Local roundup: Drury baseball upends Mount Greylock
NORTH ADAMS — Drury baseball coach Pat Boulger called it "a huge win."
The Blue Devils rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and held on to beat Mount Greylock 4-3 in a Northern Berkshire showdown.
The Blue Devils (4-1), who scored a run in the first inning, were held scoreless by Mounties starter Josh Jezouit for the next four innings. Things unraveled in the sixth.
Logan Rumbolt led off with a single, took second on Thaylen Harrison's infield single, and the runners moved up on Ryan Dubie's ground out. Matt Stewart singled home Rumbolt and Zach Yeaton reached on an error, plating Harrison with the tying run.
After Stewart stole third, Nate Hillard's infield single drove home Stewart with the go-ahead run.
Reliever Kody Crosier gave up a leadoff walk to Brandon Condon in the top of the seventh, but set the next three Greylock hitters down in order to get the save for Hayden Bird.
"A win like this is huge for the program," said Boulger. "This is the kind of game that sets you up for the rest of your week."
Josh Jezouit (5), Adam Hall (1) and Hunter Abriel. Hayden Bird (6), Kody Crosier (1) and Crosier (6). W—Bird. L—Hall. S—Crosier. 2B—D (Thaylen Harrison).
PITTSFIELD 10, HOOSAC VALLEY 8 (13 INNINGS)
CHESHIRE >> It took a week and 13 innings, but Pittsfield finally got its win over Hoosac Valley.
The game was suspended with the score 6-6 after 11 innings because of darkness when they got together a week ago. Each team scored two runs in the 12th, but the 13th was a lucky inning for Pittsfield.
Shane McMahon's RBI double broke the tie and Shane Tierney pushed an insurance run across with a sacrifice fly.
Sam Fick pitched a 1-2-3 13th for Pittsfield to get the save. Gabe Coyne, the third Pittsfield pitcher of the game, got the win. Jake Swistak took the loss.
Griff Manns (4 2/3), Chris Tracy (4 1/3), Gabe Coyne (3), Sam Fick (1) and Austin Hoiughtaling. Noah Matrigali (5), Matt Koperniak (5), Jake Swistak (3) and Swistak (10),, Matrigali (3). W—Coyne. L—Swistak. S—Fick. 2B—P (Shane McMahon). HV (Koperniak 2).
TACONIC 15, LEE 0
PITTSFIELD >> Joe Heath and Drew Wojtkowski combined on a one-hit shutout for undefeated Taconic (6-0), in a game stopped after five innings.
Heath took a no-hitter into the fourth inning.
The Braves scored 15 runs in four innings against four pitchers for Lee (0-2). The Braves scored in every inning.
Brett Murphy had a double, two singles and five RBI, while Cedric Rose had a single, a double and four RBI.
McLaughlin (2), Wilson (1), Brown (0+), Donovan 1 and Whalen. Joe Heath (4), Drew Wojtkowski (1) and Cedric Rose. W—Heath. L—McLaughlin. 2B—T 2 (Rose, Brett Murphy).
TACONIC 6, MOUNT GREYLOCK 2
PITTSFIELD >> At the Doyle Complex, Taconic pitcher Ashley Keegan made one mistake, giving up a two-run triple to Olivia DiNicola in the top of the third inning. Fortunately for Keegan and the Braves, they had put four runs up the half-inning earlier. That helped hand Mount Greylock (4-1) it's first loss of the season
Olivia Bordeau's two-run home run was the key blow in Taconic's four-run second inning.
But the story was Keegan, who scattered two hits and two walks, while striking out 14.
"She had command of the ball," said Taconic coach Kevin Harrington. "She threw great pitches. Other than the two hits, she was dominant."
Janae Walker and Chloe Wood had two hits each for Taconic (4-3).
Fiona Kelley and Olivia DiNicola. Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. W—Keegan. L—Kelley. 3B—MG (DiNicola). T (Janae Walker). HR—T (Olivia Bordeau).
MCCANN TECH 11, WARE 5
NORTH ADAMS >> The host Hornets (3-3) scored five runs on four hits in the top of the first inning and freshman pitcher Meghan Goyette did the rest.
