Roundup: West boys lacrosse team takes gold at Bay State Games

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BOSTON — The West scholastic lacrosse team has struck gold once again at the Bay State Games.

Berkshire County players Mac Waynick and Nate Haley combined to score five goals for the West in a 9-4 win over Southeast/Coastal in the Gold Medal Game.

Waynick, from Williamstown, scored three goals for the West. Haley, from North Adams, added two goals.

The West had outscored its opponents 42-13 going into Thursday's championship game.

Other Berkshire County players on the Gold Medal winners are Logan Leja and Lucas Waterman of Adams, Corey Bazonski of Dalton, Ernie Lampron of Pittsfield and Cole Filson of Williamstown.

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Pittsfield 16, Westfield 4

WESTFIELD — Pittsfield manager Bryon Sherman said he knows what happened Thursday night might not happen again. But for one night, the Pittsfield skipper had fun watching.

Pittsfield scored 14 runs in the third inning and went on to beat Westfield in the first game of a best-of-three state championship series at Bullens Field.

Pittsfield sent 18 batters to the plate in the third, scoring those 14 runs on nine hits. Mike Brittain and Jonathan Monahan each had two hits in the inning. Brittain had a single and double and drove in three runs in the game, while Monahan had a single and a double with one RBI.

"It's enjoyable when guys are hitting the ball and running the bases," Sherman said. "We know it's not going to happen every time."

Winning pitcher Sam Sherman had a single, a double and an RBI, while Owen Kroboth had a two-run triple and Nick Hall had a single and two RBI.

The teams will play Game 2 Friday at 5:30 at Deming Park.

Futures League

North Shore 5, Pittsfield 2

LYNN — The Pittsfield Suns could not solve North Shore starting pitcher Gavin Sullivan and two relievers on Thursday.

Sullivan picked up his second win of the season against the Futures League-leading Suns as the Navigators beat the Suns 5-2, splitting a home-and-home series.

Sullivan retired the first 11 hitters he faced, giving up his first hit with two outs in the fourth inning. The only runs the right-hander gave up came an inning later on Jeff Khawly's two-run home run. It was Khawly's first home run of the summer.

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Sullivan scattered four hits in six innings. He did not walk anyone and struck out five.

In all, 11 Suns players struck out in the game. Beau Dana picked up his league-leading 11th save with a scoreless ninth inning.

Pittsfield starter Jon Morrison had one rough inning, giving up three runs on four hits in the third inning. Ben Malgeri's two-run double was the key hit in the inning.

Pittsfield is now 20-14, while North Shore is 20-17, and is 1 1/2 games behind the league leaders.

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Pittsfield     000     020     000     —     2     5     2

North Shore     013     000     01x     —     5     9     0

Morrison (5), Portella (3) and Petersen. Sullivan (6), Painter (2), Dana (1) and Wetterau. W — Sullivan (4-1). L — Morrison (2-1). Sv. — Dana (11). 2B P: Malcom. NS: Calero 2, Olszak, Malgeri. 3B — P: Culumovic. HR — P: Khawly (1). T — 2:17. A — 681.

Local colleges

MCLA hires softball coach

NORTH ADAMS — Adriane Baird is the new softball coach at MCLA.

"Adriane has a strong passion for the game, and a commitment to developing our student-athletes," MCLA athletic director Laura Mooney said in a release. "I'm confident that her experience with recruiting and player development, coupled with playing at a high level in Division III will continue to move our program forward."

Baird spent the last two years as an assistant at Smith College. Before that, she was the head coach at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Baird played at Bowdoin. She was a third baseman who was a second-team, All-NESCAC pick in 2015.

MCLA was 14-21 last year, and qualified for the MASCAC Tournament.

Williams hires soccer assistant

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off an NCAA Division III national championship, Williams women's soccer coach Michelyne Pinard will have a fresh face on the sideline this fall.

Eileen Blumenauer will join Pinard's staff. She has been the head women's soccer coach at Utica College since 2015. Prior to that, Blumenauer was an assistant coach at Endicott College and a graduate assistant coach at St. Lawrence.

Blumenauer played collegiately at Herkimer County Community College and then at SUNY Geneseo.

North Shore     013     000     01x     —     5     9     0

Morrison (5), Portella (3) and Petersen. Sullivan (6), Painter (2), Dana (1) and Wetterau. W — Sullivan (4-1). L — Morrison (2-1). Sv. — Dana (11). 2B P: Malcom. NS: Calero 2, Olszak, Malgeri. 3B — P: Culumovic. HR — P: Khawly (1). T — 2:17. A — 681.

Local colleges

MCLA hires softball coach

NORTH ADAMS — Adriane Baird is the new softball coach at MCLA.

"Adriane has a strong passion for the game, and a commitment to developing our student-athletes," MCLA athletic director Laura Mooney said in a release. "I'm confident that her experience with recruiting and player development, coupled with playing at a high level in Division III will continue to move our program forward."

Baird spent the last two years as an assistant at Smith College. Before that, she was the head coach at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Baird played at Bowdoin. She was a third baseman who was a second-team, All-NESCAC pick in 2015.

MCLA was 14-21 last year, and qualified for the MASCAC Tournament.

Williams hires soccer assistant

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off an NCAA Division III national championship, Williams women's soccer coach Michelyne Pinard will have a fresh face on the sideline this fall.

Eileen Blumenauer will join Pinard's staff. She has been the head women's soccer coach at Utica College since 2015. Prior to that, Blumenauer was an assistant coach at Endicott College and a graduate assistant coach at St. Lawrence.

Blumenauer played collegiately at Herkimer County Community College and then at SUNY Geneseo.

Morrison (5), Portella (3) and Petersen. Sullivan (6), Painter (2), Dana (1) and Wetterau. W — Sullivan (4-1). L — Morrison (2-1). Sv. — Dana (11). 2B P: Malcom. NS: Calero 2, Olszak, Malgeri. 3B — P: Culumovic. HR — P: Khawly (1). T — 2:17. A — 681.

Local colleges

MCLA hires softball coach

NORTH ADAMS — Adriane Baird is the new softball coach at MCLA.

"Adriane has a strong passion for the game, and a commitment to developing our student-athletes," MCLA athletic director Laura Mooney said in a release. "I'm confident that her experience with recruiting and player development, coupled with playing at a high level in Division III will continue to move our program forward."

Baird spent the last two years as an assistant at Smith College. Before that, she was the head coach at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Baird played at Bowdoin. She was a third baseman who was a second-team, All-NESCAC pick in 2015.

MCLA was 14-21 last year, and qualified for the MASCAC Tournament.

Williams hires soccer assistant

WILLIAMSTOWN — Fresh off an NCAA Division III national championship, Williams women's soccer coach Michelyne Pinard will have a fresh face on the sideline this fall.

Eileen Blumenauer will join Pinard's staff. She has been the head women's soccer coach at Utica College since 2015. Prior to that, Blumenauer was an assistant coach at Endicott College and a graduate assistant coach at St. Lawrence.

Blumenauer played collegiately at Herkimer County Community College and then at SUNY Geneseo.


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