Tomkowicz's one-hitter leads Greylock softball over Drury
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Meredith Dezieck hit a three-run home run in the first inning and Heather Tomkowicz took care of the rest as the Mount Greylock softball team topped Drury, 6-0 on Friday.
Tomkowicz struck out eight and allowed just one hit, a week after the two teams went 15 innings.
"Heather does a decent job of keeping batters off-balance, mixing in her off-speed pitches and hitting outside corners," Greylock coach June Blake said. "That worked really well for her today."
Dezieck didn't waste any time getting the Mounties on the board and they never looked back.
"It was great, coming out we had a pretty good first inning defensively and followed it up with three runs," Blake said.
Kendal Frya had two RBI in the contest and Anna Penna launched an RBI triple to tack on the final Greylock run.
Kayla Bobbit had the lone hit for the Blue Devils, a double.
Drury 000 000 0--0 1 2
Greylock 302 001 x--6 11 1
Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. Heather Tomkowicz and Kendal Frye. W -- Tomkowicz (8-5). L -- Record. 2B -- Drury 1 (Kayla Bobbit). 3B -- Greylock 1 (Anna Penna). HR -- Greylock 1 (Meredith Dezieck 1).
Mount Everett 15, Lee 0
LEE -- The Eagles' Alicia Bazonski threw her third no-hitter of the year against the Wildcats in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game.
Everett scored seven runs in the first inning to take control of the game.
Bazonski, Morgan DeGrenier, Emily Coon and Natasha Macleay all had three hits for the Eagles. One of Coon's hits was a triple.
Bazonski struck out nine and walked one. Lee pitcher Jennie LeProvost had three strikeouts.
Bazonski's previous no-hitters were against McCann and St. Joseph.
Everett 730 32--15 12 0
Lee 000 00--0 0 4
Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. Jen LePrevost and Molly Carlotto. W -- Bazonski. L -- LePrevost. 3B: Everett 1 (Emily Coon).
Turners Falls 13, Taconic 1
Turners improved to 12-1 with the win. The Braves were held to just two hits. No other information was available.
Easthampton 11, McCann 2
EASTHAMPTON -- Easthampton's Kayla McFarland had three RBI in the contest, as no other details were available at press time.
Taconic 19, Hoosac 3 (5)
CHESHIRE -- Taconic got its bats going early, scoring seven in the first to roll to the win.
Brian Bonacquisti and Myles Candelet doubled twice while Kevin Squires had one. Taconic would score in each of the five innings, building a 15-0 lead by the end of the third.
"Right from the get-go, to jump out 7-0 was kind of nice," said Braves coach Kevin Stannard.
Taconic 735 22--19 16 2
Hoosac 000 03--3 5 4
Joe Dewey and Brian Bonacquisti; Joe Buonemani (1 1/3), Austin Milesi (1 2/3), Jake Hall (1), Sean Ryan-Kut and Hall (3), Swistak. W -- Dewey. L -- Buonemani. 2B -- Taconic 5 (Bonacquisti 2, Kevin Squires, Myles Candelet 2).
Pittsfield 9, St. Joseph 3
PITTSFIELD -- The Generals' bats came alive, with 10 hits and two home runs.
Bobby New socked a solo shot and Justin Hopkins added a three-run blast in a four-run fifth for PHS. Clem Ferris and Anthony Jones both had doubles for the winners.
Joe Gratton picked up the win, allowing six hits, striking out 11 and issuing no walks.
Mike Carpenter had a home run and a double for St. Joseph, while Jon Bianchi had two hits.
Pittsfield 001 404 0-- 9 10 0
St. Joe 100 101 0--3 6 3
Joe Gratton and Dom Traversa. Pat Latini (5), Connor Lein (2) and Zach Neary. W -- Gratton L-- Latini. 2B -- Pittsfield 2 (Clem Ferris, Anthony Jones); St. Joseph 1 (Mike Carpenter). HR -- Pittsfield 2 (Bob New, Justin Hopkins); St. Joseph 1 (Carpenter).
Mount Everett 21,
New Lebanon 2
SHEFFIELD -- Bradley Lupiani picked up his first varsity win as Mount Everett rolled.
The Eagles grabbed a run in the bottom of the first and never looked back. Sage Angell and Erik Derwitsch each had three RBI in the win. The Eagles put it out of reach in the fifth and sixth, scoring seven runs in each frame. Mount Everett was awarded 13 walks from the New Lebanon pitching staff, in addition to pounding out 14 hits.
New Leb. 000 200 0--2 4 6
Everett 141 177 0--21 14 1
Kraskowski (1 1/3), Cedrick (2 2/3), Gale (2) and Bingham (1) and McCorty. Erik Derwitsch (1), John Ornsbey (1), Bradley Lupiani (4), Aaron Martin (1) and Alec Bloom. W--Lupiani L--Kraskowski. 2B -- Everett 2 (Bloom, Charles Parsons); 3B -- New Lebanon 1 (Bringham); Everett 1 (Sage Angell).
Smith Acad. 12, McCann 1
NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets started hot, but Smith Academy found a way to cool them down, scoring five runs in the fifth and sixth to lock up a victory.
Joe Gwozdz was cruising on the mound for McCann until being hit by a pitch in the third. McCann coach Pat Ryan believes the pitcher may have pulled a muscle attempting to dodge the pitch. He struggled in the fourth and allowed several walks before being replaced.
The Hornets only managed four hits in the loss. They now need to win four of their next five games to get into the tournament.
"We can do it," Ryan said. "If we come and play like we are capable, we can definitely do it."
Smith 100 155 0--12 9 0
McCann 100 000 0--1 4 2
David Longstreeth and Tony Pedrucny. Joe Gwozdz (4), T.J. Therrien (2 2/3), Justin Schnieder (1/3) and T.J. Therrien (4), Sean Davis (3). W -- Longstreeth. L-- Gwozdz. 2B -- Smith 3 (Longstreeth 2, Smiarowksi); McCann 1 (Davis).
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