Roundup: Mount Greylock girls lacrosse upsets Auburn, moves to Central/Western Mass. D-II final

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Mount Greylock girls lacrosse has won three consecutive road playoff games, beating No. 3 Auburn 10-8 on Tuesday, and now finds itself back in the Central/Western Massachusetts Division II championship game for the second-straight year.

Coach Lindsey von Holtz' squad finished the regular season 8-10, earning the No. 10 seed in the tournament by virtue of finishing second in the Berkshire League.

Since the seeding meeting, though, Greylock has lived up to the name it has created for itself in Western Mass. girls lacrosse. The Mounties went to Worcester and beat No. 7 St. Peter-Marian 15-7. Then stared down No. 2 Hoosac Valley in Cheshire with a 10-9, overtime victory. On Tuesday, the Mounties journeyed to Tantasqua Regional to take on the third-seed Rockets, and blitzed their foe to the tune of an 8-0 halftime lead.

The nail-biting started there, though, as Auburn tallied the first five goals of the second half, before Carolyn Jones found the back of the net for one of her six tallies. Emma Stevens made it 10-5, and Greylock managed to hold the fort from there.

Jayden Johnson contributed seven saves in net, while back-boning a defense that was impenetrable for 25 minutes of tone-setting action.

Jones finished with six goals and two assists, upping her season total to 80 goals and 93 points. Sarah Polumbo chipped in two assists, while Clare Sheedy, Brook Masse, Brooke Phelps and Emma Stevens did the rest of the offensive lifting.

Greylock made its first ever sectional final as a program last season as a No. 2 seed. The Mounties fell to then No. 1 Bromfield in the championship 15-6. Now a shocking 10 seed, Greylock will get another shot at top-seeded Bromfield in the 2019 title bout. Date and time for that game remains to be determined.

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Greylock     8     2     —     10

Auburn     0     8     —     8

Goals — MG (Carolyn Jones 6, Clare Sheedy, Brook Masse, Brooke Phelps, Emma Stevens).

Assists — MG (Sarah Polumbo 2, Jones 2).

Saves — MG (Jayden Johnson 7).

Futures League

Pittsfield 11, Nashua 5

NASHUA, N.H. — Mark Coley circled the bases a few times, and the Pittsfield Suns pounded out 15 hits in a over Nashua on Tuesday.

Coley homered twice and hit a triple, finishing his day 4 for 5 with five RBI and four runs scored. The second basemen out of the University of Rhode Island was hit by a pitch in the first and scored on a Jackson Peterson single. He blasted a two-run bomb in the third to put the Suns (7-4) ahead for good, 3-2. Coley plated two more with a triple in the sixth and then sent a solo shot into the stands to start the top of the eighth, making it 11-2.

The sophomore from Bloomfield, Conn. wasn't alone in a 15-hit parade. Monument Mountain product Nate Cormier was 3 for 4 with a double and his seventh RBI. Matt Valente, Caeden Trenkle and Peterson all had two hits.

Mike Nocchi twirled five innings, surrendering no earned runs to earn the win. He struck out four and walked two. Kelvin Sosa tossed two innings of hitless relief.

Billy Butler homered for the Silver Knights (4-7).

The Suns return home to Wahconah Park tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Westfield Starfires.

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Pittsfield     102     004     310     —     11     15     3

Nashua     110     000     012     —     5     4     2

Mike Nocchi (5), Kelvin Sosa (2), Jared Henry (1), Shaun Gamelin (1) and Jackson Peterson. Daniel O'Connor (4), Jack Pawloski (1 2/3), Brady McGarry (1 1/3), Manny Ray (2) and Jack Arend (6), Max Silverman (3). W — Nocchi. L — O'Connor. 2B — P (Nate Cormier); N (Owen Batchelder). 3B — P (Mark Coley). HR — P (Coley 2); N (Billy Butler).

NECBL

Valley 4, North Adams 2

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, but couldn't hang on Tuesday at Joe Wolfe Field, dropping its first game of the summer.

