High schools: Abigail Schreiber’s hit propels Frontier softball past Greenfield, 3-2

Frontier’s Raine Wonsey, shown here  against Agawam earlier this season, helped the Hawks to a 3-2 win over Greenfield on Thursday.

Frontier’s Raine Wonsey, shown here against Agawam earlier this season, helped the Hawks to a 3-2 win over Greenfield on Thursday. STAFF FILE PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

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Published: 04-18-2024 8:58 PM

It wasn’t looking good for the Frontier softball team heading into the bottom of the sixth inning against Greenfield on Thursday. 

The two-time defending state champs held a 2-0 lead, but the Redhawks were able to get a run back in the sixth. Seventh grader Raine Wonsey kept the Green Wave off the board in the top of the seventh, setting Frontier up for a chance to win the game in the bottom of the frame. 

Olivia Machon singled to open the inning and moved to second on an error following a bunt from Adelaide Ehle. Gabby Adams was intentionally walked to load the bases, but Greenfield ace MacKenzie Paulin battled back to get a pair of strikeouts. 

Freshman Abigail Schreiber came up with two outs, put the ball in play and the throw to first was offline. That allowed Machon and Ehle to both score, lifting Frontier to a 3-2 victory at Zabek Field. The play was ruled an infield base hit by Schreiber. 

The loss snapped an 11-game winning streak from Greenfield dating back to last season. 

Wonsey went the distance for Frontier, striking out nine and allowing five hits. Machon tallied two hits and Ashley Taylor doubled in the triumph for the Redhawks. 

Paulin struck out 14 and scattered five hits and one walk while adding two hits at the plate. Madison Lemay doubled and drove in a run while Sarah McCloud and Gloria McDonald hit safely for the Green Wave. 

Franklin Tech 12, Mohawk Trail 0 (5) — The Eagles received flawless pitching performances from Hannah Gilbert, Lilly Ross and Brayleigh Burgh on Thursday against the Warriors. 

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The three combined to toss a five-inning no hitter, Gilbert striking out nine in three innings while Ross and Burgh each tossed one inning, Ross striking out one and Burgh two, as the Eagles walked away with a 12-0 Franklin County League East win in Turners. 

“It was good that all three pitchers were able to hit their spots,” Franklin Tech coach Joe Gamache said. “We got a lot of contributions from our younger players today.” 

Sophomore Lindsey Taylor drilled a two-run home run over the centerfield fence in the second before freshman Sandra Johnson drilled a three-run homer to the same spot in the fourth for the Eagles. Gilbert cracked a single that drove in two runs while Jenna Petrowicz tallied a hit and an RBI in the win. 

Riley Giard struck out three for Mohawk Trail. 

Turners 11, Wahconah 5 — Madi Liimatainen struck out 17 and added a single, a triple and an RBI at the plate, helping the Thunder earn a Franklin County League West win over the Warriors in Dalton Thursday. 

Liimatainen eclipsed the 700 strikeout mark for her career in the victory. 

Leading 6-3, Turners scored five in the fifth to take command of the game. 

Holly Myers and Madisyn Dietz each cracked a triple, a single and drove in two runs, Janelle Massey recorded an RBI triple, Anne Kolodziej knocked two hits, Ella Kolodziej had a hit and an RBI while Mia Marigliano hit safely for the Thunder.

Athol 23, Mahar 15 — Jenna Bonenfant cracked five hits and six RBIs, including a double and a home run, helping the Bears earn a win over the Senators in Orange on Thursday. 

Jaylynn Chapalonis knocked four hits, one a double, and three RBIs, Madilyn Hermes hit a home run, two singles and five RBIs, Tapanga Chapalonis recorded a pair of hits and RBIs while Abby Lutz knocked a hit and two RBIs for Athol. Jaylynn Chapalonis and Celia Fox combined for seven strikeouts in the victory. 

Avery Savage recorded two singles, a double, a triple and one RBI for Mahar. Laura McGinnis doubled, singled and knocked in a run, Alivia Patch had three hits, one a double, and three RBIs while Gabby Matthews tallied a pair of hits in the loss. 

Baseball

Franklin Tech 2, Westfield Tech 1 — Kyle Begos tossed a gem for the Eagles, going the distance while striking out nine and scattering two hits and two walks, allowing Franklin Tech to come away with an independent victory in Turners on Thursday. 

“Kyle pitched fantastic,” Eagles coach Dan Prasol said. “He put the team on his back and carried us through. He pitched us out of some jams and has evolved into the leader I expect him to be. It showed on the mound today.” 

Franklin Tech scored one in the first and one in the third. Westfield Tech’s run came in the sixth. 

Hunter Donahue tallied a hit and an RBI while Brody Hicks hit safely for the Eagles (3-3). 

Pioneer 5, Hampshire 4 (8) — Have a day, Ethan Mauthe. 

The junior drilled a grand slam in the fourth inning, and the game was ultimately knotted 4-4 after seven innings. 

After keeping the Raiders off the board in the top of the eighth, Hugh Cyhowski got on with a base hit. Cyhowski was thrown out at second on a fielder’s choice, with Judah Glenn coming in to run for Evan Tsipenyuk at first. 

Ben Werner knocked a hit to put Glenn on second for Mauthe, who smashed a base hit to score Glenn and keep the Panthers’ unbeaten season alive with a 5-4 extra inning victory in Northfield. 

“You have to tip your cap to Mauthe,” Pioneer coach Kevin Luippold said. “He was confident up there. When you hit a grand slam and hit the walk off, I can’t ask for much more than that.” 

Cyhowski, McClelland and Werner each knocked a pair of hits while Braeden Tsipenyuk and Heath Gomez hit safely for the Panthers (8-0). Werner pitched the opening five innings and struck out two while Jackson Glazier tossed the final three, striking out one. 

Boys volleyball

Sci Tech 3, Athol 1 — The CyberCats earned a 25-15, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20 victory over the Bears at Mallet Gymnasium Thursday. 

DA results

A number of Deerfield Academy teams were in action on Wednesday, with the DA baseball team beating Worcester, 4-2. 

The Big Green girls lacrosse team earned a 16-2 win over NMH, the DA boys lacrosse team knocked off Trinity-Pawling (14-9), while the DA boys tennis team beat Loomis (5-1) and the girls tennis team defeated Suffield (9-0). 

Deerfield’s golf team beat Williston (187-215) and Wilbraham and Monson (187-232) while the DA girls water polo team picked up a 12-9 victory over Hamden Hall.