Haleigh Hazzard and Drury held off Monument Mountain on Monday.
Haleigh Hazzard and Drury held off Monument Mountain on Monday. (Gillian Jones / New England Newspapers)

PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield boys lacrosse coach Scott Aitken gave his team a "motivational speech" with the Generals holding a slim lead after three quarters Monday.

"St. Joe just came out firing [in the third]," Aitken said. "They completely dominated the third quarter. First half we did a nice job transitioning. Third quarter we didn't and it really hurt us."

The Generals responded by controlling possession in the fourth and tacking on three goals to earn a 10-6 win. Dan Tagliaferro had three goals and two assists while Alex Teichert had two goals and two assists for the Generals.

Cody O'Dowd led St. Joe with three goals.

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SJ 1 1 4 0--6

P 3 4 0 3--10

First Quarter

P -- Allen Chague (Alex Teichert), 7:17.

P -- Spencer Ferro (Dan Tagliaferro), 7:00.

SJ -- Cody O'Dowd (Brendan Faas), 5:53.

P -- Tagliaferro (UA), 4:20.

Second Quarter

SJ -- O'Dowd (UA), 11:01.

P -- Andy Wright (UA), 9:48.

P -- Tagliaferro (Teichert), 7:53.

P -- Teichert (UA), 4:06.

P -- Teichert (Mark Amuso), 2:01.

Third Quarter

SJ -- O'Dowd (Adam Larabee), 5:17.

SJ -- Larabee (UA), 5:06.

SJ -- Josh Kelly (UA), 4:00.

SJ -- Faas (UA), :32.

Fourth Quarter

P -- Wright (Chague), 9:36.

P -- Brendan Leary (Tagliaferro), 6:26.

P -- Tagliaferro (Amuso), 5:08.

Saves -- SJ: W. Porter 4; P: Zach Rahilly 7.

Taconic 10, Lee 6

PITTSFIELD -- Matt Duane scored three goals, and was backed up by two each from Mike Perkett, Dylan Moody and Paul Green in the Braves' win.

Nick Whitaker also scored for Taconic (1-1).

"Mike Perkett was just a bull today on offense," Taconic coach Bill O'Brien-Garvey said. "He was all over the field, and winning face-offs left and right."

Tyler Collins led Lee with two goals. Adam Finnegan added a goal and an assist.

Girls lacrosse
Wahconah 5, Hoosac Valley 3

CHESHIRE -- The Hurricanes showed what kind of firepower they have with three goals in the final 44 seconds of the first half.

Wahconah showed off its defense in the second half, though, and shut out Hoosac.

"We had a lot of free position shots [at the end of the first half]. Our seniors just broke away, were very quick and we were able to score," Hoosac co-coach Molly Meczywor said. "We had the momentum going into the second half, but their third goal, for some reason it really hurt us."

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Wahconah 2 3 -- 5

Hoosac Valley 3 0 -- 3

First Half

W -- Alex Wood, 24:05.

W -- Wood, 11:30.

HV -- Carlee Huttle, :44

HV -- Maeve Denning, :33

HV -- Molly O'Dowd, :19

Second Half

W -- Alex Keator, 23:04.

W -- Hanna Powell, 19:32.

W -- Paige Chiaretta, :14.

Saves -- W: Mikayla Weigel 7; HV: Kelsey Hosley 10.

Baseball
Taconic 3, Wahconah 2

PITTSFIELD -- Taconic scored three times in the first two innings before holding off the Warriors late.

Jordan Barbarotta earned his second win by striking out seven, walking three and allowing just four hits and one earned run. Joey Dewey earned the save, striking out six batters in two innings.

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Wah 000 200 0--2 6 1

Tac 210 000 x--3 4 2

Nick Dargi and Matt Schneider; Jordan Barbarotta (5), Joey Dewey and Brian Bonacquisti. W -- Barbarotta. L -- Dargi. S -- Dewey. 2B -- Taconic 1 (Barbarotta); Wahconah 1 (Ethan Wells).

Pittsfield 19, Monument 2

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Generals piled on the Spartans with nine runs in the second inning to run away with this one.

Kevin Donati had three hits including a double for the Generals. Chad Shade had a double and Denis Cooney added a triple. Justin Hopkins had three hits.

"They swung the bats well," said Monument coach Tom Hankey. "They scored all their runs with two outs in the second. They're a good hitting team."

