Local roundup: Williams softball advances to NESCAC championship
WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams' powerful offense carried it to a big 17-4 win over Tufts in the second day of the NESCAC championship.
After losing to Williams, Tufts defeated Amherst, setting up another meeting between the Ephs and Jumbos today at 1 p.m. for the NESCAC championship. Tufts must beat Williams twice to win the title, while the Ephs only need to win once.
Four Ephs had at least two RBI on Saturday. Brenna Martinez led the way with two hits and four RBI. Margo Beck had two hits, including a three-run home in the second inning. Mackenzie Murphy had two hits, two RBI and scored three runs.
TUFTS 19, WILLIAMS 11
MEDFORD >> Tufts used a dominant first half to eliminate Williams from the NESCAC tournament.
The Jumbos led 11-2 midway through the second quarter and the Ephs could not spark a comeback.
Michael Fahey led Williams with five goals and one assist.
WILLIAMS SPLITS DOUBLEHEADER
LEWISTON, MAINE >> The Williams baseball team ended its season by splitting a doubleheader against Bates.
The Ephs won the first game 10-1 in seven innings, and dropped the second game 3-2.
Kellen Hathaway led Williams in the first game with two hits and four RBI. Adam Regensburg had two hits and three RBI. Luke Rodino earned the win. He struck out nine, allowed only two hits and one run.
In game number two, in the eighth inning, Brendan Fox advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an error, serving as the winning run for Bates. Tyler Duff took the loss. He pitched six innings in relief, striking out five and allowing one run.
High School Baseball
WAHCONAH 15, LENOX 1
LENOX >> Walks and errors doomed Lenox, leading to a comfortable win for Wahconah.
Shane Sinopoli led Wahconah with four hits. Tyler Cowdrey had three hits and Chad Supranowicz had two hits.
Gage Frazier earned the win, he struck out seven in five innings.
"We haven't been hitting the ball all that great," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said. "Wahconah played great defense and we played alright defense."
Gage Frazier (5), Andrew Beaudoin (1), Patrick Butler (1) and Matt Schneider (5), Tanner Campbell (2). Mike Hurley (3 1/3), Tyler Coon (2 1/3), Ricky Armstrong (1/3) and Noah Hunter. W — 2B 3 (Beaudoin, Trevor Salvini, Butler).
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