Monday June 11, 2012

Berkshire County sent two representatives to the All-New Englands meet on Saturday.

Mount Greylock's Jenna Phelps continued her strong work in the hurdles, again shaving precious time. Her converted seed time was about 46.44 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles, said coach Brian Gill. She beat that, running a 46.25 to finish 10th.

"It was a great run for her," Gill said by phone. "We literally have not run or trained at all for the 300 hurdles."

Phelps and the Mounties competed at the state meet Tuesday, then spent the next two days at the heptathalon before heading to Maine on Friday. The Massachusetts state champion in the 400-meter hurdles, Jen Esposito, took first place.

Greylock's Oona Wood and Hoosac Valley's Liz Provost had qualified, but both decided not to go.

Wahconah's Marisa Sprague did make the trip, getting two top-20 finishes. She was 16th in the long jump with a try of 16 feet, 31 4 inches. She followed that up with a 12th (35-7) in the triple jump. Nikkie Dempsey of Norwell won the long jump with an attempt of 18 feet. Vermont's Mollie Gribbin was first in the triple jump with a distance of
39-4.75.

Golf
Longmeadow pair wins title

PITTSFIELD -- Longmeadow's Greg Fisk and Bill Cunningham beat two-time defending champs James Ryan of Worthington Country Club and Brian Foley on Sunday to claim the Country Club of Pittsfield Men's Classic Invitational title.

Fisk and Cunningham defeated Jay Puleo and Ian Teal in the semifinals. Ryan and Foley beat Pat Pio and Pete Alminas to advance to the final before falling to the winners.

NECBL
North Adams 13, Mystic 6

NORTH ADAMS -- Conor Biggio hit his third home run of the young season and the North Adams SteepleCats topped the visiting Mystic Schooners. The 4-0 start is the first in three years for North Adams.

Biggio's blast came in the SteepleCats' seven-run seventh inning that blew the game wide open. With four runs already in for North Adams in the frame, Biggio took a 3-1 pitch over the outfield fence to highlight the inning. The SteepleCats batted around in the seventh, marking the first time this season they did so.

Sheehan Planas-Arteaga was just as dangerous at the plate for the ‘Cats. He was 3 for 4 in the game and also drove in three runs. He raised his average to .500 with his performance.

The SteepleCats combined to pound out 13 hits, tying the team's single-game record. The 13 runs are a high for the season.

Nick Narodowy was solid through the first six innings for North Adams, as he picked up the win. He allowed just one run on four hits. He walked and struck out three.

The SteepleCats are off today and return to action Tuesday on the road at Vermont. First pitch is
6:30 p.m.