Mount Everett softball capitalizes on errors, beats Pittsfield
PITTSFIELD -- There was no margin for error Thursday at Pittsfield High School. So when Pittsfield errors occurred late, Mount Everett's softball team took advantage of them.
The Eagles capitalized on two outfield errors by the Generals in the top of the seventh inning, scoring three times en route to a 5-2 win.
Morgan DeGrenier doubled to lead off the inning, and a dropped fly ball put Sam Hoover on base and scored DeGrenier to give Mount Everett the lead. But they weren't done there, as another dropped fly ball gave the Eagles two runners on base -- who scored on Alicia Bazonski's two-run single.
For her part, Bazonski struck out eight Generals in a game that was tight until the final frame.
"Both teams were playing well," PHS coach Greg Marchbanks said. "I thought we were playing very well against Bazonski. She didn't rack up the Ks like she's been doing against everybody. The majority of our outs were loud outs, line drives."
Pittsfield scored both its runs in the second inning, stringing together base hits and scoring twice on wild pitches. DeGrenier doubled twice for Mount Everett.
Mount Everett 5, Pittsfield 2
Everett 011 000 3 -- 5 7 2
Pittsfield 020 000 0 -- 2 6 3
Alicia Bazonski and M. DeGrenier. Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. W -- Bazonski. L -- Koldys. 2B -- Everett 3 (M. DeGrenier 2, Sam Hoover 1).
Wahconah 4, Hoosac Valley 3
DALTON -- A pair of freshmen made a big difference for the Warriors in a night game at Pine Grove Park.
Ashley Zink scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, as a courtesy runner for fellow freshman and pitcher Allie Borowsky. Zink came in after Borowsky singled up the middle, then stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball. She beat a throw to home plate on Juli McBain's RBI fielder's choice to the right side of the infield.
"Allie's got pretty good speed, but we like to run for the pitcher," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "Zink is such an aggressive baserunner, especially for a freshman. She's got great instincts on the basepaths."
Borowsky only struck out two Hurricanes, but walked no one. She faced the top of Hoosac's order in the seventh inning, but retired them in order to end the game.
"She competed tonight. She's just so poised in that circle for a freshman," Belcher said.
Chloe Warren hit a fifth-inning home run for Wahconah to tie the game at 3. For Hoosac Valley, Kassy Kazimierczak tripled and homered.
Hoosac 002 010 0 -- 3 7 2
Wahconah 200 011 x -- 4 8 2
Caroline Tomkowicz and Alyssa Pause. Allie Borowsky and Bree Herforth. W -- Borowsky. L -- Tomkowicz. 2B -- Wahconah 2 (Bridget Lussier 1, Herforth 1). 3B -- Hoosac 1 (Kassy Kazimierczak 1). HR -- Hoosac 1 (Kazimierczak 1), Wahconah 1 (Chloe Warren 1).
Drury 5, St. Joseph 0
NORTH ADAMS -- At Alcombright Field, Cat Record tossed a six-hit shutout, walking one and striking out seven.
Ingrid Olsen had the hot bat for the Blue Devils with a pair of doubles and three RBI.
St. Joseph 000 000 0 -- 0 6 3
Drury 020 021 x -- 5 8 2
Julia Murphy and Kacey Sondrini. Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W--Record. L--Murphy. 2B--D 2 (Olsen 2).
Mount Greylock 12, Lenox 0
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Kendal Frye was two outs away from getting her first career no-hitter when Lenox's Molly O'Brien hit a one-out single in the top of the fifth inning.
"She's coming along on the mound," said Greylock coach June Blake.
The Mounties closed out the mercy-rule victory with two runs in the home fifth.
Meredith Dezieck had the big bat for Greylock, going 2 for 3 with four RBI.
Lenox 000 00 -- 0 1 5
Mount Greylock 002 82 -- 12 13 1
Makayla White (4), Anna Lynch (1) and Molly O'Brien. Kendal Frye and Olivia DiNicola. W--Frye. L--White. 2B--MG 1 (Meredith Dezieck).
Baseball: Drury 1, Wahconah 0
DALTON -- Shayne Garvey's two-out infield single in the sixth scored Schuyler Robinson from third base for the game's only run.
