PITTSFIELD — Drury's Maya Howland led the Blue Devils to a close 2-0 victory over Taconic on Wednesday.
Howland struck out 10 and walked only one batter. Howland's strong pitching allowed the visitors to keep the game close, before finally scoring late in the game. Cassandra Crosier led off the sixth inning with a double. Allie Brassard singled, moving her to third and she scored on a Taconic error. In the seventh, Jenna Gavazzi reached base with a single, and she also scored on a Taconic error.
The Braves' miscues hurt starter Ashley Keegan. She allowed only three hits and struck out four.
Olivia Bordeau led Taconic (5-6, 1-3) with two hits. Gavazzi had two hits for Drury (4-7, 1-4).
"We've got to play better defense and execute," Taconic coach Kevin Harrington said. "Ashley pitched very well. We've got to provide her with run support."
Maya Howland and Casey Sondrini. Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. W — Howland. L — Keegan. 2B — Crosier.
MCCANN TECH 3, PATHFINDER 1, NINE INNINGS
PALMER >> McCann Tech needed extra innings to defeat Palmer. The win gives the Hornets 10 wins on the season, clinching a Western Mass. tournament berth.
McCann tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the seventh. After a 30-minute sun delay, Charlie Bohl reached base on an error in the top of the ninth. He scored on a throwing error, breaking the tie. Robert Pecor drove in an insurance run with an RBI single. Austin Miller earned the win, throwing two scoreless innings of relief. Starter Robert Matte threw seven innings, allowing only two hits and striking out two.
"Tight pitching for both sides," McCann coach Pat Ryan said. "Their ace pitched very well, but executed in the seventh. After the half-hour sun delay, we were fortunate to have Miller ready to go. Great game to coach, great game to watch and great game to play."
Robert Matte (7), Austin Miller (2) and Charlie Bohl. Andrew Roman and n/a. 2B — 1 (Miller). W — Miller. L — Roman.
WAHCONAH 12, SOUTHWICK 10
DALTON >> In a battle between two of top catchers in Western Mass., both backstops showed off their powerful bats, but Wahconah's Matt Schneider had the final say, hitting a walk-off two-run home for Wahconah.
Southwick's Jake Goodreau — a Boston College commit — helped his team erase a 9-3 deficit, hitting the tying two-run home run in the top of the seventh. Schneider — an Assusmption College commit — followed in the next half inning with a homer of his own, plating Andrew Beaudoin and sending the Warriors to victory. Gage Frazier earned the in relief. Shane Sinopoli went 3 for 5. Ty Cowdrey and Cam Taylor had two hits each.
"I wanted to intentionally walk Goodreau in the seventh, but I gave my guys what they wanted," Wahconah coach Rob Cowdrey said. "The fact that they stepped up and got themselves the victory — that's what I'm most proud of."
kovarakis (2 2/3), Shea (1 1/3), Parker (2+) and Jake Goodreau. Will Genaway (4), Ben Schmitt (1), Gage Frazier (2) and Matt Schneider. W — Frazier. L — Kovarakis. 2B — S 3 (Mitchell 2, Shea). W 5 (Tyler Condrew, Shane Sinopoli 2, Andrew Beaudoin, Genaway). HR — S 1 (Goodreau), W 1 (Schneider).
PITTSFIELD 8, PUTNAM 2
PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield used a patience approach and the plate, and an aggressive approach on the base paths to earn a win over Putnam.
The Generals drew six walks and stole seven bases. Their hustle forced five Putnam errors, leading to extra bases and runs.
Shane Tierney led the offense with two hits, three runs scored and two steals. Jordan Nassif had three RBI. Quinn Matthews added two steals. Isiah Provencher earned the win on the mound. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.
"We've been talking about plate discipline and we made them work," Pittsfield coach Seamus Morrison said.
Benigno Cornejo and Luis Soto. Isiah Provencher and Austin Houghtaling. W — Provencher. L — Cornejo. 2B — P 1 (Cornejo).
LENOX 7, GREEN TECH 3
ALBANY, N.Y. >> Jake Corcoran, Mike Downer and Noah Hunter each went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Lenox in its win over Green Tech.
The Millionaires (8-4) registered 11 hits, all singles, en route to the victory.
Lenox extended a one-run lead to 6-1 with four runs in the fourth inning. Tyler Coon picked up the win for the Millionaires.
Tyler Coon (6), Mike Hurley (1) and Noah Hunter (4), Hurley (2), Mike Downer (1). Russell (6), Vasburg (1) and Young. W—Coon. L—Russell.
PITTSFIELD 17, CHICOPEE COMP 9
PITTSFIELD >> Claire Sheedy and Jacey Salvie each scored four times as Pittsfield picked up its first win of the season.
