Taconic baseball beats Lenox, qualifies for Western Mass.
LENOX -- Alex Carusotto pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, helping Taconic's baseball team to a 10-1 win over Lenox and a Western Mass. playoff berth.
Carusotto used his change-up to keep the Millionaires (7-8, 3-7) off balance, racking up four strikeouts.
"[Carusotto] threw well," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said. "Had a good changeup working. Kept us off balance and kept us guessing."
Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said he hopes his team can get on a roll after clinching a Western Mass. tournament spot.
"It's been an up-and-down week, that's for sure," he said. "We hit the ball, and Alex Carusotto pitched great.
"We've got four games left. Hopefully, we can take care of business in those four games, be peaking and play our best baseball going into the tournament."
At the plate, the Braves' offense provided more than enough support for Carusotto.
Dan Carroll led Taconic with three hits and one RBI. Joey Dewey, Kevin Squires and Jake McNeice each had two hits.
Jake Corcoran provided Lenox's only hit with an infield single.
Taconic 014 200 3 -- 10 14 2
Lenox 100 000 0 -- 1 1 5
Alex Carusotto and Kevin Squires. Tyler Coon (6) Mike Downer (1) and Noah Hunter. W -- Carusotto. L -- Downer. 2B -- Taconic 5 (Andy Winston, Joey Dewey, Steve Witkowski, Squires, Dan Carroll).
Monument Mountain 9, Wahconah 7
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Monument came through in the clutch with big plays at the plate and on the mound, earning the win.
Brandon Perry's grand slam in the second put the Spartans (12-1) up 6-4.
Wahconah struck back in the fifth with three runs, but Peter Oggiani stopped the bleeding, getting Pat Jamross to pop out with the bases loaded. Oggiani threw 2 1/3 of scoreless baseball to earn the win.
Nate Cormier's RBI single in the fifth put Monument up for good.
"We got off to a quick start with Peter and Brandon getting big hits," Monument coach Tom Hankey said. "We manufactured some runs and Cormier had a big hit."
Wahconah 004 030 0 -- 7 7 3
Monument 240 111 -- 9 7 4
Collin Parrott (4 1/3), Wells (1 2/3), Andrew Kowalczyk (1) and Schneider (3), Taylor (4). Christian Callahan (4 2/3), Peter Oggiani (2 1/3) and T.J. Shumsky. W -- Oggiani. L -- Wells. 2B -- Wahconah 1 (Kyle Kirchner); 3B -- Monument 1 (Oggiani). HR -- Wahconah 1 (Wells); Monument 1 (Brendan Perry).
Drury 6, Pittsfield 3
PITTSFIELD -- A play at the plate gave Drury the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh, clinching the win.
In the seventh, Drury loaded the bases after Logan Rumbolt's bunt single. A comebacker to the pitcher led to a play at the plate, but Cody Crosier was ruled safe on an error by the catcher. Drury added two more runs in the inning.
Shayne Garvey pitched four innings of two-hit ball in relief of Jake Tatro to earn the win.
Tyler Briggs led Drury with three hits. Kevin Donati led Pittsfield (12-5, 7-4) with two hits.
"We didn't have a good game," Pittsfield coach Bob Moynihan said. "We didn't play well, didn't hit and we had opportunities. ... We just didn't take advantage of them."
Drury 100 020 3 -- 6 8 1
Pittsfield 003 000 0 -- 3 7 4
Jake Tatro (3), Shayne Garvey (4) and Cody Crosier. Bobby New (6+), Sam Fick (1) and Dominic Traversa. W -- Garvey. L -- New. 2B -- Drury 2 (Rumbolt, Bryce); Pittsfield 1 (Denis Cooney); 3B -- Pittsfield 3 (Chad Shade, Kevin Donati, Anthony Jones).
Softball: Smith Academy 12, McCann Tech 0
HATFIELD -- The Hornets were done in by seven errors and Smith's eight-run fourth inning. Smith pitcher Lauren Grondin threw a one-hit shutout, allowing only Alanza Quinones' double.
Haley Malloy took the loss on the mound for McCann. She struck out five.
Pomfret 10, Miss Hall's 5
PITTSFIELD -- Grace Guachione was 3 for 4 for the Hurricanes in a losing effort. Sarah Willson and Alex Desrochers had two hits each for Miss Hall's. Desrochers took the loss on the hill.
Boys lacrosse: Lee 18, Taconic 2
LEE -- Adam Finnegan's five goals led the Wildcats (7-5) past the Braves. Jake Parkinson and Cav Wolski added four goals each for the victors.
Josh Tassone stopped 17 shots in net for Taconic, which got goals from Mitchell Parise and Mike Perkett.
"We really emphasized our riding and ball possession," Lee coach Mike Snyder said of his defense's effort Wednesday.
Taconic 1 0 1 0 -- 2
Lee 5 4 5 4 -- 18
Taconic goals: Mitchell Parise 1, Mike Perkett 1. Taconic assists: Perkett 1, Brad Cobb 1. Lee goals: Adam Finnegan 5, Jake Parkinson 4, Emerson Wolski 1, Cav Wolski 4, Connor Parkinson 2, Max Lenihan 1, Sean Baruch 1. Lee assists: Jake Parkinson 3, E. Wolski 1, Tom Toomey 1, Cam Abderhalden 1.
Saves: T -- Josh Tassone 17. L -- Cam Forest 7.
Girls tennis: Lenox 5, Taconic 0
LENOX -- Lenox earned a sweep, as the Millionaires dropped only one set Wednesday.
Lenox's (8-6) Victoria Vittori needed a super tiebreaker to defeat Isabelle George, but the Millionaires' No. 1 singles player pulled it out 7-6, 4-6 (10-5).
Singles -- 1. Victoria Vittori (L) def. Isabelle George 7-6, 4-6 (10-5); 2. Liz Jarck (L) def. Angela O'Neil 6-1, 6-0; 3. Alex Trousilek (L) def. Lily Garrity 6-0, 6-0. Doubles -- Ella King/Emma Ingalls (L) def. Nyanna Slaughter/Jackie Kays 6-2, 6-2; 2. Emily Czelusniak/Cami Smachetti (L) def. Mallory Eddy/Lauren Russo 6-0, 6-1.
Tuesday's boys tennis: Lenox 3, Pittsfield 2
Lenox's strong doubles play helped clinch a close win.
Pittsfield took two of three singles points, so Lenox (3-6, 1-5) needed a sweep of the doubles matches for the win.
Both matches were hard-fought, but Lenox's No. 1 doubles team of Isaac Gotterer and Kris Vahle pulled out a close 7-5, 7-5 win. At No. 2 doubles, Joe Molk and Hugo Hale needed three sets to clinch a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win.
"They calmed down and started to play the way they did in the first set," Lenox coach Tonio Palmer said. "Our doubles have been very good. They've only lost to Greylock. They're not undefeated, but they're very strong competitors."
Pittsfield's Tom Cimini (No. 1) and Kaleb Hould (No. 3) earned straight-set singles wins.
Singles -- 1. Tom Cimini (P) def. William Palmer 6-2, 6-1; 2. Rishi Kedia (L) def. Evan Dempsey 6-1, 6-4; 3. Kaleb Hould (P) def. Harry Hale 6-1, 6-2. Doubles -- 1. Isaac Gotterer/Kris Vahle (L) def. Garrett Dempsey/Brian Desrosiers 7-5, 7-5; 2. Joe Molk/Hugo Hale (L) def. Austin Pedercini/Jack Quattrochi 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
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