High school baseball and softball: PHS beats Wahconah in extra innings
DALTON — Pittsfield and Wahconah were scheduled to play twice this week. Monday night was the first game, and Pittsfield needed nine innings to get the win.
Hayley Tobin's RBI single broke a tie and helped the Generals (11-1, 4-0 in the North) hand Wahconah (8-3, 4-1) its first North Division loss in a 7-6 contest at Pinegrove Park.
The two teams will play Thursday afternoon at Pittsfield High School.
The Warriors went up 4-0 after three innings only to have the Generals come back and take a 6-4 lead. But in the bottom of the seventh, Juli McBain plated Jess Warren with the tying run in a two-run inning.
While neither team threatened in the eighth, Pittsfield got a run in the ninth when Erin Murphy, who had three hits, led off with a single. She moved to second on Allie Hunt's ground out and scored on Tobin's base hit to right field.
Wahconah did not get a runner in scoring position in the home ninth.
Despite the loss, Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said he wasn't unhappy with how his team performed and where they are.
"Big picture-wise, I was really happy with how we competed," he said. "We've come a long way. if we continue to improve, we'll be where we want to be."
Jess Warren had three hits for Wahconah.
Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. Emily Koldys and Jessie Tobin. W—Koldys. L—Borowsky. 2B—W (Juli McBain). 3B—P (Emily Koldys). W (Borowsky, J. Warren).
MOUNT EVERETT 5, TACONIC 0
PITTSFIELD >> Gwendolyn Carpenter went 3 for 4 with two triples for Mount Everett in its win over Taconic.
Pitcher Chandler DeGrenier pitched a shutout for the Eagles (8-3), finishing with six strikeouts and no walks while scattering three hits.
Ashley Keegan struck out nine and walked two for Taconic (4-5). She also doubled at the dish.
Chandler DeGrenier and Morgan DeGrenier. Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. W—C. DeGrenier. L—Keegan. 2B—T (Keegan). 3B—ME (Gwendolyn Carpenter 2).
MOUNT ANTHONY 16, MOUNT GREYLOCK 7
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Mount Anthony recorded 16 hits, including seven doubles and three home runs, en route to its victory over Mount Greylock.
The Mounties (4-5) scored seven runs of their own, but it wasn't enough.
"I wasn't really unhappy with the way we played," Mount Greylock coach June Blake said. "I thought we did a good job of coming back in the fifth inning, it was 10-7 going into that sixth inning. They scored six more runs after that."
Fiona Kelley and Olivia DiNicola.
MCCANN TECH 1, MOUNT EVERETT 0
NORTH ADAMS >> Rob Pecor's RBI double in the sixth inning was all McCann Tech needed.
That's because Hornets' starting pitcher Mike Ferrara pitched a shutout, striking out five and walking none while scattering three hits. Ferrara needed only 63 pitches in the win.
Charlie Bohl led off the bottom of the sixth with a single and moved to second on a wild pitch. After he moved to third when an out was produced, Pecor doubled him home.
"We had a couple opportunities throughout the game to score a run and it didn't happen," McCann coach Pat Ryan said. "Their pitcher was solid... It was nice to score in the sixth with our pitcher throwing strikes."
Mount Everett's Nick Tomich pitched well, allowing just the one run on five hits while striking out eight and walking two.
McCann Tech improves to 9-4 while Mount Everett drops to 5-6.
Nick Tomich and Patrick Silk. Mike Ferrara and Charlie Bohl. W—Ferrara. L—Tomich. 2B—MT (Rob Pecor).
LENOX 7, MOUNT GREYLOCK 6
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Lenox scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to register a comeback victory over Mount Greylock.
The Millionaires (7-4, 5-2 Berkshire South) registered four hits and capitalized on two Mountie errors en route to the big inning. Eventually, Mike Hurley's double drove in John Fontaine, the go-ahead run.
Mount Greylock is now 6-4, 6-1.
Connor Hanson (6), Patrick Colvin (1) and Noah Hunter. Brodie Altiere (6 2/3), Adam Hall (1/3). W—Hanson. L—Hall. S—Colvin. 2B—L (Hunter, John Fontaine, Mike Hurley), MG (Brandon Condon). 3B—MG (Cal Messina).
TACONIC 5, DRURY 1
PITTSFIELD >> Jake McNeice was on track early against Drury. The junior left-hander had a 71-pitch afternoon, giving up one run on three hits. He did not walk anyone.
"His last two starts have been outstanding," said Taconic coach Kevin Stannard. "Today, he was spot on with his fastball, curve and knuckleball."
The Braves scored three runs in the first inning and that was all that McNeice needed.
Cedric Rose went 2 for 3 with two RBI for the Braves (9-1, 3-0 in the North), while Abdiel Cotto-Hernandez had a hit and two RBI.
Connor Clark and Kody Crosier. Jake McNeice and Brett Murphy. W—McNeice. L—Clark. 2B—T (Cedric Rose).
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 12, PALMER 2
PALMER >> The Spartans, who beat Lee 13-0 on Saturday, have now scored 25 runs in their last two games. On Monday, Monument (6-5) had 13 hits against the host Panthers.
"We've been working real hard on it," Monument coach Tom Hankey said. "I'm happy with it."
Zach Tinker led the 13-hit attack, with two hits and three RBI. Tyler Wade had two hits and two RBI while Ben Wyatt had two hits and an RBI.
That helped make a winner of Branden Perry, who pitched five innings for Monument.
Branden Perry (5), Nate Cormier (2) and Dominic DeFelice. Bradley Rimbold (5), Jordan Keith (2) and Cam Walch. W—Perry. L—Rimbold. 2B—P (Trevor Blackburn).
WESTFIELD 5, PITTSFIELD 1
PITTSFIELD >> At Clapp Park, visiting Westfield scored four runs in the first three innings and Stefan Krol did the rest.
The Westfield pitcher held the Generals to two hits over the first six innings. Pittsfield had five hits in the seventh, scoring one run. The Generals (5-4) might have had a big inning, were it not for a double play.
Sam Fick took the loss for the Generals.
Stefan Krol and J.D. Huntley. Sam Fick (6), Brandon McKinney (1) and Austin Houghtaling. W—Krol. L—Fick. 2B—P (Houghtaling).
HOOSAC VALLEY 20, ST. JOSEPH 3
PITTSFIELD >> Visiting Hoosac (5-5, 3-1 Berkshire South) put 11 runs on the board in the first inning, and never led St. Joseph (0-6, 0-6) catch up.
Noah Matrigali hit a three-run home run in that 11-run first inning for the Hurricanes. Cam Winters accounted for all of the Crusaders' runs with a three-run homer in the third.
J.P. Levesque (2), John Krol (3) and Jake Swistak. Brent Arseneau (2), Luis Ortiz (1/3), Joey Maynard (2/3), Robert Patterson (2) and Cam Winters. W—Krol. L—Arseneau. 2B—H (Matt Koperniak). HR—H (Noah Matrigali). SJ (Winters).
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