SHEFFIELD >> The Taconic and Mount Everett softball teams competed in an old-fashioned pitcher's duel on Tuesday in Sheffield.
Taconic's Ashley Keegan and Everett's Chandler DeGrenier went pitch for pitch, but the Braves had just enough offense to pull out a 1-0 win.
Taconic plated the eventual winning run in the top of the fifth. Olivia Bordeau started the inning with a walk. Brooke Ovitt entered as a pinch runner for Bordeau and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Aubrey Lazits.
With one out, Janee Walker hit a single into right field, plating Ovitt for the winning run. Keegan earned the win, allowing only two hits, striking out nine and walking none. DeGrenier struck out 11, allowed six hits and walked two. Kali Bell had two hits for Taconic.
"Yesterday we played Mount Anthony and lost 6-0, so the girls really bounced back and spirits stayed up," Taconic coach Kevin Harrington said. "It was a true team win. We had to manufacture a run and [the win] is building our confidence up. We're excited and looking forward to playing Wahconah."
Ashley Keegan and Kali Bell. C. DeGreniner and M. DeGrenier. W — Keegan. L — C. DeGrenier.
PITTSFIELD 9, HOOSAC VALLEY 0
PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield used its consistent offense and dominant pitching to defeat Hoosac Valley.
Giuliana Pierce earned the win in the circle for the Generals. She struck out seven, allowed four hits and walked none. Offensively, the hosts scored in all but one inning. Haley Tobin and Tony Satrape started the scoring, driving in runs in the first.
Erin Murphy, Allie Hunt and Tobin each drove in runs during a three-run sixth inning. Britney Perkett had two hits and scored three runs. Kali Puppolo and Sienna Witherall led Hoosac with two hits each.
Kali Puppolo and Erin Girard. Giuliana Pierce and Hayley Tobin W — Pierce. L — Puppolo. 3B — P 1 (Pierce).
WAHCONAH 2, HOOSICK FALLS 1
HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Wahconah used timely late-inning hitting to earn a comeback win on the road. Trailing by one in the sixth inning, Juli McBain reached base on a walk and came around to score after a Chloe Warren single set up an RBI single from Allie Borowsky.
In the seventh, Ashley Zink plated Marky Larochelle with the go-ahead double. Borowsky earned the win. She allowed four hits and no earned runs, walking two and striking out seven. She had two hit as well.
"The kids really responded down one on the road," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "We did a good job staying poised and battling to the end. Well-played game by both teams."
Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. Alyssa Ellis and Mikayla Ellis. W — Borowsky. L — A. Ellis. 2B — W 1(Ashley Zink) HF — 1 (Mikayla Ellis).
DRURY 23, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 2
NORTH ADAMS >> Drury capitalized on Monument Mountain errors early, scoring 14 times in the first inning en route to a big win. Ingrid Olsen led Drury with five hits. Kacey Sondrini and Jenna Moulton had two hits each. Maya Howland earned the win. She allowed four hits, hit one batter, walked one batter and struck out five.
Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. Maya Howland and Kasey Sondrini 2B — MM (A. Troiano). 3B — D (Ingrid Olsen)
WAHCONAH 9, GRANBY 2
DALTON >> Connor Washburn scored two goals and dished out three assists, leading Wahconah over Granby. The Warriors jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two periods and never trailed. Jeremy Girard added two goals and two assists. Vinny Orlandi made 10 saves.
Granby goals — Drew Wiesel 2. Wahconah goals — Connor Washburn 2, Jeremy Girard 2, Kyle Gazzillo 2, Cullen Harrington 2, Dart Jaggi 1. Wahconah assists — Washburn 3, Wyatt Schliecher 1, Gazzillo 1. Saves — G: Nick Albers 23. W: Vinny Orlandi 10.
CHICOPEE >> Wahconah's aggressive team defense led to a commanding win over Chicopee.
The Warriors limited the Pacers to just two first-half goals, taking a 6-2 lead into the second half. McKenna McIlquham spearheaded the tough defense from her left defensive wing position. Emmy Cote's offense helped the visitors pull away. She had two goals and an assist in the second half. She led the Warriors with five total points (four goals and one assists). Lily Howes had three goals. Hannah Rueger had two goals and one assist. Katie Bachli made nine saves.
Wahconah goals — Hannah Rueger 2, Howes 3, Budaj 1, Cote 4, Wahconah assists — Rueger 1, Budaj 1, Cote 1, McIlquham 1. Chicopee goals — Alexa Giec 1, Kayla Calaf 1, Jody Deome 1. Saves — W: Katie Bachli 9. Nadia Miller 9.
WORCESTER >> MCLA struggled to stop Worcester State's offense, as 13 Lancers scored in their victory over the Trailblazers. Worcester scored 13 times in the first half, while MCLA could not manage much offense. Kalia Chase led the Lancers with three goals and three assists. Mackenzie Cutler led MCLA with two goals. Sundra Lum made seven saves for the 'Blazers. MCLA looks to end its four-game losing streak Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Westfield State.