High schools: Rosie Follet, Easthampton softball shut down Monomoy in Div. 4 Round of 32

Published: 06-01-2023 9:06 PM

Staff Reports

Rosie Follet and the Easthampton softball team made quite an opening statement in the MIAA Division 4 tournament.

Follet allowed just one hit in seven innings, striking out seven and not issuing a walk as No. 6 Easthampton notched a 6-0 victory over No. 27 Monomoy in a Div. 4 Round of 32 contest on Thursday in Easthampton.

The Eagles (16-5) will host the winner of Sunday’s Round of 32 game between No. 11 Nipmuc and No. 22 South Hadley in the Round of 16 at a date and time to be determined.

Follet threw 57 of her 98 pitches for strikes in a dominant outing.

The Eagles supported her with some early runs, pushing three across in the bottom of the first to set the tone. They scored two more in the second and one in the third.

Haley Routhier was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, while Lauren Morse clubbed a home run and drove in three runs for Easthampton. Kayley Downie also had a hit and drove in a run while reaching base three times. Abby McClaflin, Ana Growhowski, Megan Fickett and Christine Raymond added hits in the win.


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Div. 5 prelim

No. 27 Mystic Valley 4, No. 38 Smith Academy 3 (8) – The visiting Falcons led 2-0 into the bottom of the third and 3-2 entering the bottom of the seventh but couldn’t put away the host Eagles in Malden on Thursday.

Mystic Valley will play No. 6 Ayer Shirley in the Round of 32 on Monday.

Griffin Smiarowski put together another outstanding start for the Falcons (9-10), striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings while allowing four hits, three runs and four walks. Harry LaFlamme took the loss, striking out one in one inning of relief.

Cam Graves had two hits and scored a run for Smith Academy, which scored one run in the top of the first and one in the top of the second to make it a 2-0 game. Mystic Valley answered with one in the third and one in the fourth, before the teams matched runs in the seventh to force extra innings.

Robert Slysz also had a hit, walked and scored a run, Ryan Belina walked and scored and Isaak Baranoski recorded an RBI for Smith Academy.

Boys volleyball

Div. 2 Round of 32

No. 12 Frontier 3, No. 21 East Longmeadow 0 – The Redhawks swept East Longmeadow in three sets (25-12, 25-15, 25-15). 

Aleks Carey led the offense with 10 kills and Tavo Vincent-Warner tossed up 23 assists in the win. Jesse Kurkulonis had nine digs and five kills and Ngawang Deter and Vincent-Warner added seven digs each. 

The Redhawks will play the winner of No. 5 West Springfield and No. 28 Belchertown. 

Girls lacrosse

Div. 4 prelim

No. 29 South Hadley 18, No. 36 South Shore Voc Tech 4 – The Tigers advanced in the Div. 4 tourney, setting up a Round of 32 meeting at No. 4 Nantucket on Monday.

No. 27 Advanced Math & Science 14, No. 38 Hampshire 6 – Abby Hennessy made nine saves in net and Anna Puttick had a hat trick in Hampshire’s loss. 

Sam Moran (1G, 1A), Reagan Mott (1G) and Reese O'Connell (1G) scored Hampshire’s other three goals. 

Youth sports


Amherst 5, South Hadley 4 – Amherst Suburban won a close game against South Hadley in the Koufax division.

South Hadley scored all four of its runs in the fifth inning, taking a 4-1 lead, but Amherst answered with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. 

Amherst’s Greg King started the game, throwing a no hitter in four innings and striking out 11. South Hadley’s Matt Butler started and threw four innings, allowing three hits and striking out seven.