Senators outdueled, lose day after walk-off win

  • Mahar’s Jakob Carron hits a double to center to drive in one run in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against Smith Academy in Orange. FOR ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Mahar’s Jakob Carron hits a double to center to drive in one run in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against Smith Academy in Orange. ATHOL DAILY NEWS/MIKE PHILLIPS

For the Athol Daily News
Published: 5/24/2018 11:03:25 PM
Modified: 5/24/2018 11:03:38 PM

BARRE — Will Peredina pitched solidly for the Mahar varsity baseball team against Quabbin Regional High School, but the Mahar bats couldn’t pull out of their slump.

Peredina held the Panthers to three runs on two hits, but the Senator bats managed one hit and one walk, losing 3-0 on Thursday.

Croix Jenkins pitched seven innings for Quabbin, allowing the lone hit to Joey Brozell and lone walk to Logan Dodge.

Peredina countered Jenkins as best he could, pitching all six innings for the Senators (6-11), but was outdueled, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks. He struck out five.

The Senators had three errors throughout the game.

The Panthers scored early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. The team added one more in the fourth to go up 3-0.

Jenkins went 1-for-2 for the Panthers with two RBIs and one walk.

Mahar left six runners stranded throughout the game.

The day prior, following three consecutive one-run losses, the Senators got some redemption at home with a 6-5 walk-off victory against Smith Academy. Mahar scored its winning run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Down 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh, the Senators tied the game.

Charlie Barnes led the Senators (now 6-11) offensively, going 4-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Sam Paul went two for three with two RBIs, one double and one walk. Will Peredina went 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI, while Logan Dodge went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and one run.

Dodge earned the win in relief for Mahar, pitching 2 1/3 innings without allowing any walks or hits, and striking out one. Paul started for the Senators, pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits and five walks, while striking out three.

Liam Pitrat pitched for Smith Academy. He pitched 7 2/3 innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on 12 hits and two walks while striking out eight.

Athol 5,Pioneer Valley Regional 1

With the Athol varsity baseball team needing to win three out of its final five games to qualify for the Western Massachusetts Division III playoff tournament, the Red Raiders got the first one on Wednesday in Northfield.

The Red Raiders (8-8) defeated Pioneer Valley Regional High School, 5-1, on the road with Mark Ferrari playing the biggest role in the win. Ferrari pitched all seven innings for the Red Raiders and gave up one run (zero earned) on two hits and four walks, striking out six in the process. Ferrari also had a single and a walk in the win.

The Red Raiders struck first, with Ferrari scoring on a second-inning fly ball by Keegan Lutz. Athol added one more in the third inning and two more in the sixth on a single by Nicholas Bousquet. The Red Raiders added one more in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly by Noah Pottinger. Robbie Nelson went 2-for-3 for the Red Raiders with two runs and one walk. Dakota Williams went 2-for-2 with one walk and one RBI.

Varsity softball Athol 6,Pioneer Valley Regional 3

NORTHFIELD — Jenna St. Cyr has seen a lot of good plays around her during her on the softball diamond. On Thursday, she got in on the fun.

St. Cyr laid down a bunt with runners on second and third in the top of the eighth against Pioneer Valley Regional High School and laid it perfectly, scoring Sadey Lehtomaki and reaching first safely to put her team up in extra innings. Freshman Rozlyn Nelson added insurance, knocking in two runs as the Red Raiders won 6-3.

Nelson also played a vital role in the bottom of the seventh. After Pioneer Valley went up 3-2 in the top of the seventh, Nelson reached base on an error and later scored on a passed ball to tie the game at three in the bottom of the seventh.

Nelson also scored in the third inning to put her team up 2-1.

Lindsey Leblanc pitched all eight innings for Athol, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out four in the win.

Greenfield 12, Athol 0

GREENFIELD — One day after qualifying for the Western Massachusetts Division III playoff tournament, the Athol varsity softball team was no-hit by Olivia Joy and the Greenfield Green Wave, losing 12-0 in six innings on Wednesday.

Joy struck out 12 batters in the no-hitter. The Red Raiders (10-8) turned two double plays in the contest. Haley Bigwood pitched for Athol and allowed 13 hits and one walk, while striking out two batters.

JV Softball Pioneer Valley Regional 5, Athol 4

NORTHFIELD — A home run in the sixth sent the Athol junior varsity softball team home with a 5-4 loss to Pioneer Valley Regional on Thursday. Kennedy Vallincourt tied the game with a double in the sixth inning before Pioneer homered.

Vallincourt, Sammy Kenniff and Emma Bacigalupo had one RBI each. Kristinna Sigurdsson pitched six innings and struck out eight in the loss.

Mohawk 17, Mahar 5

ORANGE — Brooklyn Kennedy made her first appearance on the mound for the Mahar junior varsity softball team, getting the final two outs against Mohawk Trail Regional High School on Thursday.

But the game was out of reach at that point as the Senators lost 17-5.

Jazmine Vezina had two hits for Mahar. Abby Tandy, Juliana Lamontagne and Kassidy Thompson all had one hit for the Senators.

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