Sunday May 13, 2012

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Liam Nolan allowed just one earned run, striking out seven and walking two to power Taconic past Monument Mountain, 4-1, on Saturday.

The Spartans only run came in the seventh inning off an RBI single from Bobby Kinne. The Braves scored four in the third with the big blow coming on a two-run triple from Mitch Clary.

The Spartans finished with seven hits but struggled to score.

"We threatened a few innings," said Monument coach Tom Hankey. "Nolan, he beared down every time we tried to score. He just made good quality pitches."

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Taconic 004 000 0 -- 4 10 0

Monument 000 000 1 -- 1 7 2

Liam Nolan and Brian Bonacquisti; Wilson Flower and Nick Greenleaf. 2B -- T 1 (Bonacquisti). 3B -- T 1 (Mitch Clary).

Everett reaches postseason

After a rough start to the season, the Mount Everett baseball team swept a doubleheader on Saturday to clinch a trip to the Western Massachusetts tournament.

The Eagles posted 36 runs and recorded one no-hitter to beat Twin Valley (Vt.) 15-0 in five innings and Hoosac School (N.Y.) 21-10. Colby Rueger pitched the no-hitter in the opener, allowing just one walk while Dylan Wheeler and Alex Crane had two hits each. Crane had a home run, scored three times and drove in three runs. Garrett Torrico had two RBI.

In the second game, Wheeler had three more hits while John Ormsbee drove in three. Charles Parsons was 2 for 3 with two RBI while Max Redman had four hits and drove in two. He also had two RBI.

"It was really key for us this year [to make the tournament] because we started 2 and 4," said Eagles coach Jesse Carpenter. "We reeled off like five in a row and started to feel better about ourselves.

"It was tough playing a doubleheader. It made it tougher because [Friday] night was our prom. We played well."

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Everett 15, Twin Valley 0 (5)

Everett 402 90 -- 15 10 0

TV 000 00 -- 0 0 7

Colby Rueger and Alex Crane; John Moore (2 1/3), Chris Johnson (2/3), Pat Eilers (2) and Lozito. 2B -- E 1 (Garrett Torrico). HR -- E 1 (Alex Crane).

Everett 21, Hoosac School 10

Everett 135 081 3 -- 21 15 2

Hoosac 402 300 1 -- 10 12 7

Jon Ovitt (1), Garrett Torrico (3), Dylan Wheeler (2), John Ormsbee (1) and Torrico (1), Alex Crane (6). 2B -- E 1 (Andrew Blume); H 1 (Dan Scotti).

Pittsfield 6, Wahconah 4

DALTON -- The Warriors dug a 6-1 hole early and despite great pitching from relievers Anthony Delmolino and Jared Genzabella, Wahconah couldn't quite rally.

Scott Blanchette and Chris Robitaille each tripled and had two RBI in the first three innings for the Generals. Pittsfield didn't get a hit after Delmolino and Genzabella took over pitching duties in the fourth.

"Our relief pitchers kept us in it we just couldn't get ourselves out of the hole," said Warriors coach Jared Shannon.

Ryan Forfa had a double for Wahconah.

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Pittsfield 204 000 0 -- 6 6 0

Wah 010 021 0 -- 4 8 2

Grande and Chris Robitaille; Shaun Fox (3 2/3), Anthony Delmolino (1 1/3), Jared Genzabella (2) and Lane Grogan. 2B -- W 1 (Ryan Forfa). 3B -- P 2 (Scott Blanchette, Robitaille).

Hoosac 7, Drury 3

NORTH ADAMS -- Despite eight strikeouts in six innings from Robert Jutras, the Blue Devils couldn't get the win against Hoosac.

Jutras only gave up two earned runs because a slew of mistakes in the fourth allowed the Hurricanes to post seven runs.

"It was two earned runs but honestly it shouldn't have been any," said Drury coach Al Marceau. "They hit the ball that inning but between the errors and the mental mistakes, I think some guys are not focused on baseball. [Jutras] pitched well enough. If we play a clean game I think he beats anyone in the county."

Adam Mazzantini had a double and three RBI for the Hurricanes. The Blue Devils got three hits and two RBI from Joel Giorgi whil Ryan Ouimet was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

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Hoosac 000 700 0 -- 7 7 0

Drury 000 300 0 -- 3 6 3

Mike Koperniak (3 2/3), Tanner Bird (3 1/3) and Connor Tworig; Robert Jutras (6), Joel Giorgi (1) and Cody Primmer. 2B -- H 1 (Adam Mazzantini); Drury 2 (Ryan Ouimet, Slayter Aubin).

Softball

Greylock 21, Lenox 0 (5)

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Greylock scored 18 runs over the first three innings to dispatch the Millionaires.

Miranda Voller and Anna Penna had three hits each. Penna drove in two runs while starting pitcher Heather Tomkowicz was 2 for 2 with three RBI. Tomkowicz had a double while Penna finished with a triple.

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Lenox 000 00 -- 0 2 3

Greylock 585 3 x -- 21 22 1

Makayla White and Ciepiela; Heather Tomkowicz (2), Kendal Frye (3) and Caitie Benoit (2), Michaela DiNicola (3). 2B -- Greylock 1 (Heather Tomkowicz); 3B -- Greylock 1 (Anna Penna).

Taconic 19, Monument 4

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Taconic scored six runs in each of the first two innings to roll to the win.

Shelbi Clary was 3 for 5 with a homer and a double for the Braves. Amanda Ely was 3 for 4 with a homer as well. Monument got a triple and two RBI from Caitlyn Osak.

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Taconic 660 25 -- 19 15 2

Monument 202 00 -- 4 7 2

Sarah Pero (3), Kasey Turner (2) and Kristen Nadeau; Aspen Sawyer (1 1/3), Patsy Cowen (3 2/3) and Alexa Nejaime. 2B -- T 1 (Shelbi Clary). 3B -- M 1 (Caitlyn Osak). HR -- T 2 (Clary, Amanda Ely).