Frontier keeps on rolling, 8-3
Frontier Regional School is showing the kind of consistency and depth that can lead to a Franklin County League championship.
The Red Hawks racked up 12 hits and scored at least once in every inning to defeat Mahar Regional School, 8-3, in FCL softball action Tuesday at the Woodward Complex in Orange.
Frontier (6-0 overall, 4-0 FCL) scored twice in the opening inning and added one run in each of the final six frames.
Courtney Newsome led the Red Hawk offense with three hits, while Caitlin Sullivan (triple), Ally Hamelin and Hannah Adams all had a pair of hits.
“They were very consistent,” said Senators head coach Bill Curtis of Frontier’s offense. “They hit the ball well, they got runners on and managed to score in every inning.”
Hamelin struck out 11 and walked one for the pitching win, but the Senators made things interesting in the fifth, when Erin Robinson doubled as part of a five-hit rally that plated three runs. Erin Jillson had an RBI single, and Reilly Hamlett followed with a two-run single.
Alex Temple had two hits for Mahar (4-3, 1-2). Kate Donelan suffered the loss.
Frontier also won the junior varsity game, 15-1.
Pioneer 8, Mohawk 0 — Erin Bertrand and Katlyn Grover combined to limit Mohawk Trail Regional High School to four hits as Pioneer Valley Regional School posted an 8-0 victory in FCL softball play on Tuesday in Buckland.
The Panthers (5-2, 3-2 FCL) scored twice in the second and one in the fourth to lead 3-0, then added a five-spot in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
The Warriors were forced to play with only eight players over the final two innings due to an injury and no available subs.
Logan Anderson banged out three hits, including a double. Bertrand doubled and knocked in three runs, Jessica Scoville had two hits, Grover smacked a triple and Taylor Flaherty notched two RBIs.
Olivia Dubrule had two of Mohawk’s four hits, including a double.
Bertrand registered six strikeouts and one walk in 5 2-3 innings, and Grover struck out three and walked one in 1 1-3 innings for the winners.
Emily Page suffered the setback.
Mohawk won the junior varsity game, 17-7. Olivia Donahue struck out 12 and aided her cause with a also single, double and two RBIs. Ady Harris-Fried collected three hits and Kaitlin Johnston scored three times for the winners (4-1).
Turners 15, Greenfield 1 (6) — Turners Falls High School rapped out 13 hits and rolled to a six-inning, 15-1 FCL win over Greenfield in softball play Tuesday at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.
The Indians scored eight runs with the help of four Green Wave errors in the opening frame. They added one in the second, three in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Brittany Miller, who doubled and drove in two runs, Amber Caouette and Jordyn Fiske all finished with two hits for Turners (3-1, 3-0). Gabby Arzuaga added a double.
Mackenzie Plasse, who had the lone RBI, and Bridget Searle each had two hits for Greenfield
Fiske pitched four innings of relief to earn the win. Starter Mackenzie Phillips fanned five and did not allow a walk in the first two frames.
Leah Wallner took the loss. Amanda Elwell struck out two and walked two in five innings of relief.
Turners also won the junior varsity game, 2-0. Peyton Emery struck out 17 in the win, while Greenfield’s Kirsten Ward fanned 14 and allowed no earned runs in the hard-luck loss. Emery also doubled and scored a run.
Athol 7, Hopkins 1 — Olivia Smith roped three hits, including a solo home run, to help Athol High School to a 7-1 FCL softball victory over Hopkins Academy on Tuesday at O’Brien Field in Athol.
Ali Riddell’s two-ruin single set the tone early, as the Red Raiders scored three times in the second inning. They also scored a run in each of the next four innings.
Riddell finished with two hits and three RBIs, while Julia Salmond belted a pair of triples and Molly Cleveland doubled.
Savannah Ring collected both of the Golden Hawks’ hits, including an RBI double in the sixth.
Jess Soucie struck out six, walked no one and allowed one hit in four innings to earn the win. Salmond finished and picked up the save.
Kara Cristoforo took the loss.
Renaissance 10, FC Tech 5 — Renaissance School scored six times in the first two innings and went to on to beat Franklin County Technical School, 10-5, in a Tri-County League softball game Tuesday at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield.
The Phoenix (4-1, 4-0 TCL) finished with seven infield hits, according to Eagles head coach Michael “Bubbles” Blanchard. Keyla Oliveras had two of them, while Yesenia Valentin, Nahyska Dumey and Evelyn Cruz were all credited with one RBI.
Sam Macomber doubled for one of Franklin Tech’s hits. She also had the only RBI.
Stephanie Godding fanned seven and walked two in the complete-game win. Rachel Shearer finished with six strikeouts and eight walks in her six innings of work for the Eagles.
Franklin Tech (5-3, 3-2) hosts Dean Technical High School on Friday at 11 a.m.