Thursday’s high schools: Tessa Cote tosses first no-hitter for Granby softball
Early in her fourth season in the circle for the Granby softball team, Tessa Cote tossed the first no-hitter of her career Thursday in Springfield.
Cote struck out 11 and walked one as the Rams defeated Sabis 19-0. She also had three hits and an RBI at the plate.
Kate Sullivan had four hits and five RBIs, while Brianna Mercier went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Granby (2-0) led 1-0 through three, but scored 18 runs over the next four innings to pull away.
Frontier Regional 3, Athol 2 — Krystel Enko went the distance, allowing two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts for the Red Hawks (1-0, 1-0 Franklin) in their season opener in South Deerfield.
Ally Hamelin drove in Sarah Toomey with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. Courtney Newsome singled home a pair in the fourth.
McKayla Poissant had a double, while Gwen Thayer also had a hit in the win.
Hampshire Regional 13, Greenfield 2 — Ashlee McGan tossed a three-hitter and struck out 13 as the Raiders (1-0, 1-0 Franklin) cruised in their opener in Greenfield.
McGan allowed one earned run and walked two over seven innings.
Marissa McCarthy went 4-for-4 to lead an offense that pounded out 15 hits.
Anna Dziok had two hits, including a two-run home run, while Savannah Waters (double, triple, two RBIs), Bri Weltlich (one RBI) and Taylor Boutwell (one RBI) added two hits each.
Boutwell, a freshman, and Danielle McGan, an eighth-grader, each had their first varsity hits in the game.
Hopkins Academy 9, Mahar 4 — Kari Cristoforo had two hits and three RBIs as the Golden Hawks (1-0, 1-0 Franklin) won their opener in Orange.
Nicole Morrison also had two hits, while Lacey Waskiewicz added a hit and an RBI.
Allison LaClair went the distance for Hopkins, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Monson 6, Holyoke Catholic 3 — Shannon O’Driscoll (RBI, run scored), Lindsey Robins (run) and Andrea Boraski each had a hit in the season-opening home loss for the Gaels (0-1).
Megan Logan allowed six runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in a complete-game loss.
Southwick 9, Smith Academy 0 — Amanda Binette, Moira Pitrat and Miranda Wendolowski had one hit each, but the Falcons (1-1) lost on the road.
Lauren Grondin struck out five in the loss.
East Longmeadow 13, Northampton 4 — Five pitchers issued 12 walks for the Blue Devils (1-1) in the loss on the road.
Ben Christopher (run), Zach Goodwin-Boyd (RBI) and Jefferson Willis each had a single, the only three hits for Hamp.
Mack Hale, Ben O’Connnor and David Konowitch all had RBI groundouts, while Jay Wright walked twice and scored twice.
Robbie Logue took the loss, giving up four runs (two earned) in two-plus innings. Adam Osherow pitched a perfect sixth inning.
Minnechaug 20, Belchertown 1 (5) — Nick Leduc had two of three hits for the Orioles (0-2), who dropped the mercy rule-shortened road contest.
Trevor Erb picked up the other hit for Belchertown, while Eric Adzima knocked in its run. Adzima struck out two in 22∕3 innings and took the loss.
Monson 4, Gateway Regional 2 — Curtis Dowers allowed four runs on eight hits and fanned four over six innings in the road loss for the Gators (0-1).
Justin Edinger, Willis Pollard and Ethan Gamble each had one hit for Gateway, which was limited to just three for the game.
Belchertown 13, Chicopee Comp 0 — Kayla Panek (two assists) and Brea Allen scored three goals apiece as the Orioles (2-1) cruised at home.
Kate Bowers had two tallies and an assist, while Megan Foley, Tiffany Anderson, Emma Jopson, Audrey Duhaime, Kat Lowe each scored once. Chloe Zinter contributed an assist.
Abbey Norden didn’t need to make a single save in the win.
Agawam 16, Northampton 6 — Hunter Zackaricz had two goals, but the Blue Devils (2-2) lost at home.
Leila Kouakou (one goal, one assist) and Molly King (two assists) each had two points as well.
Emily Allcroft, Emily Poehlein and Missie Maiewski scored once each.
Bridget Harrington and Dana Dufour combined for five saves.
Minnechaug 13, Amherst Regional 1 — Meghan Sharick accounted for the lone tally for the Hurricanes (1-1, 0-1 Valley Wheel) in the home loss.
Katie Dunn made eight saves for Amherst.
Longmeadow 15, South Hadley 1 — Meg Ginley scored from Kelly Pouliot for the lone goal for the Tigers (0-2) in the loss at home.
Beth Hennessey stopped a pair of shots in net for South Hadley.
Agawam 14, Belchertown 2 — Alex Wordsworth and Jason Krasinkiewicz had a goal apiece, but the Orioles (0-3, 0-2 Valley League) fell on the road.
Travis Greeley made 10 saves for Belchertown, which led 1-0 after the first quarter.
East Longmeadow 3, Belchertown 0 — Jordan Vigneault had seven digs and six kills, while Kevin Reidy added 15 digs but the Orioles (2-2) fell 25-16, 25-18, 25-23 at home.
Nick Wallace had six assists in the loss.