Roundup: Wahconah, Lenox baseball and Hoosac Valley softball teams moving on in Western Mass. play

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DALTON — Wahconah baseball coach Ernie Wellington wasn't sure if his team was going to advance in the Western Massachusetts Division III tournament.

"I'll be honest," he said. "I'm the most positive person. I was walking down to the [third base] coaches box thinking we weren't going to be able to pull it off."

The Warriors, who scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings, had just given up four to 11th-seeded Monson in the top of the eighth inning. But the Warriors scored five times in the bottom of the eighth, and when Gabe Davis walked with the bases loaded, bringing Bob Archambault home from third, the third-seeded Warriors came all the way back to beat the Mustangs 12-11 in a quarterfinal game.

"These kids have so much fight in them," said Wellington, who is in his first season as the Wahconah varsity coach.

With the win, the Warriors (13-8) will play second-seeded Frontier in a semifinal on Wednesday at UMass' Earl Lorden Field at 4 p.m. The Redhawks beat No. 7 Athol 5-1.

Monson (12-10) was coming off an upset of No. 6 Hoosac in the first round, and fought its way back to take a 7-6 lead on Wahconah after five innings. The Warriors tied the score on Joe Woronick's sacrifice fly. The home team had a chance to win in regulation as Archambault and Chad Howes both hit two-out singles. But Gabe Verdi grounded out to end the inning.

In the eighth, the Mustangs parlayed a hit, three walks, an error and a pair of wild pitches into four runs, and when Liam Hedspeth crossed home on a wild pitch, it was 11-7.

But in the home eighth, after Zak Bernardo struck out and Jake Gai walked, Kevin Huban roped a double, putting runners on second and third.

"I think it was definitely Kevin's hit" that jump-started the Warriors, Wellington said. "You could just feel the energy coming out of the dugout."

And when Davis finally worked that walk on a 3-2 pitch, Wahconah was on its way to the semifinals.

Woronick was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and three runs batted in, while Huban was 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. Archambault and Howes added two hits each as part of Wahconah's 12-hit attack.

Monson had only five hits against starter Caden Frazier and Howes. Connor Santos was 0 for 4 but drove in three runs.

When the game was over, the Warriors dug up home plate and after the team members sign it, and it will be placed in the Dalton CRA Hall of Fame or in the Wahconah trophy case. The current baseball field is where the new high school will stand.

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Monson     031     030     04     —     11     5     3

Wahconah     021     300     15     —     12     12     6

Two outs when winning run scored.

Derek Joyce (5), Ryan Nodell (2 2/3) and Luke Hedspeth. Caden Frazier (5 1/3), Chad Howes (2 2/3) and Joe Woronick. W — Howes. L — Nodell. 2B — M (Anthony DeCasse). W (Jake Gai, Kevin Huban).

Lenox 10, Mount Everett 2

SHEFFIELD — The Lenox Millionaires advanced to the Western Mass. Division IV baseball semifinals with a win over Mount Everett on Monday, riding a seven-run seventh to break open the game. Mount Everett had won all three contests against Lenox in 2019 entering Monday, before Lenox got the win in the critical situation.

The No. 5 Millionaires utilized four walks and a few "mental breakdowns" by No. 4 Mount Everett, according to Eagles coach Dan Lanoue, to open the game up in the final inning.

Trevor Sweener had the big hit in the seventh, driving in two runs on a single.

Jett Steinman went the distance on the mound for Lenox, striking out four on one walk. Alex Zdziarski took the loss for Mount Everett (13-9), going 4 1/3 innings.

Mount Everett took a 2-0 lead in the third when Nikos Casivant hit a two-run single, but Lenox chipped away with one in the fourth, and got two in the fifth to go ahead for keeps.

"They fought well," Lanoue said of his Eagles team. "This was our fourth game against Lenox and we were 3-0. It's tough enough to beat a good team three times, never mind four times.

"Steinman pitched well. Our guys played well for the season, I told them not to hang their heads."

Jack Carpenter was the lone player on either side to record multiple hits, going 2 for 3 in the loss.

Lenox advances to play No. 1 seed Ware in the semifinals. That game will be on Thursday at Westfield State University, with a 4 p.m. start.

