High schools: Frontier softball holds off Mount Greylock

Frontier baserunner Olivia Machon (9) crosses home plate to score against South Hadley earlier this season.

Frontier baserunner Olivia Machon (9) crosses home plate to score against South Hadley earlier this season. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Reports

Published: 05-08-2024 9:25 PM

The Frontier softball team led 9-2 into the fifth inning before Mount Greylock rallied and made things interesting on Wednesday.

The visiting Mounties pulled within 9-7 in the sixth before Frontier tacked on a pair of insurance runs and held on for a Franklin County League West win at Herlihy Field in Whately.

Frontier’s Whitney Campbell made a spectacular catch on a hard hit line drive in the seventh inning to end the game.

Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Raine Wonsey (2-for-2, 4 RBIs) slammed a bases-loaded triple to give the Redhawks the lead for good. An RBI ground out by Abby Schreiber and a Skyler Steele (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) single to score Delaney Fifield made it 6-1, before Wonsey, Steele (double) and Liv Machon (3-for-4) drove in runs in the third to make it 9-2.

Fifield was responsible for two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth when she tripled, scoring Ashley Taylor, then later scored on a passed ball. 

Taylor (6 ER, 1 BB, 2Ks) pitched seven innings for the Redhawks, which travel to Wahconah on Thursday.

Mohawk Trail 17, Northampton 5 (5) —Haly Doucette-Kaplan, Jayda Alejandro, Sasha Rodriguez, Caroline Riordon, Ella Daillie and Jordan Sage recorded hits for the Blue Devils on Wednesday.

Doucette-Kaplan notched a team-high two RBIs as Northampton fell to 2-11 on the season.

Girls lacrosse

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Hoosac Valley 22, Granby 11 — The Hurricanes doubled up on the Rams despite five points (four goals, one assist) from Kalli White and three (two goals, one assist) from Brenna Moreno.

Mylin Laliberte, Ava-Elizabeth Loughman, Abigail Landry, Kelly-Lynne Kennedy and McKenna Zumbruski all added goals while Faith Ramos stopped 11 shots in the cage for Granby.

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Baseball

South Hadley 4, Commerce 2 — Griffin Soderbaum led the way with two hits, and RBI doubled from Memphis Huertas and Logan Carpenter helped the Tigers to victory on Tuesday.

Justin Moskal got the start on the bump, striking out 10 in 5 1/3 innings before Soderbaum came in to close things out.

Girls lacrosse

Belchertown 16, Agawam 14 — Tuesday’s offensive onslaught ended in favor of the Orioles, which got a whopping nine goals off the stick of Paige Magner. Her impressive week continues after notching 100 career goals on Monday.

Kenzie LePage (three goals), Lia Pikul (two goals) and Madysen LePage (two goals, one assist) helped the Belchertown offense as well.