Wednesday's high schools: McCann baseball wins in 10


PUTNAM -- Sean Davis hit a game-tying home run in the seventh to force extra innings Wednesday, then drove in Joe Gwozdz with the go-ahead run in McCann Tech's 4-3 baseball win over Putnam.

Gwozdz pitched nine innings for the Hornets (4-2, 4-1), striking out 13. He also stole second and advanced to third on a passed ball in the top of the 10th before Davis' RBI.

Austin Miller -- who homered in the eighth before Putnam tied it again in the bottom of the inning -- pitched the 10th inning to record the save.

"Our bats were slow, but the second time around our bats came alive," McCann coach Pat Ryan said. "We're trying to build confidence with our bats and we can go from here and get stronger."


McCann Tech 4, Putnam 3

McCann 000 100 110 1 -- 4 8 2

Putnam 100 010 010 0 -- 3 6 1

Joe Gwozdz (9), Austin Miller (1) and Charlie Bohl. Gonzalez and Pemaleis. W -- Gwodz. L -- Gonzalez. S -- Miller. 2B -- McCann (Dalton Nicholas), HR McCann -- 2 (Sean Davis, Austin Miller).

Lenox 17, Green Tech 2

HINSDALE -- Lenox (2-2, 1-2) used a 12-run fourth inning to give knuckleballer Connor Hanson his first career win.

Mike Downer started the scoring in the fourth with a three-run double. Jake Jourdain and Dillon Benham each drove in two runs during the inning as well. Mike Hurley's first career hit drove in two runs in the bottom of the fifth to clinch the mercy-rule win. Hanson went the distance striking out seven.

"[Hanson] threw his knuckleball and kept them off balance," Lenox coach Kevin Downer said. "His knuckleball was dancing all over the place."


Lenox 17, Green Tech 2

Green Tech 000 02 -- 2 3 3

Lenox 201 (12)2 -- 17 9 0

Helman Thomas (4), Jim Houghtaling (1) and Elyjiah Young. Connor Hanson and Mike Downer. W -- Hanson. L -- Thomas. 2B -- Green Tech 1 (Ronald Massie 1), Lenox 3 (Mike Downer 1, Dillon Benham 1, Jake Jourdain 1). 3B -- Lenox 1 (Jourdain 1).

Softball: Lee splits doubleheader

LEE -- Lee used its offense to pick up its first win of the season against Commerce, winning 23-3, but the Wildcats' bats cooled off in game two against Putnam, as they lost 10-1.

In game one, Lee (1-5, 0-4) smacked six extra-base hits and scored in every inning. Nikki Laudon led the way, going 5 for 5 with four RBI and a stolen base. Sam Farina went 4 for 5 with three RBI. Jenny LePrevost earned the win.

In game two, Lee managed only four hits and did not score after the first inning. Putnam used 10 singles to score 10 runs. Kendra Williams took the loss.

"We had a lot of hard hit line drives to exactly where the outfield was standing," Lee coach Alicia Campbell said. "A lot of pop flies and ground balls as well. Errors didn't help, either."


Game 1

Lee 23, Commerce 3

Commerce 000 21 -- 3 3 4

Lee 487 4x -- 23 22 0

K. Garcia and K. Valencia. Jenny LeProvost (2 1/3), Sam Farina (2 2/3) and Nikki Laudon. W -- LePrevost. L -- Garcia. 2B -- Lee 6 (Laudon 3, Farina 2, Hannah Miller 1). 3B -- Lee 1 (Kendra Williams 1).

Game 2

Putnam 10, Lee 1

Putnam 200 124 1 -- 10 10 0

Lee 100 000 0 -- 1 4 3

E. Vazquez and Y. Leon. Kendra Williams and Nikki Laudon. W -- Vazquez. L -- Williams. 2B -- Lee 2 (Amy Goss 1, Williams 1).

Lenox splits doubleheader

LENOX -- Putnam put together three big innings to sink Lenox in the first game of a doubleheader, 23-7. The Millionaires responded in Game 2, getting a 16-2 win over Commerce with a five-inning no-hitter from pitcher Anna Lynch.

The Millionaires committed 12 errors, fueling Putnam's offense in the opener. Lenox scored five runs in the final two innings, but its 16-run deficit led to a mercy-rule loss. Riley Burke led the Millionaires with two hits and one RBI. Hannah Sibley took the loss for Lenox.

In Game 2, Lynch struck out five, allowing no Commerce hits. Lynch's lead-off walk came around to score on a groundout in the first inning. Another walk would lead to a run on a groundout in the fourth, but aside from two errors by Lenox, Lynch did not allow another baserunner.

Riley Burke led Lenox with four hits and an RBI. Kristin Read had two RBI, including a solo home run.

