High school roundup: Pittsfield baseball picks up first win
DALTON >> Pittsfield baseball recorded only one hit, but it was enough for the squad to register a 2-1 victory over Wahconah on Thursday.
Sam Fick struck out three, walked one and scattered six hits in seven innings to help the Generals (1-2) defeat the Warriors (2-2).
Will Genaway also pitched a complete game, striking out seven and walking three while allowing no earned runs and only the aforementioned one hit for Wahconah.
"Without a doubt, you never want to be on the losing end of a ballgame," Wahconah coach Rob Cowdrey said. "But I couldn't be more proud of the guys. The heart they showed, the fight they had.
"[Genaway] stepped up, he never had a lead, he was pitching in a tight ballgame, he pitched a heck of a game. And we didn't get the bats around for him and get him the runs he deserved."
After Pittsfield scored its two runs via error in the top of the fifth, Matt Schneider contributed an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to pull Wahconah within one. The Warriors had second and third with two outs following the hit, but couldn't tie the game.
Andrew Beaudoin finished 2 for 3 for the Warriors.
Sam Fick and Austin Houghtaling. Will Genaway and Matt Schneider. W — Fick. L — Genaway. 2B — W: Schneider.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 8, LENOX 3
LENOX >> At War Memorial Field, visiting Mount Greylock scored seven runs in the fifth inning on five hits and two Lenox errors to complete the comeback.
"Both teams played pretty good defense. We just had that one bad inning," said Lenox coach Kevin Downer.
Adam Hall went the distance for Greylock, giving up six hits and two walks, striking out four. Phil Guest and Eli Ostheimer each had two hits for the Mounties, while Luke Bartini had two hits for the Millionaires.
Adam Hall and Hunter Abriel. Patrick Colvin (6), Mike Hurley (1) and Mike Downer. W—Hall. L—Colvin. 2B—Brandon Condon.
WAHCONAH 1, TACONIC 0
PITTSFIELD >> Wahconah's Chloe Warren found a gap in right-center field in the top of the sixth inning, and came all the way around to score on an inside-the-park home run. That broke a scoreless tie and gave Wahconah a win over Taconic (3-3) at the Doyle Complex.
The Braves outhit the Warriors 7-3, but the home team left seven runners on in the game and stranded runners in scoring position in the first and sixth innings.
"We had seven hits. We really didn't string them together," said Taconic coach Kevin Harrington.
Allie Borowsky got the shutout for Wahconah.
Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. W—Borowsky. L—Keegan. HR—Chloe Warren.
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 17, ST. MARY'S 5
GREAT BARRINGTON >> The Spartans (4-1) got four goals each from Jake Parkinson and Joe LaBrasca as they rolled past visiting St. Mary's.
Monument's offense dominated the first two quarters, scoring seven goals in each, and the Spartans led 14-2 at halftime.
Jake Parkinson's brother, Connor, chipped in with three goals and two assists.
St. Mary's goals — Sam LaBombard 2, Aaron Blanchard 2, Matt Wurster 1. St. Mary's assists — Johnathon Spear 3, Padraig Smith 2.
Monument goals — Jake Parkinson 4, Joe LaBrasca 4, Connor Parkinson 3, Rob Carotenuto 2, Matt DiSilva 1, Nigel Baldwin 2, Kyle Germain 1. Monument assists — J. Parkinson 4, LaBrasca 2, C. Parkinson 2, DiSilva 2, Walter Boyko 2, Homer Winston 2, Carotenuto 1.
Saves — SM: Devon Ugolik 5. MM: Jonah Swotes 6, Jack Gibson 6.
MOUNT ANTHONY 11, WAHCONAH 6
BENNINGTON, VT. >> It was a good beginning for the Warriors, but they couldn't close the deal against host Mount Anthony.
Wahconah was outscored 7-1 in the second half as the Patriots rallied to score the win.
"We started out great but had trouble finishing the game," Wahconah coach Zach Sondrini wrote in an email. "Our goalie Vinny Orlandi played amazing and kept the game close."
Orlandi made 16 saves in the game.
Ezra Royle had five goals for Mount Anthony. Connor Washburn had three goals and two assists for the Warriors.
Wahconah goals — Connor Washburn 3, Cullen Harrington 2, Dart Jaggi 1. Wahconah assists — Washburn 2, Kyle Gazzillo 2, Cole Accardi 1, Jeremy Girard 1.
Mount Anthony goals — Ezra Royle 5, Tom Hendry 3, Jeremy Bougeois 2, Hunter Davis 1. Mount Anthony assists — Davis 1, Ben Doucette 1.
Saves — W: Vinny Orlandi 16. MA: Jackson Thibodeau 12.
MAPLE HILL 15, TACONIC 6
SCHODACK, N.Y. >> It was a very good first period for Taconic, as the Braves took a 4-1 lead on host Maple Hill after one quarter. Then the sky fell.
The Braves (1-3) were outscored 14-1 over the final three quarters.
"I thought the first quarter was beautiful. It went downhill after that," said Taconic coach Bill O'Brien-Garvey. "We couldn't keep up with them."
Sal Amaral had two goals and an assist for Taconic. Liam Daruher led Maple Hill with five goals and three assists.
Taconic goals — Sal Amaral 2, Brad Cobb 2, Kevyn Harris 1, Tim Curry 1. Taconic assists — Curry 2, Amaral 1, Ez Stone 1.
Maple Hill goals — Liam Doruher 5, Pat McGuire 2, Cole Cioffi 2, Morris Nick 1, Ben Sherwood 1, Jack Sherwood 1, Andrew Fleck 1, Ty Paipyue 1. Maple Hill assists — Doruher 3, B. Sherwood 3, Nick 1, McGuire 1, Colby Leator 1, Tyler Waller 1, Joe Barrington 1.
WAHCONAH 11, BRATTLEBORO 8
DALTON >> Emmy Cote had five goals and two assists while Jordan Budaj added a hat trick as Wahconah defeated visiting Brattleboro.
"At half, we were down 5-3, and we gathered some composure to tie the game," Wahconah coach Kathy Budaj wrote in an email. "[Goalie] Katie Bachli came out of her goal and made a great interception that seemed to fuel the team. From there, we were patient and crisp."
Bachli finished up with six saves for Wahconah (4-1).
Wahconah goals — Emmy Cote 5, Jordan Budaj 3, lily Howes 2, Perin Genaway 1. Wahconah assists — Cote 2, Genaway 1, Howes 1, Budaj 1, Hannah Rueger 1, McKenna McIlquham 1.
Saves — B: Bri Ogden 7. W: Katie Bachli 6.
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