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Lenox     000     120     7     —     10     6     2

Everett     002     000     0     —     2     7     4

Jett Steinman and Cooper Shepardson. Alex Zdziarski (4 1/3), Kolby Bleau (1 2/3), Anthony Lupiani (1) and Jack Carpenter (6), Patrick Silk (1). W — Steinman. L — Zdziarski. 2B — L (Steinman), ME (Lupiani).

Hopkins Academy 8, Lee 0

HADLEY — The No. 2 seed utilized a five-run second inning to jump ahead and never look back against the No. 10 Wildcats (10-12).

Hopkins got a two-run single from Kouji Ishida to highlight the inning. Noah Scanlon-Dean added a two-run single in the fourth for some added insurance, while Braeden Tudryn went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI and two runs scored.

For Lee, Cole Redstone had a double in the first inning, Dom Bartini had a double in the second and Wyatt Nazor hit one in the sixth. Evan Heath got the start and took the loss, going five innings and striking out two on six hits, one walk and two hit batters.

Jack Feltovic got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out five on four hits.

"It's just a big program booster," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said of his team qualifying for the postseason and making the quarterfinals. "Everything that we've accomplished in the last couple of weeks, is hopefully showing where the program can go."

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Lee     000     000     0     —     0     4     3

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Wahconah     021     300     15     —     12     12     6

Two outs when winning run scored.

Derek Joyce (5), Ryan Nodell (2 2/3) and Luke Hedspeth. Caden Frazier (5 1/3), Chad Howes (2 2/3) and Joe Woronick. W — Howes. L — Nodell. 2B — M (Anthony DeCasse). W (Jake Gai, Kevin Huban).

Lenox 10, Mount Everett 2

SHEFFIELD — The Lenox Millionaires advanced to the Western Mass. Division IV baseball semifinals with a win over Mount Everett on Monday, riding a seven-run seventh to break open the game. Mount Everett had won all three contests against Lenox in 2019 entering Monday, before Lenox got the win in the critical situation.

The No. 5 Millionaires utilized four walks and a few "mental breakdowns" by No. 4 Mount Everett, according to Eagles coach Dan Lanoue, to open the game up in the final inning.

Trevor Sweener had the big hit in the seventh, driving in two runs on a single.

Jett Steinman went the distance on the mound for Lenox, striking out four on one walk. Alex Zdziarski took the loss for Mount Everett (13-9), going 4 1/3 innings.

Mount Everett took a 2-0 lead in the third when Nikos Casivant hit a two-run single, but Lenox chipped away with one in the fourth, and got two in the fifth to go ahead for keeps.

"They fought well," Lanoue said of his Eagles team. "This was our fourth game against Lenox and we were 3-0. It's tough enough to beat a good team three times, never mind four times.

"Steinman pitched well. Our guys played well for the season, I told them not to hang their heads."

Jack Carpenter was the lone player on either side to record multiple hits, going 2 for 3 in the loss.

Lenox advances to play No. 1 seed Ware in the semifinals. That game will be on Thursday at Westfield State University, with a 4 p.m. start.

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Lenox     000     120     7     —     10     6     2

Everett     002     000     0     —     2     7     4

Jett Steinman and Cooper Shepardson. Alex Zdziarski (4 1/3), Kolby Bleau (1 2/3), Anthony Lupiani (1) and Jack Carpenter (6), Patrick Silk (1). W — Steinman. L — Zdziarski. 2B — L (Steinman), ME (Lupiani).

Hopkins Academy 8, Lee 0

HADLEY — The No. 2 seed utilized a five-run second inning to jump ahead and never look back against the No. 10 Wildcats (10-12).

Hopkins got a two-run single from Kouji Ishida to highlight the inning. Noah Scanlon-Dean added a two-run single in the fourth for some added insurance, while Braeden Tudryn went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI and two runs scored.

For Lee, Cole Redstone had a double in the first inning, Dom Bartini had a double in the second and Wyatt Nazor hit one in the sixth. Evan Heath got the start and took the loss, going five innings and striking out two on six hits, one walk and two hit batters.

