PITTSFIELD -- Kyle Kirchner's bat helped keep a tired Wahconah team's Western Mass. hopes alive Wednesday.
Kirchner drove in a seventh-inning run with a sacrifice fly, and hit the go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of the Warriors' 7-5 win at Taconic. With the win, the 9-9 Warriors need only to win one of their next two games -- Friday in the Berkshire Classic vs. St. Joseph, or the continuation of a tied game against Lenox on Monday -- to qualify for the postseason.
Kirchner hit a one-out solo shot to left for Wahconah, which got an RBI single by Andrew Beaudoin later in the 10th.
"He's been in the middle of our lineup all year, and I think he grinds," WRHS coach Jared Shannon said. "Hopefully for him, it's a big confidence booster. He's a huge part of our lineup."
Ethan Wells gutted out five innings of relief pitching for the win.
"It's something we needed desperately," Shannon said. "We've played 29 innings since Monday.
"To make the tournament, for me, means a lot for [our seniors]. I told them they've earned the right to play in the tournament."
Mitch Clary, Steve Witkowski, Josh Berthiaume, Dan Carroll and Abdiel Cotto had two hits each for the Braves, who committed an uncharacteristic five errors in the loss.
"Honestly, I think it was a lack of concentration," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "We had that 4-1 lead, got to the middle innings, and [pitcher Andrew] Kowalczyk did a good job. We went flat and we never got it back."
Wahconah 010 001 300 2--7 10 0
Taconic 220 000 100 0--5 12 5
Collin Parrott (1+), Ethan Wells (5), Andrew Kowalczyk (3+), Eli Pease (1) and Matt Schneider. Alex Carusotto (6 1/3), Jake McNeice (3 2/3) and Kevin Squires. W -- Wells. L -- McNeice. 2B -- Taconic 2 (Mitch Clary, Josh Berthiaume). 3B -- Wahconah 1 (Wells). HR -- Wahconah 1 (Kyle Kirchner).
Mount Greylock 6, Lenox 3
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties jumped on Lenox's pitching, scoring five runs in the first inning and never looking back.
Delaney Pudvar's two-run double was the big hit of the first inning. Ian Brink added two hits and two RBI on the day, as Brodie Altiere struck out four to earn the win on the mound. He gave up three Lenox runs in the sixth, one of them earned.
"I think they were patient in the beginning," Greylock coach Steve Messina said of his offense. "They stayed back on the ball, put it in play. Their pitcher [Tyler Coon] settled down, and we really didn't do much after that. He wasn't overpowering, but he threw strikes ... and kept the ball out of the zone."
Lenox 000 003 0 -- 3 5 0
Greylock 500 100 x -- 6 9 1
Tyler Coon and Mike Downer. Brodie Altiere (6), Adam Hall (1) and Nick Disanti. W -- Altiere. L -- Coon. 2B -- Greylock 2 (Delaney Pudvar, Nick Bolognia). 3B -- Greylock 1 (Ian Brink).
Softball: McCann 4, Ware 2
WARE -- The Hornets qualified for the Western Mass. Division III tournament thanks to Haley Malloy's outstanding effort in the circle.
The McCann pitcher scattered five hits and a walk, while striking out eight in a route-going performance.
Malloy gave up two runs in the second inning, but the Hornets came back to take the lead with three runs in the top of the third. McCann got an insurance run in the fifth.
"We have overcome so many challenges this season and I'm just so proud of the way they became a team today," McCann coach Kate Galli wrote in an email. "I saw it happen right before my eyes."
Olivia Esoldi went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI for the Hornets, while Jess Sunn and Malloy also had two hits each.
McCann 003 010 0 -- 4 8 1
Ware 020 000 0 -- 2 5 3
Haley Malloy and Alanza Quinones. Simons and Adams. W--Malloy. L--Simons. 2B--MT 2 (Olivia Esoldi, Kayla Martin). W 1 (Hulbert).
Mount Everett 5, Pittsfield 3
SHEFFIELD -- Alicia Bazonski struck out 10 Generals, and the Eagles picked up their second win this season over PHS.
Hannah Joyce was 3 for 3 with an RBI for Mount Everett, while Chandler DeGrenier and Brooke Morehouse also drove in a run each for the winners.
Pittsfield trailed 3-0 after three innings, but pulled back to within a run with a two-run fourth inning. Everett answered that with two of their own in the bottom of the frame.
"We jumped out in the second, which was nice. We had our bats going," Mount Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier said. "Then we kind of had a little mental lapse ... and buckled back down to score two in the fourth."
Pittsfield 000 201 0 -- 3 4 2
Everett 030 200 x -- 5 7 2
Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. W -- Bazonski. L -- Koldys.
Lenox 8, Lee 3
LENOX -- Makayla White was 4 for 4 with four RBI, and shut down the Wildcats' bats on the pitching mound as well. She gave up three first-inning runs, but settled down after that, striking out six and walking none.
"Makayla had another great outing on the mound," Lenox coach Peggy Steuerwald wrote in an email. "Pitched very smart! Threw some away at good times and brought it to them most times."
Anna Lynch was also 4 for 4 for Lenox, with three singles and a double.
Amy Goss went 3 for 4 for Lee, tripling in the first inning and adding two singles. Jenny LePrevost took the loss on the mound, striking out three Millionaires.
