ADAMS -- The Hoosac Valley softball team scored four runs in the first inning and never surrendered the lead in a 6-5 win over rival Drury on Monday evening.
Visiting Drury did make it interesting in the top of the seventh. With runners on second and third, Hoosac pitcher Caroline Tomkowicz had a two-strike count on Drury's Ingrid Olsen with two outs. Olsen popped up and Hoosac second baseman Erin Girard made a diving grab for the final out to preserve Tomkowicz's win.
Girard did her part at the bat as well, hitting a three-run home run in Hoosac's four-run first. Ashley Ciepiela had two hits for Hoosac. Amber Iacuessa had two hits for Drury, including a two-run homer in the second.
"This is a huge win," Hoosac coach Morgan Shafer said . "Not letting little mistakes get to us [was key]. If we made mistakes, we picked ourselves up."
Hoosac Valley 6, Drury 5
Drury 102 020 0 -- 5 5 3
Hoosac 420 000 x -- 6 7 2
Cat Record and Ingrid Olsen. Caroline Tomkowicz and Alexis Bushika. W -- Tomkowicz. L -- Record. 2B -- HV (Ashley Ciepiela). HR -- D (Amber Iacuessa); HV (Erin Girard).
CHESHIRE -- Two sixth-inning errors by Hoosac Valley's baseball team led to three Wahconah runs Monday, and the Hurricanes left the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position in the seventh inning of an 8-7 loss.
Trailing by three runs entering the bottom of the final inning, the Hurricanes scored two runs on a dropped Jake Hall fly ball to left field with two outs. With runners on second and third after an Austin Milesi walk, though, Wahconah's Ethan Wells struck out Matt Waltermire to end the game.
Two of Wahconah's three runs in the sixth inning came from runners who reached on errors. Lane Grogan had an RBI single in the inning, and the other two runs scored on wild pitches.
Wahconah was also able to get to Justin Nichols for four runs in the first.
"We were struggling just to get back into the game," Hoosac coach Bob Rivard said. "We made too many young mistakes that came back to bite us."
Wahconah 8, Hoosac Valley 7
Wahconah 401 003 0 -- 8 9
Hoosac 022 010 2 -- 7 7
Nick Dargi (5+), Ethan Wells (2) and Lane Grogan. Justin Nichols (5+), Matt Braman (2) and Jake Hall. W -- Dargi. L -- Nichols. 2B -- Hoosac 2 (John Lewis, Matt Koperniak).
NORTH ADAMS -- Jordan Barbarotta was sharp from the first pitch to the last for Taconic. The Braves right-hander scattered four hits while striking out eight in a complete-game performance, a 6-0 win over Drury.
"He threw the ball well. He was working three pitches," Drury coach Al Marceau. "They got the big hit when they needed it. They made plays."
The Braves broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth inning.
Mitch Clary had three of Taconic's seven hits. Drury (5-7) was led by Ryan Lima's two hits.
The Blue Devils won a 9-0 game against Mohawk on May 1. Tyler Briggs tossed a two-hit shutout after taking a no-hitter into the sixth.
Taconic 6, Drury 0
Taconic 100 320 0 -- 6 7 2
Drury 000 000 0 -- 0 4 0
Jordan Barbarotta and Brian Bonacquisti. Kodey Bryce (3 2/3), Jake Tatro (2/3), Nolan Bird (2 2/3) and Joe Liporace. W -- Barbarotta. L -- Bryce. 2B -- T (Kevin Squires).
WESTFIELD -- Coach Pat Ryan was happy with the way his team played against the league's top team. It just wasn't enough.
Justin Schneider did what he could to keep St. Mary's at bay, but it took advantage of small McCann miscues to win, 6-0.
"He gave up six hits to the best team in the league, that's pretty good," Ryan said of Schneider's complete-game performance.
An error in the first gave St. Mary's an extra out and it plated two runs. In the third, it was a hit batsman and a walk that helped a three-run inning.
Joe Lubanski kept the McCann hitters in check, allowing just four hits.
St. Mary's 6, McCann Tech 0
McCann 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
St. Mary's 203 001 x -- 6 6 0
Justin Schneider and T.J. Therrien; Joe Lubanski and Jeff Hockenberry. WP -- Lubanski. LP -- Schneider.
2B -- SM 1 (Lubanski); 3B -- MT 1 (Sean Davis).
Greylock boys' lacrosse
PITTSFIELD -- At Kirvin Park, visiting Greylock scored 10 goals in the first quarter and the Generals never caught up. The Mounties won 20-1.
Michael McCormack led the way with seven goals and two assists, while his brother Brett had six goals and an assist.
Pittsfield still needs one more win to qualify for the Western Mass. tournament.