Red Hawks beat Green Wave
Frontier 4/19/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, starts her wind up to the plate in the top of the 1st inning.
photo by J. Athony Roberts
4/19/13. Frontier's #8 Caitlin Sullivan, turns on a waist high fastball to drive in a run in the bottom of the 4th inning.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
Frontier 4/19/13. Greenfield's pitcher #8 Elise Brown, goes into her wind up to the plate.
photo by J. Anthony Roberts
Frontier Regional School strung together base hits during the fourth and fifth innings on Friday afternoon en route to seven runs in the two frames and the Red Hawks moved above .500 on the season with an 8-2 win over Greenfield High School in Franklin County League softball action at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.
Frontier (3-2 overall, 3-2 FCL) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Cassidy Stankowski belted a leadoff home run, which set in motion a nice day at the plate for the senior slugger, who finished with three hits to lead the Red Hawks.
The score remained that way until the fourth inning, when Frontier opened things up with three runs. The Hawks added four more in the fifth inning. Frontier coach Carrie Fydenkevez said there was not any one big hit during the seven-run rally, but that the team strung out numerous hits to score the runs, something she has been waiting for her bats to do since the beginning of the season.
“We sort of just chipped away in the fourth and fifth innings,” Fydenkevez said. “It’s something we haven’t done in the past four games. We’re a young and inexperienced team that is slowly making progress.”
Caitlin Sullivan registered two hits and one RBI in the win, while McKayla Poissant and Krystal Enko each added one hit and one RBI.
Enko had a strong outing for the Red Hawks, striking out 11. The senior did not walk a batter and allowed just two hits.
Greenfield (2-4 FCL) got a solo home run from Elise Brown in the sixth inning. Brown suffered the loss, striking out six in six innings.
Turners 8, Monson 1 — Dakota Smith-Porter tossed a one-hitter on Friday night as Turners Falls High School picked up an 8-1 independent softball victory over Monson High School at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.
The Indians scored four times in the first inning, highlighted by Amber Caouette’s two-run single, and built an 8-0 lead after four innings.
Smith-Porter doubled twice, Tanisha added a double and two RBIs, and Mackenzie Salls contributed two hits and two RBIs for Turners (5-0).
Smith-Porter , who fanned 10 and walked one, lost her no-hit bid with one out in the seventh when Hannah Colling tripled and scored on a groundout.
Mahar 13, Sabis 1 (5) — Erin Robinson finished with two hits and four RBIs as Mahar Regional School clubbed Sabis International Charter School, 13-1, in a mercy rule-shortened independent softball game Friday afternoon in Orange.
The Senators (3-4) trailed 1-0 after Allison Dwarska singled home a run for the Bulldogs in the top of the first inning. Mahar got on the board in the third inning with four runs and that set things off, as it added three runs in the fourth and six more in the bottom of the fifth before the game was halted with two outs in the inning.
Kyrie Boatwright singled, doubled and drove in four runs for the Senators, while Tasha Polana doubled, tripled and plated a pair of runs. Cydnie Guerra added one hit and two RBIs, and Michaela Boatwright collected two hits and one RBI. Tiffaney Tenney and Kate Donelan each added two hits.
Donelan picked up the win, allowing three hits in five innings of work to go along with three strikeouts. Ariel Dudek suffered the loss, striking out two and walking three in 4 2-3 innings.
Mt. Everett 9, Pioneer 3 — Kristen Cutlett hit a three-run triple as part of a five-run fourth inning as Mt. Everett Regional High School knocked off Pioneer Valley Regional School, 9-3, in an independent softball game Friday afternoon in Northfield.
Alicia Bazonski struck out 16 in the complete-game victory, walking none and allowing six hits.
Erin Bertrand led Pioneer with two hits. Shea Healy suffered the loss, striking out six with seven hits and one walk.
FC Tech 20, Dean Tech 2 (5) — Franklin County Technical School took advantage of 23 walks from Dean Technical High School pitcher Crystal Rivera to record a 20-2, mercy rule-shortened Tri-County League softball game Friday afternoon in Turners Falls.
The Eagles (3-4, 3-3) scored the 20 runs in the first four innings and did not bat in the bottom of the fifth, but the 20 runs came as the result of just eight hits. Sam Scopa finished with two of those hits, driving in a team-high three runs. Melissa Vatalaro belted a two-run home run in the win, and Haylee Keene added a two-run double. Gabby Roy and Mykayla Coburn each added one hit and one RBI.
Teagan Valeski earned the win, striking out five in five innings.
Franklin Tech hosts Putnam Vocational High School Tuesday at 4.