Pittsfield baseball routs Agawam; Puppolo's no-hitter lifts Hoosac softball


PITTSFIELD -- The Pittsfield baseball team is on a pretty good roll this week.

The Generals won their second consecutive shutout Tuesday afternoon, beating Agawam 15-0, in a game stopped after six innings by the mercy rule.

Ryan Grande went the distance for the Generals, giving up two hits and two walks, while striking out 10.

"He's definitely capable of that," Pittsfield coach Bob Moynihan said. "He threw the ball by a lot of guys. As the game progressed, he threw the curve a little more."

Pittsfield pounded two Agawam pitchers for 17 hits. Kevin Donati was 3 for 3 with four runs batted in and five runs scored while Dom Traversa was 3 for 4 with five RBI. Donati's two-run home run in the sixth inning ended the game.


Agawam 000 000 -- 0 2 2

Pittsfield 236 202 -- 15 17 0

Cardaropoli (2 2/3), Smith (2 1/3) and Sabadosa. Ryan Grande and Dom Traversa. W--Grande. L--Cardaropoli. 2B--P 2 (Kevin Donati 1, Traversa 1). HR--P 1 (Donati 1).

McCann 7, Dean Tech 5

HOLYOKE -- One day after dropping a one-run decision on the road, the Hornets bounced back with a road win.

"We had a tough loss," said McCann coach Pat Ryan said of the Hornets' 4-3 loss to Westfield Voc. "Today we played a little flat, but we played well enough to win."

Justin Schneider went six innings for the win and Tim DeBlois picked up the save. DeBlois pitched out of a seventh-inning jam, striking out the final two batters with the tying run on second base.

Sean Davis went 3 for 3 for the Hornets with a triple, while Collin Racette and Charlie Bohl each had two hits for McCann.

On Monday, the Hornets dropped a 4-3 decision to Westfield Voc. Davis, who was 2 for 4, went the distance on the mound and took the hard-luck loss.


McCann 101 212 0 -- 7 11 2

Dean 111 010 0 -- 5 8 5

Justin Schneider (6), Tim DeBlois (1) and Charlie Bohl. Jan Diaz and Steven Diaz. W--Schneider. L--J. Diaz. S--DeBlois. 2B--MT 1 (Dalton Nicholas 1), DT 1 (David Cruz 1). 3B--MT 1 (Sean Davis 1).

Wahconah 13, St. Joseph 6

PITTSFIELD -- At Benedict Field, Wahconah reliever Marco Anastasio shut out host St. Joseph in three innings of relief to record the victory.

The Crusaders had scored six runs on six hits in the first three frames, but Anastasio held them to no runs on two hits the rest of the way.

"He came out and shut the door," said St. Joe coach Dennis Murphy. "He had four strikeouts. He came in and threw strikes."

The Warriors outscored the Crusaders 9-0 over the final four innings.

Ethan Wells homered for Wahconah while Pat Latini and Devon Johnston homered for the Crusaders. Wells, who had three hits, was a triple away from hitting for the cycle.


Wahconah 112 310 5 -- 13 10 0

St. Joseph 051 000 0 -- 6 8 1

Collin Parrott (3), Marco Anastasio (3), Ethan Wells (1) and Matt Schneider. Pat Latini (4), Paul Bullock (3) and Nate Stump. W--Anastasio. L--Latini. 2B--W 2 (Andrew Kowalczyk 1, Wells 1). HR--W 1 (Wells 1); SJ 2 (Latini 1, Devon Johnston 1).

Softball: Hoosac Valley 12, Lenox 0

ADAMS -- Kali Puppolo's first varsity pitching start was nearly perfect Tuesday.

The Hoosac Valley pitcher threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Lenox, striking out 10 of the 16 batters she faced.

"She was moving the ball all around today. She had a good fastball and a good curve," Hoosac coach Morgan Shafer said of Puppolo.

"She was a little wild in the strike zone [at] the beginning, but she [settled down], went out there and started throwing hard."

