Roundup: Lenox earns its way into the Western Mass. D-IV baseball tournament; Wahconah wins in final home game
SPRINGFIELD — Four pitchers combined to strike out 15 as Lenox defeated Duggan 12-1,for their fifth win in a row and locked up a spot in the Western Mass. Tournament.
Luke Patella got the nod on the mound and struck out six of the seven batters he faced in his two innings or work for the Millionaires (10-7).
Lucas Maturevich pitched three innings of relief and struck out four while allowing just one hit.
Cliff Flynn, Ricky Armstrong, Payton Doyle and Max DiGrigoli all went 2 for 2 in the win while John Fielding added a double.
Lenox 612 003 0 — 12 15 0
Duggan 000 000 1 — 1 3 4
Luke Batella (2), Lucas Maturevich (3), Max Shepardson (1), Rick Armstrong (2) and Cooper Shepardson. Raekwon Velez (3), Greg Sherokow (4), and Ryan Baillargeon. W — Maturevich. L — Velez. 2B — L (John Fielding).
Wahconah 15, Drury 0
DALTON — With a new school on the horizon, the Warriors said farewell to the baseball field at the high school. After Senior Day celebrations and a ceremony honoring the seven coaches in the history of Wahconah, the 12-man senior class provided some fireworks for all in attendance.
Jake Gai got things going with a triple to deep left field and that was the start of a seven-run first inning for Wahconah (9-7).
Chad Howes knocked Gai in his first at bat and finished with two hits and three RBI.
Howes got the nod on the mound against Drury (1-12) and went four innings, strucking out two.
Just like any fireworks show, the Warriors saved the best for last.
Joe Woronick launched a grand slam in the sixth inning to end the game via the mercy rule.
Drury 000 000 — 0 1 2
Wahconah 702 114 — 15 17 0
Justyn Cowell (1/3), Payton Barnes (3), Ben Moulton (1 2/3), Jack DeMayo (2/3). Chad Howes (4), Kyle Lee (2), Joe Woronick. W — Howes. L — Cowell. 2B — W 5 (Gabe Verdi 2, Howes, Dylan Melle, Joe Woronick). 3B — W 2 (Jake Gai, Tanner Hill). HR — W 1 (Woronick).
Taconic 1, Mount Greylock 0
PITTSFIELD — It was a pitchers' duel on Valentine Road Friday afternoon, with Taconic's Anton Lazits outdueling Mount Greylock's Evan Sheridan.
Sheridan held the Braves to a run on three hits, walking five and striking out two. Lazits, meanwhile gave up only four hits. He walked three and struck out 10 Mounties.
Dylan Burke's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning plated the only run of the game. Sheridan walked Brendan Stannard and Leo Arace. Bo Bramer sacrificed the runners up and then Burke hit the sacrifice fly.
"Anton was great," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "They had one inning with runners on second and third. He worked out of a little jam. He was in control all day long."
Mount Greylock 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
Taconic 000 100 x — 1 3 0
Evan Sheridan and Derek Paris. Anton Lazits and Leo Arace. W — Lazits. L — Sheridan.
Pittsfield 2, Agawam 1
PITTSFIELD — At Buddy Pellerin Field, Ian Benoit outpitched Agawam's Dan O'Connell, as the Generals (15-2) won their seventh-straight game.
Benoit gave up an unearned run on five hits while going the distance. He struck out four and walked one. O'Connell was nearly as good, holding the Generals to five hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out three.
"He was getting ahead of batters all day," PHS coach Seamus Morrison said. "Pitching ahead helped him keep them off-balance."
PHS broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the third inning. Carter Matthews reached on a bunt single, stole second and took third on a single by Joe Traversa. Benoit helped his cause with a sacrifice fly, bringing home Matthews with the eventual winning run. Benoit drove in both of Pittsfield's runs, going 1 for 3. Traversa had two hits for PHS.
Agawam 001 000 0 — 1 5 1
Pittsfield 101 000 x — 2 5 2
Dan O'Connell and Hunter Levesque. Ian Benoit and Zack Zerbato. W — Benoit. L — O'Connell. 2B — P (Benoit). 3B — P (Joe Traversa).
Mount Anthony 3, Monument Mountain 0
BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony's Cole Bushee tossed a 78-pitch no-hitter to send the Spartans back to Great Barrington with a loss.
The only base runners for Monument Mountain was Max Joyner, who reached after being hit by a pitch in the fifth inning and Cade Groeber, who walked in the seventh.
The Spartans drop to 5-10 on the season.
Monument Mountain 000 000 0 — 0 0 0
Mount Anthony 000 200 1 — 3 3 0
Pittsfield 4, Mount Everett 2
PITTSFIELD — Sophia Groves got the nod for Pittsfield softball and the sophomore did not disappoint against the visiting Eagles (10-6) After allowing two runs in the first, Groves allowed just one hit over the final six frames.
Everett lead 2-1 after five innings, however, the Generals got to Mount Everett's Faith Angell for three runs in the sixth to put Pittsfield (15-2) ahead for good.
Brianna Clary swung a big bat for the Generals, ending the day with three runs batted in and also scored a run.