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Pitt 091 144 0--19 16 5

Mon 010 010 0--2 5 3

Joe Gratton (5), Tanner Hanford (2) and Dominic Traversa; Christian Callahan (2 2/3), Mark Marzotto (2), James Allentuck (2 1/3) and T.J. Shumsky. W -- Gratton. L -- Callahan. 2B -- PHS 2 (Kevin Donati, Chad Shade). 3B -- Pittsfield 1 (Denis Cooney).

St. Joe 14, Lee 2

LEE -- The Wildcats were down 1-0 through four innings and then the wheels fell off.

St. Joe scored six runs in each of the next two innings to pull away and secure the win, spoiling a six-strikeout start from the Wildcats' Jake Simon. The pitcher was pulled due to a high pitch count after 4 innings.

Connor Lein had two doubles for the Crusaders while Zach Neary tripled. Trevor Johnston got the win, striking out two and walking two in 42 3 innings of work.

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SJ 000 166 1--14 14 2

Lee 000 020 0--2 5 3

Devon Johnston (4 2/3), Connor Lein and Nate Stump; Jake Simon (4), Matt Consolati (1/3), Preston Webb (1 2/3), Kenny Retzel (1) and Heamon Williams. W -- Johnston. L -- Simon. 2B -- SJ 3 (Johnston, Lein 2). 3B -- SJ 1 (Zach Neary).

Greylock 14, Lenox 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Robbie Buffis struck out nine Millionaires in five innings to help the Mounties win their opener.

Greylock coach Steve Messina said Buffis' fastball was working, and that 52 of his 83 pitches were thrown for strikes.

Eric Leitch and Ben Alley each hit two-run homers, and Sean Houston drove in two more runs.

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Lenox 000 000 0--0 3 6

Greylock 116 321 x--14 8 0

Jake Jourdain (5), Trevor Hathaway (1) and Cam Sibley. Robbie Buffis (5), Ben Coleman (2) and Nick Bolognia (6), Andrew Rickus (1). WP--Buffis (1-0). LP--Jourdain. HR--Greylock 2 (Eric Leitch 1, Ben Alley 1).

Hoosac 3, Mohawk 1

CHESHIRE -- In the Hurricanes' opener, Justin Nichols scattered a run on three hits in five innings for Hoosac, striking out three.

Nate Tomkiewicz hit a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Jake Hall doubled in Matt Koperniak in the second inning for Hoosac.

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Mohawk 000 010 0--1 5

Hoosac 010 020 x--3 6 0

Pease (4 2/3), Spitzer (1 1/3) and Lodman. Justin Nichols (5), Matt Braman (2) and Jake Hall. WP--Nichols (1-0). LP--Pease. S--Braman (1). 2B--Mohawk 1 (Burt), Hoosac 1 (Hall).

Softball
Greylock 8, Taconic 2

PITTSFIELD -- Heather Tomkowicz struck out 15 while Kendall Frye had three hits and five RBI to power the Mounties to victory.

Miranda Voller added a double for Greylock. Taconic's two runs came off the bat of Tierney Crocker, who had a home run. Unfortunately, the Braves didn't have any other extra-base hits.

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Greylock 012 040 1--8 6 1

Taconic 000 200 0--2 3 7

Heather Tomkowicz and Kendall Frye; Carly Decker and Jillian Campbell. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Decker. 2B -- Greylock 2 (Frye, Voller). HR -- Taconic 1 (Crocker).

Easthampton 3, McCann 2

EASTHAMPTON -- McCann scored twice in the third but the hosts responded with three in the bottom of the inning and held on.

Haley Malloy got her first varsity start, striking out one and allowing just the three runs in the loss. Jordan Prevey had two hits, a double and scored a run while Danielle Gibeau was 2 for 3 for the Hornets.

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McCann 002 000 0--2 8 2

EH 003 000 x--3 6 0

Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau; Mottor and H. McFarland. W -- Mottor. L -- Malloy. 2B -- McCann 1 (Jordan Prevey); EH 2 (Avard, K. McFarland).

Drury 8, Monument 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Blue Devils were patient at the plate, put the ball in play and converted their opportunities to score in five of their six at-bats in a win in the season opener for both teams.

The Blue Devils earned eight walks and forced Monument into four errors. Half the Blue Devils that scored reached base one of those two ways.

The Blue Devils used a combination of Cat Record and Haleigh Hazzard in the circle to keep the Spartans at bay. The tandem allowed just one run on three hits and walked three.

Drury 8, Monument Mountain 1

Monument 100 000 0 -- 1 3 4

Drury 102 113 x -- 8 9 1

Cat Record (3), Haleigh Hazzard and Ingrid Olsen; Aspen Sawyer (4), Makayla White and Alexa Nejaime. 2B -- Drury 1 (Iacuessa).