Drury baseball picks up 4-2 Classic win over Lee; Pittsfield softball beats Taconic
LEE -- An 8-12 regular season may not earn the Lee baseball team a high seed in the Western Mass. Division IV field next week, but Wildcats coach Chip Cummings isn't too concerned.
Even after a 4-2 loss to Drury in the Berkshire Classic on Friday, Cummings likes the way his Wildcats are playing.
"We're probably going to have the least amount of wins of anyone I was seeing," the coach said. "We're probably going to have a lower seed.
"If you look at what we've done against D-IV, we should be in no worse than the middle of the pack."
Drury scored single runs in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings to win Friday, getting RBI from Jake Tatro, Kirby Bryce and Tyler Cote. Tyler Briggs was 2 for 4 with two runs scored for the Blue Devils.
Lee, meanwhile, got RBI singles from Jeff Brown and Luke Murphy.
Drury 101 101 0 -- 4 5 1
Lee 100 000 1 -- 2 7 1
Tyler Cote and Kody Crosier. Nick Pow (5), Eric Farina (2) and Devyn Olds. W -- Cote. L -- Pow. 2B -- Drury 2 (Rumbolt 1, Robinson 1), Lee 1 (Matt Consolati).
McCann 5, PVCS 2
SPRINGFIELD -- Dalton Nicholas and Charlie Bohl drove in two runs each as the Hornets won on the road.
Justin Schneider threw six innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out three.
"He definitely threw strikes and they definitely put the ball in play," McCann coach Pat Ryan said. "I was asking for strikes, and that's what he did today."
Bohl had a two-run single in the seventh, and Nicholas picked up an RBI groundout in the fourth and an RBI fielder's choice in the fifth.
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PVCS 000 110 0 -- 2 2 1
Justin Schneider (6), Tim DeBlois (1) and Charlie Bohl. Mitch Begin and name unavailable. W -- Schneider. L -- Begin. 2B -- McCann 1 (Collin Racette 1). 3B -- McCann 1 (Sean Davis 1), PVCS 1 (Moz 1).
Pittsfield 7, Lenox 1
LENOX -- Kyle Shade's three-run triple in the sixth inning put the game out of reach as the Generals defeated the Millionaires.
Billy New and Ryan Grande combined on a three-hitter for Pittsfield. New, who got the win, pitched the first five innings.
Shade's triple off Patrick Colvin broke open the game, making it 7-1.
Anthony Jones and Joe Gratton both had two hits for the Generals.
It is Senior Day today for the Millionaires, who host Turners Falls at 2 p.m.
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Lenox 000 100 0 -- 1 3 4
Billy New (5), Ryan Grande (2) and Dom Traversa; Patrick Colvin and Mike Downer. W -- New. L -- Colvin. 2B -- Pittsfield 2 (Anthony Jones, Traversa). 3B -- Pittsfield 2 (Kevin Donati, Jones).
Sabis 4, Mount Everett 3
SHEFFIELD -- Sabis took advantage of errors in the first inning to score all four of its runs in a victory over the Eagles.
The first batter of the game reached base on when a routine grounder was misplayed. That led to a two-run triple, with the third run scoring on another error.
"That's been the script for the whole season," said Mount Everett coach Jesse Carpenter, whose team finished the season 3-15. "It's been frustrating. Errors have killed us all year."
Sabis' run in the second inning also came following an inning-opening miscue.
Zach Fife, who allowed only four hits and struck out seven, was the victim of the misplays.
"Zach pitched well," Carpenter said. "He's been the hard-luck loser a few times this season."
Catcher Nick Tomich had a double for Everett's only extra-base hit.
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Everett 100 002 X -- 3 5 4
Ryan Thomas (4), Alex Provost (3) and Shayne Audet; Zach Fife and Nick Tomich. W -- Thomas. L -- Fife . 2B -- Everett 2 (Sage Angell, Tomich). 3B -- Sabis 1 (Provost).
