Williams golf wins NESCAC
KENSINGTON, Conn. -- For the first time since 2008, the Williams College men's golf team rules NESCAC.
Williams' Cody Semmelrock shot a 1-under-par 70 and was medalist with a 1-over 143 for the two days, beating Hamilton's Greg Scott by a stroke at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club on Sunday.
The Ephs finish with three golfers in the top 10 and a two-day total of 592. Host Trinity, the winner of the NESCAC fall qualifier, finished two strokes back at 594. Hamilton and defending champion Middlebury were tied for third at 607.
The win gives Josh Hillman a championship in his first year as the head coach, and earns Williams an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. Hillman replaced Rick Pohle, who retired after the fall season.
The victory by the Ephs also ended Middlebury's two-year title streak. The Panthers had won three of the four NESCAC titles since Williams won its last crown.
Simmerlick's 70 was his best round as a collegian and his first NESCAC individual title.
Jake Abrahams and Jake Goldenring tied for seventh at 149 for Williams. The Ephs Dylan Dethier finished in a three-way tie for 10th at 151.
The NCAA Tournament will take place May 14-17 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.
CLINTON, N.Y. -- Visiting Williams outscored Hamilton 7-0 over the final six innings in an 8-2 win that gave the Ephs a 2-1 series win over the Continentals.
K.C. Murphy led the way for the Ephs, going 3 for 5, while Taylor Mondshein was 3 for 4.
Pat Blizzard got the win, giving up two runs on nine hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out four. Lucas Casso notched a three-inning save for Williams (13-20).
NORTH ADAMS -- It was a split decision for MCLA baseball. The Trailblazers beat Norwich 4-2 in the nightcap of a Sunday doubleheader after losing the opener 3-1.
In the nightcap, Cody Weaver scattered eight hits and gave up one earned run. The Trailblazers scored three runs in the fourth inning and made it 4-2 on Mike Doyle's solo home run in the seventh.
Norwich won the pitcher's duel between Sam Philbrook and Joe Vaverka in the opener. Philbrook struck out four in six innings and Brian Whaley got the save. Vaverka struck out eight for MCLA (4-25).
Everett 6, Taconic 1
SHEFFIELD -- Alicia Bazonski's two-run single in the bottom of the first inning put Mount Everett (8-1) ahead to stay and the softball pitching standout shut Taconic down.
Bazonski gave up a third-inning run and the Braves had only three hits and a walk, while Bazonski struck out 12.
Brooke Morehouse had two of Everett's eight hits.
"Our team is playing very well defensively," said Everett coach Kurt DeGrenier. "We're putting the ball in play pretty hard."
Everett 6, Taconic 1
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Carly Decker and Kadie Dickson. Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier. WP--Bazonski. LP--Decker. 3B--ME (Brooke Morehouse).
Wahconah 15, St. Joe 0
PITTSFIELD -- The Warriors top four batters produced 12 runs and 11 hits to power Wahconah to the win.
Erin Grogan, Becca Grunow, Gabby Lavinio and Bizzy King hit well in the victory. Grunow had a double in the win. Virginia Goggins had a double for St. Joe.
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Becca Grunow and Bree Herforth; Chanler Hospot (4 1/3), Julia Murphy and Hannah Kibbe. W -- Grunow. L -- Hospot. 2B -- Wahconah 1 (Grunow); SJ 1 (Goggins).
Hoosac 4, St. Joe 3
ADAMS -- Matt Braman's bases-loaded groundout drove in a run, breaking a tie in the fifth to power Hoosac Valley to a 4-3 win over St. Joseph on Saturday.
John Lewis came home on a wild pitch to give Hoosac a two-run lead. Justin Nichols relieved Austin Milesi in the seventh to close the door and earn the save.
"Heck of a ballgame," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "It really was one of the better games. We had great defense on both sides."
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Devon Johnston (5), Connor Lein and Zach Neary; Austin Milesi (6+), Justin Nichols and Jake Hall. W -- Austin Milesi. L -- Johnston. S -- Nichols.
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