"[Lynch] came out ready to play and used all of her pitches," Lenox coach Peggy Steuerwald said. "She mixed them up and threw them in the strike zone."


Game 1

Putnam 23, Lenox 7

Putnam 667 31 -- 23 15 3

Lenox 011 32 -- 7 5 12

Vazquez and Leon. Hannah Sibley (2), Anna Lynch (3), and Molly O'Brien. W -- Vazquez. L -- Sibley. 2B -- Putnam 4 (Leon 2, Lopez 1, Alvarado 1), HR -- Putnam 2 (Enriquez 1, Vazquez 1).

Game 2

Lenox 16, Commerce 2

Commerce 100 10 -- 2 0 7

Lenox 303 37 -- 16 14 2

Torres (4), Rvienmelk (1), and Valencia. Anna Lynch and Molly O'Brien. W -- Lynch. L -- Torres. 2B -- Lenox 1 (Mo Gaherty 1). 3B -- Lenox 1 (Mayah House 1). HR -- Lenox 1 (Kristen Read 1).

Mount Anthony 18, Drury 4

NORTH ADAMS -- The Patriots' bats broke out in a big way, turning what had been a 5-4 lead into an 11-4 lead after a six-run fifth inning.

Drury did not help its own case, committing 11 errors.

"In the fifth inning, [we] make a couple of errors and they get six runs on six hits," Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said. "I think my girls decided, ‘That's it. We've lost this ballgame.' ... Mount Anthony did not fold. We did. They didn't let the cold weather bother them."

Cat Record, who hit a two-run double in the first inning, took the loss on the mound. Heather Morris added an RBI double in the third inning for the Blue Devils.


Mt. A 140 064 3--18 18 1

Drury 202 000 0--4 6 11

B. Poets and J. Elwell. Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W -- Poets. L -- Record. 2B -- Mt. Anthony 3 (K. Goodell 1, Elwell 1, K. Bow 1), Drury 2 (Record 1, Heather Morris 1). 3B -- Mt. Anthony 2 (Poets 1, K. Bow 1).

Mount Everett 2, Taconic 1

SHEFFIELD -- Two Eagle (5-0, 5-0) runs in the sixth supplied enough run support for the Eagles to stay perfect.

Trailing by one run, Morgan DeGrenier led off the sixth with a triple. Natasha MacLeay's RBI single scored DeGrenier, and MacLeay scored during the play on a three-base error to take the lead.

Taconic scored in its run in the fourth when Meg Doyle reached base on a dropped third strike. Amanda Ely drove her in with a base hit.

Alicia Bazonski earned the win with a two-hit performance, striking out 11. Carly Decker took the loss, going the distance, striking out three and scattering three hits.

"Solid performance by Alicia. ... You got to give it to Taconic; they played a very feisty game," Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier said. "We've got to start bringing our ‘A' game right when we get off the bus."


Taconic 000 001 0--1 2 0

Everett 000 002 x--2 3 1

Carly Decker and Kadie Dickson. Alicia Bazonski 1 and Morgan DeGrenier. 3B -- Everett 1 (DeGrenier 1).

Prep softball: Miss Hall's 28, Stoneleigh-Burnham 6

PITTSFIELD -- The Hurricanes got four RBI each from Stella Kim and Astrid Montagano, routing Stoneleigh-Burnham with a 14-hit effort. The win is Miss Hall's first of the season.

Kim had three hits; Montagano, Nancy Son, Alex Desrochers and Meaghan Fraser picked up two hits each. Pitcher Grace Guachione of Pittsfield allowed just one hit in two innings of work, and turned the ball over to Desrochers to finish the last three innings.

Miss Hall's plays at Loomis at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Girls lacrosse: Pittsfield 11, Hoosac Valley 5

PITTSFIELD -- A three-goal day by Makenzi Astore lifted the Generals to a win that put them at .500 for the season (2-2, 2-2 county).

Lindsay Curry, Lauren Curry and Jacie Salvie added two goals each for PHS, with Alex Zuber and Haley Milne registering an assist each. Milne stopped 11 shots in goal.

Holly Cadran led Hoosac, which trailed 5-1 at the half, with three goals.


Hoosac 1 4--5

Pittsfield 5 6--11

Hoosac goals: Audrey Johnson 1, Holly Cadran 3, Angelica Tanguay 1. Pittsfield goals: Lindsay Curry 2, Makenzi Astore 3, Shea Hassett 1, Lauren Curry 2, Jacie Salvie 2, Mya Wiles 1. Pittsfield assists: Alex Zuber 1, Haley Milne 1.

Saves -- H: Kelsey Hosley 17. P: Milne 11.


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