CHESHIRE -- The Hoosac Valley baseball team jumped out to an early lead and then had to hold on to beat visiting Mount Everett, 7-6 on Friday afternoon.
"It was a little bit of a scramble," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "It seems like we struggle when we play these guys."
Reliever Justin Nichols hit Aaron Martin to lead off the top of the seventh inning, and a ground out by Erik Derwitsch moved Martin to second. Losing pitcher John Ormsbee singled Martin home, making it 7-6. Ormsbee was picked off first and Nichols struck out the final batter for the win.
Matt Braman, Matt Koperniak and Nichols had two hits each for Hoosac. Sage Angell and Bradley Lupiani had two hits each for Everett.
Hoosac Valley 7, Mount Everett 6
Everett 003 200 1 -- 6 6
Hoosac 132 010 x -- 7 9
John Ormsbee (3), Zach Fife (3) and Aaron Martin. Matt Braman (6), Justin Nichols and Jake Hall. WP--Braman. LP--Ormsbee. S--Nichols. 2B--ME (Bradley Lupiani).
LENOX -- A six-run sixth inning busted the game wide open for the Mounties and sent them on their way to a 14-5 win over Lenox.
"We were only down 5-3 going into the sixth," said Lenox coach Kevin Downer. "We had a freshman, Tyler Coon, pitching and they finally got to him."
Andrew Leitch was 4 for 4 and Sean Houston was 3 for 3 for the visitors. Ian Brink got the win.
Mount Greylock 14, Lenox 5
Greylock 310 016 3 -- 14 16 1
Lenox 101 010 2 -- 5 7 4
Ian Brink (6), Tyler Picard and Nick DiSanti. Tyler Coon (6), Austin Salnitis and Cam Sibley (6) and Tom Duffin. WP -- Brink. LP -- Coon. 2B -- Lenox 1 (Tom Duftin)
PITTSFIELD -- Joey Dewey tossed a one-hitter and Taconic racked up 11 hits to defeat Drury 15-0 in a mercy rule-shortened contest.
"Their first batter got a hit and bam! That was it," said Taconic coach Kevin Stannard. "Joey pitched real well."
Kevin Squires and Josh Berthiaume each had two hits and two RBI. for the Braves.
Taconic 15, Drury 0 (5 inn.)
Drury 000 00 -- 0 1 5
Taconic 106 44 -- 15 11 1
Joey Dewey and Brian Bonacquisti. Tyler Cote (2 2/3), Nolan Bird (1 1/3), Jake Tatro and Cody Primmer. WP -- Dewey LP -- Cote. 2B Taconic 1 (Bonacquisti).
BENNINGTON -- One bad inning sent the Drury softball team to its fourth straight loss Friday, 6-3 to Mount Anthony.
Neither team was able to string any hits together, until Mount Anthony took advantage of several Drury errors and a passed ball to push five runs across in the sixth inning.
"It was the kind of day where if we hadn’t given them that fifth inning it would have been a pretty good ball game," Drury coach Mary Ann Maroni said. "The wheels fell off the bus in that fifth inning. Neither team was getting big hits or putting anything together."
The Blue Devils attempted a rally in the seventh inning, but couldn’t collect the big hits when they needed them.
Cat Record took the loss for the Blue Devils. She pitched the distance and struck out just one in the loss. Both teams managed just five hits in the contest -- all singles.
Mount Anthony 6, Drury 3
Drury 000 001 2 -- 3 5 3
MA 001 050 0 -- 6 5 1
Beth Ports and Julie Elwell; Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. W --Ports. L-- Record.
NORTH ADAMS -- Everything was fine through four innings. The score was tied at 1, and then everything fell apart for the Hornets.
Holyoke Catholic scored eight in the fifth and six in the seventh to pull away down the stretch and send McCann home with a 16-1 loss.
"It can happen so quickly, as we’ve been witness to in the last two games," coach Kate Galli said. "But, as a team we are learning from these examples and I do see some positive things starting to come together."
Julie Carroll led off the fifth for Holyoke Catholic with a double. The Hornets committed four errors after that and were well behind the eight ball from that point on.
Jordan Prevey continued her hot hitting with another double. She was 1 for 2.
Holyoke Catholic 16,
McCann Tech 1
HC 000 181 6 -- 16 13
MT 100 000 0 -- 1 5
Morgan Logan and Julie Carroll; Haley Malloy (6), Jessica Sunn and Danielle Gibeau. WP -- Logan. LP -- Malloy.
2B -- HC 2 (Anna DeSimone, Carroll); MT 1 (Jordan Prevey). HR -- HC 1 (Krista Jasak).
Hoosac girls’ lacrosse
Wahconah 5, Hoosac 3
DALTON -- Offense was at a premium, and Wahconah was the bigger benefactor. The Warriors scored one more goal in each half than the Hurricanes did to send Hoosac away with a 5-3 loss.
"I thought we came out and played really well," said Wahconah coach Kathy Budaj. "The girls wanted it."
Hoosac’s Kelsey Hosley played well in goal, stopping 19 shots. Jaci Aubin, Maeve Denning and Molly O’Dowd tallied goals for Hoosac.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Eph sophomore Emma Harrington tossed a three-hit shutout Friday to lead the Ephs past Hamilton College, 3-0.
The Ephs took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. With one out, Erica Li beat out a slapper to short. She stole second and scored when Kacey Cramer rocketed a two-out triple to right-center field. That was all the offense Williams needed.
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The Trailblazers rallied with four runs in their final at-bat to take the opening game against Skidmore College 7-6 before the Thoroughbreds shutout the Trailblazers in the nightcap 4-0.
In the opener, MCLA started quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead after two and one-half innings. Angelica Perfido drove in a pair of runs in the opening innings while Amanda Meczywor added an RBI groundout.
Skidmore would answer with a six spot in the fourth inning to take what appeared to be an insurmountable lead. MCLA would rally, though. Michaela DiNicola singled with one out to begin the rally and Meczywor followed with a double. Tanelle Ciempa moved Barbarotta up with a single before Megan Boyer singled to drive in the tying run. After the runners moved up on a wild pitch, Abby Lucas drove in the winning run with a single.
Ainsley MacDonald earned the win, tossing the first six innings while Rayelle Pierson notched a one-inning save.
In the nightcap, both pitchers were dealing as neither team was able to score a run until Skidmore broke the drought in the fifth, scoring three runs on four hits including three consecutive RBI singles.