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Friday’s high school baseball: Northampton hits .500 mark with win over South Hadley

  • Jaimon Olmsted of Amherst, left, catches at first base to send Joe Mercadante of Agawam back to the dug out Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Jaimon Olmsted of Amherst, left, catches at first base to send Joe Mercadante of Agawam back to the dug out Friday in Amherst.
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  • Asher Young of Amherst pitches to Agawam Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Asher Young of Amherst pitches to Agawam Friday in Amherst.
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  • Jack Schrader of Amherst, right, steals second base against Joe Cardaropoli of Amherst Friday in Amherst.JERREY ROBERTS

    Jack Schrader of Amherst, right, steals second base against Joe Cardaropoli of Amherst Friday in Amherst.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jack Schrader of Amherst, left, throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Pat Donahue of Agawam at second on a hit from Dom Groux Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Jack Schrader of Amherst, left, throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Pat Donahue of Agawam at second on a hit from Dom Groux Friday in Amherst.
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  • Jaimon Olmsted of Amherst, left, catches at first base to send Joe Mercadante of Agawam back to the dug out Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Asher Young of Amherst pitches to Agawam Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Jack Schrader of Amherst, right, steals second base against Joe Cardaropoli of Amherst Friday in Amherst.JERREY ROBERTS
  • Jack Schrader of Amherst, left, throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Pat Donahue of Agawam at second on a hit from Dom Groux Friday in Amherst.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

Joe Warner tossed six strong innings as the Northampton baseball team pulled to .500 with a 10-2 win over South Hadley on the road Friday.

Warner allowed three hits for the Blue Devils (7-7, 3-2 Suburban).

Robbie Logue led the Hamp attack with three hits and a run scored. Jay Wright had a hit and scored twice, Zack Goodwin-Boyd tripled with a run while Jefferson Willis doubled and scored once.

Joe Ciolek had three of five hits for the Tigers (2-13, 0-5 Suburban). Pedro Santiago and Sean O’Connor added a hit apiece.

Smith Academy 12, McCann Technical 1 — Falcon pitcher David Longstreeth scored and drove in more runs than he allowed as Smith Academy (13-3, 7-3 Tri-County) rolled on the road.

Longstreeth allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 11. He had a two hits, two RBIs and two runs.

Jojo Afflitto added a single, three walks and scored three times.

Turners Falls 3, Easthampton 2 — Chris Starcun’s two-run home run in the fourth put the Eagles (6-5, 5-5 Hampshire) ahead 2-0, but the Indians (11-2, 8-2) rallied back and won on a Brody Markol walk-off single in Montague.

Shy Torres and Zach Lewis had singles in the loss.

Starcun went the distance on the mound for Easthampton, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out three.

Agawam 2, Amherst Regional 1 — Asher Young suffered his third 2-1 loss of the season as he pitched well and didn’t get rewarded for it. Young struck out seven, walked two and allowed one earned run on four hits.

Jack Schrader had two hits, a stolen base and scored Amherst’s only run on Jamie Carey’s RBI double.

Granby 16, Westfield Voke 1 — The Rams (10-5, 7-3 Tri-County North) put up 14 runs over the first three innings to breeze to the home win and clinch at playoff berth.

Brett Sullivan went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Granby. Noah Parent (two runs, RBI) and Andrew Strycharz (RBI, run) had two hits apiece.

Zach Funk struck out five in picking up the victory, while Shane Hollenbeck pitched two hitless frames.

Hampshire Regional 4, Holyoke Catholic 0 — Colton Garelli allowed just two hits with five strikeouts over five innings to earn his first varsity win for the Raiders (7-7, 6-5 Bi-County) at home.

Seventh-grader Matt York pitched a perfect sixth in his first varsity appearance, then Eddie Hagelstein fanned two in the seventh to finish the shutout.

Hagelstein had two hits, including a triple, with an RBI and a run scored. Nick Batchelder (run) drove in a run with a hit and another on a sacrifice fly. Doug Laroche and Scott Labrie scored a run apiece and Collin Cichy added a hit.

Nick Limoges had six strikeouts in the complete-game loss for the Gaels (2-12, 2-8). Jeff Laprade and Evan Daigle each had a hit.

Greenfield 5, Frontier Regional 0 — The Red Hawks (10-3) had runners on second and third in three separate innings but couldn’t bring anyone across in the home shutout.

Ryan Hoar had two hits for Frontier, while Niko Ames, Rylan Baronas, Jared Allis, Matt Ackerman and Sean Doyle added one apiece.

Matt Byrne allowed only two unearned runs in five innings of relief.

Commerce 15, Smith Vocational 6 — Pete Morales, Brandon Carleton and Jake Wilson-Martineau each had a single for the Vikings (0-13) at Arcanum Field.

Baseball

Granby 16, Westfield Voke 1 (5)

Westfield Voke 100 00—1 3 2

Granby 464 02—16 12 1

WP - Funk; LP - Parsons

Records: Westfield Voke (4-9, 2-7 Tri-County North); Granby (10-5, 7-3)

Commerce 15, Smith Vocational 6

Commerce 502 142 1—15 10 3

Smith 000 231 0—6 3 4

WP - George; LP - Parzyck

Records: Smith Voke (0-13)

Hampshire 4, Holyoke Catholic 0

Holy. Cath. 000 000 0—0 2 1

Hampshire 100 030 x—4 4 0

WP - Garelli; LP - Limoges

Records: Holyoke Catholic (2-12, 2-8 Bi-County); Hampshire (7-7, 6-5)

Greenfield 5, Frontier 0

Greenfield 210 000 2—5 5 2

Frontier 000 000 0—0 7 2

WP - Hudson; LP - Tillona

Records: Greenfield (12-2); Frontier (10-3)

Northampton 10, South Hadley 2

Northampton 113 050 0—10 9 2

South Hadley 000 101 0—2 5 4

WP - Warner; LP - Kelleher

Records: Northampton (7-7, 3-2 Suburban); South Hadley (2-13, 0-5)

Agawam 2, Amherst 1

Agawam 010 100 0—2 4 0

Amherst 100 000 0—1 5 3

WP - Jendrysik; LP - Young

Records: Amherst (11-4, 2-3 Valley League) Agawam (10-4, 4-1)

Smith Academy 12, McCann 1

Smith Academy 100 150 5—12 9 0

McCann 100 000 0—1 4 2

WP - Longstreeth; LP - Gwodz

Records: Smith Academy (13-3, 7-3 Tri-County)

Turners Falls 3, Easthampton 2

Easthampton 000 200 0—2 3 1

Turners 000 101 1—3 6 1

WP - Charboneau; LP - Starcun

Records: Turners (11-2, 8-2 Hampshire); Easthampton (6-5, 5-5)

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