Wahconah softball wins its 10th straight game
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Down a pair of runs on the road, Wahconah rallied to score four straight and hand Brattleboro its first loss of the season, 4-2.
The win was Wahconah's 10th in a row and sent the Warriors into the Western Massachusetts Division II tournament.
"Along the way we've beaten some good teams but I think we're improving," said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "Being down 2-0 on their field was a huge mountain to climb and we got the job done."
Gabby Lavinio had a solo home run and had a single that scored two for the Warriors (10-2). Lavinio had three hits, while Erin Grogan singled twice. Becca Grunow earned the win, allowing four hits and striking out 10.
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Becca Grunow and Bree Herforth; Kayla Wood and Makinzie Carpenter. W -- Grunow. L -- Wood. 2B -- Brattleboro 1 (Carpenter). HR -- Wahconah 1 (Gabby Lavinio).
Greylock 7, Rutland (Vt.) 1
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Kendal Frye double and Meredith Dezieck tripled in the first inning to get the Mounties off on the right foot in the win.
Both hits came with two outs, helping the Mounties take control after an inning.
That got us off to a good two-run lead," said Greylock coach June Blake. "We were able to build on that."
Heather Tomkowicz earned the win, finishing with eight strikeouts and allowing one unearned run. She added a two-run homer at the plate. Miranda Voller was 2 for 3 while Frye had two hits as well. Dezieck had two RBI.
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Greylock 201 220 x -- 7 8 2
L. Laplante and E. O'Rouke; Heather Tomkowicz and Kendal Frye. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Laplante. 2B -- Greylock 1 (Frye). 3B -- Greylock 2 (Meredith Dezieck). HR -- Greylock 1 (Tomkowicz).
Frontier 10, Drury 5
NORTH ADAMS -- Frontier scored in each of the first four innings, building a 6-0 lead against Drury pitcher Cat Record.
"They had Cat's number," said Blue Devils coach Mary Ann Maroni. "[Catcher] Ingrid [Olsen] at one point said to me, ‘No matter what I'm calling, they're hitting.' "
Record gave up six hits and six runs over five innings. She had a double at the plate. Katie Hancock was 2 for 3 for Drury with a double of her own.
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Drury 000 210 2 -- 5 8 4
Enko and Newsome; Cat Record (5), Haleigh Hazzard and Ingrid Olsen. W -- Enko. L -- Record. 2B -- Drury 2 (Record, Hancock). 3B -- Frontier 1 (Stankowski). HR -- Frontier 1 (Stankowski).
Everett 7, Lenox 6
SHEFFIELD -- Sage Angell collected his first varsity win in relief and scored the winning run in the Eagles' walk-off victory.
Angell relieved John Ormsbee in the fifth, striking out four and only allowing two baserunners on the day. He had two hits, including a trip in the fifth. Erik Derwitsch's line-drive single in the seventh scored Bradley Lupiani and Angell to win it.
"For a kid who's a sophomore and hasn't pitched much he did a real nice job," said Everett coach Jesse Carpenter.
Derwitsch finished with two hits and three RBI while Aaron Martin had two hits, including a triple. Charles Parsons doubled for Everett, while Dillon Benham had a double for Lenox.
Austin Salnitis struck out 13 and walked three in the loss. The win moves to Everett to 4-7. They play at Lenox again on Monday.
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Everett 101 030 2 -- 7 7 2
Austin Salnitis and Tom Duffin; John Ormsbee (4), Sage Angell and Alec Blume. W -- Angell. L -- Salnitis. 2B -- Lenox 1 (Dillon Benham); Everett 1 (Charles Parsons). 3B -- Everett 2 (Aaron Martin, Angell).
Monument 8, Taconic 4
GREAT BARRINGTON -- Peter Oggiani improved his record to 5-0 with a five-hit victory over visiting Taconic. All four Taconic runs were unearned.
"Peter had his change-up going. He had them off-balance," said Monument coach Tom Hankey. "[Taconic starter Joey] Dewey pitched well. They just blew up in that inning."
The inning in question was the Monument fifth, when the Spartans scored five runs on three hits and four Taconic errors. The Spartans scored eight unanswered runs over the middle three innings.
Oggiani, T.J. Shumsky and Trevor McFarland all had two hits each for Monument. Josh Berthiaume had two hits for Taconic.
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Mon. Mt. 000 521 x -- 8 9 4
Joey Dewey (5), Alex Carusotto (1) and Brian Bonacquisti. Peter Oggiani and T.J. Shumsky. W -- Oggiani. L -- Dewey.