Mount Everett 200 000 0 — 2 5 0
Pittsfield 000 103 x — 4 6 0
Faith Angell and Madison Ullrich. Sophia Groves and Szofia Lewis. W — Groves. L — Angell. 2B — P 1 (Tess Lyon). 3B — P 2 (Mia Potash and Lewis).
Sabis 5, McCann Tech 4
NORTH ADAMS — Hailey Miller had a two-run knock in the bottom of the seventh, but the comeback against Sabis came up just short.
Sabis started the scoring with a two-run first inning to take an early lead.
McCann's Sarah Fortini responded in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI triple that plated Kalley Vanuni, cutting the lead to 2-1.
The Hornets (12-4) were stuck playing catch-up all game as Sabis added one in the third and two in the fourth.
Meg Goyette added a double for the home team.
Sabis 201 200 0 — 5 10 0
McCann Tech 100 010 2 — 4 9 4
Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Meg Goyette and Aubrey Tetlow. W — Dow. L — Goyette. 2B — S 2 (Dow and Bailey Barlow.) M 1 (Goyette). 3B — M 1 (Sarah Fortini).
Drury 7, Taconic 6
PITTSFIELD — A five-run fifth inning was just what the Blue Devils needed to escape Taconic with a win.
Mackenzie Dobbert went 2 for 3 while Jacqueline Moulton was 2 for 4 in the Drury (6-11) win.
Abby Lear got the start and went two and two-thirds. Katie Booth came on in relief and went the rest of the way, allowing just two runs and picking up the win in the process.
Taea Bramer, Elly Christopher and Layne Burke all had multi-hit days for the Braves (9-7).
Drury 100 050 1 — 7 12 0
Taconic 301 001 1 — 6 8 3
Abby Lear (2 2/3), Katie Booth (3 1/3) and Anna Dix. Mary Lee (5), Kiki Carrigan (2), and Jenyka Ostellino. W — Booth. L — Lee. 2B — T 1 (Taea Bramer).
Pittsfield 5, Lenox 0
PITTSFIELD — The regular season for the Generals came to an end on Friday with a sweep of the Millionaires.
Brian Lavino, Liam Fitzgibbons, and Tom Rindfuss took care of business in singles by winning each of their matches in straight sets. The pairs of Bryan Brophy and Gary Zheng, along with Conor Mooney and Isaac Boyd won both doubles matches in straight sets as well.
Pittsfield ended its 2019 regular season campaign with an 11-1 record that included a sweep of Berkshire County competition.
Singles — 1. Brian Lavinio (P) def. Rocco Piretti 6-0, 6-0. 2. Liam Fitzgibbons (P) def. Jack O'Brian 6-3, 6-1. 3. Tom Rindfuss (P) def. Neeshan Vardonyan 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Bruan Brophy/Gary Zheng (P) def. Alexander Fuster/Eric Vardonyan 6-2, 6-0. 2. Conor Mooney/Isaac Boyd (P) def. Owen Hart/Luca Jordan 6-1, 6-0.
Wahocnah 12, Chicopee 4
DALTON — Wahconah got three goals and two assists from Jilly Cote and three from Kelcey Lee as the Warriors earned their trip to the Central/Western Massachusetts tournament by beating Chicopee.
"It was a great Senior Night for the girls. Seniors Kelcey Lee, Autumn McAdoo, Emily Rueger and Grace Calvert all scored tonight," Wahconah coach Kathy Budaj wrote in an email. "To qualify for the tournament on Senior Night is a bonus."
Goals — C: Cheyenne Staykowicz 2. Charisma Harriman, Jorna Vieau. W: Jilly Cote 3, Kelcey Lee 3, Autumn McAdoo 2, Grace Calvert, Emily Reuger, Emily Figiela, Emma Adams.
Assists — W: Cote 2, Reuger, Calvert, Catie Ronayne.
Saves — C: Maya Leckin 8. W: Sydney Smith 14.
Hoosac Valley girls lacrosse 18, Central 3
CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes wasted no time pouncing on Central in an 11-goal first half. Alie Mendel, who finished the night with five goals, led a scoring charge that saw 11 different Hurricanes net a goal.
Claudia Bresett had two goals and two assists while Brooke DiGennaro added a goal and two assists.
"Mendel, DiGennaro and Bresett continue to be driving forces of our offense," coach Molly Meczywor wrote in an email. "It's impressive to watch them together as well as get other players involved. Defensively, seniors Paige Barrow and Chloe Martel are instrumental in transition."
Keeper Emily Godfrey didn't give up a goal in the first half and finished the afternoon with three saves.
Central 0 3 — 3
Hoosac Valley 11 7 — 18
Goals — C: Zoey Groff 2, Nyla Rodriguez. HV: Alie Mendel 5, Claudia Bresett 2, Kelsey Bulson 2, Lauren Davis 2, Faith Hall, Chloe Martel, Brooke DiGennaro, Anna Zanolo, Cairagan Greene, Hannah Harding, Ellie Miles.)
Assists — HV: Greene 3, Karyssa Charron 3, Miles 2, Mendel 2, Bresett 2, DiGennaro 2, Hall.
Saves — C: Keon Gladden 9. HV: Emily Godfrey 3.
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