Grizzlies hold off Eagles, 10-9

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

It wasn’t easy, but the Greenfield Grizzlies picked up their second win of the season on Wednesday night.

The Grizzlies let a large lead slip away but the team recovered late to edge Easthampton, 10-9, in a Suburban League 12U softball game Wednesday at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton.

Alysia Knapp had one hit and two RBIs for the Grizzlies, who led 7-2 after scoring twice in the top of the third. Easthampton did not quit and came all the way back to tie the game at 8-8 after five innings. Greenfield scored twice in the sixth to take a 10-8 lead, but Easthampton again did not go away. The Eagles got one run back in the bottom of the seventh, but Mackenzie Paulin (six strikeouts) held on for the win.

Anna Bucala singled, doubled and drove in a run for the winners, while Margarette Howland tripled. Katelyn Trudeau and Avery Johnson each had one hit and one RBI. Sofia Holden and Bucala each scored twice, while Howland, Trudeau, Kylee Gamache, Hailey Haughey, Ellis Benitez and Johnson each scored once.

Frontier Blue falls

Madison McKemmie had a hit and scored twice on Wednesday but Frontier Blue suffered a 16-3 loss to to Southampton in a 12U Suburban League softball game at Merritt Field in Sunderland.

Gabrielle Adams had one hit and scored a run in the loss, while Delaney Fifield, Margaret Edwards and Abby Patterson each had a hit.

Frontier Red edged

West Springfield scored five times in the bottom of the seventh inning to come from behind and beat Frontier Red, 11-10, in a Suburban League 12U softball game at Mittineague Park in West Springfield on Wednesday.

Cassidy Muchinski singled, doubled and drove in three runs in the loss, while Jessica Campbell singled, tripled and plated a run. Ashley Taylor had two hits and scored three times, while Anna Dyjach, Holly Myers and Hailey Hutkoski each had one hit and one RBI. 

Frontier (3-3) hosts Greenfield Monday night at Merritt Field.

Youth baseball

Alber’s cruises

Kevin Baumann went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs on Wednesday to lead Frontier Alber’s Hearing Services to a 11-3 win over Hatfield in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax game in Hatfield.

Matt Como went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the win, and Ben Zaranek went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Kyle Barnes went 2-for-3, Aidan Falla had a hit and an RBI, and Tyler Baranowski struck out five to earn the win.