Berkshire Eagle Staff
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Four different MCLA pitchers were rocked for 12 hits as the Trailblazers fell to 2-19 as Skidmore beat them 11-5 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Trailblazers actually led 3-0 after two innings. Mike Sullivan hit a leadoff home run in the first inning. MCLA scored two in the top of the second on an RBI single by Slayter Aubin and a Sullivan RBI ground out.
The Thoroughbreds scored two in the home second and took the lead for keeps with four runs in the fourth. Skidmore outscored MCLA 9-2 over the final six innings.
Jared Gersch took the loss for MCLA, giving up six runs on five hits and four walks. Tyler Benoit pitched a scoreless ninth for MCLA, the only pitcher not to give up a run.
Nick Petrella, the third of six Skidmore pitchers, got credit for the victory.
AMHERST -- The Trailblazers (10-18) dropped a doubleheader to Amherst (21-9), falling in the opener 10-2 and losing the nightcap 4-1.
Rachel Quackenbush was in a pitchers’ duel with Theresa Kelley in the nightcap. It was 1-0 when MCLA’s Shelbi Clary homered off Kelley in the top of the third. The Lord Jeffs took the lead in the bottom of the third on three hits and a wild pitch to make it 2-1.
The Trailblazers took a 2-1 lead in the opener with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the third inning.
Amherst’s Reilly Horan was 5 for 6 in the doubleheader, one fewer hit than the Trailblazers had in both games.
Williams women’s lacrosse
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Stephanie Gallo had five goals and Bridget Malicki had three as Williams (8-5, 3-5 in NESCAC) defeated visiting Hamilton 14-6.
The Continentals (7-6, 4-5) gave up four unanswered goals in the first half and never recovered.