MCLA's Sean Cota second in MASCAC golf tournament
SUTTON -- Sean Cota finished three shots shy of claiming his first MASCAC golf tournament championship on Tuesday.
The MCLA senior shot a 7-over-par 79 at Blackstone National to finish two shots behind individual champion Tom Grant of Salem State.
As a team, the Trailblazers finished fourth in the four-team tournament with a 359 total. Westfield State won the title with a 335 score, one stroke better than Salem State.
MCLA’s Taylor Dunn finished in a three-way tie for 11th at 87.
NORTH ADAMS -- Cody Weaver threw four innings of relief as MCLA beat Westfield 4-2 in the first game of a doubleheader, snapping an 11-game losing streak. The Owls beat the Trailblazers 7-5 in a 12-inning nightcap.
A two-run double by Westfield’s Dan Rokitowski off reliever Nate Alibozek broke a 5-5 tie. Jared Gersch took the loss for the Trailblazers.
In the opener, MCLA (3-20) scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. A two-run double by Sean Coyle was the big hit.
Ross Miner pitched three scoreless innings to start and Weaver gave up two runs, one earned on four hits in four innings of relief against Westfield (14-17).
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers (14-18) strengthened their hold on fourth place in MASCAC, sweeping Westfield 2-1 and 5-1.
Rachel Quackenbush threw a four-hitter in the opener, giving up an unearned run in the first inning. Amanda Meczywor’s RBI single in the third broke the 1-1 tie against the Owls (7-24)
In the nightcap, Meczywor came on to pitch four innings of no-run, one hit relief to get the win. A two-run double by Megan Boyer in the bottom of the fourth put the Trailblazers ahead for keeps.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams earned a split with Skidmore, beating the Thoroughbreds 7-1 in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The Ephs dropped a 4-3 decision in the opener.
Emalie Rott threw a one-hitter for the Ephs in their win. She walked two and struck out one.
The game was tied 1-1 when the Ephs erupted for three runs in the bottom of the third inning. Freshman Kacey Cramer had the big hit of the inning, an RBI triple into right center. Cramer was 3 for 4 with three RBI in the nightcap.
With the split, Williams is now 13-19, while Skidmore is now 10-26.
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