'Classic' win for Pittsfield baseball, 3-2 in 10 innings over Taconic


PITTSFIELD -- For Pittsfield baseball coach Bob Moynihan, it was no ordinary victory.

"It was a classic," Moynihan said.

In terms of innings and opportunities, it was an epic. Bobby New's 10th-inning double was the difference, scoring Dom Traversa and giving the Generals a 3-2 win at Taconic.

New's second RBI double of the game made a winner of reliever Ryan Grande, who went two innings after Tanner Hanford's eight-inning, six-strikeout outing.

After Taconic tied the game at 2 on Brian Bonacquisti's solo home run in the sixth, the teams traded blown scoring opportunities. Pittsfield had the bases loaded in the top of the eighth and couldn't score, while Taconic loaded the bases with no outs and left the scoreboard blank.

"Both defenses played really well," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "It was deflating, but our kids hung in there."

Traversa, who caught all 10 innings for PHS as Bonacquisti did for Taconic, singled in a run in the first before stealing second and scoring on a New double.

Jordan Barbarotta pitched seven-plus innings for the Braves, striking out nine. He also doubled in Taconic's first run. Joey Dewey took the loss on the hill.

"Both pitchers, Barbarotta and Hanford, pitched great," Moynihan said. "In the end, we got a couple of timely hits."

Taconic will try to rebound today against Wahconah.

"We've had two tough games in a row now," Stannard said. "We're reeling a little bit. We've got to try and correct it soon."


Pittsfield 200 000 000 1--3 9 1

Taconic 000 011 000 0--2 7 2

Tanner Hanford (8), Ryan Grande (2) and Dom Traversa. Jordan Barbarotta (7+), Joey Dewey (3) and Brian Bonacquisti. W -- Grande. L -- Dewey. 2B -- Pittsfield 3 (Traversa 1, Bobby New 2). Taconic 3 (Barbarotta 1, Mitch Clary 1, Dewey 1). HR -- Taconic 1 (Bonacquisti 1).

Housatonic Valley (Conn.) 12, Everett 9

SHEFFIELD -- The Eagles gave up eight unearned runs in the seventh and eighth innings to drop this one.

Eli Cook and Charles Parsons each doubled while Sage Angell tripled. The Eagles led 7-4 entering the seventh.

"We haven't made any plays," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter. "You feel bad for Erik [Derwitsch] because he pitched well enough to win."

The Eagles must win three of their last four to reach the Western Mass. tournament. Everett has now lost two games in extra innings, two by a run and two by two runs.


Hous. 101 110 35--12 11 6

Everett 010 510 2x-- 9 5 8

Chris Vernali (4), Aaron Zucco (3 1/3), Willy Yahn (2/3) and John Addon; Zach Fife (5 2/3), Erik Derwitsch and Alec Blume. W -- Zucco. L -- Derwitsch. 2B -- Housatonic 1 (Matt Perotti); Everett 2 (Eli Cook, Charles Parsons). 3B -- Housatonic 1 (Tim Haan); Everett 1 (Sage Angell). HR -- Housatonic 1 (Yahn).

Drury 6, Lee 4

LEE -- The Wildcats stranded 10 runners in the loss.

"We left a lot of guys on base," said Lee coach Chip Cummings. "We just didn't get that clutch hit when we needed it."

Schuyler Robinson was 3 for 3 for the Blue Devils while winning pitcher Kodey Bryce was 2 for 4. Kenny Retzel, JT Brown and Heamon Williams had two hits for Lee. Williams drove in two while Brown had a RBI.


Drury 101 020 2 -- 6 8 2

Lee 300 000 1 -- 4 9 2

Kodey Bryce (5 1/3), Tyler Cote and Cody Primmer; Kenny Retzel and Preston Webb. W -- Bryce. L -- Retzel. 2B -- Lee 2 (Heamon Williams, JT Brown); Drury 1 (Bryce).

Greylock 15, Mount Anthony 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Mounties' Ben Alley was a double short of the cycle, going 3 for 3 with a single, triple and home run in this five-inning win.

He was nice and relaxed," said Greylock coach Steve Messina. "He drove the ball. Each of his three hits were well-hit. He's swinging the bat well."

The Mounties scored 11 in the second to blow the game open. Andrew Leitch and Ian Brink added doubles.


