High school roundup: Mount Greylock baseball storms back to top Hoosac Valley
WILLIAMSTOWN — Mount Greylock stormed back from a seven-run deficit to win its season opener against Hoosac Valley, 10-9.
The Mounties (1-0 overall, 1-0 Berkshire South) scored five times in the fourth, four times in the fifth and once more in the sixth en route to the victory.
"We had a big inning there in the fourth," Mount Greylock coach Steve Messina said. "Cal Messina led off with a triple. We had a walk, he scored on a passed ball. Then Zach Condon had a hit after a walk, Brandon Condon had a bunt single, we had another walk, a single, two hits in a row by Hunter Abriel and Eli Ostheimer. A couple big hits, but mostly it was bunts and moving guys around, forcing them to make plays. We weren't just ripping the cover off the ball."
Josh Jezouit pitched 4 1/3 innings in relief and picked up the win for the Mounties while Brodie Altiere registered the save.
For Hoosac Valley (0-1, 0-1 Berkshire South), Noah Matrigali doubled twice.
Noah Matrigali (3), Keagan McGrath (1/3), Matt Koperniak (2 2/3) and Jake Swistak. Adam Hall (2 1/3), Josh Jezouit (4 1/3), Brodie Altiere (1/3) and Hunter Abriel. W—Jezouit, L—Koperniak, S—Altiere. 3B — MG 1 (Cal Messina). 2B — HV 3: (Matrigali 2, Dahndry Sistrunk), MG 1 (Zach Condon).
SOUTHWICK 3, PITTSFIELD 1 (10)
SOUTHWICK >> Pittsfield opened its season on the road and walked off the field on the short end of the score.
Jake Goodreau, who will be playing for the Pittsfield Suns this summer and at Boston College in the fall, belted a two-run home run off PHS reliever Sam Fick as the Generals dropped a 10-inning battle.
"It was great fun to finally get out there," said PHS interim coach Seamus Morrison. "We hit the ball well. A lot of times, it was right at guys."
The Generals' only run was scored in the first inning when Simon Nassif hit a two-out, RBI double. Pittsfield had a chance to take the lead in the eighth, loading the bases with two outs. But Quinn Matthews was robbed of a potential two-run single.
Chris Tracy pitched seven innings for Pittsfield, and gave UP only a fifth-inning run. Andrew Mitchell went the distance for Southwick.
Chris Tracy (7), Sam Fick (2+) and Austin Houghtaling. W—Andrew Mitchell. L—Fick.
DRURY 7, MONSON 6
MONSON >> Matt Stewart's RBI double in the top of the ninth inning capped off a four-run rally, as the Blue Devils won their season opener.
But it was the bottom of the seventh that provided Drury coach Pat Boulger with his biggest memory.
The Mustangs had runners on the corners with two outs, but Monson's Paul Miller was called out on an illegal slide that ended the game. Miller had hit a solo home run in the fourth.
Hayden Bird, who pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief, got the win. Kody Crosier earned the save.
"It was one of the most surreal moments I've had in my coaching career," said Boulger. "We defended well. We were strong on the basepaths."
Connor Clark (4 2/3), Hayden Bird (1 1/3), Kody Crosier (1) and Crosier, Bryan Dubie (1). Nate Lobik (6 2/3), Branden Mead (1/3) and Mike Tranghese. W—Bird. L—Lobik. S—Crosier. 2B—M: Brett Keaating. HR—M: Paul Miller.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 16, HOOSAC VALLEY 5
CHESHIRE >> Emma Polumbo scored four times and Sarah Stripp added a hat trick in Mount Greylock's victory.
Karen McComish and Kristen Aliberti each registered two goals for the Mounties (1-0) while Julia Whitney had five saves.
For Hoosac Valley (1-1), Claudia Bresett and Alie Mendel each scored twice while Abi Disbrow recorded six saves.
"Defensively, we really tried to keep them out of the middle, but they were really quick," Hoosac coach Molly Meczywor said. "Our plan was to try and keep them to the outside. And we didn't do a good job on the ground, ground balls really hurt us today. When we did have possession, we had some really good looks."
