High school roundup: Chandler DeGrenier twirls no-hitter for Mount Everett in win over Monument
SHEFFIELD — Chandler DeGrenier has done a lot in the circle for the Mount Everett softball team. But what she did on Thursday takes the cake.
The junior threw her first varsity no-hitter as the Eagles (9-3, 5-0 in the South) beat Monument Mountain 9-1.
"I was pretty excited," Chandler DeGrenier said. "It's always exciting to beat them."
DeGrenier walked only one and struck out nine. Ironically, she committed a throwing error in the second inning that led to Monument's only run.
"I think in the first inning, I struggled a little bit," she said. "I settled down" after that.
Settling down included a three-strikeout third inning.
Gwendolyn Carpenter led the offense with three of Everett's 12 hits. Morgan DeGrenier and Marian Devoti had two hits each.
Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. Chandler DeGrenier and Morgan DeGrenier. W—C. DeGrenier. L—A. Troiano. 2B—ME (Marian Devoti).
TACONIC 5, MOUNT GREYLOCK 3
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Taconic's Ashley Keegan performed well in the pitching circle and at the plate, leading Taconic (6-7, 2-3 Berkshire North) over Mount Greylock (5-6, 1-4). Keegan struck out 11, scattered eight hits and allowed two earned runs. With the bat, Keegan went 4 for 4, driving in four runs. She had a solo home run in the first inning, and added a two-run double in the fifth. Aubrey Lazits had three hits and scored two runs. Rachel Voller led Greylock with two hits.
Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. Fiona Kelley and Olivia DiNicola. 2B — T 1 (Keegan). 3B — MG (Rachel Voller). HR — T 1 (Keegan).
MCCANN TECH 6, CENTRAL 4
NORTH ADAMS >> A four-run first inning helped lead the Hornets (4-9) to a win over Springfield Central.
Meg Goyette threw a complete-game, six hitter for the win. Goyette also drove in two runs, working a pair of bases-loaded walks.
The Hornets had five hits in the win.
Charnik and Thompson. Meg Goyette and Alanza Quinones. W—Goyette. L—Charnik.
HOOSAC VALLEY 17, LENOX 0
LENOX >> Hoosac Valley used two six-run innings to defeat Lenox (3-11, 2-4 Berkshire South).
The Hurricanes (5-4, 3-1) went up 11-0 after scoring six in the fourth inning. They capped the game with a six-run seventh. Abby Jamros led the 'Canes with two hits and one RBI. Logan Stansfield had two RBI. Kali Puppolo and Stansfield combined for the three-hit shutout.
Kali Puppolo (2 1/3), Logan Stansfield (4 2/3) and Alyssa Pause. Morgan Levesque (4), Hannah Sibley (2 2/3), Anna Lynch (1/3) and Levesque (3), Kate Arace (3), Hannah Sibley (1). W — Stansfield. L — Levesque. 3B — HV 2 (Abby Jamros, Logan Stansfield)
WAHCONAH 6, MOUNT GREYLOCK 5
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Wahconah pulled out a one-goal victory over Greylock, handing the Mounties their first division loss of the year. Wahconah led by two goals at halftime. Greylock scored three times in the second half, but could not find the equalizer. Perin Genaway, Emmy Cote and Jordan Budaj each scored two goals for Wahconah. Kate Bachly made six saves. Sarah Stripp and Emma Polumbo each scored twice for Greylock
Wahconah goals — Perin Genaway 2, Emmy Cote 2, Jordan Budaj 2. Wahconah assists — Budaj 1.
Greylock goals — Sarah Stripp 2, Emma Polumbo 2, Ari Walden 1, Haley Reinhad 1, Greylock assists — Polumbo 1, Reinhard 1.
Saves — W Katie Bachli 6. Julia Whitney 4.
WAHCONAH 11, PITTSFIELD 5
PITTSFIELD >> At Clapp Park, an early Pittsfield lead evaporated as visiting Wahconah (6-5, 2-2) outscored the Generals 8-0 over the final six innings.
"They had a lot of confidence at the plate," Pittsfield interim coach Seamus Morrison said of the Warriors. "They had a lot of energy."
The Generals (6-5, 2-2) took a 5-3 lead after two innings, but Wahconah chased starter Chris Tracy in the fourth inning as the Warriors scored four runs on three hits and three walks.
Andrew Beaudoin had four hits to lead Wahconah, while Ty Cowdrey had three. Jordan Nassif had two hits and two RBI for Pittsfield.
