Thursday May 24, 2012

PITTSFIELD -- During a rain delay on Wednesday, Taconic coach Kevin Stannard told his players they’d been sleeping through three innings against Mount Greylock.

The Braves responded with five runs in the fourth, setting the stage for Mitch Clary’s walk-off RBI single in the seventh to beat the Mounties 6-5. The win clinches the North title for the Braves for the second straight year.

"It’s nice," Stannard said. "We’ve reached a few goals. It’s a nice feeling. Hopefully it motivates us to go a little bit further in Western Mass."

Eric Leitch had three hits while Nick DiSanti had two hits and two RBI for Greylock. Carusotto was 3 for 3 with an RBI and two runs while Hunter Stanton was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the

winners.

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Greylock 400 010 0 -- 5 12 0

Taconic 000 500 1 -- 6 9 0

Avery Cunningham (3 1/3), Ben Coleman (3 1/3) and Nick DiSanti; Liam Nolan (5), Kyle Card (2) and Brian Bonacquisti. W -- Card. L -- Coleman. 2B -- T 2 (Luke Toomey, Jordan Barbarotta).

St. Joseph’s 8. Hoosac 1

CHESHIRE -- The game was relatively close, with the visitors up 4-1, when St. Joseph’s scored four runs in the seventh inning to put the Hurricanes away.

"Going to last inning, down by three, I thought we had a shot," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "But then we gave up a bunch of hits, and they scored four times, and that was it.


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We didn’t play too well today."

Zach Neary and Alex Weber each cracked doubles in that key inning for winners. Devon Johnston threw a complete-game four-hitter to gain the win for St. Joseph’s.

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St. Joseph’s 101 002 4 -- 8 11

Hoosac Valley 000 010 0 -- 1 4

Devon Johnston and Trevor Johnston. Zach Brassard (6), Matt Braman and Conner Tworig. W -- D. Johnston L-- Brassard 2B -- St. Joseph’s 2 (Zach Neary, Alex Weber).

Lee 8, Gateway 7

HUNTINGTON -- The Wildcats came off the bus swinging, scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning. They didn’t get another run, but managed to beat Gateway.

Lee sent 14 batters to the plate in the first. Matt Consolati had a two-run single and Jake Middleton, who led off the game with a walk, came up a second time and belted a three-run double.

The Gators got to starter J.T. Brown for three runs in the bottom of the seventh. After Calvin Dowers hit a two-run double, Cummings had Consolati come in and Consolati got the save by striking Ethan Gamble out to end the game.

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Lee 800 000 0 -- 8 6 2

Gateway 101 020 3 -- 7 7 1

J.T. Brown (6 2/3), Matt Consolati (1/3) and Heamon Williams. Mike Arel, Calvin Dowers (1 1/3), James DeGray (5) and Justin Edinger. W -- Brown. L -- Arel. S -- Consolati. 2B -- Lee 2 (Jake Middleton, Kenny Retzel). Gate. 4 (Greg Boylan, Kyle Bartlett, Geoff Sobotka, Calvin Dowers.