H.S. Softball/Baseball: Morgan Ball leads Smith Vocational softball over Amherst

  • Amherst catcher, Riana Shaw misses a catch as Marion Hamel of Smith Vocational is safe at home during the game at Amherst Tuesday, May 11, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst softball coach Emma Mendoker talks to her players in between innings in a game against Smith Vocational Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Ashley Schabaker, Smith Vocational pitcher, in a game against Amherst Tuesday, May 11, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst soft ball coach Emma Mendoker talks to her players in between innings in a game against Smith Vocational Tuesday, May 11, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst soft ball coach Emma Mendoker talks to her players in between innings in a game against Smith Vocational Tuesday, May 11, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst’s third baseman tags Ciara Sinno of Smith Vocational out at third during action in Amherst on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst soft ball coach Emma Mendoker talks to her players in between innings in a game against Smith Vocational Tuesday, May 11, 2021. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Amherst catcher Riana Shaw tries to haul in a throw as Marion Hamel of Smith Vocational is safe at home during the Vikings’ victory at Amherst Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Smith Vocational catcher Josilyn Dubay, right, tags out Vivi Bernier of Amherst heading for home on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Staff Reports
Published: 5/11/2021 9:42:08 PM

Morgan Ball went 4-for-5 including a three-run home run in the third inning, and the Smith Vocational softball team defeated Amherst 23-6 in six innings on the road Tuesday. She also doubled and scored four runs.

Dalien Murdock had three hits including a lead off home run in the sixth and scored twice for the Vikings.

Lilly Ryan kick started Smith Vocational’s offense with a three-run triple in the first.

Ashley Schabacker struck out seven in four innings for Smith Vocational and didn’t allow a run.

Amherst’s Vivi Bernier went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored a run.

Ariana Texidor-Melenez doubled and drove in two runs for the Hurricanes.

Hampshire 15, Agawam 1 — Hannah Wodecki launched a two-run homer among her two hits and drove in four runs, as the Raiders put up eight runs in the first inning. She also scored two runs. Emma Czarniecki drove in three runs and went 3-for-5.

Ashley Cortis (double) each had three hits and scored two runs. Jocelyn Mettey struck out nine and allowed just four hits.

Northampton 5, East Longmeadow 3 — Kaitlyn Ramdath was 3-for-3 with a double, as the Blue Devils opened the season with a win. Kaliya Valentin doubled and stuck out seven in a complete game. She walked just one.

Frontier 34, Mahar 4 (5) — The Redhawks pounded out 25 hits, and Lucia Doulette continued her torrid start to the season with a grand slam and six RBIs en route to a 34-4 victory over Mahar in South Deerfield.

Charlotte Doulette was 4-for-4 with six RBIs of her own, while Ashley Taylor also smacked four hits and drove in four runs for the Hawks. Delaney Fifield (three hits, three RBIs), Macy Ring (two hits, two RBIs) and Olivia Deane (two hits, RBI) also had multi-hit outings.

Taylor and Savannah Upton combined to strike out seven batters in the circle for Frontier.

Sabis 7, Smith Academy 3 — Elena Baranoski singled twice, and Amanda Novak struck out six for the Falcons.

Gateway 5, Westfield Tech 3 — Nicole Hannigan struck out 15 for the Gators. She also had two hits. Kaitlyn Maynard and Olivia Dame each drove in a run.

Ludlow 20, Belchertown 7 — Gina Camerota had two hits and an RBI, and Jessa Troy also drove in a run and scored twice for the Orioles. Lauren Cote had an RBI and struck out four.

Baseball

Easthampton 6, Mahar 0 — Andrew Thompson doubled twice and scored a run, as the Eagles won on the road. Nick Lloyd, Topher Reardon, Matt Damon and Tommy Vaillancourt each had an RBI. Winter Roske picked up the win for Easthampton, striking out four in two innings.

Belchertown 10, Turners Falls 0 (5) — Austin Endolos had two hits including a double and drove in two runs for the Orioles. Tyler Laramee doubled and scored twice. Ryan Zawistowski singled and scored two runs, walking twice.

Chris Misiaszek struck out seven across three innings with no walks to earn the win, while Brady Perkins didn’t allow a hit with six strikeouts in two innings.

Frontier 2, Greenfield 1 — Tyler Baranowski struck out eight and allowed just two hits, as the Redhawks won on the road. He retired the last six batters he saw to close the game.

In the sixth, Frontier’s Jake Dodge singled then stole second. He went to third on a Liam Skribiski-Banack groundout then scored the winning run on a passed ball.

Ben Martino drove in the Redhawks’ first run, sending Kyle Barnes home in the top of the third.

Hopkins Academy 6, South Hadley 2 — Andrew Ciaglo struck out 10 in six innings for the Golden Hawks, allowing just two hits. Chris Mushinski finished the game with three strikeouts and two walks in the seventh.

Braeden Tudryn (two runs) and Patrick Fitzgibbons (three RBIs) each had two hits for Hopkins. Kouji Ishida also scored twice and singled.

Tyler Evans and Grady Provost each singled and drove in a run for the Tigers.

Smith Vocational 18, Gateway 0 (5) — Carter Blanchette and Cacey Dawson drove in four runs each for the Vikings. Marshall Ingram had three RBIs.

Cayden Payne added three hits, while Dylan Fil struck out four in three innings of work.

Northampton 5, Holyoke 2 — Jack Kelleher-Mochak had three hits including two doubles and scored two runs for the Blue Devils. Matt Sullivan picked up the win in relief, pitching the final thre innings. Northampton broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the sixth and added two more in the seventh.

Youth baseball

VFW Post 3295 29, Delta Sand & Gravel 1 — Colin Galli, Matthew Telega and Braiden Dion each doubled for VFW Post 3295 on Monday night in Frontier Youth Baseball Major League play.

Aiden Winn and Noah Brown struck out 10 batters together on the mound. Evan Maio stole home for Delta’s run. Ben Waring struck out four.




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