Softball, lacrosse and track roundup: Easthampton holds off Wahconah
DALTON — Holding a one-run lead going into the sixth inning, the Wahconah softball team gave up a pair of runs on a pair of errors to fall to No. 6 Easthampton in the Western Mass. Division II tournament quarterfinals, 3-2.
The No. 3 Warriors gave up the first run of the game in the third inning, but got it back in the bottom of the frame then went up 2-1 in the fifth on a wild pitch that allowed a runner to score.
The lead, though, was short lived.
Kadyrose Newman started the inning with a double, then scored on the next at bat through a Wahconah error. Allie Borowsky then struck out the next batter followed by giving up a single. With runners on first and second with one out, Wahconah got a chance for a putout but another error allowed the runner from second to score.
"That sixth inning, we didn't make the plays we needed to make today," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said.
Wahconah had two more innings to try and tie the game up, but the Warriors couldn't string together enough hits against Easthampton pitcher Stephanie Therrien.
Borowsky finished with seven strikeouts on six hits and zero walks. All three Easthampton runs were unearned. Therrien struck out six on one walk with five hits.
Belcher said the loss hurt, but he noted that his team's accomplishments throughout the year still made it a good season. The team ends with a 15-6 record.
"At the end of the day, we had a very good season," Belcher said. "I'm proud of how the kids battled all year. It's a tough way to go down. We just didn't play well in that one inning."
Stephanie Therrien and Downer, Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. W—Therrien, L—Borowsky. 2B — E 1 (Kadyrose Newman).
MIAA Central/West Division III boys lacrosse
MOUNT GREYLOCK 19, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 1
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team brushed aside Monument Mountain to advance to the MIAA Central/West Division III tournament.
The Mounties (17-2) broke out to a 5-1 lead after a quarter, then hung up seven in the second to take a 12-1 lead into the break.
Nine different Mounties scored in the win, with Pat Storie and Sean McCormack leading the way with four goals and an assist each.
Michael Wellspeak added three goals and a helper in the win.
For Monument (10-9), Joe LaBrasca scored the Spartans' lone goal and Jake Parkinson dished out an assist.
In goal, Cal Filson had one stop before giving way to Cole Seaman. Jonah Swotes stopped 16 shots for Monument and backup Jack Gibbons had one.
The Mounties advance to play the winner of No. 4 St. Bernard's and No. 5 Pope Francis. That game will be played on Saturday at St. Bernard's.
Monument Mountain goals — Joe LaBrasca 1. Monument Mountain assists — Jake Parkinson 1.
Mount Greylock goals — Pat Storie 4, Sean McCormack 4, Michael Wellspeak 3, Reilly Parker 2, Kyle Alvarez 2, Thomas Astle 1, Kyle Bazonski 1, John Pfister 1, Taylor Cummings 1. Greylock assists — Owen Politis 2, Wellspeak 1, Storie 1, McCormack 1, Astle 1, Elias Sekkal 1.
All-State Track and Field Championships
MONCECCHI FINISHES NINTH IN PENTATHLON
WESTFIELD >> Wahconah's Gianna Moncecchi kicked off the All-State Track and Field Championships by competing in the pentathlon on Thursday at Westfield State University.
The Warrior senior came in ninth out of 10 competitors, scoring 2,543 points.
Moncecchi's best finish was in the 800-meter run, where she finished second in 2 minutes, 31.72 seconds. Hopkinton's Caitlyn Halloran, who won the pentathlon with a new meet record of 3,028 points, won the 800 in 2:21.32.
Moncecchi also finished in the top half of competitors in the 100 hurdles, racing to a fourth-place finish in 16.73 seconds.
The All-State meet continues on Saturday with the track and field events, also at Westfield State University.
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