High school roundup: Monument Mountain baseball tops Hoosac Valley to get first win
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Monument Mountain starter Branden Perry regrouped after allowing a lead-off home run, following with five scoreless innings to lead the Spartans to a 6-1 over Hoosac Valley on Friday. The win is Monument's first of the season.
After Matt Koperniak started the game with a home run for the Hurricanes (0-3), Perry allowed only three more hits, striking out nine and walking one. Nate Cormier pitched a perfect seventh in a non-save situation. Zach Tinker's two-run double gave Monument (1-4) the lead in the second inning. Cormier had two hits and two RBI. Dominic DeFelice had two hits and one RBI. Noah Matrigalli took the loss for Hoosac.
"[Perry] settled down and his pitch count dropped," Monument coach Tom Hankey said. "He was letting our defense play and built some confidence from there. He's a competitor."
Noah Matrigalli (3), Dahndray Sistrunk (2), John Krol (1) and Jake Swistak. Brendan Perry (6), Nate Cormier (1) and Dominic DeFelice. 2B — HV 1 (Swistak). MM 2 (Jared Henry, Zach Tinker). 3B — MM 1 (Joe Aberdale). HR — HV 1 (Koperniak).
MCCANN TECH 8, SCI-TECH 0
NORTH ADAMS >> The McCann Tech baseball team got a two-hitter out of starting pitcher Austin Miller, and the offense put up more than enough runs to pick up a Tri-County League win over Sci-Tech.
Miller went the distance, striking out nine and walking two in the win. At the plate, Miller went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple, also driving in a run. Cam Anderson, Colin Racette and Rob Pecor also had multi-hit games.
The win pushes McCann to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the league. The loss was Sci-Tech's first of the season.
Turner (1/3), Rodriguez (5 2/3) and Barriga. Austin Miller and Charlie Bohl. W—Miller, L—Turner. 2B— MT 2 (Austin Miller, Connor Guyette), 3B— MT 1 (Miller).
High School Boys Lacrosse
PITTSFIELD 18, MCCANN TECH 1
NORTH ADAMS >> The visiting Pittsfield boys lacrosse team jumped out on McCann Tech early for a Friday road win.
The Generals went up 6-0 after one and 12-0 at the half to take command of the contest.
Kevin Quinto had four goals and an assist in the win, and Ryan Jacoby and Mitch Stechman also pitched in with four goals each for the Generals (2-2).
Nick Lincoln scored the lone goal for the Hornets (0-4).
Pittsfield goals — Kevin Quinto 4, Ryan Jacoby 4, Mitch Stechman 4, Logan Higuera 1, De'Shane Johnson 1, Brandon Murray 1, Mason Papirio 1, Josh Kozlowski 1, Jacob Brazeau 1. Pittsfield assists — Sean Baruch 3, Quinto 1, Johnson 1, Andrew Moore 1, David Garand 1.
McCann Tech goals — Nick Lincoln 1.
Saves — PHS: Nikolai Pixley 4, Ethan Beach 1. MT: Jacob Tower 9, Nico Romano 2.
CHICOPEE 15, HOOSAC VALLEY 3
CHICOPEE >> The Hoosac Valley boys lacrosse team dropped a non-league game on the road to Chicopee on Friday.
Playing with a short bench due to the spring vacation, the Hurricanes (1-3) trailed just 5-2 after one, but the Pacers extended their lead to 11-3 at halftime and never looked back.
Nick Waterman scored two goals in the loss. Cam Alibozek stopped eight shots in the first two quarters for Hoosac, then Brady Larkin stopped seven in the second half.
Hoosac Valley goals — Nick Waterman 2, Tyler Jayko 1. Hoosac Valley assists — Casey Meczyor 1.
Chicopee goals — Dan Jasques 5, John Baker 3, Josh Rogwski 3, Josh Provost 2, Josh Morales 2. Chicopee assists — Jasques 5, Provost 2, Morales 1, Dom Gallant 1.
Saves — HV: Cam Alibozek 8, Brady Larkin 7. C: Zach Shain 5.
High School Softball
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 22, LEE 21
GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Monument Mountain softball team topped Lee when Bri Vandeusen drew a walk in the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded.
