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Green Wave rally falls short against Easthampton

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 4th.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 4th.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker hickey, turns on a waist high fastball ball in the top of the 4th.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker hickey, turns on a waist high fastball ball in the top of the 4th.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, fires a curve ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, fires a curve ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives for homeplate as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern dives to tag him out after retrieving a passed ball in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives for homeplate as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern dives to tag him out after retrieving a passed ball in the top of the 1st.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives safely across homeplate in a cloud of dirt as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern makes a diving attempt to tag him out at home in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives safely across homeplate in a cloud of dirt as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern makes a diving attempt to tag him out at home in the top of the 1st.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker Hickey, leggs it out down the 1st baseline and beats the throw to 1st as Easthmpton's No.4 Dakota Wheeler can't come up with the ball in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker Hickey, leggs it out down the 1st baseline and beats the throw to 1st as Easthmpton's No.4 Dakota Wheeler can't come up with the ball in the top of the 1st.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 4th.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker hickey, turns on a waist high fastball ball in the top of the 4th.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, gets set to launch a splitfingered fastball ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's pitcher No.11 Drew Barisano, fires a curve ball to the plate in the bottom of the 3rd.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives for homeplate as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern dives to tag him out after retrieving a passed ball in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.9 Garrett Hudson, dives safely across homeplate in a cloud of dirt as Easthmpton's catcher No.8 Anthony Redfern makes a diving attempt to tag him out at home in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Easthampton 4/10/14. Greenfield's No.5 Parker Hickey, leggs it out down the 1st baseline and beats the throw to 1st as Easthmpton's No.4 Dakota Wheeler can't come up with the ball in the top of the 1st.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

Greenfield High School opened up its season on the road against Easthampton High School Thursday, but the Green Wave’s seventh-inning comeback fell just short as it dropped a 5-4 Hampshire League decision to the Eagles in Easthampton.

“It was a typical first game, we hadn’t been on the field yet, have a lot of younger players, and we made some mistakes,” said Greenfield head coach Tom Suchanek.

The Wave put up the game’s first run in the first, but were matched by Easthampton in the bottom of the frame. The Eagles tacked on two more in the bottom of the second and another pair in the bottom of the fourth, and carried a 5-2 lead into the top of the seventh. Greenfield rallied for two runs, but couldn’t get the equalizer.

Garrett Hudson had a big day for the Wave, collecting three hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs. Drew Barisano added two hits and an RBI, and Parker Hickey and Jake Elwell each had base hits.

Barisano was the hard-luck loser on the mound, going four innings, striking out four and walking two. Connor Eckstrom pitched two scoreless innings in relief.

Brandon Bennett recorded the win for Easthampton, pitching five innings, striking out eight and giving out just two free passes.

Greenfield will try again to record its first victory of the year as it travels to Southwick-Tolland Regional High School today at 4 p.m.

Mahar 2, Frontier 1 — In a thrilling pitching duel that kept both squads on the edge of their seats until the very end, Mahar Regional School’s Jake Paul outlasted Frontier Regional School’s Ben Ruddock as Mahar held on for a 2-1 victory in a HL baseball matchup Thursday in Orange.

Both pitchers went the distance, with Paul striking out seven and allowing five hits, just one walk and no earned runs. Ruddock recorded six innings, allowed just three hits, had four strikeouts, two walks, and allowed two earned runs.

Mahar (2-1) struck first in the second inning. Zach Adams led off with a walk, then scored on a double by Ryan Arsenault. Austin Leary’s groundout moved Arsenault to third, and he came home on a wild pitch.

Frontier (1-2) notched its lone run in the fifth inning, when Sean Doyle reached on a two-out error, advanced to second on a wild pitch and came around to score on a double from Seth Gewanter.

Belchertown 7, Pioneer 2 — Belchertown High School recorded its first win of the season with a 7-2 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in a HL baseball contest in Northfield Thursday afternoon.

Belchertown (1-1) broke a scoreless tie when it put up five runs in the top of the third inning and then cruised to the win, tacking on two in the top of the seventh.

The Panthers (0-3) scored both runs in the fourth on Lennon Robichaud’s two-run single.

Johnny Camerota was solid in the start for the Orioles, though he struggled with control. He struck out nine in his five innings, but also gave up seven free passes.

Jake Hale took the loss for the Panthers, going five innings, striking out seven and walking three.

Belchertown’s offensive attack was a balanced one, with Steve Boudreau and Tyler Gladu each contributing two hits, one a double by Boudreau. Joe Camerota knocked in two runs.

South Hadley 15, Athol 0 (41/2) — Nathaniel Flachs pitched four innings of no-hit ball and South Hadley High School shellacked Athol High School, 15-0, in HL baseball action Thursday in South Hadley.

The Tigers capitalized on eight Red Raider errors in the rout, and used a 12-run fourth inning that would ultimately led to the game’s early end due to the mercy rule.

Flachs also had three hits and RBI to lead the offense.

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