Mount Everett's Alicia Bazonski opens softball season with no-hitter again
SHEFFIELD -- Mount Everett softball coach Kurt DeGrenier was glad his Eagles "knocked the rust off" in Thursday's season opener.
Pitcher Alicia Bazonski showed no rust.
The defending All-Eagle MVP no-hit Hoosac Valley at home, striking out 11 Hurricanes and facing one batter over the minimum as Mount Everett won 3-0.
Bazonski opens her season with a no-hitter for at least the second consecutive season; last April, she began the season by no-hitting McCann Tech.
The coach said Bazonski's fastball and change-up allowed her to keep Hoosac's bats quiet in this South Division matchup.
"Alicia works hard in the offseason, so she's in midseason form," DeGrenier said. "There are a couple of girls on the team who play year-round; she's one of them."
Sam Hoover opened the scoring with an RBI single in the third inning, and she also scored on a sixth-inning passed ball after doubling. Morgan DeGrenier's sacrifice bunt in that same inning scored Kersten Cutlip for the other Eagles run.
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Everett 001 002 x--3 5 1
Caroline Tomkowicz and Alyssa Pause; Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. W -- Bazonski (1-0). L -- Tomkowicz. 2B -- Everett 2 (Sam Hoover, Natasha MacLeay).
Wahconah 9, Drury 3
DALTON -- The Warriors improved to 2-0, getting a complete game out of pitcher Allie Borowsky. She struck out four Blue Devils.
Nine different Warriors had hits; Sara Trova hit a second-inning solo homer to right at Pine Grove Park, while Rachyl Bazonski added a pinch-hit RBI double in the fourth.
"We were able to put the ball in play and put pressure on their defense," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "I thought we ran the bases well today and were aggressive."
Cat Record took the loss for Drury, striking out five and walking just one.
Wahconah hosts Renaissance on Monday.
Drury 110 000 1--3 5 3
Wahconah 012 123 x--9 13 3
Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen; Allie Borowsky and Bree Herforth. W -- Borowsky (2-0). L -- Record. 2B -- Drury 1 (Olsen), Wahconah 2 (Emily Jordan, Rachyl Bazonski). 3B -- Drury 1 (Ali Brassard), Wahconah 1 (Chloe Warren). HR -- Wahconah 1 (Sara Trova).
Monument Mountain 6, Lenox 4
GREAT BARRINGTON -- The Spartans earned their first win of the season, scoring twice in the bottom of the sixth.
Aanisah Taylor won on the hill for Monument (1-2), striking out six and walking seven. She was 2 for 4 at the plate and scored two runs, while Erica Broderick was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs scored. Anna Lynch took the loss for Lenox.
"She had good control," Monument coach Dave Brown said of Lynch. "She walked about two people, but she only had one pitch that I saw, and it was a fastball. They picked up enough of it."
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Monument 201 102 x--6 11
Anna Lynch and Molly O'Brien (5+), Morgan Levesque (1+). Aanisah Taylor and Alexa Nejaime. W -- Taylor (1-2). L -- Lynch. 2B -- Lenox 1 (Riley Burke). 3B -- Monument 1 (Siobhan Yaple).
St. Joseph 11, Lee 3
PITTSFIELD -- The Crusaders improved to 2-0, getting an 11-strikeout performance from pitcher Julia Murphy at the Doyle Complex.
St. Joe scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 11-1 after four. Kelsey Cook pounded a two-run triple in the fourth for the victors.
"She took a middle-in pitch from [Sam] Farina and hit it off the left-field fence 230 away, three-quarters of the way up the fence," St. Joe coach Jim Stimpson said.
St. Joe -- which plays today at New Lebanon, N.Y. -- also benefited from 11 walks. Murphy was 2 for 3 with one of those walks.
Farina was 3 for 3 with an RBI for Lee.
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St. Joe 520 400 x--11 9 2
Sam Farina (4), Jenny Leprevost (2) and Nikki Laudon. Julia Murphy and Kasey Sondrini. W -- Murphy (2-0). L -- Farina. 2B -- St. Joseph 1 (Olivia Mazzeo). 3B -- St. Joseph 1 (Kelsey Cook).
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