Senator baseball smacks Raiders
Logan Barrett went 3-for-4 with a double and home run to power Mahar Regional School to an 8-3 victory over High School of Commerce in independent baseball action Thursday at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield.
The Red Raiders scored a single run in the second inning on passed ball to take the early lead, but Barrett stroked a run-scoring double in the third to tie it up and Mahar took the lead for good in the fourth when Jake Paul came across on an infield error.
The Senators broke it open in the fifth by scoring four times, highlighted by Barrett’s two-run homer, then they added two more in the sixth to make it 8-1.
Zack Adams earned the win in relief, as he struck out five, walked one and allowed one hit and two earned runs — one on a hit batsman and one on a bases-loaded walk.
Palmer 4, Frontier 0 — Tyler Wilson and Connor Roche combined on a one-hit shutout and struck out 14 to lead Palmer High School over Frontier Regional School, 4-0, in an independent baseball game Thursday at Legion Field in Palmer.
The Panthers scored all four of their runs in the opening frame, two of them coming across on Jacob Shattuck’s double. Connor Roche also smacked an RBI double in the frame.
Niko Ames had the lone hit for the Red Hawks, an infield single to lead off the fourth inning.
Roche finished with two of Palmer’s seven hits.
Ben Ruddock struggled early but recovered to strike out nine over his six innings of work. He walked only one batter and allowed just one baserunner after surrendering back-to-back singles in the second inning.
Frontier hosts Pioneer Valley Regional School Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Mahar 41, Sci-Tech 0 (5) — Mahar Regional School scored early and often as it rolled to a five-inning, 41-0 independent softball rout of Springfield School of Science & Technology on Thursday at Marshall Roy Field in Springfield.
Freshman Casey Ninteau hurled a no-hitter and fanned 12 in her first career start for the Senators.
Ninteau, Riley Hamlett, Kate Gullage and Joslyn O’Brien all finished with three hits and Tiffany Tenney had the other two for Mahar.
Sci-Tech pitchers walked 29 batters.
Four Rivers 15, Northampton 6 — Four Rivers Charter School jumped out to an 8-1 lead and cruised to a 15-6 win over Northampton High School in a boys’ ultimate contest Thursday at John F. Kennedy Middle School.
Chandler Thoma led the way for the Otters with six goals, while Kai Delorenzo collected four assists and played solid defensively.
Four Rivers (2-0) travels to NMH on Wednesday at 2:15 p.m.