Local roundup: Taconic softball tops Lenox to qualify for postseason play
LENOX — The Taconic softball team needed a win over Lenox to qualify for the Western Massachusetts tournament, and the Braves did just that in impressive fashion with a 12-0 win on Thursday.
The score was close for a majority of game, as the Braves (10-9) took a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning. The visitors opened up their lead, however, scoring nine times in the frame. Ashley Keegan started the scoring with an RBI single. Janee Walker and Chloe Wood added RBI singles, as well. Olivia Bordeau had a two-RBI double. Wood scored on a error, Taylor Ostrander had an RBI single, Morgan Leighfield scored on an error and Aubrey Lazits capped the rally, plating Rebecca Herbert with a bases-loaded walk.
Keegan earned the win, striking out 10 and allowing four hits.
Wood had three hits. Walker, Bordeau and Ostrander each had two hits.
"We had a really big inning in the sixth inning and prior to that it was 3 to nothing. The girls were challenged and things weren't going their way," Taconic coach Kevin Harrington said. "I'm really happy with the leadership from my two captains [Kailey Bell and Keegan]. They took control and turned us in the right direction. ... We're excited to be in tournament."
Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. Anna Lynch and Kate Arace. W — Keegan. L — Lynch. 2B — T 1 (Olivia Bordeau).
MOUNT EVERETT 12, ST. JOSEPH 0
SHEFFIELD >> The Mount Everett softball team wrapped up an undefeated Berkshire South slate in style on Thursday, as Chandler DeGrenier and Faith Angell combined to toss a no-hitter in the Eagles' 12-0 win over St. Joseph in five innings.
DeGrenier pitched the first two innings and struck out all six batters. Angell pitched the final three, striking out seven for Mount Everett (15-3, 10-0).
"Both girls were throwing with a lot of velocity today and were hitting their spots," Mount Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier said. "I was happy with how they were pitching."
At the plate, Devan Galli went 2 for 3 with a triple and four runs batted in. DeGrenier added a double, as well.
Ilyssa Creamer, Olivia Mazzeo and N/A. Chandler DeGrenier (2), Faith Angell (3) and Morgan DeGrenier. W—C. DeGrenier, L—Creamer. 2B — ME 1 (C. DeGrenier), 3B — ME 1 (Devan Galli).
PITTSFIELD 25, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 0 (5 INNINGS)
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Pittsfield wrapped up its regular season with a lopsided win against Monument Mountain.
Pittsfield (19-1) did not score in the first inning, but in the second the team put up five runs and was off and running. The Generals added seven in the third, nine in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Britney Perkett hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning, and Abby Santos added a two-run bomb in the fifth.
Giuliana Pierce got the shutout win, striking out five on two hits and one walk. Isabelle Whalen had five strikeouts for Monument (4-11) in the loss.
Giuliana Pierce and Hayley Tobin. Isabelle Whalen and Lizzy Troiano. W—Pierce, L—Whalen. 2B — P 1 (Emma Lacey). HR — P2 (Britney Perkett 1, Abby Santos 1)
WAHCONAH 1, HOOSAC VALLEY 0
ADAMS >> In an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, Wahconah used small-ball to defeat Hoosac Valley.
In the fourth inning, Talia Warren dropped down a bunt on a squeeze play, scoring Kayla Kowalczyk from third for the winning run.
The one run was all pitcher Allie Borowsky needed. She showed strong command, striking out 11 and walking none. Hoosac's Kali Puppolo also pitched well, striking out eight. Hailey Adelt led the Hurricanes with two hits.
"She's deceptively fast," Hoosac coach Mike Ameen said of Borowsky. "She kept them off balance. ... She's around the plate, controlled her pitches and had us off stride the whole game."
Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. Kali Puppolo and Alyssa Pause. W — Borowsky. L — Puppolo.
EASTHAMPTON 10, MCCANN TECH 9 (WEDNESDAY)
EASTHAMPTON >> Easthampton hit four straight doubles, setting up the walk-off single from Nikki Lewandowski, giving the Eagles a win over McCann Tech on Wednesday.
The Eagles scored four times in the seventh inning for the comeback win. Brit Tassone, Alanza Quinones, Julia Esoldi and Meg Goyette each had two hits for McCann.
Meg Goyette and Alanza Quinones. Stephanie Therrien and O. Downer. W — Therrien. L — Goyette. 2B — EH 4 (O. Downer, E. Downer, Slattery, McDermott).
LENOX 8, DRURY 7 (8 INNINGS)
LENOX >> Patrick Colvin hit a walk-off double to plate Luke Murphy and lift Lenox to an extra innings win over Drury.
The Millionaires (13-5) dashed Drury's hopes of making the Western Mass. tournament with the win. The Blue Devils are now 7-11 with two games remaining.
"It was huge," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said of the win. "It gave us our 13th win, and a D-III team which is even bigger.
"I think this game was big as far as tournament time [and our seed]."
Murphy finished 6 for 6 in the win with a pair of runs batted in, while Colvin finished 3 for 4. Noah Hunter was also perfect at the dish, going 4 for 4 with a double.
