High school roundup: Wahconah baseball tops Monument Mountain
DALTON — Will Genaway and Gage Frasier combined on a four-hitter as Wahconah scored a season-opening win Thursday afternoon.
Genaway gave up one run in four innings and Frasier pitched three innings of one-hit, shutout relief as the Warriors rallied to beat Monument Mountain 3-1. Ty Cowdrey's three-run double in the fourth inning gave the Warriors all the runs they needed.
"It definitely calms the nerves," Wahconah first-year coach Rob Cowdrey said. "Getting that first win under the belt gets you focused on the rest of the season.
With one out in the fourth, Frasier singles and goes to second on a single by Shane Sinopoli. Austin Cancilla loaded the bases by beating out a bunt and then Ty Cowdrey (3 for 3) ripped his 3-run double.
Dominic DeFelice (5), Jared Henry (2) and Brandon Perry. Will Genaway (4), Gage Frasier (3) and Matt Schneider. W—Genaway. L—DeFelice. S—Fraseri. 2B—W: Ty Cowdrey. M: Graham Herrick.
MOUNT EVERETT 4, NEW LEBANON 3
SHEFFIELD >> It was a walk-off win for host Mount Everett.
Dan Litchfield scored from third base when Nick Tomich's fly ball was dropped in left field and the Eagle scampered home for the final run. Litchfield had opened the seventh by reaching on an error and stole a couple of bases before Tomich's fly ball.
"We're still not playing the way I was hoping we'd play," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter. "I was happy. We battled back. To find a way to win it in the seventh is good."
Cavan Brady pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Eagles (2-2), and reliever Tim Robitaille got the win.
One out when winning run scored.
Matt Barton (6), Zach Sejeklein (1/3) and Zach Panlows. Cavan Brady (5 2/3), Tim Robitaille (1 1/3) and Patrick Silk. W—Robitaille. L—Sejeklein.
LENOX 11, LEE 0
LEE >> Visiting Lenox (2-0) jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings, and never trailed.
The Millionaires have now scored 23 runs in two games, a number that even surprises coach Kevin Downer.
"I knew we were capable" of scoring runs, he said, "but not this many runs."
The Millionaires had double-figure hits for the second time in as many games, pounding out 12 hits. Only two of those, a double by Noah Hunter and a triple by Joe Bouvier, were for extra bases.
Bouvier, Jake Corcoran and Luke Murphy all had two hits and two RBI each for Lenox.
Connor Hanson (6), Mike Hurley (1) and Noah Hunter. Patrick Finnegan (5 1/3), Sean McLaughlin (1 2/3) and Bryce Whalen. W—Hanson. L—Finnegan. 2B—Len: Noah Hunter. 3B—Len: Joe Bouvier.
COMMERCE 8, MCCANN TECH 3
NORTH ADAMS >> One bad inning ruined McCann Tech's home opener.
Visiting Commerce scored seven runs in the top of the third inning, chasing Hornet starter Austin Miller.
"It was early-season mistakes," Hornets coach Pat Ryan said. "It's still early."
The Hornets managed only six hits against Commerce starter Wilson Rosa.
Wilson Rosa and Kevin Colon. Austin Miller (2 1/3), Robert Matte (4 1/3) and Charlie Bohl. W—Rosa. L—Miller. 2B—C: A.J, Archeval, Geovanni Rodriguez. 3B—C: Michael Santiago. M: Mike Ferrara.
GREYLOCK, MONUMENT SPLIT
WILLIAMSTOWN >> At the Williams College courts, Mount Greylock and Monument Mountain split their matches. The Greylock boys won 4-1, while the Monument girls won 5-0.
Monument's Kadin Shafiroff won the day's best battle, beating Gray Kaegi 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. The other four matches were won by the Mounties (2-0) in straight sets.
Cara Freadman set the tone for the day with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Greylock's Josie Dalsin at No. 1 singles. The Spartans won all five matches in straight sets.
Greylock boys 4, Monument 1
Singles — 1. Kadin Shafiroff (MM) def. Gray Kaegi 6-3, 3-6, 6-0; 2. Josh Narey (MG) def. Alec Goffin 6-2, 6-4; 3. Jacob Fink (MG) def. Rafael Guttierez 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Matt Wiseman/Brady Foehl (MG) def. Jack White/Kevin Costello 6-0, 6-3; 2. Sam Dils/Toby Foehl (MG) def. Jonathan Mack/Paolo Lichtenthal 6-1, 6-2.
Monument girls 5, Greylock 0
Singles — 1. Cara Freadman (MM) def. Josie Dalsin 6-0, 6-0' 2. Lexi Shumsky (MM) def. Orianna Van Slycke 6-1, 6-0; 3. Ava Guidette (MM) def. Kate Pfister 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Carly Shafiroff/Hailey Higgins (MM) def. Emma Stankiewicz/Cedar Keyes 6-1, 6-1; 2. Gabi DeFelice/Olivia Jaffe (MM0 def. Charlotte Sanford/Hannah Gilooly 6-0, 6-0.
LEE SWEEPS TURNERS FALLS
LEE >> The Lee boys needed two, three-set victories in singles to beat visiting Turners Falls 3-2. That gave the Wildcats (1-1) their first win of the season.