Jack Feltovic got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out five on four hits.

"It's just a big program booster," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said of his team qualifying for the postseason and making the quarterfinals. "Everything that we've accomplished in the last couple of weeks, is hopefully showing where the program can go."

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Lee     000     000     0     —     0     4     3

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Two outs when winning run scored.

Derek Joyce (5), Ryan Nodell (2 2/3) and Luke Hedspeth. Caden Frazier (5 1/3), Chad Howes (2 2/3) and Joe Woronick. W — Howes. L — Nodell. 2B — M (Anthony DeCasse). W (Jake Gai, Kevin Huban).

Lenox 10, Mount Everett 2

SHEFFIELD — The Lenox Millionaires advanced to the Western Mass. Division IV baseball semifinals with a win over Mount Everett on Monday, riding a seven-run seventh to break open the game. Mount Everett had won all three contests against Lenox in 2019 entering Monday, before Lenox got the win in the critical situation.

The No. 5 Millionaires utilized four walks and a few "mental breakdowns" by No. 4 Mount Everett, according to Eagles coach Dan Lanoue, to open the game up in the final inning.

Trevor Sweener had the big hit in the seventh, driving in two runs on a single.

Jett Steinman went the distance on the mound for Lenox, striking out four on one walk. Alex Zdziarski took the loss for Mount Everett (13-9), going 4 1/3 innings.

Mount Everett took a 2-0 lead in the third when Nikos Casivant hit a two-run single, but Lenox chipped away with one in the fourth, and got two in the fifth to go ahead for keeps.

"They fought well," Lanoue said of his Eagles team. "This was our fourth game against Lenox and we were 3-0. It's tough enough to beat a good team three times, never mind four times.

"Steinman pitched well. Our guys played well for the season, I told them not to hang their heads."

Jack Carpenter was the lone player on either side to record multiple hits, going 2 for 3 in the loss.

Lenox advances to play No. 1 seed Ware in the semifinals. That game will be on Thursday at Westfield State University, with a 4 p.m. start.

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Lenox     000     120     7     —     10     6     2

Everett     002     000     0     —     2     7     4

Jett Steinman and Cooper Shepardson. Alex Zdziarski (4 1/3), Kolby Bleau (1 2/3), Anthony Lupiani (1) and Jack Carpenter (6), Patrick Silk (1). W — Steinman. L — Zdziarski. 2B — L (Steinman), ME (Lupiani).

Hopkins Academy 8, Lee 0

HADLEY — The No. 2 seed utilized a five-run second inning to jump ahead and never look back against the No. 10 Wildcats (10-12).

Hopkins got a two-run single from Kouji Ishida to highlight the inning. Noah Scanlon-Dean added a two-run single in the fourth for some added insurance, while Braeden Tudryn went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI and two runs scored.

For Lee, Cole Redstone had a double in the first inning, Dom Bartini had a double in the second and Wyatt Nazor hit one in the sixth. Evan Heath got the start and took the loss, going five innings and striking out two on six hits, one walk and two hit batters.

Jack Feltovic got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out five on four hits.

"It's just a big program booster," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said of his team qualifying for the postseason and making the quarterfinals. "Everything that we've accomplished in the last couple of weeks, is hopefully showing where the program can go."

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Lee     000     000     0     —     0     4     3

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Everett     002     000     0     —     2     7     4

Jett Steinman and Cooper Shepardson. Alex Zdziarski (4 1/3), Kolby Bleau (1 2/3), Anthony Lupiani (1) and Jack Carpenter (6), Patrick Silk (1). W — Steinman. L — Zdziarski. 2B — L (Steinman), ME (Lupiani).

Hopkins Academy 8, Lee 0

HADLEY — The No. 2 seed utilized a five-run second inning to jump ahead and never look back against the No. 10 Wildcats (10-12).

Hopkins got a two-run single from Kouji Ishida to highlight the inning. Noah Scanlon-Dean added a two-run single in the fourth for some added insurance, while Braeden Tudryn went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI and two runs scored.

For Lee, Cole Redstone had a double in the first inning, Dom Bartini had a double in the second and Wyatt Nazor hit one in the sixth. Evan Heath got the start and took the loss, going five innings and striking out two on six hits, one walk and two hit batters.

