High School Roundup: Pittsfield, Wahconah earn trips to Western Mass. in baseball
NORTH ADAMS >> Sam Fick pitched Pittsfield back into the Western Massachusetts Division I baseball tournament.
Fick scattered seven hits and struck out seven, as the Generals beat host Drury 7-3 on Saturday morning at Joe Wolfe Field. It's the fourth straight win for Pittsfield (10-6).
Drury got to Fick for two runs in first inning, but the Generals responded with four runs in the top of the third. Simon Nassif's two-run double was the key hit in the inning.
Of the six runs given up by Drury starter Hayden Bird, three were unearned. Pittsfield managed only five hits off of Bird and none off of reliever Zach Yeaton.
Logan Rumbolt was 3 for 4 for Drury with a pair of runs scored out of the leadoff spot.
Sam Fick and Austin Houghtaling. Hayden Bird (5 2/3), Zach Yeaton (1 1/3) and Kody Crosier. W—Fick. L—Bird. 2B—P 2 (Simon Nassif, Matt Newton).
WAHCONAH 8, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 2
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Wahconah also earned its way into the Western Mass. Division III tournament by scoring early against host Monument.
The Warriors broke open a one-run game with three runs in the fourth inning. Gage Frazier's two-run single was the key blow in the fourth. Frazier and Ty Cowdrey each had two hits for Wahconah (10-6).
Monument (7-9) managed nine hits off of Wahconah starter Will Genaway, but could not score until the seventh. The Spartans left nine runners on base in the game, and left runners in scoring position in five different innings.
Losing pitcher Dominic DeFelice had three hits for Monument, while Nate Cormier and Jared Henry had two each.
Will Genaway and Matt Schneider. Dominic DeFelice (5 2/3), Nate Cormier (1/3), Josh Zinberg (1) and Branden Perry. W—Genaway. L—DeFelice. 2B—W (Ty Cowdrey), MM 2 (Graham Herrick, Henry).
WESTFIELD 13, MOUNT GREYLOCK 0
WILLIAMSTOWN >> One day after clinching the South Division title and a berth in the Western Mass. Division III tournament, the Mounties ran into a buzzsaw in Division I Westfield.
The visitors' Stephen Krol tossed a seven-hit shutout and Westfield had 15 hits against four Greylock pitchers.
"We knew this was going to be a tough game," said Greylock coach Steve Messina. "They hit the ball real well. There were no cheap hits."
Stephen Krol and Jonathan Huntley (5), Nathan Boucher (2). Brodie Altiere (3), Cole Wojtkowski (1), Phil Guest (2), Tyler Marten (1) and Hunter Abriel. W—Krol. L—Altiere. 2B—W 2 (Dylan Bazegian, Nathan St. Pierre).
PITTSFIELD WINS TWICE
SOMERSET >> The Generals (16-1) drove about 2 hours, 45 minutes to play Somerset-Berkley, and came home with 6-2 and 7-2 wins.
"We came out hitting the ball, playing good defense and pitching well," said Pittsfield coach Greg Marchbanks.
In one game, Guiliana Pierce scattered five hits and a walk in giving up two runs. Emily Koldys gave up seven hits in her outing, but only allowed two runs to score.
Offensively, Allie Hunt had a big day for Pittsfield. The senior shortstop was 5 for 6, scored three runs, hit a pair of doubles and belted a solo home run. Pierce was 4 for 6 in the doubleheader, scoring twice and hitting a pair of doubles. Erin Murphy scored three runs and had two singles in the doubleheader. Koldys helped her cause when she pitched by going 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI.
Emily Koldys and Hayley Tobin. Nolan and Chubbuck. W—Koldys. L—Nolan. 2B—P 4 (Guiliana Pierce, Allie Hunt, Tobin, Koldys) S (Welker). HR—P (Allie Hunt).
Poor and Chubbuck. Guiliana Pierce and Hayley Tobin. W—Pierce. L—Poor. 2B—P (Pierce, Allie Hunt).
HOOSAC VALLEY 12, LENOX 0
ADAMS >> The Hurricanes (10-5) play only 18 games, so they were already in the Western Mass. Tournament. But cracking that 10-win mark is always an accomplishment.
"It's good to get over the first hurdle," Hoosac coach Mike Ameen said, adding that now his team can focus on getting a higher seed for the Hurricanes' first Division II trip since 2013.
Kali Puppolo tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out 12. She gave up a first inning single to Morgan Levesque, the third batter of the game.