Anthony 000 00 -- 0 2 6

Greylock 1(11)2 01 -- 15 15 0

Bailey O'Neill and Cameron Bow; Robby Buffis (4), Andrew Leitch and Nick DiSanti. W -- Buffis. L -- O'Neill. 2B -- Greylock 3 (Andrew Leitch, Derek Romejko, Ian Brink) 3B -- Greylock 1 (Ben Alley). HR -- Greylock 1 (Alley).

Wahconah 3, Greylock 0

DALTON -- Gabby Lavinio hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth and Becca Grunow struck out a career-high 14 to lead Wahconah to its 13th straight win, 3-0, over Mount Greylock.

Losing pitcher Heather Tomkowicz struck out eight as the teams combined to reach third base just twice in the first 5 1/2 innings. Then, Lavinio beat the throw home on a rip to left-center. The Warriors added two more runs on an error.

"I think, what this team's doing is they're improving every day," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "Where we started the year after being 0-2 and really working on getting better every day. [Tuesday,] we were struggling to put the ball in play. We just stayed to task. If we continue to improve you never know where you can go."


Greylock 000 000 0--0 4 1

Wahconah 000 003 x--3 4 1

Heather Tomkowicz and Kendal Frye; Becca Grunow and Bree Herforth. W -- Grunow. L -- Tomkowicz. HR -- Gabby Lavinio.

Mount Anthony 8, Pittsfield 4

PITTSFIELD -- Mount Anthony scored three runs in the first and another three in the fifth to claim the victory.

Sarah Rayner had a triple for Pittsfield's only extra-base hit, but coach Greg Marchbanks said his team started pressing too much after giving up three in that fifth inning.

"They're a good team," Marchbanks said. "They were 8-2 coming in. They've been playing well. Their pitcher got first-ball strikes, lived on the outside half of the plate and had a good changeup."


Anthony 300 130 1 -- 8 12 1

Pittsfield 202 000 0 -- 4 7 3

Bailey Ports and Julie Elwell; Sarah Rayner and Aoife Nester. W -- Ports. L -- Rayner. 2B -- Anthony 1 (Ports). 3B -- Pittsfield 1 (Rayner); Anthony 1 (Kate Goddell).

Everett 3, Lee 2

SHEFFIELD -- Hannah Joyce's two-run single in the sixth completed the Eagles' come-from-behind victory.

Teammate Taylor Garrett added a double on the day. Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier said his team was outplayed throughout.

"We just didn't show up to play," he said. "I'm happy that they gutted it out enough to find a way to win. We do have to show up and play better softball."


Lee 000 020 0--2 4 2

Everett 000 003 x--3 4 3

Jenna LePrevost and Marley Carlotto; Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. W -- Bazonski. L -- LePrevost. 2B -- Everett 1 (Taylor Garrett).

Drury 14, Taconic 0

NORTH ADAMS -- A nine-run second inning put the Blue Devils ahead for keeps against visiting Taconic.

Drury scored nine runs on five hits, five walks and a Taconic error. The Blue Devils scored five more runs for the 5-inning, mercy-rule victory.

The Blue Devils (6-9) have three games remaining and need to win them all.

"We are playing in the post-season now, one and done," said Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni. "I have five seniors. the underclassmen want to bring the seniors back to the postseason."

Cat Record tossed a six-hit shutout for Drury, while Amber Iacuessa and Katie Hancock had two hits each.


Taconic 000 00 -- 0 6 3

Drury 092 3x -- 14 9 0

Carly Decker (2), Amanda Ely (2) and Kadie Dickson. Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W -- Record. L -- Decker. 2B -- Taconic (Ely). Drury 2 (Record, Katie Hancock). 3B -- Drury (Laryssa LaPointe).

McCann Tech 7, Smith Academy 3

NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets scored three runs in their first and last at-bats to win.

Danielle Gibeau moved two runners into scoring position in the first before Eileen Zajac drove them in with a single to give McCann a 3-1 lead, one it never relinquished.

"We went up swinging, put the ball in play," coach Kate Galli said. "The energy was higher today."


Smith 100 200 0--3 3 3

McCann 301 003 x--7 8 4

Grondin and Wendolowski. Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau. WP -- Malloy. LP -- Grondin. 2B -- MT 1 (Kaylee McNiece).

Monday's Softball
Greylock 9, McCann 0

NORTH ADAMS -- The Mounties used a consistent offensive attack, scoring in four innings to beat the Hornets.

In three of the four innings, the Mounties plated multiple runs. They scored three in both the fifth and sixth innings to break the game open.


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MT 000 000 0 -- 0 6

Heather Tomkowicz and Kendal Frye. Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau. WP -- Tomkowicz. LP -- Malloy.


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