NORTH ADAMS -- Drury came on top in a tight battle of strong pitchers, beating Pittsfield 4-2 on Monday.
The Blue Devils' Kodey Bryce didn't allow an earned run in seven innings, while his Pittsfield counterpart, Tanner Hanford, struck out eight in the loss. Drury's Kareen Beckett had two hits and scored twice while Logan Rumbolt was walked twice, had a hit and scored the other two runs.
Hanford struck out six in a row early, mowing down the final three batters in the first and three straight in the second. The Blue Devils responded by scoring two in the third to take the lead for good.
"He's probably the hardest thrower we faced," said Drury coach Al Marceau. "Him and [catcher Dominic] Traversa did a nice job of mixing up his pitches. It took a little bit to make the adjustment. Then we started putting the ball in play well enough to at least make things happen."
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Drury 202 000 x--4 5 2
Tanner Hanford and Dominic Traversa; Kodey Bryce and Cody Primmer. W -- Bryce. L -- Hanford.
Hoosac 13, Lenox 0
CHESHIRE -- The Hurricanes blew this game open in the sixth, scoring nine runs.
Justin Nichols earned the win while Matt Braman finished with four hits, including a double. He also scored three times.
"I think we worked the counts," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "Once we got into their backup pitchers were able to hit the ball."
Lenox got doubles from Jake Jourdain and starter Austin Salnitis.
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Hoosac 110 029 x --13 12
Austin Salnitis (5+), Hathaway (1/3), Colvin and Duffin; Justin Nichols (6), Jake Hall and Hall (6), Jake Swistak. W -- Nichols. L -- Salnitis. 2B -- Lenox 2 (Jake Jourdain, Salnitis); Hoosac 2 (Matt Braman, Matt Waltermire).
Monument 2, Wahconah 1
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Some outstanding defense helped the Spartans pull out the win.
Brandon Perry twice made diving catches in left field when Wahconah had runners in scoring position, while Henri Morrison made a diving catch in right to end the game. Dan Meandro had two hits, including an RBI single in the third that put the Spartans up 2-0.
"Our defense really stepped up today," said Monument coach Tom Hankey.
Spartans starter Peter Oggiani didn't allow any earned runs while striking out one and walking two. Wahconah got a double from Ethan Wells.
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Mon 011 000 x--2 9 2
Dargi and Lane Grogan; Peter Oggiani and TJ Shumsky. W -- Oggiani. L -- Dargi. 2B -- Wahconah 1 (Ethan Wells).
Westfield Voc. 9, McCann 8
WESTFIELD -- The Hornets held a two-run lead heading into the last of the seventh, but Westfield Voc. rallied and won in eight innings.
T.J. Therrien got the leadoff batter out in the bottom of the eighth, but then walked the next two hitters. He hit the next batter to load the bases. An RBI single tied the game at 8, before another hit batsman brought in the winning run.
"Throwing strikes is key," coach Pat Ryan said. "Throwing strikes [and] having trust in your defense can get you a long way."
Westfield Voc forced the extra frame with a pair of runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Nick Wood.
Dylan Gigliotti, Therrien and Dalton Nicholas each had a double for McCann.
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WV 120 101 22--9 8 3
Sean Davis (6), Tim DeBlois (1), T.J. Therrien and Dillon Carr; C. Fecteau (5), Jake Parsons and B. French. 2B -- MT 3 (Dylan Gigliotti, T.J. Therrien, Dalton Nicholas); WV 1 (Nick Wood).
Taconic 17, Lee 3
LEE -- The Wildcats made eight errors that, according to coach Chip Cummings, essentially handed the game to the Braves.
"We made almost as many errors today as we have in our first nine games," said Cummings. "Usually, we're pretty sound, but not today."
Taconic scored three unearned runs on two hits and three errors in the first inning.
Alex Carusotto had three hits for the Braves, while Jordan Barbarotta, Joey Dewey and Mitch Clary all had two each.
Heamon Williams, J.T. Brown, John Graziano and Nick Powell each had two hits for Lee.
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Lee 000 011 1--3 13 8
Joey Dewey (5) Kyle Card (2) and Brian Bonacquisti. Heamon Williams (4 1/3), Ken Retzel (2/3), Matt Consolati (1) and Preston Webb. W -- Dewey. L -- Williams. 2B -- Taconic 1 (Jordan Barbarotta).
Drury 11, Taconic 3
PITTSFIELD -- Cat Record struck out seven and added a triple at the plate while Amber Iacuessa had a two-run homer to power the Blue Devils.
Drury scored in each of the first four innings to build a 7-0 lead. Amanda Ely struck out five for Taconic.
"The girls had a slow start at the plate," said Braves coach Kevin Harrington. "They started to pick it up. I think they started to pick up on Cat and what she was doing. But they have a lot of hitters on Drury's team."
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Taconic 000 010 2--3 6 7
Cat Record and Olsen; Amanda Ely and Kadie Dickson. W -- Record. L -- Ely. 2B -- Taconic (Emily Wojtkowski). 3B -- Drury 1 (Record). HR -- Drury 1 (Amber Iacuessa).
St. Joe 16, Westfield Voc. 4
PITTSFIELD -- Chanler Hospot had three hits, including a triple, and drove in five runs to lead the Crusaders to the five-inning win.
Keegan McCauley had two hits and an RBI while pitcher Julia Murphy drove in three. Murphy had seven strikeouts and allowed just one earned run in the circle.
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SJ 264 31--16 12 3
Ilnicky and Colson; Julia Murphy and Hannah Kibbe. W -- Murphy. L -- Ilnicky. 3B -- SJ 1 (Chanler Hospot).
Everett 10, McCann 1
NORTH ADAMS -- Alicia Bazonski struck out 15 and the Mount Everett hitters were good when they needed to be in a win over McCann.
Bazonski sat down eight Hornets in a row just after the Eagles had taken their 10-1 lead in the fourth. She struck out the side in the fourth and fifth innings and the first two in the sixth.
Taylor Garrett scored all three times she stepped to the plate and was 1 for 1. Alex Hoover was the other Eagle with multiple runs scored. She had two.
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MT 001 000 0--1 3 3
Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier; Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau. W -- Bazonski. L -- Malloy.
W. Springfield 3, Pittsfield 2
PITTSFIELD -- The Terriers scored all their runs in the third inning to earn this win over the Generals (5-2). No other information was available.