Jack Feltovic got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out five on four hits.

"It's just a big program booster," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said of his team qualifying for the postseason and making the quarterfinals. "Everything that we've accomplished in the last couple of weeks, is hopefully showing where the program can go."

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Lee     000     000     0     —     0     4     3

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Jett Steinman and Cooper Shepardson. Alex Zdziarski (4 1/3), Kolby Bleau (1 2/3), Anthony Lupiani (1) and Jack Carpenter (6), Patrick Silk (1). W — Steinman. L — Zdziarski. 2B — L (Steinman), ME (Lupiani).

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Hopkins Academy 8, Lee 0

HADLEY — The No. 2 seed utilized a five-run second inning to jump ahead and never look back against the No. 10 Wildcats (10-12).

Hopkins got a two-run single from Kouji Ishida to highlight the inning. Noah Scanlon-Dean added a two-run single in the fourth for some added insurance, while Braeden Tudryn went 2 for 3 on the day with an RBI and two runs scored.

For Lee, Cole Redstone had a double in the first inning, Dom Bartini had a double in the second and Wyatt Nazor hit one in the sixth. Evan Heath got the start and took the loss, going five innings and striking out two on six hits, one walk and two hit batters.

Jack Feltovic got the win, pitching seven innings and striking out five on four hits.

"It's just a big program booster," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said of his team qualifying for the postseason and making the quarterfinals. "Everything that we've accomplished in the last couple of weeks, is hopefully showing where the program can go."

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Lee     000     000     0     —     0     4     3

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Hopkins     050     201     x     —     8     7     1

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Evan Heath (5), Andrew Reuf (1) and Cole Redstone. Jack Feltovic and M. Hanscom. W — Feltovic. L — Heath. 2B — L (Dom Bartini, Redstone, Wyatt Nazor).

Softball

Hoosac Valley 4, Sabis 0

CHESHIRE — The Hurricanes have played only three games in the past three weeks, but showed no signs of rust with a big win in the Western Mass. D-II quarterfinals over 11th-seeded Sabis.

Hoosac Valley ace Madi Puppolo had her A-game, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out seven. She had some help from her defense as Abby Bird made some big plays at second base while Kelsey Wohrle used her cannon in right field to cut down runners on the base pad.

The offense plated three third-inning runs and that was more than enough for Puppolo. The young Hoosac squad is looking to build on a 2018 playoff run that ended in the semifinals.

"It helped going through [the playoffs] already," coach Mike Ameen said. "These girls are showing they're up to the challenge and are excited to continue this run."

Next up for the No. 3 Hurricanes is a match up with seventh-seeded Frontier in the D-II semifinals. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. at UMass. on Thursday.

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Sabis     000     000     0     —     0     2     1

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Hoosac Valley     003     001     0     —     4     7     1

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.

Jayden Dow and Aurora Garcia. Madi Puppolo and Rylie Bishop. W — Puppolo. L — Dow. 2B — HV 1 (Puppolo).

Golf

Mabee shoots par at Mass. Open

TYNGSBOROUGH — Country Club of Pittsfield pro Eric Mabee shot even-par 72 in the first round of the Massachusetts Open, and finds himself five strokes behind the leader in a 17-way tie.

Bobby Gage, Patrick Frodigh and Mark Purrington shot 5-under-par 67 in the first round of the tournament. Purrington was the co-medalist at the U.S. Open sectional qualifier last month at Berkshire Hills.

Jake Shuman, who set the Taconic Golf Club course record by shooting 7-under 64 during the 2016 Massachusetts Amateur, shot 3-under 69.

Taconic golf pro Josh Hillman shot 9-over 81.

USL2 Soccer

Black Rock FC falls in Power Rankings

The USL League Two Power Rankings were released on Monday night, and Black Rock FC slipped two spots to No. 4 in the Eastern Conference.

Black Rock FC, coming off a pair of losses last week, has dropped three of its previous four games.

Reading United AC remains No. 1 in the rankings, with the Western Mass. Pioneers second, GPS Portland in third and North Carolina FC U23 in fifth.


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