Boys lacrosse: Westfield 12, Greylock 9
WESTFIELD -- The Mounties suffered their first loss since mid-April, and their first to a Massachusetts team all season.
Michael McCormack scored three times for the Mounties (17-2), who were missing defender Matt Hogan due to a conflict with AP exams. Matt Malloy added two goals for Greylock.
"The MG defensive line of Daivon Clement, Niko Santore and Carter Cummings, along with goalie Cal Filson, gave the MG offense the opportunity to pour it on and outscore Westfield in the second half," Greylock assistant Adam Filson wrote in an email.
Filson stopped 15 shots in the loss.
Greylock 2 3 4 0 -- 9
Westfield 3 7 1 1 -- 12
Westfield goals: Sam Scarfo 3, Matt Chlastawa 3, Zach Gentle 3, Luke Chlastawa 1, Anthony Sullivan 2. Westfield assists: Scarfo 1, M. Chlastawa 1, Gentle 3, L. Chlastawa 1, Sullivan 1, Ruslan Daviedzarov 1. Greylock goals: Michael McCormack 3, Matt Malloy 2, Cole Hughes 1, Jonah Kelley 1, Niko Santore 1, Sean McCormack 1. Greylock assists: M. McCormack 2, S. McCormack 1.
Saves: MG -- Cal Filson 15. W -- Jake Cupak 12.
Lee 18, Monument 3
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Cav Wolski's five-goal day led the Western Mass.-bound Wildcats (10-4) to the win. He was backed up by three goals each from Adam Finnegan, Emerson Wolski and Jake Parkinson.
Thomas Berle, Sam Capeless and Jack Vickery scored for the Spartans, who honored injured senior Julian Michaels before the game.
Lee goals: Cav Wolski 5, Adam Finnegan 3, Emerson Wolski 3, Jake Parkinson 3, Cam Abderhalden 2, Connor Parkinson 1, Sean Baruch 1. Lee assists: C. Wolski 3, E. Wolski 1, J. Parkinson 1, C. Parkinson 1. Monument goals: Thomas Berle 1, Sam Capeless 1, Jack Vickery 1. Monument assists: Nick Roszkowski 2.
Saves: L -- unavailable. M -- Jonah Swotes 9.
Girls lacrosse: Monson 19, Lee 15
MONSON -- Alyssa Kelly scored nine times for the Wildcats in their season finale, but Monson had enough offense to hold off Lee (5-9).
"She did a lot of one-on-one," Lee coach Dave Galisa said of Kelly. "We started isolation for her. Especially in the second half, where she got most of her goals, that worked well."
Lydia Graham added three goals for Lee, while Jessica Hanley stopped eight shots.
Lee 4 11 -- 15
Monson 7 12 -- 19
Monson goals: Casey Lee 1, Amanda Gardell 1, Sydney Summers 1, Kelsey Martin 5, Haley Richard 3, Karissa Riley 1, Mikayla Dahlen 7. Monson assists: Haley Pacocha 1, Maddie Hutchinson 2, Katie Szwed 1, Richard 2, Dahlen 1. Lee goals: Casey Collins 1, Alyssa Kelly 9, Amanda McLaughlin 1, Lydia Graham 3, Jenny Dunn 1. Lee assists: Emma Bartini 1.
Saves: M -- Stephania Roberts 6. L -- Jessica Hanley 8.
Mount Greylock 15, Hoosac Valley 6
CHESHIRE -- Sarah Stripp scored four times for the Mounties, who led 10-2 at the half. Holly Cadran scored four times for the Hurricanes, who coach Molly Meczywor said showed improvement from their last meeting with Greylock.
Paige Willis made five saves in the win for the Mounties, while Kelsey Hosley stopped 17 shots for Hoosac.
Girls tennis: Lee 4, Lenox 1
LENOX -- After earning a 3-2 win over the Millionaires -- in the completion of a match suspended April 29 -- the Wildcats beat Lenox again Wednesday.
Lee swept doubles play in the regularly-scheduled match, losing only at No. 3 singles, where Lenox's Alex Trousilek prevailed.
Lee finishes the regular season 10-5, and awaits its Western Mass. seed next week.
"Winning both of these matches today will certainly pump up our seeding chances," Lee coach Jeff Forget said. "We're good to go."
Singles: 1 -- Caitlyn Briggs (Lee) def. Victoria Vittori 6-3, 6-1; 2 -- Emma Forget (Lee) def. Liz Jarck 6-0, 7-6 (7-3); 3 -- Alex Trousilek (Lenox) def. Julie LePrevost 6-3, 6-4. Doubles: 1 -- Sarah Winston/Madison DiSantis (Lee) def. Cami Smachetti/Emily Czelusniak 6-2, 6-2; 2 -- Ashley Kelly/Kate Delsignor (Lee) def. Ella King/Emma Ingalls 2-6, 6-3 (10-8).
From April 29
Lee 3, Lenox 2
Singles: 1 -- Caitlyn Briggs (Lee) def. Victoria Vittori 6-1, 6-0; 2 -- Liz Jarck (Lenox) def. Emma Forget 6-4, 6-2; 3 -- Alex Trousilek (Lenox) def. Julie LePrevost 6-4, 6-1. Doubles: 1 -- Sarah Winston/Madison DiSantis (Lee) def. Ella King/Rachana Lingutla 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); 2 -- Ashley Kelly/Kayla Withers (Lee) def. Emily Czelusniak/Emma Ingalls 6-1, 6-0.