Monday's baseball/softball: Wahconah baseball beats Hoosac
CHESHIRE -- Two sixth-inning errors by Hoosac Valley's baseball team led to three Wahconah runs Monday, and the Hurricanes left the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position in the seventh inning of an 8-7 loss.
Trailing by three runs entering the bottom of the final inning, the Hurricanes scored two runs on a dropped Jake Hall fly ball to left field with two outs. With runners on second and third after an Austin Milesi walk, though, Wahconah's Ethan Wells struck out Matt Waltermire to end the game.
Two of Wahconah's three runs in the sixth inning came from runners who reached on errors. Lane Grogan had an RBI single in the inning, and the other two runs scored on wild pitches.
Wahconah was also able to get to Justin Nichols for four runs in the first.
"We were struggling just to get back into the game," Hoosac coach Bob Rivard said. "We made too many young mistakes that came back to bite us."
Wahconah 401 003 0--8 9
Hoosac 022 010 2--7 7
Nick Dargi (5+), Ethan Wells (2) and Lane Grogan. Justin Nichols (5+), Matt Braman (2) and Jake Hall. W -- Dargi. L -- Nichols. 2B -- Hoosac 2 (John Lewis 1, Matt Koperniak 1).
St. Joseph 10, Lee 3
PITTSFIELD -- Jon Bianchi's two solo home runs led the Crusaders, who scored seven times in the fourth inning to put this game away at the Doyle Complex.
Bianchi was 3 for 3, going deep in the first and third innings for the victors. Kyle Gregory was also 3 for 3 for St. Joe, hitting a two-run homer in the fourth-inning as part of his three-RBI day.
"Jon Bianchi just tore it up today. He hit everything," St. Joe coach Dennis Murphy said. "He hit their curveballs [and] fastballs. All year long, he's been hitting everything.
"Kyle has been hitting the ball well. Things started to drop for him."
Devon Johnston doubled and drove in a run, and picked up the win on the mound for the Crusaders. He struck out four in seven innings.
Lee 001 000 2--3 3 1
St. Joe 101 710 x--10 13 2
JT Brown (5), Heamon Williams (2) and Preston Webb. Devon Johnston and Nate Stump. W -- Johnston. L -- Brown. 2B -- St. Joseph 1 (Johnston). HR -- St. Joseph 3 (Bianchi 2, Gregory 1).
Taconic 6, Drury 0
NORTH ADAMS -- Jordan Barbarotta was sharp from the first pitch to the last for Taconic. The Braves right-hander scattered four hits while striking out eight in going the distance.
"He threw the ball well. He was working three pitches," Drury coach Al Marceau. "They got the big hit when they needed it. They made plays."
The Braves broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth inning.
Mitch Clary had three of Taconic's seven hits. Drury (5-7) was led by Ryan Lima's two hits.
Taconic 100 320 0--6 7 2
Drury 000 000 0--0 4 0
Jordan Barbarotta and Brian Bonacquisti. Kodey Bryce (3 2/3), Jake Tatro (2/3), Nolan Bird (2 2/3) and Joe Liporace. W -- Barbarotta. L -- Bryce. 2B -- Taconic 1 (Kevin Squires).
Mount Everett 23, Lenox 3
LENOX -- Erik Derwitsch was 4 for 5 with three RBI in the Eagles' rout. Everett scored eight runs in the top of the first, and also had a five-run third and a seven-run fourth.
"They hit a bunch of line drives and ... everybody threw today [for us]," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said. "They were hitting everything hard."
Tom Duffin was 1 for 3 with a stolen base and a run scored for Lenox.
Everett 815 72--23 14 0
Lenox 020 10--3 6 0
Zach Fife (4), Bradley Lupiani (1) and Alec Blume. Dillon Benham (2/3), Casey Potts (1 2/3), Jack Ellrodt (2/3), Ben Ramendetta (1 1/3), Trevor Hathaway (1) and Tom Duffin. W -- Fife. L -- Benham. 2B -- Mount Everett 3 (John Ormsbee 1, Eli Cook 1, Fife 1), Lenox 1 (Austin Salnitis 1). HR -- Mount Everett 1 (Sage Angell 1).
St. Mary's 6, McCann 0
WESTFIELD -- Coach Pat Ryan was happy with the way his team played against the league's top team. It just wasn't enough.
Justin Schneider did what he could to keep St. Mary's at bay, but it took advantage of small McCann miscues to win.
"He gave up six hits to the best team in the league, that's pretty good," Ryan said of Schneider's complete-game performance.
An error in the first gave St. Mary's an extra out and it plated two runs. In the third, it was a hit batsman and a walk that helped a three-run inning.
Joe Lubanski kept the McCann hitters in check, allowing just four hits.
St. Mary's 6, McCann Tech 0
MT 000 000 0--0 4 2
SM 203 001 x--6 6 0
Justin Schneider and T.J. Therrien; Joe Lubanski and Jeff Hockenberry. WP -- Lubanski. LP -- Schneider. 2B -- SM 1 (Lubanski); 3B -- MT 1 (Sean Davis).
St. Joe 12, New Lebanon 5
PITTSFIELD -- Freshman right-hander Julia Murphy notched a one-hit shutout. She took a perfect game into the fifth, but gave up a one-out single.
"She's done really well" for the Crusaders, said coach Jim Stimpson. "She had a lot of command of her fastball. She was hitting her spots."
The Crusaders broke open a 2-0 game with a seven-run third inning. The game was ended after five innings by the mercy rule.
Murphy also helped her cause with two singles. Kate Bean also had two hits for St. Joe.
New Leb. 000 00--0 1 5
St. Joseph 117 21--12 7 0
Breen and Moffitt. Julia Murphy and Hannah Kibbe. W -- Murphy. L --Breen. 2B -- SJ (Chanler Hospot).
Hoosac 6, Drury 5
ADAMS -- Hoosac scored four runs in the first inning and never surrendered the lead.
Visiting Drury did make it interesting in the top of the seventh. With runners on second and third pitcher Caroline Tomkowicz had a 2-strike count on Drury's Ingrid Olsen with two outs, Olsen popped up and Hoosac second baseman Erin Girard made a diving grab for the final out to preserve Tomkowicz's win.
Girard did her part at the bat as well, hitting a three-run home run in Hoosac's four-run first. Ashley Ciepiela had two hits for Hoosac. Amber Iacuessa had two hits for Drury, including a two-run homer in the second.
"This is a huge win," said Hoosac coach Morgan Shafer. "Not letting little mistakes get to us [was key]. If we made mistakes, we picked ourselves up."
Drury 102 020 0--5 5 3
Hoosac 420 000 x--6 7 2
Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. Caroline Tomkowicz and Alexis Bushika. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Record. 2B -- HV 1 (Ashley Ciepiela). HR -- D 1 (Amber Iacuessa), HV 1 (Erin Girard).
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