Caroline Tomkowicz was 2 for 3 and drove in two runs for the Hurricanes (3-1, 3-1), who scored in each inning they batted and plated six in the fourth. Kass Kazimierczak and Hannah Stansfield drove in a run each.

"Our baserunning was just on point," Shafer said. "The girls capitalized on passed balls and wild pitches, and I had one runner steal home."


Lenox 000 00 -- 0 0 4

Hoosac 132 6x -- 12 6 1

Makayla White and Molly O'Brien. Kali Puppolo and Alyssa Pause. W -- Puppolo (1-0). L -- White. 2B -- Hoosac 1 (Abby Jamross 1).

Pittsfield 11, Wahconah 2

PITTSFIELD -- The Generals used an eight-run explosion in the fifth inning to snap a scoreless tie and put away the Warriors.

Allie Hunt smacked a pair of doubles and Aoife Nester added another two-bagger in the inning. In all, the Generals made 15 hits on the game.

Emily Koldys picked up the win, throwing a four-hitter for the Generals, now 3-1 and 3-0 in the league.

"We can hit the ball," said PHS coach Greg Marchbanks. "We can score runs. And Emily Koldys pitched well for us today. She's coming along."


Wahconah 000 002 0 -- 2 4 4

Pittsfield 000 821 x -- 11 15 2

Emily Koldys and Aoife Nester. Allie Borowsky (4) Chloe Warren (2) and Bree Herforth. W -- Koldys. L -- Borowsky. 2B: Pittsfield 3 (Allie Hunt 2, Nester 1), Wahconah 2 (Warren 1, Bridget Lussier 1).

Drury 6, Greylock 1

NORTH ADAMS -- The Blue Devils (3-3) backed up Cat Record with a six-run, nine-hit performance.

Record held the Mounties to three hits and a walk, while striking out four. The Blue Devils and the Mounties played errorless ball.

"I had an entirely different team on the field today," Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said. "They had a complete game, both offensively and defensively. If they play that way [all year], they're going to be a force."

The Blue Devils broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Heather Morris hit a two-run double in the third and Amber Iacuessa had a two-run triple in the fourth.


Greylock 000 100 0 -- 1 3 0

Drury 103 200 x -- 6 9 0

Kendal Frye and Olivia DiNicola. Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W--Record. L--Frye. 2B--D 2 (Heather Morris 1, Amber Iacuessa 1). 3B--D 1 (Iacuessa 1).

Monument Mountain 5, Lee 1

LEE -- Aspen Sawyer gave up 10 hits, but struck out three and allowed just a seventh-inning run, while battery mate Alexa Nejaime took care of business offensively for the Spartans.

Nejaime was 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and four RBI on Tuesday.

The Spartans took a 5-0 lead over the Wildcats (0-4, 0-4) after four innings and never looked back.

"They fielded the ball pretty much perfectly," Lee coach Alicia Campbell said. "We had a few errors in the field that kind of killed us. We had a few bloopers that we just couldn't handle."


Monument 003 200 0--5 7 1

Lee 000 000 1--1 10 7

Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. Jenny LePrevost (4), Kendra Williams (3) and Nikki Laudon. W -- Sawyer. L -- LePrevost. 2B -- Lee 1 (Williams 1), Monument 1 (Nejaime 1). 3B -- Monument 1 (Nejaime 1).

Mount Everett 5, St. Joseph 2

PITTSFIELD -- At the Doyle Complex, Alicia Bazonski tossed a three-hitter and struck out 13 Crusaders.

The Eagles handed St. Joe (4-1) its first loss of the season and came from behind to do so. Everett was down 2-0 after three innings, but outscored the Crusaders 5-0 over the final four frames.

Kersten Cutlip's RBI double was the key blow in Everett's four-run fourth inning.

Julia Murphy took the loss, giving up five hits and a walk while striking out eight. She helped her cause by hitting a double and a triple.


Everett 000 401 0 -- 5 5 2

St. Joe 101 000 0 -- 2 3 7

Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. Julia Murphy and Kacey Sondrini. W--Bazonski. L--Murphy. 2B--SJ 1 (Murphy 1). 3B--SJ 1 (Murphy 1).


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