Barisano, Greenfield beat Raiders, 3-1
Drew Barisano scattered five hits over seven innings and Greenfield High School earned its first win against Athol High School since 2011 with a 3-1 Hampshire League baseball victory Wednesday afternoon in Athol.
The Green Wave (9-1 overall, 7-1 HL) scored twice in the first inning as Zach Bartak hit a ground rule double to drive in Jake Elwell, who had singled and then scored on Barisano’s single to center.
The score remained that way until the fifth, when Athol (5-6, 3-4) finally got a run across the plate when Tyler Guerin stole home. Until then, Barisano had allowed just three hits. Greenfield got the run right back in the top of the sixth when Barisano doubled and scored on a Jourdan York-Welcome single.
Barisano finished with one strikeout and three walks. Elwell led the Green Wave offense with three hits.
Garrett Hall pitched well in the loss, striking out eight, while allowing eight hits and one walk. Brad Bousquet finished with two hits for the Red Raiders.
Frontier 18, Easthampton 6 — Frontier Regional School scored 18 times in the first four innings to rout Easthampton High School, 18-6, in HL baseball action Wednesday afternoon in Easthampton.
Rylan Baronas doubled twice and singled once to plate a team-high four runs for the Red Hawks (9-2, 7-1), which moved to within one win of clinching a postseason berth. Ryan Hoar singled and doubled and drove in three runs, Jared Allis registered a team-high four hits and plated three runs, while Matt Byrne collected two hits and two RBIs.
“Everybody in our lineup is having good at-bats,” Frontier coach Chuck Holt said. “You can’t always force hits and force a hot streak, but you can have good at-bats. I feel like, for the most part, we don’t take bad swings and help out opposing pitchers.”
That was more than enough for starting pitcher Ben Ruddock, who was pitching on four days rest and went the distance, striking out nine and walking three. Chris Starcun hit a two-run home run for the Eagles (4-4, 3-4) in the seventh.
Turners Falls 11, Hopkins 4 — Turners Falls High School scored five times in the fifth inning to come from behind and take an 11-4 HL baseball victory over Hopkins Academy Wednesday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.
The Indians (7-2, 5-2) scored 10 runs from the fourth inning on. Hopkins led 2-1 entering the bottom of the fourth but the Indians plated a pair of runs to go up 3-2. Hopkins came right back to score twice in the top of the fifth, but Turners Falls responded with five more in the bottom of the frame and added three more in the sixth to put the game away.
Brody Markol got the Indian offense going in the fifth inning with a double, and John Ollari followed that with an RBI triple. Dan McCormack (three hits) and Tyler Charboneau (three hits) each added RBI singles in the frame.
Brandon Lenois earned the win in relief with four strikeouts and two walks in three innings. Starter Ryan Wilder struck out two and walked one in four innings. Mike Conant added two hits and one RBI for the Indians, and Kramer Patenaude doubled and drove in a run.
Tim Knightly suffered the loss with four strikeouts and four walks in 5 1-3 innings. Pat Knightly finished with three hits for the Golden Hawks (3-8, 2-6), while Evan Dealney and Ethan Wenner each added two hits and one RBI.
Mahar 17, Pioneer 3 — Mahar Regional School took advantage of seven Pioneer Valley Regional School errors in the first two-plus innings to score 10 runs and the Senators clubbed the Panthers, 17-3, in HL baseball play Wednesday afternoon in Northfield.
The Senators tacked on seven more runs in the seventh inning but the bulk of the damage was done in the first three innings as Mahar spread around hits and the RBIs. Jake Paul doubled as part of a three-hit performance and drove in two runs, while Hunter Richardson added three singles, three stolen bases and two RBIs. Logan Barrett singled, doubled and drove in three runs, Zach Adams and Matt Richard finished with three hits and one RBI apiece, and Ethan Nye added two hits and two RBIs.
Adams earned the win, striking out three and walking three in the complete-game performance. Alex Keir was the tough-luck loser as all seven errors came while he was on the mound.
McCann 6, FC Tech 5 — Franklin County Technical School scored three times in the top of the seventh to take its first lead of the game, but McCann rallied for two in the bottom of the frame to post a 6-5 Tri-County League baseball victory Wednesday in North Adams.
The Eagles grabbed the lead when Ethan Wickline stroked an RBI single, R.J. Hubert scored on an error and Alec Milton smacked a run-scoring single. However, McCann responded by scoring two runs on one hit and two errors.
Sean Davls collected two of the Hornets six hits.
Ethan Wickline led the Eagles with three hits and one RBI.
Jake Earl finished with two hits and three stolen bases, including a steal of home, and Cody Booska added a single, double and an RBI.
T.J. Therrien recorded 10 strikeouts and walked three in seven innings to pick up the win.
Joe Barcome fanned three and walled one in the complete-game loss.
Drury 9, Mohawk 0 — Tyler Briggs fired a two-hitter and struck out seven to lead Drury High School to a 9-0 whitewash of Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent baseball game Wednesday in Buckland.
Nolan Bird led the Blue Devils with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Karreen Beckett also had three hits, while Cody Primmer and Schuyler Robinson both chipped in a pair of hits.
J.J. Burt and Tucker Jenkins had the Warriors’ only hits.
Liam Datres de la Blotier, who struck out one and walked two in 3 2-3 innings, suffered the loss.
Mohawk is now 5-6, after having found out that it received a forfeit win after Hoosac Valley Regional High School had used an ineligible player.
Mohawk hosts Easthampton today at 4.