Roundup: West boys lacrosse earns Bay State Games win

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Berkshire Eagle staff

The West boys lacrosse team defeated Metro in the first round of the Bay State Games on Tuesday, winning 16-6.

The West team featured a handful of Berkshire County products. Nate Haley, who plays for Hoosac Valley, had three goals, while Wahconah's Ernie Lampron and Mount Greylock's Mac Waynick each had one goal. Greylock's Cole Filson played at LSM and took face-offs for the team, while Wahconah's Corey Bazonski played on the defense, and Hoosac's Lucas Waterman played as a midfielder.

The West team will play two games today, starting with a 10:45 a.m. contest against Northeast, followed by a 3:30 p.m. tilt against Southeast/Coastal.

Action wraps up on Thursday. West will play Central at 10:45 a.m., and if West makes it, the bronze medal game will be at 2 p.m., or the gold medal game will be at 3:30 p.m.

Legion Baseball

Pittsfield 10, Westfield 6

WESTFIELD — Midway through Tuesday's road game at Westfield, a series of pop-ups, men left on base and errors on the defensive side by Pittsfield had let Post 124 back in the ballgame.

Post 68 led 4-0 after one inning, but let Westfield (4-6-1) jump right back in with a four-run bottom of the third.

"Couple errors put them back in it," said Post 68 coach Pat Bassi. "We fell asleep a little bit with the early lead. It wasn't our prettiest win."

Pittsfield benefit from 11 walks and three hit batters by Westfield pitching, but was struggling to come up with hits with runners on base.

The pop-ups forced Bassi to revert to small ball, and Carter Matthews led off the top of the fourth with a bunt single. Cal Messina followed with a walk, before an RBI single from Hunter Potash gave the lead back to the visitors. Joe Cracolici made sure Pittsfield stayed in front with a two-run single that scored Messina and Potash, making it 7-4.

Cracolici and Potash each had two hits and two RBI, while Matthews and Messina set the table brilliantly, scoring three and four runs each, respectively. Danny DiMassimo had two hits as well.

Ian Benoit threw a scoreless fourth for his final inning to earn the win.

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Pittsfield moves to 11-1 before returning home for a busy end of the week with games at Clapp Park Thursday and Friday, and a doubleheader in Pittsfield on Saturday. Post 68 hosts 9-4 Northampton on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

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Pittsfield     400     301     2     —     10     9     3

Westfield     004     000     2     —     6     8     7

Ian Benoit (4), Hunter Potash (2+), Cal Messina (1) and Zach Zerbato (3), Zach Swistak (4). Ryan Paro (1+), Andrew Daniels (4), Anthony Piquette (2) and Tanner Koziol. W — Benoit. L — Daniels. 2B — P (Potash).

NECBL

Mestre starts for Sharks

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks have discovered what the Futures League's Pittsfield Suns found out last year — Izaiya Mestre can be a very good starting pitcher.

After making five relief appearances, Mestre made his second start for the NECBL's Sharks on Tuesday night and threw six shutout innings in a 13-2 win over New Bedford.

Mestre, a former Taconic High School standout, held the Bay Sox to four hits and did not walk anyone. he struck out five.

It was Mestre's second start. He gave up two runs on five hits in five innings back on July 3.

Mestre had a 7.27 earned-run average after his five relief appearances. In two starts, he has lowered the ERA three runs to 4.19.

One of Mestre's former Taconic teammates continues his solid NECBL play.

Drew DeMartino, an infielder with the Sanford Mainers, was 0 for 3, but scored what proved to be the game-winning run in a 4-0 victory over Upper Valley.

DeMartino is batting .367 for the Mainers with five home runs and 23 runs batted in. He leads the team in all three categories.

Westfield     004     000     2     —     6     8     7

Ian Benoit (4), Hunter Potash (2+), Cal Messina (1) and Zach Zerbato (3), Zach Swistak (4). Ryan Paro (1+), Andrew Daniels (4), Anthony Piquette (2) and Tanner Koziol. W — Benoit. L — Daniels. 2B — P (Potash).

NECBL

Mestre starts for Sharks

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks have discovered what the Futures League's Pittsfield Suns found out last year — Izaiya Mestre can be a very good starting pitcher.

After making five relief appearances, Mestre made his second start for the NECBL's Sharks on Tuesday night and threw six shutout innings in a 13-2 win over New Bedford.

Mestre, a former Taconic High School standout, held the Bay Sox to four hits and did not walk anyone. he struck out five.

It was Mestre's second start. He gave up two runs on five hits in five innings back on July 3.

Mestre had a 7.27 earned-run average after his five relief appearances. In two starts, he has lowered the ERA three runs to 4.19.

One of Mestre's former Taconic teammates continues his solid NECBL play.

Drew DeMartino, an infielder with the Sanford Mainers, was 0 for 3, but scored what proved to be the game-winning run in a 4-0 victory over Upper Valley.

DeMartino is batting .367 for the Mainers with five home runs and 23 runs batted in. He leads the team in all three categories.

Ian Benoit (4), Hunter Potash (2+), Cal Messina (1) and Zach Zerbato (3), Zach Swistak (4). Ryan Paro (1+), Andrew Daniels (4), Anthony Piquette (2) and Tanner Koziol. W — Benoit. L — Daniels. 2B — P (Potash).

NECBL

Mestre starts for Sharks

The Martha's Vineyard Sharks have discovered what the Futures League's Pittsfield Suns found out last year — Izaiya Mestre can be a very good starting pitcher.

After making five relief appearances, Mestre made his second start for the NECBL's Sharks on Tuesday night and threw six shutout innings in a 13-2 win over New Bedford.

Mestre, a former Taconic High School standout, held the Bay Sox to four hits and did not walk anyone. he struck out five.

It was Mestre's second start. He gave up two runs on five hits in five innings back on July 3.

Mestre had a 7.27 earned-run average after his five relief appearances. In two starts, he has lowered the ERA three runs to 4.19.

One of Mestre's former Taconic teammates continues his solid NECBL play.

Drew DeMartino, an infielder with the Sanford Mainers, was 0 for 3, but scored what proved to be the game-winning run in a 4-0 victory over Upper Valley.

DeMartino is batting .367 for the Mainers with five home runs and 23 runs batted in. He leads the team in all three categories.


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