Tuesday May 22, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- Alicia Bazonski brought her "A" game to the Doyle Softball Complex Monday afternoon. That game helped Mount Everett beat St. Joseph's.

Bazonski tossed a two-hitter and struck out 14 as the Eagles edged the Crusaders 1-0.

St. Joe's starter Marissa Avanzato didn't have quite the gaudy numbers, but the senior was just as effective. She surrendered three hits and only one walk while striking out four.

The Eagles had two of their three hits in the fifth inning, and that's when they scored their run. Deseraye Conaway led off with a single, took third on Sam Hoover's single and scored on Rachel Ackerman's squeeze bunt.

The Crusaders had a chance to tie the game with a runner at third and two outs in the seventh but couldn't.

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Everett 000 010 0 -- 1 3 5

St. Joe's 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2

Alicia Bazonski and Ashley Babcock. Marissa Avanzato and Erica Quallen. W -- Bazonski. L -- Avanzato. 3B -- ME 1 (Claire Tomich).

Greylock 5, Pittsfield 3

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties strung together four hits, two of them doubles in the fourth inning to tie the game at 3 before scoring two more in the fifth for the win.

Miranda Voller's bases clearring double tied the game while Sierra Holland's RBI triple in fifth scored the go-ahead run. Greylock had only one hit outside of those two inning.

Heather Tomkowicz struck out nine and walked two to earn the win.


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Pittsfield 201 000 0 -- 3 9 2

Greylock 000 320 x -- 5 7 1

Sarah Rayner and Aoife Nester; Heather Tomkowicz and Caitie Benoit. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Rayner. 2B -- MG 2 (Benoit, Miranda Voller). 3B -- P 1 (Jamie McKeever); MG 1 (Sierra Holland).

Monument 12, Lenox 0

GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans cruised after scoring six in the first.

Aspen Sawyer was 3 for 4 with two RBI while Alexa Nejaime was 3 for 5. Sawyer shut down Lenox in the circle. She allowed just two hits, striking out nine and walking two.

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Lenox 000 000 -- 0 2 2

Monument 600 204 -- 12 14 1

M. White and A. Ciepiela; Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. W -- Sawyer. L -- White.

Hoosac 4, Lee 0

ADAMS -- Kassy Kazimierczak knew the rain was on its way, so the sophomore took matters into her own hands and gave her team a 1-0 lead on an inside-the-park home run to lead off the third inning. It would be all the offense Caroline Tomkowicz needed

The win pushes the Hurricanes closer to the tournament, as they now need to win two of their final three to qualify. The loss eliminates Lee.

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Lee 000 00 -- 0 3 1

Hoosac 001 03 -- 4 5 1

Ashley Somerville and Nikki Laudon. Caroline Tomkowicz and Tanelle Ciempa. W --Tomkowicz. L -- Somerville HR -- HV 1 (Kassy Kazimierczak).

Drury 6, Taconic 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Blue Devils have had a hard time finding wins the last 10 days, but they got one on Senior Night.

Drury scored two runs in each of the first three innings in their home finale.

Cat Record allowed the Braves to plate thier only run in the first, before settling in the rest of the way. She also had two doubles to help a slumping offense. She had two RBI. Her doubles were the only two extra-base hits Drury had. The other 13 were all singles.

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Taconic 100 000 0 -- 1 5 3

Drury 222 000 x -- 6 15 2

Cat Record and Amber Iacuessa. Kasey Turner (3), Carly Decker (3) and Kristen Nadeau. W -- Record. L -- Turner. 2B -- D 2 (Record 2).

Baseball
Monument 3, Pittsfield 2 (9)

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Bobby Kinne's line drive single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Malcolm Wilber with the game-winning run in this win.

The Generals scored twice in the second inning on RBI doubles by Anthony Traversa and John Martin. The Spartans tied the game on RBI hits by Wilber and John Obanhein in the fourth.

That was the score into the bottom of the ninth. Wilber singled, advanced to second on a fielder's choice and scored on Kinne's hit.

