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Watroba 1-hits Pioneer, 3-0

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ben Lambert (PVRS) is thrown out as he dives back to first base by Rylan Baronas (FR) Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ben Lambert (PVRS) is thrown out as he dives back to first base by Rylan Baronas (FR) Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Betsy Llewelyn braves the rain to watch her grandson Brian Llewelyn, the left fielder for PVRS Panthers. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Betsy Llewelyn braves the rain to watch her grandson Brian Llewelyn, the left fielder for PVRS Panthers. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is safe at third. Tyrus Gould is on third base for Pioneer. Photo by Beth Reynolds

    SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is safe at third. Tyrus Gould is on third base for Pioneer. Photo by Beth Reynolds

  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ben Lambert (PVRS) is thrown out as he dives back to first base by Rylan Baronas (FR) Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Betsy Llewelyn braves the rain to watch her grandson Brian Llewelyn, the left fielder for PVRS Panthers. Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is out at home by catcher Jake Hale (PVRS) Photo by Beth Reynolds
  • SOUTH DEERFIELD, MA (April 16, 2013) - Pioneer Valley Regional VS Frontier Regional Baseball. Ryan Hoar (FR) is safe at third. Tyrus Gould is on third base for Pioneer. Photo by Beth Reynolds

Peter Watroba tossed a one-hit shutout in the drizzle on Tuesday afternoon to lead Frontier Regional School to a 3-0 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in Hampshire League baseball action at Valiton Field in South Deerfield.

Watroba has started all three games for the Red Hawks this season and has been nearly untouchable. The senior has pitched 19 innings, going 3-0 with two runs and seven hits allowed, with 12 strikeouts and two walks. The righthander nearly fired a no-hitter against the Panthers, allowing a first-inning single to Ryan Wagner when he hit a sharp liner to right. That was all the Panthers (2-2 overall, 0-2 HL) could muster against Watroba, who finished with six strikeouts and one walk in the complete-game effort.

“He had a great start again today,” Frontier coach Chuck Holt said. “He had good stuff, the hardest I’ve seen him throw this year. The thing I was most impressed with was his poise. He just looked calm and relaxed and completely in control the whole time.”

The Red Hawks (3-0, 2-0) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Eddie Tsai was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on Rylan Baronas’ double to right-center. The stolen base was one of two for Tsai and one of nine for Frontier. The Hawks added another run in the third inning, when Baronas was hit by a pitch and scored on Ryan Hoar’s RBI single. Frontier finished the scoring in the fourth on an RBI groundout by Niko Ames to score Jared Allis, who had walked, stolen second and gone to third on a bunt single by Matt Ackerman, who led Frontier with two hits.

The Red Hawks only finished with four hits off Pioneer starter Alex Keir, who struck out one and walked two in six innings.

Frontier travels to Hampshire Regional High School today at 4.

Mahar 5, Hopkins 4 (9) — Logan Barrett’s RBI triple in the ninth inning paced Mahar Regional School to a 5-4 HL victory over Hopkins Academy Tuesday afternoon in Hadley.

The game was a seesaw affair. Mahar took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before Hopkins took a 3-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the second. The score remained that way until the sixth when Mahar took advantage of sloppiness by Hopkins pitcher Evan Delaney to plate three runs. After Delaney got two quick outs, Zach Adams and Ryan Arsenault both singled and moved up a base on a wild pitch. Adams scored the Senators’ second run of the game on a passed ball, and later, after a walk to Zach Taylor, Arsenault came home to tie the game on another passed ball. Taylor then put Mahar (2-2, 1-2) ahead 4-3 when he scored on a Matt Richard RBI single to center.

Hopkins was not done. In the bottom of the seventh, Delaney (three doubles) hit a one-out double to center and later scored on an Ethan Wenner RBI single to left. The Golden Hawks would eventually load the bases in the inning, but Adams came back to strike out Pat Knightly on a full count to get out of the jam and send the game to extra innings. Those were three of 12 men left on base by Hopkins in the game.

In the ninth, Buddy Boatwright hit a one-out single, stole second (Mahar’s only theft of the day) and scored when Barrett clubbed a triple to right field. Adams earned the win, striking out 10 and walking three in nine innings.

Easthampton 8, Turners Falls 5 — Easthampton High School scored six times in the sixth inning to come back from a three-run deficit and surprise Turners Falls High School, 8-5, in a HL baseball game Tuesday afternoon in Easthampton.

Turners Falls led 5-2 entering the sixth and starting pitcher Tyler Charboneau was cruising along, the only blemish against him was a two-run home run by Chris Starcun in the first inning. The Eagles (2-1, 1-1) flipped a switch in the sixth, collecting four consecutive hits against the Indian starter to tie the game and chase the pitcher. Dakota Wheeler opened the inning with a double and scored when Zach Lewis singled him home. Senior Zachary Edwards then tied the game with a two-run home run. Andy Lavallee followed that up with a single to end Charboneau’s day.

Ryan Wilder came on in relief and was greeted by Shy Torres, who singled, and Erik Fickett bunted both runners into scoring position. An intentional walk to Starcun loaded the bases, and Alan Gormley followed that up with a two-run double to put the Eagles in front for good. Easthampton added one more run when Wheeler reached on an error, but that damage was done. Eagle starting pitcher Starcun, pitching with his first lead of the day, kept the Indians scoreless in the seventh to finish off the complete-game win.

“I think Tyler got tired,” Turners coach Jay Liimatainen. “Easthampton started hitting him hard in that inning and they got the big hit when they needed it.”

The Indians (1-1, 0-1) took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by John Ollari, an RBI triple by Charboneau and an RBI single from Dan McCormack. After Starcun’s two-run shot in the bottom of the inning cut the deficit to 3-2 for Easthampton, Turners Falls added single runs in the second (RBI double from Kramer Patenaude) and fourth (RBI single from Brody Markol) innings to build the 5-2 lead.

Starcun struck out six and walked one in the win, while Charboneau struck out three and walked one in the loss.

The Indians look to put the loss behind them tonight at home at 7 in an independent tilt against Ware High School.

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