Lauren Curry and Ashley Rufo each registered a hat trick for the Generals (1-10). Pittsfield jumped out to a 10-4 lead through one half, paving the way for victory.
For Chicopee Comp, Kaylee Krajewsi and Sam Wegrzyn each had a hat trick.
Chicopee Comp goals — Kaylee Krajewski 3, Sam Wegrzyn 3, Melissa Feilen 1, Hannah Reidy 1, Emily Pavoni 1.
Pittsfield goals — Claire Sheedy 4, Jacey Salvie 4, Ashley Rufo 3, Lauren Curry 3, Ali Williamson 2, Sareen Sistrunk 1. Pittsfield assists — Williamson 2, Curry 2, Sheedy 1.
Saves — CC: Emilie Laizer 9. P: Kristen Borelli 4.
ST. MARY'S 21, MCCANN TECH 20
WESTFIELD >> Justin Meczywor scored eight goals and added four assists for McCann Tech, but St. Mary's pulled out the victory.
Reilly Stewart scored eight goals while Padriag Smith added seven assists for St. Mary's.
For the Hornets (1-12), Mike Moreno and Nick Lincoln each scored five times.
"They came out ready to play and we really didn't," McCann coach Paul Lange said. "That's why it was 8-4 after the first. We woke up, and it was an exciting, back and forth game."
McCann picked up its first win in program history earlier this week against the Saints.
McCann goals — Justin Meczywor 8, Mike Moreno 5, Nick Lincoln 5, Nico Moreno 2. McCann assists — Meczywor 4, Lincoln 2, M. Moreno 1, N. Moreno 1, Evan Knapp 1, Steve Lemire 1.
St. Mary's goals — Reilly Stewart 8, John Spear 3, Matt Wurster 3, Padraig Smith 2, Ed Towers 2, Adam Blanchard 2, Sam LaBombard 1. St. Mary's assists — Smith 7, Stewart 1, Spear 1, Wurster 1.
Saves — MT: Nico Romano 7. SM: Devon Ugolik 4.
PITTSFIELD 6, HOOSAC VALLEY 2
CHESHIRE >> Kevin Quinto contributed three assists as Pittsfield got back to .500 overall.
Josh Kozlowski and Mason Papirio each scored twice for the Generals (6-6, 4-3 Berkshire League).
For Hoosac (5-5, 2-4), Brenden Ellsworth scored twice.
Pittsfield goals — Josh Kozlowski 2, Mason Papirio 2, Cam Giardina 1, Andrew Moore 1. Pittsfield assists — Kevin Quinto 3, Papirio 1, Deshane Johnson 1.
Hoosac goals — Brenden Ellsworth 2. Hoosac assists — Vance Eugene 1.
Saves — P: Ethan Beach 14. HV: Cam Alibozek 10.
WAHCONAH 15, TACONIC 4
PITTSFIELD >> Wahconah used its aggressive defense to earn a comfortable win over Taconic. The Warriors disrupted the passing lanes, forcing turnovers and converting them into points. Dart Jaggi led Wahconah with five goals and one assists. Conner Washburh had two goals and two assists. Sal Amaral led Taconic with two goals and one assist.
"They had great field awareness," Taconic coach Bill O'Brien-Garvey said of Wahconah's defense. "They picked off passes and we did not pass well enough."
Wahconah goals — Dart Jaggi 5, Wyatt Schleicher 2, Connor Washburn 2, Jeremy Girard 3, Cullen Harrington 2, James Ross 1. Wahconah assists — Washburn 2, Jaggi 1, Girard 1, Accardi 1, Kyle Gazzilo 2, Dalton Peck 1.
Taconic goals — Sal Amaral 2, Brad Cobb 1, Tim Curry 1. Taconic assists — Amaral 1.
Saves — W: Vinny Orlandi 9. T: Trevor Schweitzer 18.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 15, BURR AND BURTON 7
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Pat Storie and Reilly Parker, had eight point each, leading Mount Greylock over Burr and Burton (Vt.).
Storie led the offense with six goals and three assists. Parker did a good job facilitating, dishing out six assists to go along with two goals. Cal Filson made 15 saves.
Greylock goals — Pat Storie 5, Sean McCormack 3, Thomas Astle 2, Reilly Parker 2, Michael Wellspeak 2, Owen Politis 1. Greylock assists — Parker 6, Storie 3, Wellspeak 1, McCormack 1, Astle 1.
Saves — MG: Cal Filson 15
LEE SWEEPS PITTSFIELD
LEE >> The Lee boys tennis team earned a close 3-2 win, while the Lee girls had strong performances from its young players, earning a 4-1 win over Pittsfield.
Doubles play helped the Lee boys pull out the win against the Generals. The doubles teams of Sam Polastri and Julian Nejaime, and Lukas Loeher and Dominic Bartini won in straight sets at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.