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Pittsfield 020 000 000 -- 2 9 2

Monument 000 200 001 -- 3 11 1

Pete Oggiani (8), Nick Greenleaf (1) and Greenleaf (8) and Alex Hill. Tanner Hanford (8), John Martin (1) and Chris Robitaille. W -- Greenleaf. L -- Martin. 2B -- Pittsfield 2 (Anthony Traversa, John Martin). 3B -- Monument 1 (T.J. Schumsky).

Hoosac 4, Wahconah 3

ADAMS -- The Hurricanes rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh to overtake the Warriors.

Connor Tworig's two-run single with two outs tied the contest at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Tworig went to second on the throw and went to third on a passed ball.

Sean Kut, pinch-running for Tworig, then came home on a balk to win the game.

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Wahconah 030 000 0 -- 3 7 0

Hoosac 000 001 3 -- 4 12 0

Justin Nichols (3 1/3) Cory Meczywor (3 2/3) and Connor Tworig. Ryan Kasala (6 2/3) and Lane Grogan. W -- Meczywor. L -- Kasala. 2B -- Hoosac 1 (Meczywor) 3B Wahconah 1 (Lane Grogan)

St. Joe's 17, Lee 3

PITTSFIELD -- At Reid Middle School, Zach Neary notched his first varsity pitching victory, throwing a three-hitter to beat Lee.

The right-hander struck out three and walked four in the route-going performance.

The Crusaders broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run fourth inning. Jeremy Wich, who was 4 for 4 with five RBI and five runs scored, hit a key two-run single in the inning.

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Lee 030 000 0 -- 3 3 6

St. Joe's 003 437 x -- 17 20 1

Heamon Williams (3+), Ryan Nalepa (3) and Armani Ingegni. Zach Neary and Jeremy Wich (6), Nate Stump (1). W -- Neary. L -- Williams. 2B -- L 3 (Ingegni, Paul Boutiette, Aaron Biasin). SJ 1 (Mike Carpenter). 3B -- SJ 2 (Wich, Pat Latini).

Pathfinder 11, McCann 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets almost literally gave this one away, committing four erros in the fourth inning that led to seven Pathfinder runs.

What hurt was that McCann is now 8-10, and needs to win it's last two home games, against Westfield Vocational and Gateway, to qualify for the Western Mass, tournament,

Zach Tatro's ground ball RBI gave the home side it's only run.

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Pathfinder 001 700 3 -- 11 9 2

McCann 000 100 0 -- 1 4 5

T.J. Therrien (3 2/3), Kyle Crosier (3 1/3) and Nate Gutman. Greg Pobliego and Adam Kozlik. W -- Pobliego. L -- Therrien. 2B -- McCann 1 (Therrien).

Greylock 21, Lenox 4

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Sean Houston and Eric Leitch batted three times in the first inning as the Mounties batted around twice, plating 16 runs before cruising past visiting Lenox.

Greylock sent 15 batters to the plate before Lenox recorded an out in the first.

Lenox 100 30 -- 4 6 5

Greylock (16)30 2x -- 21 17 0

Ian Brink (2), Frank Rickus (2), Ben Coleman (1) and Nick DiSanti. Trevor Hathaway (1/3), Zack Huber (3 2/3) and Cam Sibley. W-Brink. L--Hathaway. 2B -- L 1 (Robbie Novnino). MG 4 (E. Leitch, A. Leitch, Brink, Nick Zimmerman).

Lacrosse
Greylock girls 9, Pittsfield 7

PITTSFIELD -- The Mounties scored eight first-half goals and hung on for the final 25 minutes to earn a much-needed 9-7 victory over Pittsfield.

Annie Flynn scored four of Greylock's eight goals in the first half to help the Mounties to an 8-2 lead at halftime.

That changed in the second half. Pittsfield mounted a rally of four straight goals to draw within 8-6 with 13 minutes, 19 seconds left. Rebekah Packer scored with 12:41 left for Greylock to boost the lead up to three.

PHS boys 14, St. Joseph's 1

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals' Brady Aitken scored four of his team-high five goals in a big first quarter for the Generals.

"We started out with a zone defense; we had had some success against Greylock with it," said Crusaders coach Ben Kline. "But of those first eight goals, they got six against our zone. So we went to a man-to-man, and it slowed them up a little, but not much."