Baseball and softball roundup: Mount Greylock baseball victorious
Turners Falls' Kyle Bergman hit a leadoff single in the top of the seventh inning, and recorded the only hit against the Mounties (4-0) in a 14-0 win.
Brandon Condon pitched the first four innings and Nick Rondeau pitched two. In the seventh, Alex Backiel gave up the leadoff single to Bergman, but then set Turners down in order.
"They're throwing strikes," Greylock coach Steve Messina said. "That's more than half the battle. It's a big advantage. We are making the majority of the plays [behind the pitchers]. They're playing well behind our pitchers."
Greylock jumped out to a 12-0 lead after four innings, breaking the game open with a six-run third. Reece Gillette had the big day at the plate, recording three hits and driving in three runs. Phil Guest also had three hits, while Conden, Eli Ostheimer and Cole Wojtkowski had two hits each.
Turners Falls 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Mount Greylock 326 102 x — 14 17 2
Tyler Lavin (2 2/3), Quinn Dodge (1 1/3), Mike Babcock (2) and Dom Carne (4), Jon Fritz (2).
Brandon Condon (4), Nick Rondeau (2), Alex Backiel (1) and Eli Ostheimer. W—Condon. L—Lavin. 2B—MG: Tyler Marten, Reece Gillette. 3B—MG: Cal Messina, Rondeau.
Taconic 12, Hoosac Valley 0
PITTSFIELD — Taconic's Jake McNeice made his debut on the mound, and the Braves' lefty looked like he was in mid-season form.
McNeice pitched six shutout innings against Hoosac Valley, holding the Hurricanes to three hits and he struck out three as the Braves (4-0) rolled over the Hurricanes (2-4).
McNeice, who helped his cause by going 2 for 3 with four runs batted in, threw 60 pitches in six innings and did not walk a batter. No Hoosac hitter got past first base against him.
"He had all three pitches working," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "His location was spot on. It was his first out of the year and he was in control the whole game."
Jack Cooney went 3 for 4 and scored five runs for Taconic, while Brett Murphy had two hits and two RBI.
Hoosac 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Taconic 234 102 x — 12 12 2
Nick Murach (2 2/3), Sam Larabee (2 2/3), Henry Sniezek (2/3) and Jake Swistak. Jake McNeice (6), Joe Heath (1) and Brett Murphy. W—McNeice. L—Murach. 2B—T: McNeice, Austin Rachiele.
Smith Voc. 9, McCann Tech 6
NORTH ADAMS — Smith Voc. used its quick start to defeat McCann Tech (2-2, 2-1 Tri-County).
The Vikings scored four runs in the first two innings, jumping out to a 4-0 lead over the Hornets. The host answered with two runs in the fourth, but the Vikings extended their lead with three more runs in the fifth.
Matt Jette tried to keep McCann in the game. He plated one with a single in the sixth. Lucas McCain scored after reaching via walk, and Jette scored on a passed ball, cutting their deficit to three. But Jette and crew could not complete the comeback.
Mason Field had two hits. Brad Tatro had two RBI.
Smith 130 030 2 — 9 11 1
McCann 000 203 1 — 6 7 0
Hunter Brooks (3 1/3), Matt Hewes ( 2 2/3), Jack O'Connell (1) and Jordan Andrews. Mason Field (1 1/3), Caleb Rondeau (3), Jacob Field (1 2/3) Matt Jette (1) and Logan Tower (1 1/3), M. Field (5 2/3). W — Hewes. L — M. Field. 2B — SV 2 (Brooks, Ryan York). MT 1 (Rondeau). 3B — SV 1 (O'Connell) MT (Robert Matte III).
Lee 11, Gateway 3
HUNTINGTON — Lee started the game with an offensive eruption en route to its first win of the season.
The first three Wildcat batter reached base on walks. Sean McLaughlin added a two-RBI single. Kevin Kelly followed with a two-RBI double, plating the fourth run of a seven-run inning. Ryan Ruef earned the win, striking out 12.
Ruef had two hits. Cole Redstone had two hits and two RBI.
"Good win for us," Lee coach Tim Shepardson said. "Big win for them morale wise. They didn't have too many wins last year."
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Gateway 000 201 0 5 3
Ryan Ruf (6), Sean McLaughin (1) and Hunter Roosa. Josh Webster (3), Brett Turban (4) and Garrett Bean. 2B — G 1 (Shane Mastello). L 2 (Kevin Kelly, Garrett Hopkins). 3B — G: 1 (Turban)
In other baseball action, Drury lost twice at the Tantasqua Warrior classic.
Monson, the third-place finisher in this past weekend's Wahconah Tournament, beat Drury 17-5 in the first game. Then in the consolation game, Tantasqua downed the Blue Devils 12-2.
Wahconah was also in Central Massachusetts, and lost to Auburn 9-2.
No other information on either game was available at press time.
High School Softball
Wahconah 15, Hoosac Valley 0
ADAMS — At Russell Field, Allie Borowsky tossed a three-high shutout for Wahconah (3-2), as the Warriors went above .500.
"We put a little small ball on them" early on, said Wahconah coach Dustin Belcher. "We got some big hits in the middle of the order. We did a lot of little things well today."
Borowsky struck out eight and did not walk a batter for Wahconah. Hoosac falls to 2-2.
Jess Warren had three hits and three RBI for Wahconah, while Emma Parkington had three hits and two RBI.
Wahconah 020 440 4 — 15 12 1
Hoosac 000 000 0 — 0 3 3
Allie Borowsky and Jess Duma. Lindsay Stansfield and K. Bishop. W—Borowsky. L—Stansfield. 2B—W: Kelly McMahon, Jess Warren, Emma Parkington.
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