Alicia Bazonski strikes out 17 in Everett's softball win over Lee
SHEFFIELD -- The Mount Everett softball team managed only five hits against Lee pitcher Amy Goss on Thursday afternoon. Fortunately for the Eagles, they have Alicia Bazonski to help out.
Bazonski gave up a second-inning single and a hit batter, while striking out 17 as the Eagles beat the Wildcats 4-0.
"That doesn't hurt," said Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier. "It's always nice when you're not on top of your game to have her on the mound."
Bazonski drove in the only run she needed, plating Sam Hoover on a first-inning ground out.
Morgan DeGrenier had two of Everett's five hits.
Lee 000 000 0 -- 0 1 1
Everett 110 011 x -- 4 5 0
Amy Goss and Nikki Laudon. Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. W--Bazonski. L--Goss. 3B--ME (Brooke Morehouse).
St. Joseph 19, Lenox 0
PITTSFIELD -- Julia Murphy struck out 12 batters, giving up just one hit in five innings, as the Crusaders improved to 4-0 (3-0 South).
St. Joe broke the game open with a 15-run second inning. Murphy was 3 for 4 at the plate, and Kelsey Cook added three hits and three RBI. Camila Gomez (2 for 2, 2 RBI), Cassidy Starbird (2 for 3) and Olivia Mazzeo (2 for 4) also contributed to the St. Joe offense. Ten different players had hits.
"Our game plan [early this season] was to just take pitches and be smart, and that's why we had a whole lot of walks the first three games," St. Joe coach Jim Stimpson said. "Today, I changed the plan and I wanted them to be aggressive."
Lenox 000 00 -- 0 1 6
St. Joe 2(15)2 0x -- 19 19 2
Hannah Sibley (3), Makayla White (1) and Molly O'Brien. Julia Murphy and Kacey Sondrini. W -- Murphy (4-0). L -- Sibley.
Westfield 15, Pittsfield 3
PITTSFIELD -- Westfield was up 3-0 after one inning, and added to their total in each of the last four innings to get the win.
Tiffany Robinson reached on a dropped fly ball in the fourth inning, allowing two Pittsfield runners to score. Lauren Carnevale added an RBI single in the seventh for PHS (1-1, 1-0 North), which plays four times next week.
Pitcher Emily Koldys struck out three batters in the loss.
Westfield 300 132 6 -- 15 18 2
Pittsfield 000 200 1 -- 3 6 6
McNerny and Puza. Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. W -- McNerny. L -- Koldys. 3B -- Westfield 4 (Atkocaitis 2, Puza 1, Eak 1), Pittsfield 1 (Allie Hunt 1). HR -- Westfield 1 (Atkocaitis 1).
Hoosac 24, Monument 1
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The day started inauspiciously for the Hurricanes as head coach Morgan Shafer was hit on the elbow by a line drive off the bat of Hoosac's Kali Puppolo in the top of the first inning.
Shafer took herself to Berkshire Medical Center for treatment and missed quite the offensive showing by her team.
The Hurricanes scored in every inning and closed out the game with a 13-run fifth inning.
Puppalo went 3 for 5 and hit a three-run triple in the fourth. Kass Kazimierczak reached base five times on two singles, two walks and a a hit batter.
Hoosac 211 7(13) -- 24 15 0
Monument 000 10 -- 1 3 7
Caroline Tomkowicz and Alyssa Pause. Aanisah Taylor and Alex Nejaime. W--Tomkowicz. L--Taylor. 3B--HV (Kali Puppolo). MM (Nejaime).
Baseball: McCann 7, Smith Voc 2
NORTH ADAMS -- Junior right-hander Joe Gwozdz tossed a complete-game six-hitter for the Hornets.
"We told him before the game to throw nothing but strikes," said McCann coach Pat Ryan.
Gwozdz, who had arm issues last year, threw fastballs for the first three innings before going to his off-speed stuff.
Dalton Nicholas' two-run single in the bottom of the fourth inning helped key a six-run inning that broke a 1-1 tie.
Gwozdz helped his cause by getting two of the Hornets' eight hits.
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McCann 010 600 x -- 7 8 1
Wackenbarth 4, Mercelo 2 and Wendolowski. Joe Gwozdz and Charlie Bohl. W--Gwozdz. L--Wackenbarth. 2B--SV (Hewes).
Gateway 12, Lee 0
LEE -- The Wildcats' long-delayed season opener didn't go all that well.
Lee surrendered three runs in the first inning and never caught up as Gateway's Brett Turbin threw a six-hit shutout.
"We just didn't get anything going at all today," said Lee coach Chip Cummings.
Jonathan Haskell had a pair of triples and four RBI to lead Gateway. J.T. Brown and Nick Pow had two hits each for Lee.
Gateway 301 202 4 -- 12 15 1
Lee 000 000 0 -- 0 6 6
Brett Turbin and Justin Edinger. Eric Farina (4), Casey Blair (2), Jeff Brown (2/3), Alex Donovan (1/3) and Heamon Williams. W--Turbin. L--Farina. 2B--G (Curtis Davers). L (J.T. Brown). 3B--G (Jonathan Haskell 2).
College baseball: RPI 3, Williams 1
TROY, N.Y. -- RPI pitchers Sean Conroy and Greg Echeverria combined to pitch a four-hitter for the Engineers.
The Ephs (7-11) scored in the first inning when Matt Kastner singled, went to second on a sacrifice, stole third and scored on Marco Hernandez's ground out.
After that, Conroy and Echeverria shut the Ephs down. Conroy gave up all four Williams hits in eight innings. He walked two and struck out seven. Echeverria pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his third save.
The Engineers got to starter Luke Rodino for two runs in the fourth inning. Jared Jensen had an RBI single and Shane Matthews got a bases-loaded walk to make it 2-1. Matt Lawrence's RBI single in the fifth gave RPI its 3-1 lead.
Kastner had two of Williams' four hits. The middle of the Williams batting order -- three through six -- went 0 for 12 with one RBI.
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