Softball roundup: Wahconah gets walk-off win over Taconic in 12th
DALTON — On Monday, the Wahconah softball team needed only five innings to get a win. Tuesday night, they more than doubled that — but still came out victorious.
Emma Parkington's RBI double in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Kayla Kowalczyk from second base as the Warriors (11-4) outlasted Taconic 2-1 in extra frames at Pinegrove Park.
It was quite a pitchers duel. Wahconah's Allie Borowsky gave up a first inning run on seven hits and seven strikeouts, while Taconic's Ashley Keegan gave up eight hits and a walk, while striking out nine.
"Ashley Keegan threw a very good game," Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher said. "I was proud of the way we stuck with it.
"I'm very happy for Emma Parkington. She had a big night for us."
Parkington, who scored the tying run in the third inning, was the fourth hitter up in the 12th. Kowalczyk and Juli McBain led off with back-to-back singles. One out later, Parkington hit a ball to straightaway center field, plating Kowalczyk.
Taconic had a chance to take the lead in the top of the ninth, but Wahconah's Chloe Warren turned an inning-ending double play. Wahconah loaded the bases in the 10th, but did not score.
One out when winning run scored
Ashley Keegan and Kailey Bell. Allie Borowsky and Jess Warren. W — Borowsky. L — Keegan. 2B — T 2 (Keegan, Bell), W 2 (Emma Parkington, Ashley Zink).
PITTSFIELD 5, SOUTHWICK 1
PITTSFIELD >> Pittsfield scored twice in the first inning, and pitcher Emily Koldys did the rest of the heavy lifting, leading Pittsfield to a win over Southwick.
Allie Hunt started the scoring with an RBI triple in the first. The Generals scored once in the third, and Hayley Tobin and Koldys added RBI singles in the fifth.
Koldys earned the win in the circle. She struck out seven.
Emily Koldys and Hayley Tobin. Emily Lachtara and Tori DellaGiustina. W — Koldys. L — Lachtara. 3B — P (Allie Hunt).
LEE 5, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 2
LEE >> Lee scored three times in the first inning, giving the Wildcats enough cushion to hold off Monument Mountain and earn the victory.
Courtney Picard and Morgan Powers had RBI singles in the first. Picard came around to score on an error. Jayla Spears added two hits. Kendra Williams earned the win in the circle. She struck out eight and allowed only two hits.
Alexa Troiano and Lizzy Troiano. Kendra Williams and Shannon Finnegan. W — Williams. L — A. Troiano.
MCCANN TECH 19, GATEWAY 0
NORTH ADAMS >> The Hornets batted around in the first inning, scoring seven times en route to a big win over Gateway.
Cheyenne Alcombright led McCann with three hits, three runs scored and three RBI. Taylor Sprague had two hits and two RBI. Haley Malloy earned the win. She struck out six and allowed only one hit.
Edinger and O. Britland. Haley Malloy and Alanza Quinones. W — Malloy. L — Edinger. 2B — MT 1 (Brit Tassone).