High school roundup: Taconic baseball finishes 8-0 in North
PITTSFIELD >> The Taconic baseball team completed an undefeated season in the North Division with its 7-3 win over Wahconah on Tuesday.
The Braves (17-2, 8-0) played a complete game, notching 11 totals hits and playing error-free baseball.
Matt Stracuzzi led the offense with three hits. Jack Cooney added two hits. Izaiya Mestre earned the win on the mound. He went the distance, striking out four and walking two.
Shane Sinopoli led Wahconah with three hits. Will Genaway had two hits.
"Wahconah put the bat on the ball. Izaiya wasn't sharp early, but he settled down," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "Our defense was solid and double-digit hits is always good. It takes pressure off our pitchers.
"Hopefully we're moving in the right direction heading into the tournament."
Ben Schmitt (5 1/3), Bob Archambault (2/3) and Matt Schneider. Izaiya Mestre and Brett Murphy. 2B — W 2 (Schneider, Will Genaway), T 2 (Jack Cooney, Devon Walker).
The schedule for the Berkshire Classic was announced on Tuesday.
South Division winner Mount Greylock will host North Division winner Taconic on Friday at 4 p.m.
In other action on Friday, Hoosac Valley will host Wahconah at 4 p.m. Teams from the South Division will host each of the five Berkshire Classic games in 2016.
The Classic is set to conclude on Saturday with a trio of games. All three will occur at 11 a.m., with Pittsfield at Lenox, Monument Mountain at Lee and Drury at St. Joseph.
LENOX 16, ST. JOE 5
LENOX >> Riley Burke led the Lenox (4-14, 3-7) offense to a big win over St. Joseph.
Burke had four of the Millionaires' 13 hits, including two doubles and a triple, driving in three runs and stealing a base. Aimee Green, Anna Lynch and Hannah Sibley had two hits each. The Crusaders (1-9, 0-9) scored all five of their runs in the first inning. Lynch entered in relief and allowed only one hit in seven innings. Colleen Baker led St. Joe with two hits.
Olivia Mazzeo and Colleen Baker. Hannah Sibley (0+), Anna Lynch (7) and Kate Arace. W — Lynch. L Mazzeo. 2B — SJ 1 (Ilyssa Creamer). L 6 (Riley Burke 2, Morgan Levesque, Aimee Green, Lynch, Sibley). 3B — L (Burke).
HOOSAC VALLEY 7, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 3
ADAMS >> Kali Puppolo struck out 11, leading Hoosac Valley (11-5, 8-2) over Monument (4-10, 4-6).
The game started as a low-scoring affair, but the Hurricanes opened it up, scoring four times in the sixth. Hailey Adelt started the inning with a single. After a sacrifice bunt, Alyssa Pause added an RBI single. After another sacrifice, Pause scored on a passed ball and Kelsey Worhle plated two with a double.
Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. Kali Puppolo and Alyssa Pause. 2B — HV 2 (Puppolo, Kelsey Worhle). 3B — 1 (Kayle Dupont).
MOUNT EVERETT 13, LEE 1
LEE >> Lee (8-10, 5-5) committed eight errors, allowing Mount Everett to capitalize on the mistakes and defeat the Wildcats.
Kendra Williams took the loss, but only four of the 13 runs were earned. Marion Devoti drove in four runs for Everett. Emily Coon added three hits and three RBI.
Chandler DeGrenier earned the win for the Eagles (14-3, 9-0). She struck out six and allowed only three hits.
Chandler DeGrenier and Morgan DeGrenier. Kendra Williams and Shannon Finnegan. W — C. DeGrenier. L — Williams. 3B — ME (Emily Coon).
WAHCONAH 15, LEE 10
LEE >> Wahconah used a big first half to defeat Lee.
The Warriors (16-4, 10-2) jumped out to a 8-2 first-half lead. The Wildcats (7-8, 4-8) scored eight times in the second half, but could not complete the comeback.
Emmy Cote led Wahconah with five goals and three assists. McKenna McIlquham had four goals and two assists.
Emma Bartini led Lee with five goals.
Wahconah goals — Emmy Cote 5, McKenna McIlquham 4, Brittany Quinn 1, Hannah Rueger 1, Hannah Ronanye 1. Wahconah assists — Cote 3, McIlquham 2, Quinn 1.
Lee goals — Emma Bartini 5, Mikayla DeSantis 2. Meryl Phair 2. Annie Macchi 1. Lee assists — Grace Phair 1, Phair 1, McKenna Hammerle 1, Haleigh Richard 1.
Saves — W: Katie Bachli 11. L: Bridey Nicotra 8. Taryn Paul 3.
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