McCann pounded out 12 hits in the game, led by Michaela Malloy, who went 3 for 4 with three RBI. Taylor Sprague had two hits and three RBI, while Alanza Quinones had a hit and two RBI.
"I was happy with the bats today, but we still need to work on some defensive miscues," McCann coach Robin Finnegan wrote in an email.
Jenna Goodreau and Alexis Koharski. Meghan Goyette and Alanza Quinones. W—Goyette. L—Goodreau. 2B—MT (Taylor Sprague).
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 6, LENOX 4 (8 INNINGS)
LENOX >> Visiting Monument broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Millionaires.
Monument (2-3) loaded the bases with two outs. Arianna Saporito scored from third on a dropped third strike with Alexa Troiano up. Emily Shaw then stole home to make it 6-4.
The Millionaires (1-5) went 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Shaw had two of Monument's five hits. Aimee Green was one of four Millionaires with two hits, and she drove in two runs.
Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. Hannah Sibley (4), Anna Lynch (4) and Molly O'Brien. W—A. Troiano. L—Lynch. 2B—L (Sibley). 3B—L (Riley Burke).
TACONIC BOYS 16, MCCANN TECH 4
PITTSFIELD >> At BCC, Taconic (2-4) broke open a tight game with nine unanswered goals in the second quarter to keep McCann Tech (0-5) winless.
"We played a deliberate game. We don't have a lot of depth," Taconic coach Bill O'Brien-Garvey said. "Some mistakes keep plaguing us. Against a real good team, those are going to show."
Brad Cobb led the Braves with six goals, while Sal Amaral had a good game with a hat trick and four assists.
McCann goals — Justin Meczywor 2, Nick Lincoln 1, Evan Knapp 1. McCann assists — Meczywor 1, Lincoln 1, Brian Boudreau 1.
Taconic goals — Brad Cobb 6, Sal Amaral 3, Kevin Harris 2, Tim Curry 2, Hunter Johnston 1, Tyler Coelho 1. Taconic assists — Amara 4, Harris 2, Curry 1, Coelho 1, Justin Thompson 1.
Saves — MT: Jake Tower 9. T: Troy Schweitzer 12.
MOUNT GREYLOCK 14, PITTSFIELD 3
WILLIAMSTOWN >> Sarah Stripp scored four times and added two assists for Mount Greylock in its victory over Pittsfield.
Emma Polumbo contributed a hat trick and two assists for the Mounties (7-0) while Julia Whitney added 10 saves.
For Pittsfield (0-5), Mya Wiles, Jacey Salvie and Sareen Sistrunk each scored once.
Pittsfield goals — Mya Wiles 1, Jacey Salvie 1, Sareen Sistrunk 1. Pittsfield assists — Lauren Curry 1.
Greylock goals — Sarah Stripp 4, Emma Polumbo 3, Karen McComish 2, Lauren Aliberti 1, Caroline Flynn 1, Ari Walden 1, Maggie Rorke 1, Lauren Howard 1. Greylock assists — Stripp 2, Walden 2, Polumbo 1, Flynn 1.
Saves — P: Clare Sheedy 9. MG: Julia Whitney 10.
LENOX TOPS MOUNT EVERETT
SHEFFIELD >> The Lenox tennis team bested Mount Everett on Monday, with the girls sweeping 5-0 while the boys won 3-2.
The Millionaire girls won all five contests in two sets, although both doubles matches went to second-set tiebreakers. The No. 1 team of Sarah Baron and Cami Smachetti won 7-5, 7-6 (8-6) over Katelyn Dawson and Ashley Kerzner, while the No. 2 team of Ella King and Hani Chung won 2-6, 6-7 (7-1) over Michaela Loring and Shelby Tinker.
For the boys, Lenox's No. 1 player Henrik Palmer topped Patrick Hoagelin 7-5, 4-7, 6-2. Mount Everett's No. 3 Eduardo Rodriguez won his match over Ari Yantovsky 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, Lenox's Cam Abduhaldu and Sean Coakley topped Sam Webb and Finn Chebatoris 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.