It capped a last-ditch rally for the Spartans (1-3, 1-1 Berkshire South), who tied the game up in the seventh when Hadley Mielke ripped a three-RBI single. Mielke finished 2 for 5 while Vandeusen went 2 for 3.
For Lee (3-3, 1-1), Jayla Spears went 4 for 5 with a triple and Kiahara Guzman went 2 for 4 with a triple.
Alexa Troiano picked up the win, going the distance and striking out two batters while giving up 12 hits and 10 walks. Jill Artioli took the loss for Lee, giving up 12 hits and 17 walks while striking out three.
Jill Artioli and Shannon Finnegan, Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. W—A. Troiano, L—Artioli. 2B— MM 1 (Hadley Mielke). 3B— L 3 (Kiahara Guzman, Courtney Picard, Jayla Spears), MM 1 (Bri Vandeusen).
WAHCONAH 4, BRATTLEBORO 2
DALTON >> After losing its season opener, Wahconah has now won four straight.
Ashley Zink's two-run home run on the junior varsity field at Pinegrove Park put the Warriors ahead for keeps. The game was played on the JV field because pregame rains soaked the varsity field.
Wahconah added two runs in the sixth. Emma Parkinson had an RBI single and later scored on a squeze bunt by Marki LaRochelle.
Allie Borowsky, who tossed a four-hitter, struck out eight and walked one, had the tying run on second base with two outs in the top of the seventh, but got Maria Powers to ground to Kayla Kowalczyk at first to end the game.
"We played very well defensively today," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. 'The ball is in play a lot. [Borwosky] trusts her defense and we make the plays."
Hannah Wilson and Jamie Mahoney. Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. W—Borowsky. L—Wilson. 2B—B (Lauren McKenney). HR—W (Ashley Zink).
PALMER 7, MCCANN TECH 1
NORTH ADAMS >> McCann Tech came up against a strong pitching performance from Palmer's Savannah Cavanaugh on Friday.
The Panthers senior struck out 16 and gave up just four hits for the win. Alanza Quinones and Amy Dowling each hit doubles off of Cavanaugh, while Samantha Dorwin drove in McCann's lone run in the bottom of the seventh.
For the Hornets (2-2), Haley Malloy went the distance in the loss, striking out five while walking seven and giving up four hits. Of Palmer's seven runs, only three were earned.
Savannah Cavanaugh and N/A, Haley Malloy and Alanza Quinones. W—Cavanaugh, L—Malloy. 2B— P 2 (Caci, S. Cavanaugh), MT 2 (Alanza Quinones, Amy Dowling).
PITTSFIELD 6, MOUNT ANTHONY (VT) 2 (THURSDAY)
BENNINGTON, VT. >> The Pittsfield softball team put up five runs in the first inning to secure a win over Mount Anthony.
Allie Hunt went 1 for 3 with a triple, driving in three runs. She drove in two with the triple in the first, then hit a sac fly in the fourth. Emma Lacey went 2 for 3 and had two RBI.
Emily Koldys went the distance, striking out five on seven hits. Pittsfield moved to 4-1 with the win.
Emily Koldys and Hayley Tobin, Taylor DiCranian and Jamie Boyle. W—Koldys, L—DiCranian. 2B— MAU 3 (Lauren Woodcock, Kori Bow, DiCranian), 3B— PHS 1 (Allie Hunt).
WAHCONAH 10, BELCHERTOWN 7
BELCHERTOWN >> Emmy Cote scored four goals, leading Wahconah over Belchertown. The teams were tied at 6-6 after the first half, but the Warriors held the Orioles to just one goal in the second half. The hosts took a brief lead on a second-half goal from Emma Jopson, however, Perin Genaway answered shortly after to tie the game. Jordan Budaj scored the winning goal with 11 minutes and 40 seconds left. Cote added two straight goals to ice the game.
Wahconah goals — Hannah Rueger 1, Lilly Howes 1, Jordan Budaj 2, Emmy Cote 4, Perin Genaway 2. Wahconah assists — Budaj 1
Belchertown goals — Morgan Mathurin 2, Abigail Robinson 2, Kate Bowers 1, Emma Jopson 1, Alanah Carathins 1. Belchertown assists — Jopson 3, Bowers 1.
Saves — Wahconah: Katie Bachli 4. Belchertown: Kailey Pacheco 4.
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