The Recorder – Softball Tourneys: Franklin Tech, Greenfield, Mohawk Trail progress to quarterfinals

Posted: 6/18/2021 9:42:24 PM

An aggressive day on the basepaths led to a cozy opening-round victory for the Franklin Tech softball team.

The second-seeded Eagles set the pressure on with their legs, and scored operates in just about every inning en route to a 13-1 five-inning victory about No. 15 Granby in the Western Mass. Division 3 first round Friday in Turners Falls.

“We surely try and be as intense as we can be on the bases,” stated Franklin Tech mentor Joe Gamache. “We worry currently being heads-up on the bases, consider advantage of faults. We’re privileged we played a couple tight game titles to stop the season and baserunning has built the variation.”

Lauren Ross struck out 7 batters in a reliable 5-inning effectiveness in the pitching circle for the Eagles, which sophisticated to participate in Monday in the quarterfinal round in opposition to No. 7 Smith Vocational.

“She’s been getting her groove and hitting her places rather effectively,” Gamache lauded of Ross.

Offensively, Franklin Tech pushed three throughout in the first inning, two coming on a sizzling shot off the bat of Religion Smith to make it a 3- benefit. In the 2nd inning, the hosts plated four operates, like a two-operate double by Lilly Ross that created it 5-. She later on scored on a wild pitch, as did Lauren Ross.

Mackenzie Martel and Lillian Poirier drove in runs in the fourth inning, and the staff put the game away in the fifth when Emily Eastman drove in a operate with a foundation hit and inevitably scored to seal the 12-operate victory when Martel arrived at on  an error.

Eastman concluded 3-for-4 with two RBIs, whilst Trudeau had two hits and scored four runs.

“I think the women are coming into the event firing on all cylinders,” reported Gamache. “We didn’t strike as perfectly as we have been tonight, but the ladies confirmed up and took treatment of enterprise.”

Greenfield 12, Monument Mt. — Gianna Conte came up massive in the brightest place for the Eco-friendly Wave on Friday. 

Conte tossed a 5-inning no hitter, placing out 9 batters and letting just one wander as Greenfield cruised past the Spartans, 12-, in five innings in the first round of the Western Mass. Div. 2 event at Vets Industry.

“Gianna undoubtedly experienced very good command of her pitches,” Environmentally friendly Wave coach John Hickey claimed. “She was throwing difficult and hitting her spots well. We had been wonderful on offense and great on protection tonight. It was a fantastic commence to the tournament.”

Carly Blanchard smacked a 3-run house run in the base of the fifth to seal the acquire for No. 6 Greenfield (10-2). Blanchard completed with 4 RBIs in what was a huge day for the freshman.

“She’s been coming off the bench as a sub but has been red warm for us,” Hickey explained. “She’s recognized her position, long gone with it and is hitting the ball wonderful. I’m truly very pleased of her.”

Katie Haselton, Amber Bergeron and Brielle Widelo each individual had a pair of hits and an RBI in the win, with just one of Bergeron’s hits a triple and Haselton and Widelo each smacking a double. 

Kaitlin Lavoine hit a triple and Rachel Dodge crushed a double in the gain. 

The Eco-friendly Wave transfer on to choose on the winner of No. 3 Wahconah and No. 14 Belchertown in the quarterfinals on Monday. 

Mohawk Path 12, Gateway 6 — By four innings, the Warriors were struggling at the plate and not able to set a run on the scoreboard. 

They scored a run in the fifth but trailed the Gators, 4-1. From the sixth inning on, however, every thing adjusted. 

The No. 12 Warriors place a few operates on the board to tie the match 4-4 ahead of tallying eight operates in the seventh to pull off a 12-6 upset above No. 5 Gateway in the West Div. 3 tournament on Friday in Huntington. 

“We were being seriously battling to strike the ball early on,” Mohawk Trail mentor Sherri Lannon claimed. “Our bats woke up late and we strike a few home runs to go ahead.” 

Seventh grader Addie Loomis smacked just one of all those household runs, with Makayla Tatro also hitting just one above the fence assistance the Warriors (5-10) get the direct. 

Sophie Man experienced a pair of doubles in the acquire, with Riley Giard smacking a double and Hannah Gilbert crushing a triple for Mohawk Path. 

Gilbert pitched the initial two innings and struck out a few batters just before Mya Lesieur came in and went the relaxation of the way, hanging out 5. 

Valda Udley

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