WILLIAMSTOWN -- Heather Tomkowicz tossed a seven-hit shutout as the Mount Greylock softball team won its second straight, 6-0 over Monument Mountain on Saturday.
With her team leading 1-0, Tomkowicz put runners on second and third with no outs in the top of the fourth, but she didn't allow either to score. The Mounties responded with two runs in the fourth and rolled on.
"She did a great job," coach June Blake. "We were able to get out of some situations. We had some good defense behind her."
Kendal Frye had a solo home run to lead off the sixth inning.
Monument 000 000 0 -- 0 7 0
Greylock 010 203 x -- 6 9 0
Aspen Sawyer and Alexa Nejaime. Heather Tomkowicz and Kendal Frye. WP--Tomkowicz. LP--Sawyer. 2B--MM (Morgan Hammer); MG (Miranda Voller). HR--MG (Frye).
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs couldn't keep visiting Bowdoin from reaching the 20-win mark, as the visiting Polar Bears swept a three-game series this weekend.
Bowdoin (20-9) won the first game of Sunday's doubleheader 4-1 and then took the nightcap 3-2. It won 13-5 Saturday.
In the second game, Bowdoin scored single runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings to take a 3-0 lead.
Williams answered with two runs on four hits in the home sixth. Kelso Stevens' two-run single pulled the Ephs to within a run.
It could have been a big inning, but Marco Hernandez was out at home on an unsuccessful squeeze play with the bases loaded, and then Chance Rueger grounded out to pitcher Henry Van Zant to end the threat.
Williams left a runner in scoring position in the seventh and had runners on first in the eighth and ninth, but couldn't push the tying run home.
in the opener, Beau Horan's RBI single in the bottom of the third cut the Williams deficit to 2-1. But the Ephs got no closer.
Stevens was 3 for 7 in the doubleheader with two runs batted in and a run scored. Darren Hartwell was 3 for 8 in the doubleheader for Williams (10-19).
WILLIAMSTOWN -- It was a good Sunday for the Williams tennis teams as the men and women beat Colby by identical 9-0 scores. The men also won on Saturday, 7-2 over Middlebury. The won lost their Saturday match to Amherst, 5-4.
Brian Chow had the quickest match Sunday, as he did not drop a game in a straight-set win.
Williams senior Veronica Li closed out her regular-season career at home with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles.
Williams men's golf
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs won their own Spring Opener on Sunday, finishing with a total score of 633 in the two-day event. The Ephs' ‘B' team moved up to take second place at Taconic Golf Club.
Dylan Dethier followed up his first round 77 with another to finish second individually with a score of 154. He was two strokes behind Jarvis Sill's 152. Matt McCarron was the only other Eph to break 80 Sunday, shooting a 79.
Williams women's golf
SOUTH HADLEY -- Williams finished second at the Jack Leamon Championship on Sunday. The Ephs picked up three strokes at The Orchards, but couldn't catch eventual champion Ithaca.
Williams' Georgiana Salant finished tied for third with Ithaca's Kelsey Baker at 158, six behind Sharon Li.
Shelby Shote (159) and Paige Whidbee (163) also scored top-10 finishes for Williams.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Ephs brought the curtain down on the Tony Plansky track Saturday with a Little Three championship victory. It's Williams' 25th consecutive Little Three title.
The Plansky track, part of the Weston Field complex, will not be used next year because of the construction project involving the football stadium and lacrosse fields.
On this final Saturday meet, the Eph men scored 169 points, with Amherst getting 111 and Wesleyan scoring 97.
Stephen Simelchuk won the hammer throw and shot put for the Ephs. Katakyie Ofari-Atta doubled up with wins in the 100 and 200-meter runs.
Nolan Raimo and Williamstown's Greg Payton finished 1-2 in the high jump for the Ephs.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Eph pitcher Emma Harrington stopped Middlebury's 14-game winning streak cold in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. The Panthers came back in the nightcap to earn the split.
Harrington scattered four hits and gave up an unearned run in Williams' 4-1 win. The Panthers got 11 hits in the nightcap en route to a 10-2 win. She walked three and struck out four.
Williams (12-18) never trailed in the opener, scoring a run in the third inning, two in the fourth and one in the seventh.
Williams second baseman Theresa Legan was 4 for 7 with three RBI in the doubleheader.
Williams men's lacrosse
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Visiting Amherst broke a tie by scoring the first two goals of the third quarter and went on to hold off the Ephs, 10-9 on Saturday.
Patrick Routh's man-up goal with 6 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third quarter broke a 7-7 tie and Ramsey Bates scored a minute later to give the Lord Jeffs a 9-7 lead they would not relinquish.
Jack Lauroesch had two goals and an assist to pace Williams (5-7, 2-5 in NESCAC). Kane Haffey led Amherst (5-8, 3-6) with two goals and an assist.
Williams women's lacrosse
AMHERST -- Three unanswered goals by Amherst in the first half proved to be too much for Williams to come back from in a 16-7 loss Saturday.
Amhest led 8-4 at halftime and outscored the Ephs 6-1 to open the second half and pull away.
Seven different Ephs scored goals in the game. Rebecca McGovern had a goal and an assist for Williams. Krista Zaitvay had four goals for Amherst.
Williams men's tennis
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- The Williams men swept the three doubles matches and won four of the six singles matches to top Middlebury, 7-2 on Saturday.
The match of the day was at No. 1 singles where Middlebury's Alex Johnston needed a super-tiebreaker win to beat Trey Meyer 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.
Williams' Zach Weiss had the most lopsided match in singles, beating Teddy Fitzgibbons 6-3, 6-0.
Williams women's tennis
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Top-ranked Amherst took the three doubles matches from No. 3 Williams, putting the Ephs in a big hole, too big for the Ephs to come back from in a 5-4 loss Saturday.
Williams won four of the six singles matches, three of them three-set matches, but came up one point short.
Kathleen Elkins, Nancy Worley and Rebecca Curran all dropped their first sets before rallying to win in the third.