A no-hitter for Hoosac Valley softball's Caroline Tomkowicz
ADAMS -- Caroline Tomkowicz tossed a no-hitter to lead Hoosac Valley's softball team to a 5-1 win over St. Joseph.
Tomkowicz was an out away from a perfect game, but the Crusaders' Chanler Hospot hit a shot to the outfield that was misplayed and scored an error. Hospot scored on a second throwing error.
Ashley Ciepiela's two-run double was the big hit for Hoosac in a two-run fifth. The Hurricanes added three more in the sixth. Brie Hayden smacked a double with two on and all three Hurricanes scored on a pair of errors.
Tomkowicz struck out nine and did not walk a batter. Hospot allowed six hits, had nine strikeouts and two walks.
"Caroline was outstanding, but Hospot pitched a great game, too," said Hurricanes coach Morgan Shafer.
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Hoosac 000 023 x--5 6 2
Caroline Tomkowicz and Alexis Bushika. Chanler Hospot and Hannah Kibbe. WP -- Tomkowicz. LP -- Hospot. 2B -- Hoosac 2 (Ciepiela 1, Hayden 1).
Pittsfield 8, Drury 4
NORTH ADAMS -- When all of your hits go for extra bases, you're typically in position for a win. The Blue Devils were, but then Pittsfield's Aoife Nester drilled a three-run home run over the center field fence to lead the Generals.
"The air was very conducive to the ball flying today," Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said. "I knew it right when we were hitting soft-toss."
Nester's long ball came in the fifth inning with her team leading 3-2. She finished 2 for 3 with a walk and three RBI. Aiding the Generals' cause was Allie Hunt, who was 3 for 4 with two RBI.
"We came out strong, hitting the ball really well," Maroni said, adding the Blue Devils made four errors, two of which came in the outfield. "Pittsfield took advantage of it. They hit the ball and you can't take the credit away from them."
Sarah Rayner earned the win in the circle for Pittsfield with nine strikeouts to just one walk.
The Blue Devils had four extra-base hits (one double and three triples). Laryssa LaPointe led the way with one of each.
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Drury 200 001 1--4 4 4
Sarah Rayner and Aoife Nester; Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. 2B -- Pittsfield 2 (Dominique Satrape, Tiffany Robinson); Drury 1 (Laryssa LaPointe); 3B -- Drury 3 (LaPointe, Amanda Ramsdell, Amber Iacuessa); HR -- Pittsfield 1 (Nester).
Mount Everett 12, Monument 1
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Eagles erupted for five runs in the third inning and four in the fourth to take command.
"It started out well," said Monument coach Sarah Mead. "We had the lead for a while."
Alicia Bazonski threw a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts and two walks. Brooke Morehouse had a two-run double in Everett's third inning.
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Monument 010 000 0--1 5 2
Alicia Bazonski and Megan DeGrenier. Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. WP -- Bazonski. LP -- Sawyer. 2B -- Everett 2 (Morehouse 1, Sam Hoover 1). 3B -- Everett 2 (H. Finn 1, I. Ward 1).
Mount Everett 14,
New Lebanon 9
SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles answered New Lebanon's seven-run second inning with a nine-run third inning, never looking back. Erik Derwitsch's two-run single in that inning put Everett ahead for good.
"All of a sudden, we started to work a couple of walks and not swing at bad pitches," Everett coach Jesse Carpenter said. "We got a couple of guys on base, and hitting's contagious. We strung together four or five consecutive hits in the inning."
Eli Cook also had a two-run double in the Eagles' big inning. They added four more runs in the fourth.
Freshman Adam Tomich earned his first victory. He gave up nine runs, but only three were earned. He struck out six.
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Everett 019 400 x--14 6 6
Alphonso Esposito (2 1/3), Justin Bingham (1 2/3), Derin Gale (2) and Mark McCarty. Adam Tomich (5), Sage Angell (2) and Alec Blume (2), Aaron Martin (5). WP--Tomich (1-0). LP--Esposito. 2B--New Lebanon 1 (Aaron Sedgwick 1), Mount Everett 1 (Eli Cook 1). 3B--New Lebanon 1 (Bingham 1).
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