Friday's baseball/softball: Monument holds on late

Saturday May 5, 2012

GREAT BARRINGTON -- Sophomore Christian Callahan made his first start of the year count on Friday, going five innings and picking up his first victory of the year, as Monument Mountain beat Pittsfield, 4-3.

"It was a nice effort by a sophomore," said Spartan coach Tom Hankey. "He did a good job for us today."

Nick Greenleaf singled ahead of Alex Hill’s double to put runners on second and third in the bottom of the first. A nasty grounder by Dan Meandro skipped over the first baseman’s head for an error, and produced two runs.

Pittsfield made its run in the sixth, down 4-1. The Generals loaded the bases on a pair of walks and an error. Hankey brought in Greenleaf, who walked in a run with one out. A second run scored, but Greenleaf got the next two hitters out.

Scott Blanchette had a triple for Pittsfield.


Pittsfield 001 002 0--3 5 2

Monument 200 200 x--4 11 1

Christian Callahan (5) Nick Greenleaf (2) and Greenleaf (5) and Alex Hill (2). John Martin and Chris Robataille. W --Callahan. L--Martin. Sv -- Greenleaf. 2B--Monument 1 (Hill). 3B--Pittsfield 1 (Blanchette).

Mount Greylock 18, Lenox 0

LENOX -- The Mounties exploded for 10 runs in the first two innings to take control of the game, shortened to six innings by the mercy rule.

"I’ll tell you, they’re probably the best-hitting team we’ve seen this year," said Lenox coach Kevin Downer. "They have some big kids and they can really swing the bats."

Billy Pulasky had a three-run homer in the first, while teammate Josh Fortier added a solo shot in the same inning. In all, seven of the Mounties’ 18 hits were for extra bases.

Trevor Hathaway had the Millionaires’ lone hit.


Greylock 462 006--18 16 0

Lenox 000 000--0 1 0

Ian Brink and Nick DiSanti. Zack Huber (2), Austin Salnitis (1), Jake Jordan (2) Dillon Benham (1) and Cam Sibley. W--Brink. L--Huber. 2B --Greylock 4 (Eric Leitch, Andrew Leitch, Nick Zimmerman, Mike Munzer). 3B--Greylock 1 (Ian Brink). HR--Greylock 2 (Billy Pulasky, Josh Fortier)

St. Joe’s 16,
Holyoke Catholic 1

PITTSFIELD -- Eleven Crusaders drove in at least one run, and Devon Johnston scattered a run on three hits while walking no one in the Crusaders’ six-inning win.

Johnston struck out six batters, and helped his own cause with three hits. Pat Latini had three RBI for St. Joe’s (4-8), including an RBI triple in the second. Jeremy Wich and Matt Begrowicz had three hits each.


Holy. Cath. 001 000--1 3 2

St. Joe’s 443 212--16 21 1

Jeff Laprade (1 2/3), Tim Orzechowski (2/3), Tom Heavron (1 2/3), John Brown (2) and Brown (4), Noah Green (2). Devon Johnston and Jeremy Wich (4), Nate Stump (2). W--Johnston (3-1). L--Laprade. 2B--St. Joe’s 3 (Wich, Johnston 2). 3B--St. Joe’s 1 (Pat Latini).

Wahconah 3, Mohawk 1

BUCKLAND -- Two RBI by Trevor Jamross keyed this win by the Warriors.

"It was a clean, well-played game," said Wahconah coach Jared Shannon. "It was a good win for us."

The Warriors got an RBI single from Anthony Delmolino and a sacrifice fly from Jamross to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning. After Mohawk closed to 2-1, Jamross rapped a single to score Ryan Forfa.


Wahconah 020 000 1--3 3 0

Mohawk 000 001 0--1 8 1

Chuck Dooley (4) Anthony Delmolino (2), Ryan Kasala (1) and Kasala (6) and Lane Grogan. Buck and Datres. W -- Dooley. L-- Buck.

Everett 13, Hoosac 1

SHEFFIELD -- Eli Cook allowed just two hits and no earned runs to shut down Hoosac Valley in the victory.

Cook struck out five on the way to the win and was backed up by two RBI each from Will Danz, Erik Derwitsch, John Ormsbee and Colby Rueger.

"Cook was outstanding pitching for us," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter. "He threw seven innings and was great. He kept them off balance. He’s pitched really, really well for us. He’s really developing into a pitcher."

Adam Mazzantini had a double for the Hurricanes.


Hoosac 000 010 0--1 2 4

Everett 103 504 x--13 11 2

Matt Braman (3), Hall (2), Waltermier (1/3), Ryan-Kut (2/3) and Tworig; Eli Cook and Alex Crane. W -- Cook. L -- Braman. 2B -- Hoosac 1 (Adam Mazzantini), Everett 1 (Colby Rueger).

McCann 10, Putnam 6

NORTH ADAMS -- It’s been hit or miss for the Hornet offense so far, but it was hitting on all cylinders against Putnam.

Michael Chappell hit a three-run double in the second inning and later scored on an error to complete the four-run inning that put the Hornets up 6-1. His double was one of three by McCann. Nate Gutmann and T.J. Therrien also had two-baggers. Dillon Carr had a pair of triple for the Hornets.

"They’re more patient and selective with their pitches," coach Pat Ryan said. "They’re getting to be disciplined hitters, which will help."


Putnam 011 130 0--6 5 3

McCann 241 012 x--10 7 1

Roman and Rodriguez. T.J. Therrien (3 1/3), Sean Davis (3 2/3) and Nate Gutmann and T.J. Therrien. W--Therrien. L--Roman. 2B: MT 3 (Chappell, Gutmann, Therrien). 3B: MT 2 (Dillon Carr 2).

Lee 9, St. Joe’s 3

LEE -- The Wildcats scored five runs in the fourth to erase a one-run deficit and put away the Crusaders.

Ava Joy had a double and a triple for Lee while Vanessa Castillo added a triple. Ashley Somerville got the win, striking out four and walking four. Wildcats coach Chrissy Wellington said her team earned the win with some solid offense and defense. Lee had just one error on the day.

Jen Lynch and Marissa Avanzato had two hits each for the Crusaders.


SJ 000 300 0--3 6 2

Lee 205 200 x--9 7 1

Marissa Avanzato and Hannah Kibbe (2), Aileen Archambault (5); Ashley Somerville and Nikki Laudon. 2B -- Lee 1 (Ava Joy). 3B -- Lee 2 (Joy, Vanessa Castillo).

Greylock 12, Monument 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- A five-run second inning was the killer for the Spartans in this shortened game.

Sierra Holland’s solo home run and Anna Penna’s RBI double were the key hits in the second.

Heather Tomkowicz tossed a one-hitter, with nine strikeouts and two walks in the win. Aspen Sawyer took the loss. She had the lone hit for Monument.


Monument 000 00--0 1 3

Greylock 152 22--12 11 1

Heather Tomkowicz and Caitie Benoit. Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. W -- Tomkowicz L -- Sawyer. 2B--Greylock 2 (Anna Penna, Alyssa Mangiardi). 3B--Greylock 1 (Markel Shea). HR--Greylock 1 (Sierra Holland).


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