For Drury, Logan Rumbolt went 2 for 4 with a home run and a double, and Thaylen Harrison added a double and a pair of RBI.
Ryan Dubie (3 2/3), Cody Crosier (4) and Crosier, Dubie. Tyler Coon (3 1/3), Mike Hurley (4 2/3) and Noah Hunter. W—Hurley, L—Crosier. 2B — D 2 (Logan Rumbolt, Thaylen Harrison), L 2 (Patrick Colvin, Noah Hunter). HR — D 1 (Rumbolt).
LEE 11, ST. JOSEPH 1
PITTSFIELD >> Patrick Finnegan and Devyn Olds allowed a combined three hits to St. Joseph in a commanding win over the Crusaders at Wahconah Park. The win is Lee's second of the season.
Olds earned the win, pitching four innings, striking out four and allowing two hits. The Wildcats (2-15) scored in all but two innings.
Cam Winters had a double for St. Joe (1-12).
Patrick Finnegan (3), Devyn Olds (4) and Hunter Roosa. Mike Gingras (6), Brent Arseneau (1) and Cam Winters. 2B — SJ 1 (Winters). 3B — L (Zack Wilson).
LENOX 17, LEE 0 (5 INNINGS)
LENOX >> Lenox rolled to a win over Lee on Wednesday.
Patrick Colvin went the distance on the mound, giving up three hits on nine strikeouts and zero walks. Colvin was also 3 for 3 at the plate with a pair of runs batted in. Luke Murphy went 2 for 3 with a triple and a ribbie, and Mike Hurley went 2 for 2 with a home run and a triple for two RBI.
Alex Donovan went 2 for 2 with a double for Lee.
Devyn Olds (1 1/3), Patrick Finnegan (1 1/3), Hunter Roosa (2/3), Riley Thomas (1/3) and Hunter Roosa. Patrick Colvin and Mike Downer. W—Colvin, L—Olds. 2B — L 1 (Alex Donovan), LX 2 (Jack Ellrodt, Noah Hunter). 3B — LX 2 (Mike Hurley, Luke Murphy). HR — LX 1 (Hurley).
EAST LONGMEADOW 17, MCCANN TECH 3
NORTH ADAMS >> Eleven different East Longmeadow players scored goals in a lop-sided win over McCann Tech.
Ricky Holden led the Spartans with three goals. Mike Marino led McCann with two goals.
East Longmeadow goals — Jack O'Brien 2, Zac Martin 1, Nolan Forbes 1, Ricky Holden 3, Isaiah Thomas 2, Joseph Saracino 2, Nik Roche 1, Austin Seiffert 1, Mat Boucher 2, Peter DeStephano 1, Ethan Johnson 1. East Longmeadow assists — O'Brien 1, Martin 1, Jared Coltey 2, Holden 1, Cochran 3, Seiffert 1, Johnson 1.
McCann Tech goals — Mike Marino 2, Nick Lincoln 1. McCann assists — Marino 1, Justin Mecyzwor 2.
Saves — EL: Billy Calcidise 4, MT: Jake Tower 10
CHICOPEE COMP 9, LEE 8 (WEDNESDAY)
CHICOPEE >> The Lee girls let a one-goal halftime lead slip against Chicopee Comp on Wednesday.
The Wildcats led 5-4 at the break, but could not hold on in the second half.
Emma Bartini and Meryl Phair each had hat tricks in the loss.
Lee goals — Emma Bartini 3, Meryl Phair 3, Mikayla DeSantis 2. Lee assists — Phair 1, DeSantis 1.
Chicopee Comp goals — Madison Stefanelli 3, Kaylee Krajewski 2, Emily Pavoni 2, Samantha Wegrzyn 1, Kathleen Brooks 1. Chicopee Comp assists — Pavoni 3, Krajewski 1, Wegrzyn 1, Stefanelli 1.
Track and Field
WAHCONAH ATHLETES COMPETE IN PENTATHLON
BOLTON >> Gianna Moncecchi finished second overall in the pentathlon and teammate Lily Pudlo finished fifth at the Central/West Division II outdoor pentathlon on Thursday. The pentathlon marked the start of the Central/West Division II championships.
Competing at Nashoba High School, Moncecchi finished fifth-or-better in all five events to pick up eight points for the Warriors going into Saturday's championship meet at Fitchburg State University. Pudlo earned Wahconah four additional points.
Wahconah's Mike Hruby finished sixth for the boys and earned Wahconah three points going into Saturday's events.
Moncecchi (2,697 points) took first in the 800 in a time of 2 minutes, 34.19 seconds. She finished third in the 100 hurdles (16.68), tied for first in the high jump (4-7 1/2), second in the long jump (15-11 1/2) and fifth in the shot put (25-2).
Oakmont's Tess Rembetsy-Brown finished first overall with 2,782 points. Pudlo finished tied for first in the high jump, took third in the 800 (2:40.07) and was fourth in the long jump (15-1 1/2). She finished with 2,232 points
Hruby finished second in two events, throwing the shot put 35-6 and running the 1500 in 5:01.98 to amass 1,558 points. Littleton's Hunter Gray took first with 3,200 points.
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