High School Softball/Baseball: Hopkins Academy softball hands Southwick its first loss

  • Frontier's Charlotte Doulette runs home after belting a home run against Turners Falls in South Deerfield Friday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier's Olivia Deane pitches against Turners Falls in South Deerfield on Friday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier's Lucia Doulette takes second as Turners Falls’ Taylor Murphy collects the throw in South Deerfield on Friday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

  • Frontier's Olivia Deane pitches against Turners Falls in South Deerfield on Friday. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Staff Reports
Published: 6/11/2021 9:31:52 PM

Taylor Barry delivered a walk-off hit for the Hopkins Academy softball team Friday, beating Southwick 4-3 and knocking the Rams from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Hopkins Academy trailed 3-0 heading to the bottom of the seventh in Hadley. The first two Golden Hawks made outs. Then Lily Ela walked, and Ana Dyjach and seventh grader Laney Bailey (2-for-3) singled to load the bases.

Nine-hole hitter Maggie Potter drew a walk to cut the deficit to 3-1. Izzy Palmisano singled to make it 3-2.

Barry followed with a two-run double that completed the rally.

Ludlow 27, Belchertown 0 (5) — Isabella Cebula singled twice for the Orioles at home.

Sabis 2, Smith Academy 1 — Elena Baranoski doubled, and Julia Dobson and Ivy Ray each had a single for the Falcons.

Smith Academy’s Amanda Novak struck out five and allowed just two hits on the road.

Holyoke 11, South Hadley 8 — The Purple Knight scored three runs in the seventh to earn a road win.

Nathalie Vazquez drove in three runs for Holyoke. J Santos (two runs) and Nisha Tabin added two RBIs each.

Jenna Bobrowski doubled three times among four hits for South Hadley and drove in two runs. She also scored three times. Kelly Vey (two doubles) and Jae Velazquez (triple) each had two RBIs. Erin Bullough singled twice and drove in a run.

Hampshire 16, Minnechaug 0 (5) — Katelyn Baker (RBI) and Hannah Wodecki (two RBIs) each were 2-for-4 with a triple as the Raiders won on the road.

Ashley Cortis singled twice and drove in two runs.

Central 14, Granby 2 (5) — Sienna Hill singled and scored a run for the Rams, while Briana Sosa added a run.

Franklin Tech 24, Amherst 2 (5) — The Hurricanes scored a run in the first and another in the fifth.

Turners Falls 9, Frontier 2 — Charlotte Doulette launched a two-run homer in the fourth inning, but the Redhawks couldn’t catch the Thunder.

Lucia Doulette singled in front of her.

Macy Ring also had a hit for Frontier. Olivia Deane struck out three in the circle.

Westfield Tech 14, Smith Vocational 2 — Daelin Murdock and Josily Dubay (triple) each had two hits for the Vikings.


Northampton 2, Agawam 0 — Wilson Heath launched a solo home run among two hits and scored both of the Blue Devils’ runs. Nate Kelleher-Mochak also singled.

Seth Finnessey earned the win after allowing just two hits with four strikeouts in 5⅔ innings. Matt Sullivan picked up an extended save, striking out one over the rest of the game.

Northampton 10, Chicopee Comp 0 (5) — The Blue Devils exploded for eight runs in the fifth Thursday to put the Colts away.

Anthony Azzaro drove in his first career run for Northampton during the outburst.

Wilson Heath had two hits and two RBIs for the Blue Devils.

Northampton pitcher Will Shaw allowed just one hit and three walks, striking out nine in a shutout.

Central 8, Holyoke 1 — Eliezer Rosario Lebron had two hits for the Purple Knights in a home loss Thursday. He also threw 4⅔ innings, striking out six.

Belchertown 8, Greenfield 2 — Timothy Mitus had three hits while Tyler Laramee, Eli Sayball-Wimmer, Ryan Zawistowski, Ryan Decoteau and Brady Perkins each hit safely to help lead the Orioles to an 8-2 Hampshire League West win at home against the Green Wave on Friday. 

Perkins picked up the win in relief, striking out three batters in one-and-two-thirds innings of work.

Youth baseball/softball

Burke Chevrolet Red Sox 13, Amherst Office Park Giants 5 — Brady Klaes struck out seven and allowed just a run for the Red Sox. He scored four runs, too. Greg King touched home three times. Will Benning had two hits.

The Giants’ Owen Eddy launched a solo homer in the sixth. Zeb Urquart, Corinne Charlebois and Noah Poreda each doubled. Max Lashway struck out seven in just 2⅓ innings for the Giants.

Agawam 11, Northampton 1 — Lily Niedzwicki scored Northampton’s run Thursday in a 12U softball tournament loss. Laney Cunningham had a hit, while Rylegh Pease struck out three in the circle.

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