Softball: Pittsfield 5, Taconic 1
PITTSFIELD -- Emily Koldys kept Taconic's bats relatively quiet, as she allowed just a run on four hits. Koldys struck out six.
"[She was] keeping the ball down, moving it in and out," PHS coach Greg Marchbanks said. "She did a good job moving the ball around."
Alice Thomasson and Mollie DiNicola drove in two runs each for the victors, while Sam DeCarlo was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Lauren Carnevale was 3 for 4.
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Pittsfield 002 021 x -- 5 13 2
Carly Decker and Kadie Dickson (3), Kailey Bell (3); Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. W -- Koldys. L -- Decker. 2B -- Pittsfield 1 (Madison Backer).
Mount Everett 14, McCann Tech 2
NORTH ADAMS -- Sam Hoover drove in three runs and Chandler DeGrenier added two more, as the Eagles led 10-0 after two innings Friday.
Alicia Bazonski only pitched one inning, having no-hit St. Joseph on Thursday night. Chandler DeGrenier handled the rest, striking out seven Hornets.
Olivia Esoldi was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Western Mass.-bound McCann Tech, with Jamie Meehan driving in the other run.
"Olivia Esoldi was a classic leadoff hitter," McCann coach Kate Galli wrote in an email, "getting on base and being aggressive."
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McCann 001 10 -- 2 5
Alicia Bazonski (1), Chandler DeGrenier (5) and Morgan DeGrenier. Haley Malloy and Alanza Quinones. W -- DeGrenier. L -- Malloy. 2B -- McCann 2 (Lexi Andrews, Jamie Meehan).
Wahconah 13, Drury 3
DALTON -- Bridget Lussier hit a three-run homer while going 4 for 4 and the Warriors (13-6) scored 10 runs in the third inning to rout the Blue Devils.
"Our bats came alive and Bridget had an amazing day," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "We also ran the bases well and put pressure on their defense." Drury committed seven errors.
Allie Borowsky went all the way on the mound to get the win for the Warriors.
Amber Iacuessa and Cat Record each contributed a double for Drury.
The Warriors won't have long to celebrate the win -- they host Pittsfield at 10 a.m. today in a makeup game.
Drury 100 002 0 -- 3 6 7
Wahconah 10(10) 011 x -- 13 13 2
Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen; Allie Borowsky and Bree Herforth. W -- Borowsky. L -- Record. 2B -- Drury 2 (Record, Amber Iacuessa); Wahconah 1 (Bridget Lussier). HR -- Wahconah 1 (Lussier).
Thursday's softball: Everett 1, St. Joseph 0
SHEFFIELD -- Bazonski struck out 15 Crusaders, allowing no hits and walking two.
In fact, there was only one hit in the game -- which led to the game's only run. Brooke Morehouse led off the sixth inning with a single for Mount Everett, and then stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on another passed ball.
"I wasn't happy with the game, but they're finding a way to get it done," Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier said. "They respond when they're down or need to come up big."
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Everett 000 001 x -- 1 1 1
Julia Murphy and Kacey Sondrini. Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. W -- Bazonski. L -- Murphy.
Boys tennis: Lenox 4, Mount Everett 1
LENOX -- The Millionaires (4-9) took both doubles matches in straight sets, with brothers Harry and Hugo Hale playing together for the first time this season.
"I think they surprised themselves at 6-3, 6-0," Lenox coach Tonio Palmer said.
Mount Everett's lone win came at No. 1 singles, where Jacob Malicky beat Rishi Kedia in three sets with a third-set tiebreaker.
Singles: 1 -- Jacob Malicky (ME) def. Rishi Kedia 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-4); 2 -- William Palmer (L) def. Patrick Hogelin 6-3, 6-3; 3 -- Joe Molk (L) wins by forfeit. Doubles: 1 -- Isaac Gotterer/Kris Vahle (L) def. Andrew Krom/Kosta Casivant 6-2, 6-3; 2 -- Harry Hale/Hugo Hale (L) def. Max Lowenstein/Nikos Casivant 6-3, 6-0.
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