Starting pitcher Tyler Briggs led off with a single, stole second and was thrown out at home trying to score on Logan Rumbolt's base hit to left. Rumbolt took second on the throw but was caught in a rundown on a grounder by Robinson. Jake Tatro blooped a single to right and Garvey plated the run with his hit.
Briggs threw the first five innings and Tyler Cote pitched the final two frames for the win.
Drury 000 001 0 -- 1 7 2
Wahconah 000 000 0 -- 0 3 1
Tyler Briggs (5), Tyler Cote (2) and Thaylen Harrison. Collin Parrott (6 2/3), Ethan Wells (1/3) and Matt Schneider. W--Cote. L--Parrott. 2B--Wahconah 1 (Wells).
Monument 13, Lee 1
LEE -- Junior Austin Pectal made his first varsity start on the mound and pitched five shutout innings for the Spartans.
The Monument bats backed him up by scoring 11 runs during his outing.
Bobby Kinne, Henri Morrison and Nate Cormier had two hits and two RBI each for the Spartans (9-1).
Monument 054 200 2 -- 13 15 0
Lee 000 000 1 -- 1 5 5
Austin Pectal (5), Dominic DeFelice (2) and T.J. Shumsky. Consolati (2 2/3), Olds (1/3), Graziano (2), Farina (1), Wellington (1) and Williams. W--Pectal. L--Consolati. 2B--MM 3 (Tyler Sonsini, Bobby Kinne, Nate Cormier).
St. Joseph 4, Mount Everett 3
SHEFFIELD -- In a game where there were only six combined hits, it seems fitting that an error would produce the winning run.
The game was tied at 3 when Jay Coyne walked to lead off the top of the seventh for the visiting Crusaders. He stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. Coyne scored when Brandon Peaslee reached on an error.
"We're not getting enough hits," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter. "We're not making enough plays in the field."
St. Joseph 000 120 1 -- 4 3 3
Mount Everett 000 210 0 -- 3 3 5
Pat Latini and Nate Stump (6), Brandon Peaslee (1). Zach Fyfe and Nick Tomich. W--Latini. L--Fyfe.
Pathfinder 5, McCann Tech 4
PALMER -- The Hornets gave up five runs in the first two innings and then shut down Pathfinder. That enabled McCann to get back in the game.
They battled back, making it 5-4 with four runs in the top of the third inning.
McCann had a chance to tie or win the game in the seventh inning. Justin Schneider, who was 2 for 4, led off with a triple, but the Hornets left him stranded.
"We had two big errors in the second inning. That hurt us," said Hornets coach Pat Ryan. "We came back and played with a ton of heart."
McCann Tech 004 000 0 -- 4 5 3
Pathfinder 140 000 x -- 5 4 2
Sean Davis and Charlie Bohl. Shane Neto and Austin LeClerc. W--Neto. L--Davis. 2B--MT 2 (Justin Schneider, Davis). 3B--MT 1 (Schneider), P 1 (LeClerc).
Taconic 5, Hoosac Valley 4
CHESHIRE -- Mitch Clary had two hits, including a three-run double in the second inning, to lead the Braves to a win over the Hurricanes.
Clary's double put Taconic ahead 3-0 in the second inning and an RBI single by Josh Berthiaume in the fourth helped the Braves go up 5-0 before Hoosac rallied to make it interesting until the end.
Alex Carusotto survived a three-run uprising by the Hurricanes in the fifth to pitch a complete game and earn the win. Hoosac scored on Sean Ryan-Kut's two-run single and a double steal. Matt Koperniak had three hits for Hoosac.
"It was a well-played game," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "We got down 5-0 and fought back but we just couldn't push another run across."
Taconic 030 200 0 -- 5 8 1
Hoosac 000 130 0 -- 4 9 0
Alex Carusotto and Kevin Squires; Ty Clark (4), Zack Albareda (3) and Jake Swistak. WP -- Carusotto. LP -- Clark. 2B -- Taconic 2 (Mitch Clary, Squires), Hoosac 1 (Nate Tomkiewicz).