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  • Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, fires the ball into the batter in the 1st inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, fires the ball into the batter in the 1st inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners #2 Jenna Putala hussels to 1st but Frontier's 1st baseman #12 Cassidy Ciesluk makes the catch and tags out the runner at 1st in the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Turners #2 Jenna Putala hussels to 1st but Frontier's 1st baseman #12 Cassidy Ciesluk makes the catch and tags out the runner at 1st in the 3rd inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 2nd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 2nd inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 3rd inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, drives the ball deep to the outfield in the top of the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, drives the ball deep to the outfield in the top of the 3rd inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, starts her delivery to the plate in the bottom of the 1st inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

    Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, starts her delivery to the plate in the bottom of the 1st inning.
    photo by J. Anthony Roberts

  • Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, fires the ball into the batter in the 1st inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners #2 Jenna Putala hussels to 1st but Frontier's 1st baseman #12 Cassidy Ciesluk makes the catch and tags out the runner at 1st in the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Frontier 5/1/13. Frontier's pitcher #18 Krystel Enko, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 2nd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, goes into her wind up to the plate in the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, drives the ball deep to the outfield in the top of the 3rd inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts
  • Frontier 5/1/13. Turners Falls pitcher #15 Dakota Smith-Porter, starts her delivery to the plate in the bottom of the 1st inning.<br/>photo by J. Anthony Roberts

Sometimes, one run is enough.

Frontier Regional School pitcher Krystal Enko put that theory to the test Wednesday afternoon, delivering a three-hit shutout and receiving a near-flawless performance from her defense to propel the Red Hawks to a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten Turners Falls High School in a Franklin County League softball game at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.

Enko was able to hold a usually potent Indians offense in check, striking out 10, walking one and scattering three hits. Only three Turners runners reached scoring position.

Frontier (7-3 overall, 7-3 FCL) scored its only run in the bottom of the third, when Courtney Newsome walked, stole second and moved to third on Cassidy Stankowski’s singled to left-center. When the throw to third was off line, Newsome scampered home before the ball arrived.

Turners (9-1, 7-1 FCL) briefly threatened in the seventh, when Mackenzie Salls led off with a double. But Stankowski made a great catch on Morgan Ozdarski’s fly ball to short left field, then Enko induced a flyout and strikeout to end it.

“We were on the wrong end of a lot of these (types of) games last year,” offered Frontier head coach Carrie Fydenkevez. “It’s nice to be on the winning end of one like this. We have a tournament team, and I’m not sure we believed that until now.”

Enko’s performance was brilliant, but Fydenkevez was also quick to credit her defense.

“She pitched beautifully, she hit her spots and was careful with their big hitters,” she said. “It was a pitcher’s duel, but the girls made the plays behind her. We’ve come a long way, considering how we played at beginning of the year.”

Frontier travels to Drury High School Saturday at 4. Turners hosts Pioneer on Friday night at 7.

Mahar 12, Greenfield 5 — Mahar Regional School fought back twice from deficits against Greenfield High School before putting the game out of reach late during an 11-5 FCL softball game Wednesday afternoon in Orange.

The Green Wave (4-7, 3-7) plated four runs in the top of the second inning to open the scoring. Two of those runs came on one of Tori Adams’ two doubles on the day during a three-hit performance. Mahar came right back with four runs of its own in the bottom of the second, including a pair on a Tasha Polana home run.

Greenfield got one more run in the top of the third, but after that Mahar pitcher Kate Donelan settled in and did not give up another run, allowing her team’s offense to get the win. Donelan finished with six strikeouts against 13 hits and three walks in the win.

“She gave up a few hits early on, some of which were really well-placed hits,” Mahar coach Ali Hartshorn said. “But she got into the groove after that and pitched really well.”

Mahar took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth. Again it was Polana leading the charge, this time stroking a two-run double. Michaela Boatwright (three hits) added one of her two RBI singles in the frame as well to put Mahar on top, 7-5. The Senators (4-8, 1-8) tacked on four more runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. Krystal Fredette (three hits) hit a two-run double in the sixth, while Tiffany Tenney added a two-run single in the frame.

“The girls came into the game with the attitude that they needed to play from the beginning to the very end,” Hartshorn said. “They just kept fighting and fighting.”

Valenka Kosick finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle for the Green Wave, while Rachel Lapointe added three hits and one RBI, and Kelsey Roberts chipped in two hits. Elise Brown walked five and struck out five in six innings of 14-hit ball.

Hampshire 19, Mohawk 2 (6) — Hampshire Regional High School unloaded 25 hits as it rolled to a six-inning, 19-2 FCL softball victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Wednesday in Buckland.

The Warriors managed six hits on the afternoon, led by Tasha Buntin’s RBI double.

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