The Lee girls were down its top singles player, as Suriana Lee was nursing an ankle injury, but the 'Cats did not slow down. With the regular No. 2 and No. 3 singles players bumping up a spot to fill the void left by Lee, Maddie DeSantis earned the start at No. 3 doubles at did not disappoint. She defeated Kaytlin Barucs 6-2, 6-4. Anna Hamel earned Pittsfield's lone win at No. 1 singles.
Lee boys 3, Pittsfield 2
Singles — 1. Evan Dempsey (P) def. Ibz Zia 6-4, 6-2. 2. Noah Beckwith (P) def. Michael Comalli 6-0, 6-1. 3. Jed Devarennes (L) def. Sam Heisecke 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime (L) def. James Korenman/David Charland 6-1, 6-0. 2. Luka Loehr/Dominic Bartini (L) def. Sabil Kaddoura/Max Whalen 6-3, 6-4.
Lee girls 4, Pittsfield 1
Singles — 1. Anna Hamel (P) def. Ava Martin 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. 2. Sarah Winston (L) def. Sharanya Genesh 6-0, 7-5. 3. Maddie DeSantis (L) def. Kaytlin Barcus 6-2, 6-4.
Doubles — Anna Wang/Angie Najaime (L) def. Julia Catalino/Zhen-Mei Hoang 6-1, 6-1. 2. Sandra/Ortega Erin Brisbaois (L) def. Katerina Hould/Mallory Northup 5-7, 6-3, 10-2.
LENOX GIRLS GIVE MONUMENT ITS FIRST LOSS
LENOX >> The Lenox girls used a close victory at No. 3 singles to earn a 3-2 win over Monument Mountain, while the Monument boys defeated the Millionaires 4-1. In a rematch of last year's Division II Western Mass. final, the Lenox girls handed Monument its first loss of the season. Alex Trouseilek's win at No. 3 proved to be key. She won a close first set 7-6 on 7-5 tiebreaker, before winning the second set 6-2.
The Lenox boys' lone win came at No. 2 doubles. The Spartans won all their matches in straight sets.
Monument boys 4, Lenox 1
Singles — 1. Kadin Shafiroff def. (MM) Henrik Palmer 6-4, 6-3. 2. Alec Goffin (MM) def. Hugo Hale 6-0, 6-3. 3. Rafael Gutierrez (MM) def, Cam Abderhalden 7-6(8-6), 6-3.
Doubles — 1. Paolo Litchtehal/Kevin Costello (MM) def. Noah Kalischer-Coogins/Kevin Coakley 6-3 7-6. 2. Miles Marshall/Jackson Reis (L) def. Wilson Sprague/Ben Voeller 7-6(7-3), 7-6(7-5).
Lenox girls 3. Monument 2
Singles — 1. Cara Freadman (MM) def. Victoria Vittori 6-2, 6-3. 2. Liz Jarck (L) def. Daniela DeFelice 6-4, 6-2. 3. Alex Trousilek (L) def. Ava Guidette 7-6, 6-2(7-5).
Doubles — 1. Ella King/Morgan Hayden (L) def. Carly Shafiroff/Hailey Higgins 6-2, 6-2. 2. Gabi DeFelice/Olivia Jaffe (MM) def. Sarah Baron/Hani Chung 6-1, 6-3.
SHEFFIELD >> The Mount Greylock boys remain undefeated with a sweep of Mount Everett, while the Greylock girls remain winless, after an Everett sweep.
Both winning side won their respective matches in straight sets. Gray Kaegi needed a tiebreak to win the first set against Patrick Hogelin at No. 1 singles, before winning the second set 6-1.
Mount Greylock boys 5, Mount Everett 0
Singles — 1. Gray Kaegi (MG) def. Patrick Hogelin 7-6(7-4), 6-1. 2. Jacob Fink (MG) def. Sam Webb 6-1, 6-0. 3. Josh Narey (MG) def. Eduardo Rodriguez 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles — 1 Brady Foehl/Matt Wiseman (MG) def. Kenny Edwards/Finn Chebatoris 6-0, 6-0. 2. Toby Foehl/Sam Dils (MG), Andrew Haiss/Cole Duval 6-0, 6-0.
Mount Everett girls 5, Mount Greylock 0
Singles — 1. Maya Neski (ME) Josie Palsin 6-0, 6-2. 2. Medeline VonRuden (ME) def. Oriana VanSlycke 6-1, 6-1. 3. Micheala Loring (ME) def. 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles — 1. Anna Dupont/Shelby (ME) def. Ceder Keyes/Emma Stankiewicz 6-3, 6-2. 2. Ashley Kerzner/Shelby Tinker (ME) def. Charlotte Sanford/Hannah Gilooly.