SUTTON -- Sean Cota finished three shots shy of claiming his first MASCAC golf tournament championship on Tuesday. He finished second.
The MCLA senior shot a 7-over-par 79 at Blackstone National to finish two shots behind individual champion Tom Grant of Salem State.
As a team, the Trailblazers finished fourth in the four-team tournament with a 359 total.
Westfield State won the title with a 335 score, one stroke better than Salem State.
MCLA’s Taylor Dunn finished in a three-way tie for 11th at 87, while Dan Nesti was 18th (94) and Ryan Donovan 19th (99) for the Trailblazers.
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers earned their second doubleheader sweep in as many days with 2-1 and 5-1 wins of Westfield St.
Rachel Quackenbush went the distance in Game 1 for MCLA, and started Game 2 before giving way to Amanda Meczywor, who got the win.
NORTH ADAMS -- The Trailblazers took Game 1, 4-2, but lost the nightcap, 7-5 in 12 innings. Jared Gersch tossed six innings in relief and took the loss.
The win in the first game snapped an 11-game losing streak for the Trailblazers
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Williams earned a split with Skidmore, beating the Thoroughbreds 7-1 in the nightcap of a doubleheader. The Ephs dropped a 4-3 decision in the opener.
Emalie Rott threw a one-hitter for the Ephs in their win. She walked two and struck out one.
The game was tied 1-1 when the Ephs erupted for three runs in the bottom of the third inning. Freshman Kacey Cramer had the big hit of the inning, an RBI triple into right center. Cramer was 3 for 4 with three RBI in the nightcap.
In the opener, Lila Rosenfeld’s RBI double down the left-field line in the top of the seventh inning broke a 3-3 tie and put Skidmore on top.
The Ephs had one more chance in the bottom of the seventh when Skidmore pitcher Katie Sorochka plunked Williams’ Ali Graebner with a one-out pitch, putting the game-winning run at the plate.. Sorochka got Cramer on a pop out to short and Merilee Frank on a fly to left to end the game.
With the split, Williams is now 13-19, while Skidmore is now 10-26.