Barisano, Wave bury Tribe
GHS 11 scores on bad throw home, catcher looking at ball he missed
GHS 15 Toritto makes it safe to 2 with double
GHS Toritto scores getting around catcher beating throw
Duclos pitches vs TF
Meyer pitches for TF vs GHS
Drew Barisano picked up four hits and drove in four runs and Greenfield High School continued the misery for Turners Falls High School with a 14-1 Hampshire League baseball victory Monday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex in Turners Falls.
The Indians (12-6 overall, 9-5 HL) have now lost four straight games after a 12-2 start, and the downward spiral hit a low point against the HL-leading Green Wave, which scored four times in the second and nine times in the third to take complete control. Greenfield pitchers Mike Duclos and Garrett Hudson combined on a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts. Duclos pitched the first 4 2-3 innings, striking out nine and walking three but left with arm issues. Hudson came on and registered the final seven outs of the game, all strikeouts. Tyler Charboneau had the lone hit for the Indians.
Nine players had hits for the Green Wave (15-3, 12-2), which moved a half-game ahead of idle Frontier Regional School. The teams will play Wednesday night at Veterans Memorial Field. Duclos finished with two hits, including a double for Greenfield, while Zach Bartak singled twice and drove in a run. Luke Toritto doubled and plated a run, while Kevin Luippold, Hudson and Jake Elwell each finished with one hit and one RBI.
T.J. Meyer lasted two innings before getting the hook, striking out three and walking two. Brandon Lenois struck out 11 and walked one in the final five innings.
Mohawk 4, Mahar 3 — Jaquille Gardner lined a single to center to with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to plate the game-winning run and Mohawk Trail Regional High School kept its postseason hopes alive with a 4-3 HL victory over Mahar Regional School Monday afternoon in Buckland.
With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Connor Maloney hit a one-out single to get things going. Ryan Pease followed with a single to move Maloney to second, but Liam Datres de la Blotier flew out to left for the second out of the inning. That brought up Gardner, and he kept Mohawk’s hopes alive with a liner to center off Mahar pitcher Jake Paul.
Mohawk (8-10, 6-9) must win its final two games to qualify for the postseason. The Warriors host Hoosac Valley Regional High School today at 4 and close out the season on Wednesday at home against Turners Falls.
The Senators (10-8, 6-8) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Jake Paul reached on a two-out error to score Zach Adams. Mohawk came back with three runs in the third inning, two scoring by way of errors, and one on a Ryan Pease (three hits) single.
Mahar came back to tie the score with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Logan Barrett hit an RBI single in the fifth, and Cody Iozzo hit an RBI single in the sixth. Pease struck out one in 1 1-3 innings of relief to earn the win. Ryan Spitzer struck out three in 5 2-3 innings, and together the two pitchers did not walk a batter on the day.
Paul struck out four and walked three in the loss.
Hopkins 6, Pioneer 2 — Andrew Omer struck out eight and allowed four hits and three walks as surging Hopkins Academy took another step toward postseason qualification with a 6-2 HL baseball win over Pioneer Valley Regional School Monday evening in Northfield.
The Golden Hawks (8-9, 7-7) have now won five straight games after starting the season 3-9 and must win their final two games of the season to qualify. Hopkins hosts Easthampton High School Wednesday and Turners Falls on Friday.
Brett Morrison finished with two hits and two RBIs for Hopkins, while Evan Delaney collected three hits, including a double, and one RBI.
Brian Llewelyn singled, doubled and drove in one run for Pioneer, and Kyle Hubbard singled and plated a run. Jake Hale added one hit and two stolen bases. Pioneer also got a strong defensive play from Phil Peduzzi in the seventh inning when he tracked down a long fly ball hit by Hopkins’ Zach Kelley, laying out to make the catch. Two Hopkins runners were able to tag up and score on the play, but Peduzzi fired the ball in and turned it into a double play when Pioneer appealed at second and the Hopkins baserunner was called out for leaving early.
“I haven’t seen a better catch all season,” Pioneer coach Scott Minckler said. “It was a great effort.”
Ryan Wagner struck out six and walked three in the loss.