Freshman third baseman Lexi Boucher had a big day for Hoosac, getting a double and two singles.
Anna Lynch and Morgan Levesque. Kali Puppolo and Alyssa Pause. W—Puppolo. L—Lynch. 2B—H 4 (Sienna Witherell, Miranda Sawyer, Liz Levesque, Lexi Boucher). 3B—H (Abby Jamros).
MOUNT GREYLOCK 12, MCCANN TECH 3
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Mounties (6-8) moved one step closer to qualifying for the Western Mass. Division II tournament. Greylock needs two wins in its last four games.
"One game at a time," said Greylock coach June Blake. "It was good to start it off today and get the 'W.'"
Greylock scored at least one run in each inning. The big explosion was a five-run fourth inning that made the score 10-3.
Fiona Kelley was the beneficiary of the offensive attack, as she held the Hornets to seven hits.
Meghan Goyette and Alanza Quinones. Fiona Kelley and Olivia DiNicola. W—Kelley. L—Goyette. 2B—MT (Michaela Malloy). MG (Carly Munzer).
PITTSFIELD GIRLS 25, MONSON 16
PITTSFIELD >> At Herberg Middle School, Clare Sheedy scored six goals and Jacie Salvie added five as Pittsfield (3-12) rolled to a win over visiting Monson.
The Generals led 11-7 at halftime, and had a huge second half en route to the win.
Sheedy added an assist to go with her six goals, while Lauren Curry had a hat trick and two assists.
Monson goals — Haley Richard 4, Kelsey Martin 2, Stephania Roberts 4, Katie Szwed 3, Casey Lee 1, Hannah Richard 1. Monson assists — Hal. Richard 1, Martin 1, Roberts 1, Hannah Hicks 1, Han. Richard 1, Rebecca Ingrassia 1.
Pittsfield goals — Clare Sheedy 6, Jacie Salvie 5, Liz George 4, Lauren Curry 3, Emily Kestyn 2, Ashley Rufo 2. Henderson 1, Mya Wiles 1, Ali Williamson 1. Pittsfield assists — Williamson 2, Curry 2, George 1, Sheedy 1.
Saves — M: Neghan Lynch 5, Stephania Roberts 5. P: Anna Quinto 9.
WAHCONAH BOYS 13, BELCHERTOWN 2
DALTON >> Connor Washburn had four goals and five assists, while Wyatt Schleicher had four goals as host Wahconah (11-7) earned its first-ever win over the Orioles.
"The last two years, they got the best of us," Wahconah coach Zach Sondrini wrote in an email.
There was going to be no chance of that, as the Warriors held the Orioles scoreless in the first half, leading 9-0 at intermission.
"We had great ball movement and transition," wrote Sondrini. "We did a great job riding and then pushing the ball down the field."
Belchertown goals — Ben Ialiberte 1, Grant Irving 1. Belchertown assists — Adam Wordsworth 1, Jordan Henault 1.
Wahconah goals — Connor Washburn 4, Wyatt Schleicher 4, Dart Jaggi 2, Sam Clayton 1, Cullen Harrington 1, Kyle Gazzillo 1. Wahconah assists — Washburn 5, Cole Accardi 2, Jaggi 1, Matt Mather 1.
Saves — B: Christian Assimus 18 W: Vinny Orlandi 4.
Track and field
WESTERN MASS. D-I MEET
HOLYOKE >> Taconic's David Benle had the best performance of any local athlete at Friday's Western Massachusetts Division I meet.
Benle finished third in the 200-meter dash in a time of 23.07 seconds. Champion Elijah Johnson of East Longmeadow ran a 22.64, while Central's Marquis Pellerin was second at 23.00.
Pittsfield's Sadie Supranowicz was sixth in the 100 in 13.26, while teammate Aliyan Bolling was seventh in the 200 in 27.93. Pittsfield's Molly Tierney was sixth in the 100 hurdles in 17.31, while the Pittsfield 1,600 relay team was sixth in 4:24.21.
In the team totals, the Pittsfield girls finished 10th with 23 points. Longmeadow was first with 118, followed by Northampton with 99. Chicopee Comp won the boys title with 100 points, with Amherst second at 95. Taconic was 14th with seven points and PHS was tied for 16th with two points.
Emma Whitney of Mount Greylock will be going to Ithaca College to swim. She was misidentified in a story in Friday's Eagle.
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