Tigers claw Greenfield
Greenfield baserunner Seaira Wolfe (1) slides safely into the bag as South Hadley third baseman Abby Lukasik reaches to apply a late tag Monday during the host Green Wave's 14-1 independent softball loss to the visiting Tigers at Vets Field in Greenfield.
Greenfieldlosing pitcher Leah Wallner winds for a delivery duirng a lopsided loss Monday in Greenfield.
Morgan Mongeon collected three hits and drove in a run to help South Hadley High School defeat short-handed Greenfield High School, 14-1, in a five-inning independent softball contest Monday at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.
Maddi Kelleher finished with two hits and two RBIs, while Ari Williams also had a pair of hits.
Losing hurler Leah Wallner had two of the Green Wave’s five hits, including a double, and knocked in the only run.
Hampshire 3, Turners 2 (10) — Hampshire Regional High School still remains a proverbial thorn in the side of Turners Falls High School.
The Red Raiders erased a 2-1 deficit with a run in the fifth inning, then won it in the 10th to beat its former Franklin County League rival, 3-2, in independent softball action Monday afternoon in Westhampton.
Savannah Waters led off the 10th with a line shot to the right-center power alley for a triple. An overthrow allowed her to score the winning run.
Hampshire put up a run in the first. Chelsea Mousette reached on an error, Anna Dziok singled and both runners later advanced on a passed ball. After a strikeout, Marissa McCarthy hit a grounder to short but the throw to third was late and Mousette and scored.
Turners grabbed a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Morgan Ozdarski singled to left field and Amber Caouette followed with a blast over the 200-foot sign in left.
The Red Raiders tied it in the fifth, when Taylor Boutwell singled, reached second on an error, got to third on a bunt and scored on a two-out wild pitch.
Caouette collected three hits. Emma Johnson belted a double.
Alex Ferris, who relieved starter Sara Abel in the 10th, was credited with the win.
Mackenzie Phillips fanned 12 and walked only one in her nine innings of work.
Frontier 8, Taconic 5 — A seven-run first inning proved to be more than enough for Frontier Regional School as it bested Taconic High School, 8-5, in independent softball action Monday in Pittsfield.
Hannah Adams slapped a two-run double, Cassidy Ciesluk ripped a two-run single and Courtney Newsome and Amanda Robinson both stroked run-scoring singles in the opening frame, while Taconic committed three errors to prolong the inning.
The Braves scored once in the fifth and added four more in the fifth — two of them scored on a double from Kirsten McNeice — to close the gap to 7-5, but the Red Hawks added an insurance run in the sixth and
Ciesluk (double, three RBIs) and Robinson both finished with three hits, and Newsome pitched in with two for the Red Hawks (5-0).
McNeice roped a triple and two doubles and Anna Sarabia drove in two runs for the to lead Taconic.
McKayla Poissant allowed nine hits and one walk while striking out four for the win.
Mahar 12, Mohawk 3 — Mahar Regional School scored six times in the first inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and beat Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 12-3, in a Franklin County League softball game Monday in Orange.
Erin Robinson had the only RBI in the first on a single. The Senators added six more runs over the next three frames to build a 12-1 lead.
Alex Temple’s double was one of eight Mahar hits. Robinson finished with two RBIs.
Leigh Shippee registered three hits, while Olivia Dubrule tripled and Hope Lively doubled.
Kacy Ninteau (3-0) fanned four, walked two and scattered six hits to earn the complete-game win.