Thursday, June 24, 2021

FHS baseball, girls lacrosse, and boys lacrosse teams all win to reach playoff finals

From we share the FHS spring sports playoff results: 

** Baseball - D1 South = #8 Norwood, 7 @ #1 Franklin, 11 – Final 
– Franklin’s offense stayed hot in the postseason as the Panthers pushed across double-digit runs for the second straight game (and sixth time this season) in an 11-7 win over upset-minded Norwood, the #8 seed in the bracket. Franklin built a four-run lead (6-2) through the first four innings but the Mustangs rallied to tie the game with a four-run fifth inning. 
Franklin responded with five runs in the bottom half and never looked back to book its spot in the D1 South semifinals. Franklin received contributions from up and down the lineup with Nate Cooke (run, RBI) and Jack Marino (run, two RBI) each recording a pair of hits in the win. Chris Goode added two runs on two walks, a hit, and an RBI, Ryan Gerety and Luc Boudreau each scored a pair of runs, Jake Fitzgibbons smacked an RBI double, and Ben Jarosz had an a hit, a walk, and an RBI. 
James Kuczmiec earned the win in relief, tossing 1.1 innings with one run allowed on one hit and two walks, striking out one. Sophomore Alfred Mucciarone was had a strong start, allowing two runs on four hits over four innings without issuing a walk. Franklin will play #13 seed BC High on Friday at 4:00.

** Boys Lacrosse - D1 South = #9 Wellesley, 5 @ #1 Franklin, 10 – Final
Josh Perry, Managing Editor of, provides the game recap:
"After missing out on the experience of a freshman season on varsity, Franklin sophomore attackers Luke Davis and Aaron Wentling have been thrown right into the fire this spring. Both have shown more than capable of not only contributing, but excelling at this level. 
In Wednesday night’s Div. 1 South quarterfinal against Wellesley at Pisini Stadium, the sophomores were back at it, scoring all but one of Franklin’s goals in a 10-5 victory that sends the Panthers to the sectional semifinal for the second straight year and third time overall. 
“Jayden had a big game and Luke did too,” said Franklin coach Lou Verrochi about his attacking crew of Consigli, Davis, and senior playmaker Matt Lazzaro. “All three of those kids are excellent. That’s an excellent attack unit and they’re very unselfish. It was just a good win.”
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** Girls Lacrosse - D1 East = #5 Lincoln-Sudbury, 7 @ #1 Franklin, 10 – Final 
Josh Perry, Managing Editor of, provides the game recap:
"After outscoring opponents 279-44 during the regular season, Franklin was used to running away with games, scoring early and often, and being largely untroubled as the clock was rapidly winding down. Things are a little tougher when the playoffs roll around. 
The Panthers were reminded of how hard it is to close out a state tournament game when Acton-Boxboro made things interesting with a fourth quarter comeback in the first round. 
It was a lesson well learned, as Franklin showed much better control of the ball throughout Wednesday afternoon’s Div. 1 East semifinal with rival Lincoln-Sudbury at Pisini Stadium, pulling out a 10-7 win and booking a spot in the sectional final."
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For other spring sports playoff results around the Hockomock League

Franklin celebrates a first half goal in the D1 East semifinal against Lincoln-Sudbury. (Josh Perry/
Franklin celebrates a first half goal in the D1 East semifinal against Lincoln-Sudbury. (Josh Perry/

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