NORTH ADAMS -- Alicia Bazonski struck out 15 and the Mount Everett hitters were good when they needed to be in a 10-1 win over McCann on Monday afternoon.
Bazonski sat down eight Hornets in a row just after the Eagles had taken their 10-1 lead in the fourth. She struck out the side in the fourth and fifth innings and the first two in the sixth.
"We always have that inning [where things fall apart]," coach Kate Galli said. "It came a little early today.
"She mixes it up nice, and that's what kept us on our toes. We went down swinging most times, so I'm proud of that. We just need to focus on the defense and clamp down more and not have those innings."
Everett built its lead steadily in consecutive innings. The Eagles scored three in the second, two in the third and five in the fourth. Each time the Eagles were aided by free passes. Taylor Garrett and Morgan DeGrenier drew walks in the second with Garrett coming around to score. Alex Hoover walked to leadoff the third and scored. In the fourth, Natasha MacLeay and Bazonski walked before Garrett was hit by a pitch. All three came around to score.
Garrett scored all three times she stepped to the plate and was 1 for 1. Alex Hoover was the other Eagle with multiple runs scored. She had two.
Mount Everett 10, McCann Tech 1
Everett 032 500 0 -- 10 9 1
McCann 001 000 0 -- 1 3 3
Alicia Bazonski and Morgan DeGrenier; Haley Malloy and Danielle Gibeau. WP -- Bazonski. LP -- Malloy.
NORTH ADAMS -- Drury came on top in a tight battle of strong pitchers, beating Pittsfield 4-2.
The Blue Devils' Kodey Bryce didn't allow an earned run in seven innings, while his Pittsfield counterpart, Tanner Hanford, struck out eight in the loss. Drury's Kareen Beckett had two hits and scored twice while Logan Rumbolt was walked twice, had a hit and scored the other two runs.
Hanford struck out six in a row early, mowing down the final three batters in the first and three straight in the second. The Blue Devils responded by scoring two in the third to take the lead for good.
"He's probably the hardest thrower we faced," said Drury coach Al Marceau. "Him and [catcher Dominic] Traversa did a nice job of mixing up his pitches. It took a little bit to make the adjustment. Then we started putting the ball in play well enough to at least make things happen."
Drury 4, Pittsfield 2
Pittsfield 020 000 0 -- 2 5 3
Drury 202 000 x -- 4 5 2
Tanner Hanford and Dominic Traversa; Kodey Bryce and Cody Primmer. W -- Bryce. L -- Hanford.
CHESHIRE -- The Hurricanes blew this game open in the sixth, scoring nine runs en route to a 13-0 win over Lenox.
Justin Nichols earned the win while Matt Braman finished with four hits, including a double. He also scored three times.
"I think we worked the counts," said Hoosac coach Bob Rivard. "Once we got into their backup pitchers, we were able to hit the ball."
Lenox got doubles from Jake Jourdain and starter Austin Salnitis.
Hoosac Valley 13, Lenox 0
Lenox 000 000 0 -- 0 6
Hoosac 110 029 x -- 13 12
Austin Salnitis (5+), Hathaway (1/3), Colvin and Duffin; Justin Nichols (6), Jake Hall and Hall (6), Jake Swistak. W -- Nichols. L -- Salnitis. 2B -- Lenox 2 (Jake Jourdain, Salnitis); Hoosac 2 (Matt Braman, Matt Waltermire).
PITTSFIELD -- Cat Record struck out seven and added a triple at the plate, while Amber Iacuessa had a two-run homer to power the Blue Devils to an 11-3 win over Taconic.
Drury scored in each of the first four innings to build a 7-0 lead. Alanza Quinones was 2 for 5 with a triple and four RBI for Drury.
"We played much tighter defense," Mary Ann Maroni said. "The last four games were a real tough road. It was nice to put that behind us."
Amanda Ely struck out five for Taconic.
Drury 11, Taconic 3
Drury 312 104 0 -- 11 17 4
Taconic 000 010 2 -- 3 6 7
Cat Record and Olsen; Amanda Ely and Kadie Dickson. W -- Record. L -- Ely. 2B -- Taconic (Emily Wojtkowski). 3B -- Drury 1 (Record). HR -- Drury 1 (Amber Iacuessa).
WESTFIELD -- The Hornets held a two-run lead heading into the last of the seventh, but Westfield Voc. rallied and won 9-8 in eight innings.
T.J. Therrien got the leadoff guy out in the bottom of the eighth, but then walked the cleanup and No. 5 hitter. He hit the next batter to load the bases. An RBI single tied the game at 8, before another hit batsman brought in the winning run.
"Throwing strikes is key," coach Pat Ryan said. "Throwing strikes, having trust in your defense can get you a long way."
Westfield Voc forced the extra frame with a pair of runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Nick Wood.
The Hornets responded with a run in the top of the eighth when Dylan Gigliotti earned a walk before stealing second and taking third when the throw sailed into center field. Dalton Nicholas popped up to the second baseman, but the ball fell to the dirt and Gigliotti scored.
Gigliotti, Therrien and Nicholas each had a double for McCann.
Westfield Voc. 9, McCann Tech 8
McCann 101 041 01 -- 8 14 1
West Voc 120 101 22 -- 9 8 3
Sean Davis (6), Tim DeBlois (1), T.J. Therrien and Dillon Carr; C. Fecteau (5), Jake Parsons and B. French.
2B -- MT 3 (Dylan Gigliotti, T.J. Therrien, Dalton Nicholas); WV 1 (Nick Wood).
MCLA, Williams softball
NORTH ADAMS -- Trailblazer pitcher Rachel Quakenbush scattered five Williams hits over seven innings while striking out five to five MCLA a 3-0 win in the first game of Monday's doubleheader.
The Trailblazers backed her up right away with a pair of runs in the first and another in the second. Amanda Meczywor and Angelica Perfido were each 1 for 2 with a run scored. Perfido had an RBI, as did Sam Barbarotta and Quakenbush.
Williams responded with a 9-1 win in six innings in the nightcap.
Emma Harrington and Emalie Rott combined to get the win for the Ephs, scattering five hits.
Rott led the way offensively, as she was a perfect 3 for 3 with a triple and three runs scored. Theresa Legan and Erica Li each had a 2-for-4 day with two RBI.
Barbarotta drove in Marissa Mendetta for MCLA's run.