Roundup: McCann, Taconic, PHS baseball teams earn wins
HUNTINGTON — The McCann Tech baseball team scored three runs in the first inning to jump ahead, and made those runs stand up in an 8-2 win over Gateway.
Caleb Rondeau helped lead an evenly-balanced offensive outburst for the Hornets, driving in two runs on a 1 for 4 showing at the plate.
Owen Gagne, Nick Mroz, Andrew Levesque and Matt Jette also drove in runs for McCann (2-1).
On the bump, Dalton Tatro took the start and went six innings, striking out 10 on two hits and five walks to earn the victory. Jared Blondin pitched the final inning, striking out one.
Matt Iacawelli took the loss, going just one inning and striking out two on three walks and two hits.
McCann 310 121 0 — 8 3 4
Gateway 010 000 1 — 2 2 2
Dalton Tatro (6), Jared Blondin (1) and Andrew Koch. Matt Iacawelli (1), Matt Puza (3 1/3), Anthony Piquette (2 2/3) and Joel Sakaske. WP — Tatro. LP — Iacawelli. 2B — MT (Caleb Rondeau).
Taconic 8, East Longmeadow 3
EAST LONGMEADOW — The Taconic baseball team picked up its second win in as many days with a road victory over the Spartans.
"We were playing two Division I opponents back-to-back on the road. I think it's a credit to how hard they've worked in the gym and the couple of times we've been outside," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "It's a good start for us."
East Longmeadow got the first run of the game in the bottom of the first, but the Braves (2-0) responded with three in the second and two in the third to take the lead for keeps.
Stevie Zuccalo got the start, going 3 1/3 innings. He walked four batters and gave up four hits.
Christian Womble and Brendan Stannard combined in relief to finish the game out. Stannard got the win in middle relief, while Womble struck out five in two innings of work to end the game.
At the plate, Bo Bramer went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored three times. Womble went 1 for 3 with a double and two runs batted in. Anton Lazits hit a solo home run in the sixth, while Jake Harrington and Aiden Kotski also drove in runs in the win.
Joe Baxter took the loss, going six innings and giving up six hits on four walks and three strikeouts. Four of the six runs he allowed were earned.
Taconic 032 001 2 — 8 6 5
E. Longmeadow 100 002 0 — 3 7 2
Stevie Zuccalo (3 1/3), Brendan Stannard (1 2/3), Christian Womble (2) and Leo Arace (6), Luke Whitehouse (1). Joe Baxter (6), Anthony Cuccovia (1/3), Tim Krol (2/3) and Frankie Ferrentino. WP — Stannard. LP — Baxter. 2B — T (Womble, Bo Bramer). HR — T (Anton Lazits).
Pittsfield 11, Springfield Central 3
PITTSFIELD — The Generals improved to 2-0 with a quality win against Springfield Central. Ian Benoit allowed just one earned run and struck out five over his five innings of work. Christian Marchbanks came in for the final two innings and struck out five of the six batters he faced.
Shelbert Anderson went three innings and gave up five earned runs as Central's starter.
Cater Matthews went 3 for 4 in the leadoff spot and had two runs batted in while Jaden Coscia knocked in two more runs for Pittsfield.
Central 120 000 0 — 3 7 0
Pittsfield 032 132 x — 11 12 1
Shelbert Anderson (3) Justin Cruz (1), Jesus Alicia (2) and Winyon Nunez(6). Ian Benoit (5), Christian Marchbanks (2) and Zach Zerbato. WP — Benoit. LP — Anderson. 2B — P 1 (Benoit).
High School Softball
McCann Tech 23, Pope Francis 0
NORTH ADAMS — Meg Goyette pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts to keep the Cardinals off the board, and went 4for 5 at the plate with three RBI to put her team on top in a rout.
Kalley Vanuni went 3 for 3 with a ribbie, Ayrian Quinones went 3 for 3 with a two-run double, and Aubrey Tetlow went 2 for 4 with three RBI.
The Hornets are now 2-0 on the year.
Pope Francis 000 00 — 0 1 6
McCann (12)63 2x — 23 17 0
Meg Goyette and Aubrey Tetlow. Brault and N/A. WP — Goyette. LP — Brault. 2B — MT (Sarah Fortini, Ayrian Quinones).
Mount Everett 20, Lee 0
SHEFFIELD — Gwendolyn Carpenter went 5 for 5 as the Eagles (2-1) took care of business against the Wildcats (0-4).
Carpenter, along with Marion Devoti, Jaclyn Derwitsch, Faith Angell, and Makenzie Ullrich all had multiple hits for Mount Everett. Catcher Madison Ullrich added a home run to the Eagle hit parade.
Angell went the distance and only allowed four hits in the pitching circle.
Kylie Joyce went 1 for 2 with a double for the Wildcats.
Lee 000 0 — 0 4 12
Everett 429 5x — 20 21 0
Katelyn Clark and Peyton Heath. Faith Angell and Madison Ullrich. WP — Angell. LP — Clark. 2B — L: 1 (Joyce) ME: 5 (Devoti 2, Carpenter 2, Derwitsch,). 3B — ME: 1 (Carpenter). HR — 1 (Mad. Ullrich).
Hoosac Valley 21, Drury 4
NORTH ADAMS — An 11-run second inning powered the Hurricanes in a win at Drury on Friday. Logan Stansfield went 3 for 4 and had four runs batted in, while Lauren Foucher, Rylie Bishop and Kelsey Wohrle knocked in three runs each for the Hurricanes (3-0).