Ibz Zia dropped his first set to Turners Falls' Jimmy Vaughn at No. 1 singles, but bounced back to beat Vaughn 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Jed Devarennes used the same script at No. 3 singles, beating Ricky Craver 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
The Lee girls tennis team made quick work of Turners Falls, winning four matches in straight sets for a 4-1 victory. Ava Martin did not drop a game at No. 3 singles. Surianna Lee dropped only one game in the second set at No. 2 singles. Turners Falls' lone win came at No. 1 singles, as Alysha Wozniak defeated Sarah Winston 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
The Wildcats face Turners Falls again today at 4 p.m. Coach Norma Comalli said Winston must work on being more consistent and keeping the ball deep in order to beat Wozniak.
Lee boys 3, Turners Falls 2
Singles — 1. Ibz Zia (L) def. Jimmy Vaughn 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1; 2. Avery Palmer (TF) def. Michael Comalli 6-4, 7-5; 3. Jed Devarennes (L) def. Ricky Craver 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Doubles — 1. Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime (L) def. Mason Whiteman/Nick Morin 7-5, 6-2; 2. Jovanni Ruggiano/Brian Poirer (TF) def. Lukas Loehr/Elias Keiderling 6-4, 6-4.
Lee girls 4, Turners Falls 1
Singles — 1. Alysha Wozniak (TF) def. Sarah Winston 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. 2. Surianna Lee (L) def. Kortiney Thurber 6-0, 6-1. 3. Ava Martin (L) def. Amber Taylor 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: 1. Kate Delsignor/Anna Wang (L) def. Kaili Lynch/Hailey Trott 6-2, 6-1. 2. Angelique Nejaime/Sandra Ortega (L) def, Carlie Kretchman/Emily Severns 6-1, 6-1 .
PITTSFIELD 4, MOUNT EVERETT 1
SHEFFIELD >> Playing at Berkshire School, visiting Pittsfield swept all three singles matches en route to a win over Mount Everett.
The match could have gone either way. Evan Dempsey, playing No. 1 singles for Pittsfield, needed three sets to beat Patrick Hogelin 6-0, 4-6, 6-0, while Noah Beckwith needed a first-set tiebreaker before going on to beat the Eagles' Eduardo Rodriguez 7-6 (8), 6-2.
Pittsfield boys 4, Mount Everett 1
Singles — 1. Evan Dempsey (P) def. Patrick Hogelin 6-0, 4-6, 6-0; 2. Noah Beckwith (P) def. Eduardo Rodriguez 7-6 (8), 6-2; 3. Nick Simmons (P) def. Mark Gogel 6-4, 6-0.
Doubles — 1. James Korenman/Tom Rindfuss (P) def. Graham Callopy/Sam Webb 6-1, 6-1; 2. Seth Ivas/Kemmy Edwards (ME) def. Sabil Kaddoura/Max Whalen 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.
WAHCONAH 8, PITTSFIELD 6
PITTSFIELD >> At Kirvin Park, Dart Jaggi and Wyatt Schleicher each scored two goals as visiting Wahconah improved to 2-0 with a hard-fought win over Pittsfield.
"They really outworked us the whole game," Pittsfield coach Scott Aitken said. "In the fourth quarter, the difference was really the ground balls. They controlled the ground balls so they really controlled possession."
Mason Papirio and Cam Giardina each had two goals for the Generals.
Wahconah goals — Wyatt Schleicher 2, Dart Jaggi 2, Connor Washburn 1, Kyle Gazzillo 1, Jeremy Girard 1, Dayton Kozlowski 1. Wahconah assists — Washburn 1, Girard 1, Jaggi 1.
Pittsfield goals — Mason Papirio 2, Cam Giardina 2, Kevin Quinto 1, Tavian Bassett 1. Pittsfield assists — Quinto 1, Giardina 1.
Saves — W: Vinny Orlandi 15. P: Nikolai Pixley 13.
POPE FRANCIS 16, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 5
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Visiting Pope Francis jumped out to a 7-0 lead after one quarter en route to a win over host Monument.
Spartan goalie Jonah Swotes faced 34 shots and made 18 saves.
Cam Peritz had five goals and two assists for Pope Francis, while Jake and Connor Parkinson had two goals each for the Spartans.
Pope Francis goals — Cam Peritz 5, Zach Steigmeyer 5, Matt DeLorean 3, Tadju Ondrick 1, Ian Kinsella 1, Jake King 1. Pope Francis assists — Peritz 2, DeLorean 2, Ondrick 2, Joe Brousseau 3, Anthony Trazziano 1.
Monument goals — Jake Parkinson 2, Connor Parkinson 2, Matt DaSilva 1. Monument assists — Joe LaBrasca 1.
Saves — PF: Kyle Wolenski 2. MM: Jonah Swotes 18.
LEE 15, ST. MARY'S 6
LEE >> The host Wildcats got six goals from Emma Bartini as they pulled away in the second half to win their opener.
The Wildcats led 9-5 at halftime, but outscored the Gaels 6-1 in the second half.
Brianna Hawley chipped in with three goals and an assist for Lee.
St. Mary's goals — Ashley Butler 3, Maddie Rix 1, Olivia Mazza 1, Jenna Terrini 1.
Lee goals — Emma Bartini 6, Brianna Hawkey 3, McKenna Hammerlie 1, Khali Zabian 1, Annie Macchi 1, Alexa Tallboy 1, Stella Piaseki 1, Jodi Morawiec 1. Lee assists — Macchi 2, Morawiec 2, Hawley 1.
Saves — SM: Elisa Kosinski 12. L: Bridey Nicotra 7, Taryn Paul 3.
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