Mount Greylock goals — Emma Polumbo 4, Sarah Stripp 3, Karen McComish 2, Kristen Aliberti 2, Lauren Aliberti 1, Lauren Howard 1, Maggie Rorke 1, Haley Reinhard 1, Caroline Flynn 1.
Hoosac Valley goals — Claudia Bresett 2, Alie Mendel 2, Aubrey Rumbolt 1.
Saves — MG: Julia Whitney 5. HV: Abi Disbrow 6.
WAHCONAH 14, PITTSFIELD 3
DALTON >> Brittany Quinn and Emmy Cote each scored four goals for Wahconah in its victory.
Jordan Budaj and Perin Genaway each added two goals for the Warriors (1-0) while Lauren Curry scored twice for Pittsfield (0-1).
Kristen Borelli had 13 saves for the Generals.
Pittsfield goals — Lauren Curry 2, Jacey Salvie 1. Pittsfield assists — Salvie 1.
Wahconah goals — Brittany Quinn 4, Emmy Cote 4, Jordan Budaj 2, Perin Genaway 2, Kenna McIlquham 1, Suzi Stefanik 1. Wahconah assists — Cote 2, Genaway 1, Budaj 1, Jaci Tart 1.
Saves — P: Kristen Borelli 13. W: Katie Bachli 6.
HOOSAC VALLEY 16, ST. MARY'S 1
WESTFIELD >> The Hoosac Valley lacrosse team picked up its first win of the season over St. Mary's on the road Wednesday.
The Hurricanes (1-1) jumped out to a 6-1 lead after one, and took a 10-1 lead into the half.
Tyler Jayko had four goals and an assist in the win, while Nick Waterman had two goals and six assists. Matt Hall had a hat trick, as well.
In goal, Cam Alibozek had three saves in three quarters of work, and Brady Larkin had one save in the fourth quarter. Reilly Siart scored the lone goal for St. Mary's.
Hoosac Valley goals — Tyler Jayko 4, Matt Hall 3, Casey Meczywor 2, Nick Waterman 2, Dylan Martin 1, Kyle Morehouse 1, Austin Mendel 1, Dave Crittelli 1, Vance Eugene 1. Assists — Waterman 6, Eugene 2, Meczyor 2, Brenden Ellsworth 1, Jayko 1, Mendel 1.
St. Mary's goal — Reilly Siart.
Saves — HV: Cam Alibozek 3, Brady Larkin 1. SM: Tommy Russell 6.
CHICOPEE COMP 15, MCCANN TECH 2
CHICOPEE >> Justin Meczywor scored the first goal in the history of McCann Tech, but the Hornets fell to Chicopee Comp in their first ever game.
Mike Moreno also scored for McCann Tech (0-1) while Jake Tower had six saves and Nico Romano had four.
Kyle Vezina led Chicopee comp with four goals while Brady Seymour recorded a hat trick.
McCann Tech goals — Justin Meczywor 1, Mike Moreno 1.
Chicopee Comp goals — Kyle Vezina 4, Brady Seymour 3, Landon LaRochelle 2, Brandon Pavoni 2, Kevin Bunyan 1, Noah Hennessey 1, Zachary Martin 1, Max Rivera 1. Chicopee Comp assists — Timtohy Harrington 2, Seymour 2, Vezina 1, Rivera 1, Bunyan 1.
Saves — MT: Jake Tower 6, Nico Romano 4. CC: Cole Lemay 3, Jeff Barthelette 1.
LEE 15, ST. JOSEPH 2
LEE >> Courtney Picard went 3 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored as Lee defeated St. Joseph.
Karen Hernandez added two hits and two runs scored for the Wildcats (1-0 overall, 1-0 Berkshire South) while Kendra Williams scored three times.
For St. Joseph (1-1 overall, 0-1 Berkshire South), Ilyssa Creamer registered a hit and a run scored.
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