Hoosac Valley's Madi Puppolo didn't allow an earned run while striking out seven in her five innings of work.
Katie Booth pitched five innings and struck out three for the Blue Devils (0-2).
Hoosac 0(11)4 60 — 21 15 3
Drury 100 03 — 4 2 10
Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. Katie Booth and Abby Lear. WP — Puppolo. LP — Booth. 2B — HV: 3 (Rylynn Witek, Kelsey Wohrle, Lauren Faucher). HR — HV: 2 (Bishop. Stansfield).
High School Tennis
Mount Greylock girls 5, Mount Anthony 0
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Mounties (2-0) rolled to a win over the Patriots at the Bennington Rec Center.
Playing in a modified contest, Mia VanDeurzen and Hannah Gilooly won 8-1 over their opponents at first and second singles, respectively, while Charlotte Sanford won her match at third singles 8-0.
Singles — 1. Mia VanDeurzen (MG) def. Hayleigh Loomis 8-1; 2. Hannah Gilooly (MG) def. Lily Donohue 8-1; 3. Charlotte Sanford (MG) def. Acaria Petras 8-0.
Doubles — Izzy Leonard/Olivia Winters (MG) def. Chloe Gore/Lexis Gerow 8-1; 2. Ava Simon/Piper Schulman (MG) def. Kristine McKenna/Abby Farnum 8-6.
Lee girls 5, Turners Falls 0
MONTAGUE — The Wildcats improved to 2-0 on the year with a sweep of the Thunder.
Anna Wang and Ava Martin won 6-0, 6-0 in their matches at first and second singles, respectively. In doubles action, Suriana Lee and Paige Berry defeated Cece Wood and Maria LaBelle 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles.
"They are doing great," Lee coach Norma Comalli said of her squad. "My second doubles were young players [Anna Martin and Emma Puntin], one is in eighth grade and Emma is in ninth, and it was Emma's first match. That was exciting."
Singles — 1. Anna Wang (L) def. Haleigh Greene 6-0, 6-0; 2. Ava Martin (L) def. Izzy Farrick 6-0, 6-0; 3. Erin Brisebois (L) def. Steph Peterson 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Suriana Lee/Paige Berry (L) def. Cece Wood/Maria LaBelle 6-1, 6-1; 2. Anna Martin/Emma Puntin (L) def. Merceds Bailey/Emily Dennison 6-4, 6-2.
Mount Anthony 5, Mount Greylock boys 0
BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Mounties (0-1) were hit hard on a road trip north to Mount Anthony on Friday.
The Patriots took all five matches of modified pro sets. Greylock No. 1 Jacob Fink had the best day, as the senior took five points from Michale Niemi, but fell 8-5. Ryan Narey was beaten at third singles, 8-4.
Singles — 1. Michale Niemi (MA) def. Jacob Fink 8-5; 2. Nick Pappas (MA) def. Nate Verter 8-0; 3. Gabe Niles (MA) def. Ryan Narey 8-4
Doubles — 1. Brandon Anderson/Sam Chaney (MA) def. Troy Michalak/Ryan Keating; 2. Matt Corey/Jack Drew (MA) def. Altan McIntosh/Ben McMahon.
High School Girls Lacrosse
Wahconah 15, Lee 4
LEE — The Warriors jumped out to an early 5-0 lead en-route to their first win of the season. The girls from Dalton shared the ball as Wahconah (1-1-1) had seven different scorers on the afternoon. Hanna Bowlby led the way with four goals while Kelcey Lee was right behind her with three.
Lauren Kinne scored two goals for the Wildcats (0-2) while keeper Taryn Paul saved 10 shots on net.
Wahconah 9 6 — 15
Lee 2 2 — 4
Goals — W: Hanna Bowlby 4, Kelcey Lee 3, Chloe Accardi 2, Jilly Cote 2, Emily Rueger 2, Catie Ronayne, Autumn Macadoo. Lee: Lauren Kinne 2, Ann Macchi, Nicole Gamberoni.
Assists — W: Grace Calvert 2, Cote, Bowlby, Macadoo.
Saves — W: Sydney Smith 3. L: Taryn Paul 10.
Pittsfield's Murphy earns first win for Providence
Julia Murphy, a sophomore for Providence College, earned her first win in the circle for the Friars on Thursday, coming on in relief of Miranda Trinidad to help her team to a 5-4 win over Central Connecticut State.
Murphy, who pitched the final three innings in the road contest, struck out one batter on two hits with no walks.
Murphy is now 1-2 on the year. She has appeared in nine games this season, striking out nine batters on 15 hits in 20 2/3 innings of work.
Belchertown boys lacrosse 11, McCann Tech 2
NORTH ADAMS — The visiting Orioles raced out to a 6-0 lead and didn't relent. Belchertown led 6-2 at halftime.
Darian Tovani scored both goals for McCann in the loss, while Keegan Dellaghelfa had two saves and Rylie Fortini came in to make seven more.
Belchertown 6 0 4 1 — 11
McCann 1 1 0 0 — 2
Goals — B (Justin Pendrick 3, Owen Sedlacek 2, Jake Condon 2, Math Pacheco 1, Ben Laliberte, Griffin Weiss, Owen Palmateer), MT (Darian Tovani 2)
Assists — B (Sedlacek, Condon, Pacheco, Weiss, Ryan Sullivan, Nick Fellion)
Saves — B: Nick Fellion 9. MT: Keegan Dellaghelfa 2, Rylie Fortini 7.
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