The Valley Blue Sox (4-1) plated three runs in the sixth off reliever Tristen Hudson, who did not record an out in five batters. The go-ahead run (Cody LittleJohn, single) actually came home on a wild pitch by another reliever, Madison Jeffrey.

Scout Knotts, who hit a two-run home run in the second inning for the SteepleCats (4-1), doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Valley's Rob Griswold got a strikeout and ground out to strand him and earn the save.

It was Knotts' first homer of the season, while he drove in his fourth run. Austin Hurwitz added two hits for the SteepleCats.

Tyler Hays got the start for the home side and went five scoreless innings, scattering two hits with two walks and a pair of Ks. Joe Pepe went five, striking out five for the Blue Sox in a win.

North Adams is on the road at Keene on Thursday.

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Valley     000     003     001     —     4     7     0

North Adams     020     000     000     —     2     7     3

Joe Pepe (5), Sean Hupp (2), Rob Griswold (2) and Natale Monastra. Tyler Hays (5), Tristen Hudson (0+), Madison Jeffrey (3), Joe Guerette (1/3), Jacob Abbott (2/3) and Austin Hurwitz. W — Pepe. L — Hudson. Sv — Griswold. 2B — V (JP Walsh); NA (Scout Knotts). HR — NA (Knotts).

Auburn     0     8     —     8

Goals — MG (Carolyn Jones 6, Clare Sheedy, Brook Masse, Brooke Phelps, Emma Stevens).

Assists — MG (Sarah Polumbo 2, Jones 2).

Saves — MG (Jayden Johnson 7).

Futures League

Pittsfield 11, Nashua 5

NASHUA, N.H. — Mark Coley circled the bases a few times, and the Pittsfield Suns pounded out 15 hits in a over Nashua on Tuesday.

Coley homered twice and hit a triple, finishing his day 4 for 5 with five RBI and four runs scored. The second basemen out of the University of Rhode Island was hit by a pitch in the first and scored on a Jackson Peterson single. He blasted a two-run bomb in the third to put the Suns (7-4) ahead for good, 3-2. Coley plated two more with a triple in the sixth and then sent a solo shot into the stands to start the top of the eighth, making it 11-2.

The sophomore from Bloomfield, Conn. wasn't alone in a 15-hit parade. Monument Mountain product Nate Cormier was 3 for 4 with a double and his seventh RBI. Matt Valente, Caeden Trenkle and Peterson all had two hits.

Mike Nocchi twirled five innings, surrendering no earned runs to earn the win. He struck out four and walked two. Kelvin Sosa tossed two innings of hitless relief.

Billy Butler homered for the Silver Knights (4-7).

The Suns return home to Wahconah Park tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Westfield Starfires.

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Pittsfield     102     004     310     —     11     15     3

Nashua     110     000     012     —     5     4     2

Mike Nocchi (5), Kelvin Sosa (2), Jared Henry (1), Shaun Gamelin (1) and Jackson Peterson. Daniel O'Connor (4), Jack Pawloski (1 2/3), Brady McGarry (1 1/3), Manny Ray (2) and Jack Arend (6), Max Silverman (3). W — Nocchi. L — O'Connor. 2B — P (Nate Cormier); N (Owen Batchelder). 3B — P (Mark Coley). HR — P (Coley 2); N (Billy Butler).

NECBL

Valley 4, North Adams 2

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, but couldn't hang on Tuesday at Joe Wolfe Field, dropping its first game of the summer.

The Valley Blue Sox (4-1) plated three runs in the sixth off reliever Tristen Hudson, who did not record an out in five batters. The go-ahead run (Cody LittleJohn, single) actually came home on a wild pitch by another reliever, Madison Jeffrey.

Scout Knotts, who hit a two-run home run in the second inning for the SteepleCats (4-1), doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Valley's Rob Griswold got a strikeout and ground out to strand him and earn the save.

It was Knotts' first homer of the season, while he drove in his fourth run. Austin Hurwitz added two hits for the SteepleCats.

Tyler Hays got the start for the home side and went five scoreless innings, scattering two hits with two walks and a pair of Ks. Joe Pepe went five, striking out five for the Blue Sox in a win.

