four Rivers Charter School to a 15-7 win over Pioneer in a boys’ ultimate match Thursday in Greenfield.

Pioneer won the B Division of the Four Rivers Invitational two weeks ago and challenged A Division champion Four Rivers to the match. While Four Rivers coach Terry Plotkin spoke highly of the Pioneer team, his Otters were too much for the Panthers.

Aidan DiLorenzo scored three times in the win and also played strong defense.

Pioneer led 4-3 at one point before Four Rivers took control of the match. Eli Koester led the Panthers on offense and figured in on five of the Panthers’ seven goals. Dana McCrae also played a strong game for the Panthers.