Austin Cancilla (1 1/3), Patrick Butler (5 2/3) and Matt Schneider. Chris Tracy (3 2/3), Jay Coyne (3 1/3) and Austin Houghtaling. W—Butler. L—Tracy. 2B—W 2 (Cam Taylor, Andrew Beaudoin).
TACONIC 8, DRURY 2
NORTH ADAMS >> Ryan Abel hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning to break a tie and help Taconic beat Drury.
The score was tied at 2 when Jake McNeice doubled to right with one out in the fourth and scored on Abel's single to left. Abel later scored on a squeeze bunt by Brett Murphy.
That made a winner out of Ross Omelenchuck. Omelenchuck gave up two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight. Izaiya Mestre pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.
Taconic (11-1, 4-0), the only undefeated team in the North, was led by McNeice. He was 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI. Murphy and Deonte Sandifer each had two hits for the Braves.
Drury (6-7, 1-4) got three hits from Logan Rumbolt and three hits from Hayden Bird. Both drove in a run.
Ross Omelenchuck (5 2/3), Izaiya Mestre (1 1/3) and Murphy. Zach Yeaton (0), Hayden Bird (3), Kody Crosier (4) and Crosier. W—Omelenchuck. L—Crosier. 2B—T (Jake McNeice 2), D (Logan Rumbolt).
MOUNT GREYLOCK 4, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 2
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Visiting Mount Greylock (7-5) got a complete game from Brandon Condon in a win at Monument Mountain (6-5).
Condon gave up single runs in the second and the fourth innings, despite giving up six hits to the Spartans. Monument stranded nine runners in the game. Condon struck out seven and walked one.
Joe Aberdale had a double and a triple, while Zach Tinker had two hits for the Spartans.
Brandon Condon and Hunter Abriel. Jared Henry (2+), Graham Herrick (5) and Branden Perry. W—Condon. L—Henry. 2B—MG (Abriel), MM (Joe Aberdale). 3B—MG (Cal Messina), MM (Aberdale).
HOOSAC VALLEY 13, MOUNT EVERETT 5
CHESHIRE >> Keegan McGrath went the distance for Hoosac Valley (7-5) and the Hurricanes pounded out 16 hits against Everett pitchers Cavan Brady and Anthony Consolini.
The Hurricanes chased Brady after four innings, as the Everett pitcher gave up seven runs on 10 hits.
Dahndray Sistrunk had a pair of doubles for the Hurricanes while Noah Matrigali homered.
It's the sixth straight win for the Hurricanes.
Cavan Brady (4), Anthony Consolini (3) and Tim Robitaille. Keegan McGrath and Jake Swistak. W—McGrath. L—Brady. 2B—HV 3 (Dahndray Sistrunk 2, John Krol). 3B—HV (Matt Koperniak). HR—HV (Noah Matrigali).
MONUMENT SWEEPS PITTSFIELD
PITTSFIELD >> Monument Mountain swept Pittsfield. The Spartan girls won 5-0 and the boys won 4-1.
The Spartan girls (6-1) bounced back from their first loss in a big way, winning all five matches in straight sets against PHS (2-4)
At No. 3 singles, Gabi DeFelice battled Kaytlin Barcus in the first set before pulling away in a 7-5, 6-0 victory.
The Monument Mountain boys tennis team (8-0) swept doubles play, earning the 4-1 win over Pittsfield (2-4). Evan Dempsey earned Pittsfield's lone win at No. 1 singles. The Spartans won the remaining matches in straight sets.
Monument boys 4, Pittsfield 1
Singles — 1. Evan Dempsey (P) def. Alec Goffin 6-1, 6-4. 2. Kevin Costello (L) def. Noah Beckwith 6-0, 6-0. 3 Jack White (L) def. Sam Heisecke 6-1, 6-0. Doubles — 1. Paolo Lichtenthal/John Mack (L) def. Nick Simonds/Tom Rindfus 6-3, 7-6(7-4). 2. Noel Powell/Caleb Carlson (L) def. Dave Charland/ James Korenman 6-2, 6-3.
Monument Mountain girls 5, Pittsfield 0
Singles — 1. Cara Freadman (MM) def. Anna Hamel 6-4, 6-0; 2. Ava Gaudette (MM) def. Sharanya Ganesh 6-4, 6-0; 3. Gabi DeFelice (MM) def. Kaytlin Barcus 7-5, 6-0.
Doubles — 1. Carly Shafiroff/Bailey Higgins (MM) def. Juliana Catalano/Zhen Mei huang 6-1, 6-1; 2. Lexi Shumsky/Kaye Kelly (MM) def. Mallory Northrup/Katrina Hould 6-3, 6-2.
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