North Adams is on the road at Keene on Thursday.

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Valley     000     003     001     —     4     7     0

North Adams     020     000     000     —     2     7     3

Joe Pepe (5), Sean Hupp (2), Rob Griswold (2) and Natale Monastra. Tyler Hays (5), Tristen Hudson (0+), Madison Jeffrey (3), Joe Guerette (1/3), Jacob Abbott (2/3) and Austin Hurwitz. W — Pepe. L — Hudson. Sv — Griswold. 2B — V (JP Walsh); NA (Scout Knotts). HR — NA (Knotts).

Goals — MG (Carolyn Jones 6, Clare Sheedy, Brook Masse, Brooke Phelps, Emma Stevens).

Assists — MG (Sarah Polumbo 2, Jones 2).

Saves — MG (Jayden Johnson 7).

Futures League

Pittsfield 11, Nashua 5

NASHUA, N.H. — Mark Coley circled the bases a few times, and the Pittsfield Suns pounded out 15 hits in a over Nashua on Tuesday.

Coley homered twice and hit a triple, finishing his day 4 for 5 with five RBI and four runs scored. The second basemen out of the University of Rhode Island was hit by a pitch in the first and scored on a Jackson Peterson single. He blasted a two-run bomb in the third to put the Suns (7-4) ahead for good, 3-2. Coley plated two more with a triple in the sixth and then sent a solo shot into the stands to start the top of the eighth, making it 11-2.

The sophomore from Bloomfield, Conn. wasn't alone in a 15-hit parade. Monument Mountain product Nate Cormier was 3 for 4 with a double and his seventh RBI. Matt Valente, Caeden Trenkle and Peterson all had two hits.

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Mike Nocchi twirled five innings, surrendering no earned runs to earn the win. He struck out four and walked two. Kelvin Sosa tossed two innings of hitless relief.

Billy Butler homered for the Silver Knights (4-7).

The Suns return home to Wahconah Park tonight for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Westfield Starfires.

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Pittsfield     102     004     310     —     11     15     3

Nashua     110     000     012     —     5     4     2

Mike Nocchi (5), Kelvin Sosa (2), Jared Henry (1), Shaun Gamelin (1) and Jackson Peterson. Daniel O'Connor (4), Jack Pawloski (1 2/3), Brady McGarry (1 1/3), Manny Ray (2) and Jack Arend (6), Max Silverman (3). W — Nocchi. L — O'Connor. 2B — P (Nate Cormier); N (Owen Batchelder). 3B — P (Mark Coley). HR — P (Coley 2); N (Billy Butler).

NECBL

Valley 4, North Adams 2

NORTH ADAMS — North Adams took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning, but couldn't hang on Tuesday at Joe Wolfe Field, dropping its first game of the summer.

The Valley Blue Sox (4-1) plated three runs in the sixth off reliever Tristen Hudson, who did not record an out in five batters. The go-ahead run (Cody LittleJohn, single) actually came home on a wild pitch by another reliever, Madison Jeffrey.

Scout Knotts, who hit a two-run home run in the second inning for the SteepleCats (4-1), doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Valley's Rob Griswold got a strikeout and ground out to strand him and earn the save.

It was Knotts' first homer of the season, while he drove in his fourth run. Austin Hurwitz added two hits for the SteepleCats.

Tyler Hays got the start for the home side and went five scoreless innings, scattering two hits with two walks and a pair of Ks. Joe Pepe went five, striking out five for the Blue Sox in a win.

North Adams is on the road at Keene on Thursday.

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Valley     000     003     001     —     4     7     0

North Adams     020     000     000     —     2     7     3

Joe Pepe (5), Sean Hupp (2), Rob Griswold (2) and Natale Monastra. Tyler Hays (5), Tristen Hudson (0+), Madison Jeffrey (3), Joe Guerette (1/3), Jacob Abbott (2/3) and Austin Hurwitz. W — Pepe. L — Hudson. Sv — Griswold. 2B — V (JP Walsh); NA (Scout Knotts). HR — NA (Knotts).


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