Saturday's roundup: Wins for two county runners at D-I meet
HOLYOKE -- Two Berkshire County individuals earned event wins at Saturday's Districts F&G Division I track and field meet at Holyoke High School.
Wahconah Regional's Marcus Duncan was the only boys winner from the county, taking the 400-meter run in a season-best and county-best 50.85 seconds. On the girls side, Pittsfield's Lauren Farry won the 2-mile run in 11:32.13. That is Farry's best run of the year, which is also the best 3,200-meter run by a county competitor this season.
Other highlights of the boys meet included Pittsfield's Dan Brien, who was third in the mile (4:33.36) with a season- and county-best time; and Taconic's 400 relay team, which took third in 45.03.
Other top girls finishers from the Berkshires included Taconic's Courtney Luscier, third in the 100 (13.04); Amanda Wright of Pittsfield, fourth in the 200 (27.52); PHS' 3,200 relay, fifth in a season-best 10:40.86; and Wahconah's Maddie Sprague, fifth in the triple jump with a season-best 33-foot, 2-inch leap.
Hoosac 2, Monument 1
ADAMS -- Austin Milesi's RBI single to right field scored Matt Waltermire, allowing Hoosac to rebound from a loss to Drury a night earlier.
The Hurricanes got six solid innings from starter Ty Clark. He didn't record a strikeout, but held the Spartans to a first-inning run while scattering six hits.
"He threw the ball over the plate," Hoosac coach Bob Rivard said. "He's a side-armer; I think he kept them off balance a lot."
Hoosac tied the game in the bottom of the first when Matt Koperniak scored on a double steal. The Hurricanes loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth to chase Monument starter James Allentuck before scoring the go-ahead run.
"Defensively, we played a much better game than we did last night," Rivard said. "We played a little small ball, had a double steal ... I wish we'd have opened it up more, but a win is a win right now."
Monument 100 000 0 -- 1 7
Hoosac 100 001 x -- 2 5
James Allentuck (5+), Callahan (1) and TJ Shumsky. Ty Clark (6), Justin Nichols (1) and Jake Hall. W -- Clark. L -- Allentuck. S -- Nichols.
Mount Everett 5, Twin Valley (Vt.) 3
SHEFFIELD -- Sage Angell had two hits and an RBI, and struck out six batters in five innings as the Eagles capitalized on four Twin Valley errors.
"A lot of the errors they had were trying to pick runners off base," Eagles coach Jesse Carpenter said. "We were able to capitalize on a couple of those situations, and it's good to get a win in our last home game."
Erik Derwitsch also had two hits and an RBI for Everett, which scored four times in the third inning.
Twin Val. 102 000 0--3 6 4
Everett 104 000 x--5 8 3
Jason Mathers (5), Ben Molner (1) and Scott Lozito. Sage Angell (5), Bradley Lupiani (2) and Alec Blume. W -- Angell (2-0). L -- Mathers. 3B -- Mount Everett 1 (Angell).
Cathedral 4, Pittsfield 1
PITTSFIELD -- The Generals had the bases loaded in the fourth, but couldn't get a run across.
Cathedral responded by stretching the lead and Pittsfield didn't get on the board until the final inning of this one.
"We were a hit away," said Generals coach Bob Moynihan. "Just getting that timely hit just didn't happen. I think the fourth inning was key defensively for them."
Kevin Donati and Justin Hopkins had two hits each for Pittsfield.
Cath 001 002 1--4 8 4
PHS 000 000 1--1 7 4
Begley (6 1/3), Hassett and Noonan; Joe Gratton (6), Ryan Grande and Dom Traversa. W -- Begley. L -- Gratton. 2B -- Cathedral 1 (Kenney).
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