Roundup: Pickard places 18th at Eastern Championships

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Gymfest of the Berkshires gymnast Hailey Pickard, who is also a junior at Wahconah, competed in the Senior 7 division of the Level 9 Eastern Championships on Sunday, and finished in 18th out of 28 gymnasts in her division.

Pickard, who qualified for Easterns by finishing third at Regionals, scored a 36.325 in the four combined events on the day — floor exercise, uneven bars, vault and beam. Melissa Maupin, competing out of ACE Gymnastics in Florida, placed first in the group with a 37.825.

Pickard's highest score for an individual event was a 9.200 in the floor routine. She scored a 9.100 in the vault, a 9.025 in the bars and a 9.000 on the beam.

Williams softball

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Williams College softball team had its NCAA Division III Regional Championship Round game against host SUNY Cortland rained out on Sunday. The makeup game is scheduled for today, but per the SUNY Cortland athletics website, no time has been set as to when the game will happen.

Williams, the No. 1 seed in the pod, is 2-0 going into the championship, while Cortland is 2-1. If Cortland wins the first game, the Red Dragons would force a decisive "if" game to see which team advances.

The winner of the regional advances to to the Super Regionals, which begin on Friday at a site to be announced.

Per NCAA rules, the regional must be completed on Monday. If no more games are played in the regional, Williams will be declared the champion as the highest undefeated seed. If Cortland wins the first game but a second "if" game cannot be played, Cortland would be declared the regional champion. That is because both teams would be 2-1, and the first tiebreaker is head-to-head record.

Williams baseball

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WATERVILLE — The Williams baseball team had its NESCAC Tournament run ended at 1-2, as the Ephs fell to Middlebury 8-2 after splitting a pair of games on Saturday.

The Panthers put up a five-spot in the fourth inning to take command of Sunday's contest.

David Driscoll went 2 for 4 in the loss with a run scored, while Tom Benz and Mike Stamas each drove in a run.

For Middlebury, Justin Han went 3 for 4 with four RBI — including a two-run single in the decisive fourth inning — and Hayden Smith went 2 for 4 with three runs batted in and one run scored. Andrew Gough scored three times in the win, as well.

Sam Rohrer took the loss, going four innings and giving up six runs — four earned — on eight hits. Alex Rosario got the win, pitching six innings and striking out eight on five hits, one walk and two earned runs.

Williams ends the season at 24-11.

College lacrosse

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Lucy Barrett's Westfield State University athletics career came to an end after a 20-5 loss to Mary Washington in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Barrett, a Mount Greylock graduate, scored one goal on the day, tallying the Owls' final goal with 9 minutes, 55 seconds left in the second half.

Barrett finished with 32 points on the season — 14 goals, 18 assists — and 90 points for her career.


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