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Dearborn, Conte strike out 15 in Grizzlies win



Recorder Staff
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Kameryn Dearborn and Gianna Conte combined for 15 strikeouts, lifting the Greenfield Grizzlies to a 10-3 win over Frontier Red in a 14-and-under Suburban League softball game Thursday night at Vets Field in Greenfield.

Dearborn smacked a pair of triples to help her cause at the plate, driving in two runs, while Conte also had two hits. Kelsey Richardson and Elizabeth Trudeau both had two hits, including a double, and Kaitlin Lavoine tossed in two singles in the win.

Greenfield (2-3) hosts Westfield Batter’s Box on Monday night back at Vets.

• Elsewhere, it was a better effort from the Turners Falls Invaders, but host Westfield picked up an 18-11 win over the Powertown in 14U play at Sadie Knox Playground Thursday.

Olivia Whitter doubled twice for Turners (2-2), while Mackenzie Martel was 2-for-2 with RBIs. Taylor Murphy also had two hits, including a double, and Emily Young drove in a run.

Young and Brooke Thayer combined in the pitching circle for Turners. Young picked up a strikeout in relief.

• Elsewhere, Sloan Spanknabel had two hits in Frontier Blue’s 10-2 loss to the West Side Lady Wildcats in 14-and-under action in South Deerfield.

Lucy Howard, Gabby Dyjach, Kylie Laford, Avery Mayer and Taylor Barry all added hits for Frontier Blue (1-3). Jillian Apanell pitched until the middle of the fifth inning and was relieved by Jessica Markowski. 

Frontier heads on the road to play Turners Falls Monday night.

Youth baseball

An offensive explosion propelled Frontier Alber’s Hearing Services to a commanding 19-2 victory over Dalton in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax game Thursday at Pine Grove Park in Dalton.

Ben Zaranek was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Maxwell Edwards was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Gehrig Brynda (double, three RBIs), Matt Como (double, two RBIs), Kyle Barnes (double, RBI), Aidan Falla (single, RBI), Ben Martino (single, RBI), Kevin Baumann (single, RBI) , Dylan Martin (single, RBI), Sean Kirkendall (single, RBI) and Tom Alber (single, RBI) powered the balanced offensive attack in the win.

Barnes earned the win with nine strikeouts.

Frontier improved to 14-2 overall, and closes out its regular season tonight with a game at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield against Pioneer Stone Seals/Travel Kuz.

• Elsewhere, Tyler Dubreuil was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases and a run scored, and Liam O’Donnell came on to steady the ship in relief on the mound, but Hubie’s Tavern Diamond Dawgs dropped an 11-5 decision to Amherst in Sandy Koufax action in Buckland.

O’Donnell struck out four and allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits in six innings of relief. He also added a double at the plate.

Devon Buchanon and Connor Bobala both had a hit and an RBI, while Reuben Bassett also had a hit.

The Dawgs are now done until the playoffs, which kick off Monday.

Mickey Mantle

Xavier Santiago struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings to earn the victory, and Frontier Polish American Citizens Club edged Northampton, 7-5, in a PVYBL Mickey Mantle game Thursday evening at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.

Frontier led 7-0 into the seventh inning before Northampton scored time fives to make things interest.

Jack O’Neil scored three times for Frontier, while Gabe Gochinski had three hits and Pat Boyden added a pair.