Lenox boys 3, Mount Everett 2
Singles — 1. Henrik Palmer (L) def. Patrick Hoagelin 7-5, 4-7, 6-2; 2. Jonas Malicky (ME) def. Hugo Hale 6-2, 6-4; 3. Eduardo Rodriguez (ME) def. Ari Yantovsky 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Noah Kuligher-Coggins/Jackson Reis (L) def. Graham Collopy/Ethan Benoit 6-2, 6-2; 2. Cam Abduhaldu/Sean Coakley (L) def. Sam Webb/Finn Chebatoris 6-1, 5-7, 6-1.
Lenox girls 5, Mount Everett 0
Singles — 1. Victoria Vittori (L) def. Maya Neski 6-2, 6-2; 2. Morgan Hayden (L) def. Julia Groeber 6-2, 6-2; 3. Alex Trousilek (L) def. Anna Dupont 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — 1. Cami Smachetti/Sarah Baron (L) def. Katelyn Dawson/Ashley Kerzner 7-5, 7-6 (8-6); 2. Ella King/Hani Chung (L) def. Michaela Loring/Shelby Tinker 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).
LEE SPLITS WITH SABIS
LEE >> The Lee girls swept all three singles matches in straight sets in a 4-1 win over Sabis. The Wildcat boys dropped a 3-2 match to the visiting Bulldogs. The Lee girls improve to 4-0, while the Lee boys are 2-2.
In the girls match, Sarah Winston got things started for the Wildcats by beating Emma Smith 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles.
In the boys match, Sabis' Roberto Falvo and Christopher Calvanese won a first-set tiebreaker and went on to beat Lee's Sam Polastri and Julian Nejaime 7-6 (3), 6-4. Lee's Jed DeVarennes, playing at third singles, won his match in straight sets.
Sabis 3, Lee boys 2
Singles — 1. Ahn Nguyen (S) def. Ibz Zia 6-0, 6-2; 2. Nathan Reed (S) def. Michael Comalli 6-1, 6-0; 3. Jed DeVarennes (L) def. Tyrese Taylor 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Roberto Falvo/Christopher Calvanese (S) def. Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime 7-6 (3), 6-4; 2. Lukas Loehr/Christopher Petrescli (L) def. Zachary Thomas/Michael Elmasian 6-2, 6-2.
Lee girls 4, Sabis 1
Singles — 1. Ava Martin (L) def. Abby Sullivan 6-2, 6-1; 2. Sarah Winston (L) def. Emma Smith 6-0, 6-0; 3. Maddie DiSantis (L) def. Olivia Hulker 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Anna Wang/Kate DelSignore (L) def. Daria McHenndon/Angie Gonzalez 6-2, 6-1; 2. Remie Jerard/Katie Sharpe (S) def. Angelique Nejaime/Erin Brisebois 6-3, 7-6 (9).
SPRINGFIELD 10, MCLA 9
NORTH ADAMS >> Visiting Springfield College scored three runs in the eighth inning to tie the game and Billy Peterson singled in the top of the 10th to give the Pride (12-21-1) a baseball victory over MCLA (4-21).
The Trailblazers were one out away from moving to the home 10th tied when reliever Nate Alibozek walked Patrick Coan. After Colin King singled, Peterson plated Coan with a base hit.
Antonio Archina reached on a one-out single in the home 10th for MCLA, and was moved to second on Andrew Casteel's sacrifice bunt. Pinch-hitter Brett Labonte flied to King in left field to end the game.
Archina had four of MCLA's 14 hits. Ryan Shook was 3 for 4 with two RBI. King had four hits to lead Springfield.
MURPHY EARNS NESCAC HONOR
HADLEY >> Williams freshman Mackenzie Murphy earned her third NESCAC honor this past week.
Murphy, who was named the NESCAC pitcher of the week twice this season, was named the player of the week.
The freshman from St. Louis hit .500 last week, with a .615 on-base percentage. She was 5 for 10 with four extra-base hits. Three of those hits were home runs. She was also errorless in the field. In a three-game series against Amherst, Murphy homered three times.
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