PITTSFIELD -- St. Joseph's had the tying run at the plate twice but the Hoosac baseball team stood tall and came away with a 6-3 win Wednesday afternoon.
Devon Johnston's two-run homer tied the game in the third for St. Joe's before Hoosac responded with three runs in the fourth. Crusaders coach Dennis Murphy said Hoosac pitcher Joey Bounemani did a good job of shutting St. Joe's down from there.
"Gutsy performance by Bounemani," Murphy said. "We hit it hard but right to people. Hats off to their pitcher. They played good defense."
Hoosac Valley 6, St. Joseph's 3
Hoosac 201 300 0 -- 6 6 0
St. Joe's 012 000 0 -- 3 5 0
Pat Latini (3 2/3), Devon Johnston and Nate Stump; Joey Bounemani (6), Matt Braman and Jake Hall. 2B -- SJ 1 (Latini); HV 1 (Braman); HR -- SJ 1 (Devon Johnston).
Hoosac girls' lacrosse
CHESHIRE -- Wild isn't a strong enough word to describe the Hurricanes' game with the Lee Wildcats. In a game riddled with scoring surges, it was the Wildcats that received the last push, scoring six straight in the final 11 minutes, 49 seconds to win 17-11.
The Hurricanes scored six straight of their own to erase a 10-4 deficit early in the second half. Maeve Denning and Molly O'Dowd each had two goals in the surge to tie the game at 10.
After the teams traded goals, the Wildcats went on a tear. Moriah McKenna and Lydia Graham each scored a pair of goals and Megan Gaul scored her game-high sixth goal to push Lee way out in front.
"We came out strong and took a quick lead and demonstrated a great deal of resilience in the second half to come back and tie the game," coach Molly Meczywor said. "But Megan and Moriah's quick play and strong shots were too much for us as they took over."
McKenna finished with five goals, Graham had three and Alyssa Kelly had two. Denning, O'Dowd and Jaci Aubin all had hat tricks for Drury.
Kelsey Hosley made 12 saves for Hoosac, while Anna Fraser needed just 8 for the win for Lee.
Greylock girls' lacrosse
BELCHERTOWN -- Belchertown girls' lacrosse freshman Emma Jopson matched Mount Greylock's goals all by herself, but got plenty of help in the Orioles' 20-4 win.
Chloe Zinter and Brea Allen added three each for the Orioles, while Kate Bowers and Natalie Caney scored twice apiece.
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NORTH ADAMS -- The Hornets didn't let a two-run Pathfinder seventh derail them. They rallied with three of their own in the home half for a dramatic 6-5 win.
T.J. Therrien ripped an RBI triple to bring in the first run in the seventh for McCann. Justin Racine followed with a single to bring Therrien in to tie the game. A hit batsman and a walk to Dillon Carr later, and the Hornets had the bases loaded with one out. The suspense quickly changed to joy on the McCann sideline when the first offering to Dalton Nicholas found the backstop, allowing Racine to come across with the game-winning run.
"Today, we came out and played a great solid game," coach Pat Ryan said. "We held them scoreless for the first three.
"Gwozdz pitched a real gem today."
Therrien and Carr combined for a triple and double, respectively, to account for McCann's extra-base hits.
McCann Tech 6, Pathfinder 5
Pathfinder 000 210 2 -- 5 3 1
McCann Tech 000 120 3 -- 6 6 1
Joe Gwozdz and T.J. Therrien; T. Moore and A. Kozlik. WP--Gwozdz. LP--Therrien.
2B -- MT 1 (Dillon Carr); P 1 (A. Cole).; 3B -- MT 1 (T.J. Therrien).
GRANBY -- It couldn't have been going better for the Hornets through 4 1/2 innings. They had a nice four-run lead and seemed to have everything under control. That's where the good news started.
The Hornets made five of their nine errors in the bottom of the fifth to aid Granby's six-run inning and send the Rams to a 10-4 win.
"We were cruising right along until the fifth inning, playing great defensively and capitalizing on everything we could offensively," coach Kate Galli said. "Then we couldn't get out of the fifth inning."
McCann had seven hits on the day and four went for extra bases. Olivia Esoldi, Jordan Prevey and Eileen Zajac all hit a double, while Kayla McNeice had the bigger hit, a triple. Prevey finished the day a perfect 3 for 3; Esoldi was 2 for 4 and scored.
Malloy took the loss for McCann. She pitched six innings, gave up 10 runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out three.
McCann 020 020 0 -- 4 7 9
Granby 000 064 x -- 10 7 0
Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau; Tessa Cote and Noelle Menard.
2B -- MT 3 (Olivia Esoldi, Jordan Prevey, Eileen Zajac); G 1 (Brie Mercier); 3B -- MT 1 (Kayla McNeice); HR -- G 1 (Alex White).