LENOX -- St. Joseph’s softball coach Buddy Pellerin said to have a perfect game, a lot of little things have to go right.
They all did for Chanler Hospot on Wednesday in a 11-0 win over Lenox. The pitcher was perfect, striking out nine on the day.
"She was on the plate," Pellerin said. "She had a very good rise ball. Her changeup was terrific. She was really on her game. She got ahead and stay ahead. She fielded her position well."
She also got help from Jen Lynch, who had two triples. Erica Quallen added a 3-run homer to help the Crusaders to the win.
St. Joe’s 041 400 2 -- 11 14 0
Lenox 000 000 0 -- 0 0 3
Chanler Hospot and Erica Quallen; Makayla White and Michelle Gochenaur. 3B -- SJ 3 (Jen Lynch 2, Virginia Goggin); HR -- SJ 1 (Quallen).
Everett 7, Lee 0
SHEFFIELD -- Alicia Bazonski struck out 18 to get the shutout victory.
Bazonski was backed up by some solid offense. The Eagles scored one run in each of the first four innings to build the lead. Brooke Morehouse had an RBI triple and scored a run. Sam Hoover added two singles.
"We did a very good job running the bases," said Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier. "For the first four innings we played very good small ball."
Lee 000 000 0 -- 0 3 2
Everett 111 121 x -- 7 7 1
Ashley Somerville and Nikkie Laudon; Alicia Bazonski and Ashley Babcock. 3B -- ME 1 (Brooke Morehouse).
Drury 3, PHS 2
PITTSFIELD -- A wild throw allowed Ari Hilchey to score what proved to be the game-winning run in the top of the seventh inning.
Hilchey hit a one-out triple in the seventh. Emily Moulton grounded out but a throw to third to try and double up Hilchey sailed out of play and Hilchey scored. The eighth grader hurt a hand sliding into third and left the game.
Trailing 3-2, Pittsfield had a chance to win the game in the home seventh. Acacia Alston and Alyssa Rozier were walked by Cat Record. The runners got around to second and third when Paige Lovellette’s sacrifice fly scored Alston. But Rozier was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run.
"This is the kind of team" Drury will see in the Division II tournament, said Blue Devils coach Mary Ann Maroni. "Pittsfield is very competitive. it’s the type of game we need to play."
Drury 010 010 1 -- 3 6 3
Pittsfield 000 010 1 -- 2 5 0
Cat Record and Amber Iacuessa. Sarah Rayner and Aoife Nester. W -- Rayner. L -- Record. 3B -- D 1 (Ari Hilchey).
McCann 9, Sabis 4
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets scored five runs over the final two innings to pull away from Sabis.
Erika Ziemba struck out five and walked four in the circle while Jessica Sunn was 4 for 4 with two RBI. Jamie LeTourneau was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
"We played really good defense today," said McCann coach Robin Finnegan. "We started off a little shaky in the first inning but settled down behind her and made some nice plays."
Sabis 202 000 0 -- 4 7 1
McCann 013 014 x -- 9 15 1
Dudek and Dwarska; Ziemba and Danielle Gibeau. 2B -- Sabis 4 (Whayland 2, Earl, Dwarska); McCann 5 (Esoldi, Ziemba, Briggs, Sunn, LeTourneau). 3B -- McCann 2 (Sunn, Norman). HR -- Sabis 1 (Dwarska).