Joy records 400th K

Recorder Staff
Published: 5/18/2018 11:30:38 PM

Junior Olivia Joy fired a one-hitter, striking out 17 batters, including her 400th career punch-out as Greenfield High School rolled to an 8-0 win over Ludlow High School in an independent softball game Friday evening in Greenfield.

Joy recorded the milestone in the second inning and ended the game with 414 career strikeouts. In support of Joy, Samantha Smith belted two home runs and tallied five RBI while Racquel Provost finished with two hits and an RBI.

Maddi Sunderland notched the lone hit for Ludlow while Julia Annecchiaro pitched for the Lions striking out 11 in six innings.

Greenfield (12-2) returns to action on Monday at home against Easthampton High School.

Athol 5, Mahar 0 — Lindsey LeBlanc pitched a complete-game, striking out seven to lead Athol High School to a 5-0 win over Mahar Regional School in a FCL contest Friday afternoon in Athol.

The Red Raiders scored runs in each of the first three innings giving LeBlanc plenty of run support to earn the win. Haley Bigwood led the way offensively for Athol notching two hits including a double while teammate Hannah Lajoie added two hits of her own. Lajoie, Sadey Lehtomaki and Jenna St. Cyr all had RBI in the win.

Megan Rich and Juliana Hebert each had two hits for the Senators. Rich tossed six innings striking out two hitters in the loss.

Turners 13, Mohawk 2 — Jade Tyler fired a complete-game one-hitter as Turners Falls High School cruised to a 13-2 victory over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in a FCL game Friday night at the Bourdeau Fields Complex.

Tyler finished with three strikeouts and three walks for Turners Falls (14-2, 10-1 FCL) while Taylor Murphy added four hits including a double and three RBI. Hailey Bogusz belted her first home run of the season and Tyler added a home run of her own. Olivia Whittier tallied two hits for Turners Falls and Lexi Lacey added a single.

Isis Moon had the lone hit for Mohawk (4-13, 0-10 FCL) in support of Mia Lesieur who pitched all six innings striking out one to go with three walks.

Turners Falls returns to action Sunday at home against Saint Peter-Marian at 6:30.

Frontier 8, Pioneer 6 — Natalie Denkiewicz and Charlotte Doulette each homered on Friday as Frontier Regional School punched its postseason ticket with a 8-6 victory over Pioneer Valley Regional School in a FCL softball game in Northfield.

Doulette also hit a two-run double for the Red Hawks (10-7, 6-4), while Denkeiwicz added a single and a second RBI. Maddie Fifield doubled and drove in a run, and Ariana Walker had one hit and one RBI. Emma Wesoloski had two hits, and Lauren MacDonald and Kelsey Jarvis each added a hit. MacDonald earned the win, allowing seven hits and two walks in seven innings, striking out four.

Jennie Fuller hit a three-run triple for the Panthers (7-11, 4-6) and also singled. Jill Gadreault, Shelby Avery and Steph Scoville each had one hit and one RBI. Scoville struck out six and walked two in the loss.

Westfield Tech 27, FC Tech 15 — Westfield Technical Academy plated 15 runs in the fifth inning as the Tigers pulled away for a 27-15 win over Franklin County Technical School in a Tri-County League softball game Friday afternoon in Westfield.

Shannon Kurkulonis and Hailey Jackson each had three hits for the Eagles (2-12, 2-7) while Brooke Adams and Summer Gadreau each chipped in with two. Gadreau finished with four RBI and Abigail Corey added two.

Taya Allen registered four hits for Westfield Tech.

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