Friday’s high schools: Krystel Enko strikes out 23 in Frontier 11-inning win over Taconic
For 11 innings, Frontier Regional softball pitcher Krystel Enko kept sending Taconic batters directly from the plate to the dugout Friday in South Deerfield.
Enko struck out 23, allowed zero earned runs on four hits and one walk before the Red Hawks scored in the bottom of the 11th for a 4-3 victory over Taconic.
“She got stronger as the game went on,” Frontier coach Carrie Fydenkevez said. “I was a little concerned, but in the eighth, ninth, 10th, she was probably stronger than she was in the first few innings.”
The Red Hawks won when Gwen Thayer singled, took second on a passed ball and scored on a two-out single by Ally Hamelin (three hits).
Sarah Toomey gave Frontier a 3-1 lead in the sixth with an RBI double to score Hamelin, but Taconic (2-12) took advantage of a seventh-inning error to score twice and force extras.
The Red Hawks outhit the Braves 13-4 on the day.
“We had opportunities,” Fydenkevez said. “We just didn’t capitalize on them. We need to figure that out before the tournament comes.”
Belchertown 10, Chicopee Comp 1 — Téa Spellacy had four hits, including a two-run home run, as the Orioles won their 10th straight game at Szot Park.
Samantha Manitsas earned the win working around six hits and a walk, while striking out seven.
Mackenzie Yelle added four hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Hannah Flink had three hits and scored three times.
Palmer 12, Holyoke Catholic 0 (6) — Megan Logan was strong through three innings but the Panthers (16-2) took advantage of extra outs, pulled away late and eliminated the Gaels (7-10) from postseason contention.
Logan allowed two hits, both in a one-run first, struck out four and walked none through three innings. She finished with six strikeouts, two walks and 14 hits.
Krista Jasak singled and Logan doubles for Catholic’s two hits off Nicole Handzel.
South Hadley 13, Ludlow 1 — The Tigers took an 12-1 lead after three innings and coasted from there.
Maddi Kelleher struck out six and worked around seven hits and four walks to earn the win. She helped herself with a single, a triple, a run scored and an RBI.
Cassandra McClafflin (RBI, two runs) had three hits, while Delaney Duprat (run, three RBIs) and Tess Gauthier (two runs) had two each for South Hadley (5-12, 3-2 Suburban).
Minnechaug 6, Amherst Regional 0 — Jazzy Moonstone, Haley Parker and Methena Morrissey each had a hit as the Hurricanes (4-13, 2-5 Valley League) fell on the road.
South Hadley 16, Amherst Regional 10 — Meg Ginley (five goals, assist) and Maddie Brandts (three, three) each notched six points to lead the Tigers (9-7, 5-6 Valley Wheel) to a tournament-clinching home victory.
Kelly Pouliot scored twice for South Hadley, while Brooke Marion had a goal and two assists. Kara Callahan (assist), Tara Bainbridge (assist), Claudia Menard, Olivia Slysz and Gabrielle Schwalm added a tally apiece, and Gabby Delude picked up an assist.
Sarah Mangels led the Hurricanes (3-14, 0-10) with four goals. Taylor Bartmon scored three times, with Leah Goldman (two assists), Meghan Sharick (assist) and Clover Ulrich scoring once each.
Beth Hennessey made seven saves in the win, while Katie Dunn stopped eight for Amherst.
Belchertown 18, Holyoke Catholic 5 — Kayla Panek (two assists) Kate Bowers (assists) and Brea Allen (assist) each had three goals for the Orioles, who rolled on the road.
Natalie Caney (two goals, assist), Jackie Soucia (goal, two assists), Alaina Swift (two goals), Kat Lowe (goal, assist) and Julia Sammatero (goal, assist) had multiple points for Belchertown (13-4-1). Meg Foley and Tiffany Anderson had a goal apiece in front of Abbey Norden (five saves).
Lydia Hojnoski had two goals for Catholic, while Rina Hannoush, Elizabeth Cavanaugh and Taylor Leclaire each had one.
Katie Klejna stopped 14 saves for the Gaels.
Prep schools Girls lacrosse
Williston 18, Cushing 2 — Kristyn Kruse and Maggie Fitzgerald scored four goals each as the Wildcats (16-0) won at home to finish the regular season undefeated.
Karly Simpson of South Hadley added three goals and three assists, while Maddie Hatch (four, two) also had six points.
Madison Fulcher-Melendy of Easthampton and Meg Szawlowski of Northampton scored once apiece.
Janelle Parker had three saves.
Williston 13, Kingswood-Oxford 6 — Jack Shumway of South Hadley scored five goals and added an assist to finish his five-year career with 230 points (161 goals, 69 assists).
Joe Deane scored twice, while Griffin Foley, Bren Wheeler, Aidan Rai, Paul Accorsi and Conor Archbald of Williamsburg added one each.
Ryan Cavanaugh had four saves.
East Longmeadow 6, Northampton 5 (8)
E. Longmeadow 100 040 01—6 12 1
Northampton 020 021 00—5 9 2
WP - Grande; LP - Greco
Records: East Longmeadow (14-4); Northampton (11-7)
Frontier 4, Taconic 3 (11)
Taconic 001 000 20000— 3 4 1
Frontier 100 011 00001— 4 13 2
WP - Enko; LP - Decker
Records: Frontier (12-5); Taconic (2-13)
Palmer 12, Holyoke Catholic 0 (6)
Palmer 100 236 —12 14 1
Holyoke Catholic 000 000 —0 2 3
WP - Handzel; LP - Logan
Records: Palmer (16-2) Holyoke Catholic (7-10)
Minnechaug 6, Amherst 0
Amherst 000 000 0—0 3 2
Minnechaug 300 201 x—6 10 0
WP - Gouin; LP - Morrissey
Records: Amherst (4-13, 2-5 Valley League)
Belchertown 10, Chicopee Comp 1
Belchertown 320 500 0—10 17 2
Comp 000 010 0—1 6 1
WP - Manitsas ; LP - Popowich
Records: Belchertown (14-4, 7-0 Suburban)
Northampton 5, Cathedral 0
At Forest Park, Springfield
First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) def. Marissa Zora, 6-0, 6-0; Second singles: Adele Fantasia (N) def. Lauren Malinski, 6-0, 6-0; Third singles: Hannah Levy (N) def. Kaitlyn Rosa, 6-2, 6-3; First doubles: Olivia Bernstein & Katherine Lesko (N) def. Tara Bateman & Tessa Morneau, 6-0, 6-0; Second doubles: Phoebe Jones & Joy Jennings (N) def. Jen Callahan & Denise Anderson, 6-0, 6-0
Records: Northampton (12-5, 4-2 Valley Wheel) Cathedral (1-14, 0-5)