Quackenbush sets career strikeout record in MCLA's softball split


WORCESTER -- Rachel Quackenbush is now the the career strikeout leader at MCLA.

The sophomore pitcher struck out 12 Worcester State hitters in two games as the Trailblazers (4-10, 2-2) split a doubleheader with the Lancers (5-10, 2-2). MCLA won the opener 2-1, but lost the nightcap 4-2.

Quackenbush came into the first game needing seven strikeouts to surpass Jenn Golden's record of 249. Quackenbush broke the record when she struck out Taylor Hanley in the home fifth inning. Quackenbush struck out the side in that frame. She also struck out the side in the seventh.

MCLA found itself down 1-0 after one inning of the opener on an RBI single by Hayley Terry.

The Trailblazers took the lead in the third with two runs on three hits. Quackenbush's RBI single tied the game and Jennifer Sicinski doubled her pitcher home to give MCLA the lead.

In the nightcap, former St. Joseph player Marissa Avanzato of Pittsfield picked up the win in relief for Westfield. Avanzato gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits in two innings. She came on for starter Kayla Humphrey in the third inning. Humphrey actually pitched the final three frames to get a rare starter's save.

Hillary Hart drove in three of Worcester's four runs. She had a two-run double in the third and an RBI single in the fifth.

For MCLA, Sam Boyle's two-run double in the third provided all the Trailblazer runs.

Quackenbush took the loss in the nightcap.

MCLA tennis

BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Castleton State beat MCLA 8-1 on Sunday afternoon.

The lone victory for the Trailblazers (1-4, 0-2) came at No. 1 doubles as MCLA's Robert Wabshinak and Taylor Krowitz beat Castleton's Mike Glaser and Adam McCaffrey 9-8.

Williams golf

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. -- The Williams men finished fourth out of five teams in the Rhody Invitational. The Ephs were the only Division III team in the field. Rhode Island won the tourney, and the Ephs were 19 strokes behind the champions.

Williamstown's Dylan Dethier finished fifth in the tournament, shooting a 6-over-par 148. He was three shots behind winner Pete Ballo of Sacred Heart.

Prep schools: Miss Hall's tennis wins

SUFFIELD, Conn. -- On Saturday, Miss Hall's earned a 6-1 tennis win over the Suffield Academy junior varsity.

Harmoor Mann of Dalton led the way for the Hurricanes, winning her match 8-0 at No. 1 singles. Phoebe Spare and Caroline Herrick also won at singles, while the Hurricanes swept the three doubles matches.


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