DeVarennes beaten in WMass tennis semis
Berkshire Eagle Staff
LONGMEADOW -- A year after making the Western Massachusetts final, Lee’s Tanner DeVarennes suffered an injury in the semis and fell a round short of the title match.
The Wildcat fell 7-5, 6-2 to Longmeadow’s Ross Kamin on Saturday at Longmeadow High School in the semifinals of the sectional individual tournament. DeVarennes trailed 6-5 in the first when he dove for a ball and broke a bone in his wrist when he landed with his hand underneath his body. He ended up losing the set and losing six of the eight games in the deciding set.
"You could tell he was having difficulty lifting the ball and he couldn’t hit his two-handed backhand," said Lee coach John Perry. "He gutted it out. If Tanner had not hurt himself I’d like to think he could have pulled it out in three but we’ll never know."
Kamin went on to lose to Amherst’s Tom Suchodolski in the final. Suchodolski beat DeVarennes for the Western Mass. title a year ago. Longmeadow’s Tom Nilsson and Nicos Boborodea won the doubles title.
Taconic sweeps Everett
PITTSFIELD -- Taconic earned both wins over the visiting Eagles on Saturday morning.
The Braves’ girls earned the 5-0 sweep led by a three-set win from Isabelle George at first singles. Emily Rice defeated Victoria Aldam without surrendering
Taconic girls 5, Everett 0
Singles -- 1. Isabelle George (T) def. Ashlee Shaw 6-4, 2-6, 6-4; 2. Emily Rice (T) def. Victoria Aldam 6-0, 6-0; 3. Taconic by forfeit.
Doubles -- 1. Jess McDermott/Kristina Walser (T) def. Maya Neski/Jessica Quenneville 6-2, 6-0; 2. Lauren Russo/Angela O’Neil (T) def. Claudia Martin/Maizy Hillman 6-3, 6-0.
Taconic boys 3, Everett 2
Singles -- 1. Jacob Malicky (E) def. Kevin Osorio 6-4, 6-2; 2. Chase Gavin (T) def. Mike Whitaker 6-3, 6-3; 3. Cristian Sanchez (E) def. Mike Boc 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles -- 1. Chris Coughlin/Pat Coughlin (T) def. Andrew Krom/Demitri Casivant 6-2, 7-5; 2. Jack Quattrochi/Tyler Trepania (T) def. Patrick Hagelin/Kosta Casivant 6-2, 6-1.
Pittsfield boys 5, Everett 0
PITTSFIELD -- The Generals swept the Eagles, getting a strong 6-1, 6-1 win from Brendan Hamel at Second singles. Garrett Dempsey and Brian Desrosiers also got a 6-1, 6-1 victory at second doubles.
Singles -- 1. Tom Cimini (P) def. Jacob Malicky 6-3, 6-2; 2. Brendan Hamel (P) def. Mike Whitaker 6-1, 6-1; 3. Conor Dempsey (P) def. Patrick Hogelin 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles -- 1. Matt Nesti/Antonio Penna (P) def. Andrew Krom/Demitri Casivant 6-3, 6-4; 2. Garrett Dempsey/Brian Desrosiers (P) def. Jake Smerrechniak/Jonas Malicky 6-1, 6-1.
Hoosac 4, Mohawk 2
SHELBURNE FALLS -- It was a long week for the Hoosac Valley baseball team. But it ended well.
The Hurricanes got a complete game from Tanner Bird and the win over Mohawk Trail ended a three-game losing streak for Hoosac (10-7) and put the ‘Canes into the Western Massachusetts Divi sion II tournament.
"We were playing better at the end of the week than we were at the beginning," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard.
Hoosac broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the sixth inning. Connor Tworig’s sacrifice fly broke the deadlock and the other run scored on a double steal.
Bird gave up three hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four.
Hoosac 100 002 1 -- 4 7
Mohawk 100 001 0 -- 2 3
Tanner Bird and Connor Tworig. Pease and Datres. W -- Bird. L -- Pease. 2B -- Moh 1 (Ronan).
Taconic 4, Pittsfield 1
PITTSFIELD -- Liam Nolan struck out eight and held the Generals to just one run to clinch the city title at Clapp Park.
The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the first thanks to a two-out RBI double from Mitch Clary. Hunter Stanton added an RBI as well.
Pittsfield had a man on second in home half of the inning with no outs before Nolan struck out the next three. The Generals never quite caught up after that despite a couple of spoiled scoring threats.
"It was frustrating," said Pittsfield coach Bob Moyni han. "I think a lot of it had to do with their pitcher. Nolan threw a good game."
Taconic 200 100 1 -- 4 8 1
Pittsfield 000 100 0 -- 1 6 2
Liam Nolan and Brian Bonacquisti; Ryan Grande (4), Joe Gratton (3) and Chris Robitaille. W -- Nolan. L -- Grande. 2B -- Taconic 2 (Brian Bonacquisti, Mitch Clary).
PHS 13, Taconic 2
PITTSFIELD -- Brady Aitken had four goals and three assists while Ethan Carr had four goals of his own as Pittsfield rolled past Taconic.
Carr scored the Generals’ first two goals in the first quarter and then scored the first two goals of the third quarter. Aitken got his hat trick with 3:15 left in the third quarter and added his fourth less than a minute later.
Kevin McCloskey added two goals for PHS (10-4).
Everett wins two
LENOX -- A day after shutting out Monument Mountain at home, Mount Everett used a two-run home run from Taylor Garrett to get past Lenox 12-4 on the road Saturday.
The Eagles scored five runs in the second and third innings after falling behind 1-0. Everett scored seven runs in the final three innings as well.
On Friday, Alicia Bazonski tripled and struck out 17 to earn the two-hit shutout win over the Spartans.
Everett 8, Monument 0
Mon. Mt. 000 000 0 -- 0 2 1
Everett 100 151 x -- 8 7 0
Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime; Alicia Bazonski and Ashley Babcock. W -- Bazonski. L -- Sawyer. 3B -- ME 1 (Bazonski).
Everett 12, Lenox 4
Everett 014 032 2 -- 12 11 1
Lenox 100 110 1 -- 4 2 3
Natasha MacLeay and Morgan DeGrenier; Makayla White and Michelle Gochenaur. W -- MacLeay. L -- White. HR -- ME 1 (Taylor Garrett).
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