Baseball/softball roundup: Mount Everett baseball books postseason spot with walk-off win
The Eagles needed a triple play in the top of the seventh inning and a bases-loaded walk to Cavan Brady in the bottom half of the inning, as Everett knocked off Commerce 11-10.
The win puts the Eagles (10-6) into the Western Massachusetts Division IV tournament for the first time since 2012. That year, Everett won the Western Mass. title and advanced to the state championship game.
"We're really excited," Everett coach Jesse Carpenter said. "It's been a tough four years since we got there the last time. To have a two-out rally like that I couldn't be prouder of the guys."
Everett led 10-3 after three innings, but the Red Raiders clawed their way back into the game and scored the tying run in the top of the seventh. With runners on first and second, Reynel German lined to right. Nate Chase made a sliding grab, got up and threw to first for the second out. Jimmy Gulotta then threw to shortstop Anthony Lupiani for the third out.
With two outs in the home seventh, Jack Carpenter (3 hits) singled. Brendan Dempsey was hit by a pitch and Nikos Casivant walked. On the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Brady — who pitched the seventh and got credit for the in — walked and Carpenter scored the winning run.
Commerce 201 042 1 — 10 7 5
Mount Everett 325 000 1 — 11 5 7
Two outs when winning run scored.
Mitchell Parks (2), Pedro Almonte (4 2/3), Wilson Rosa (0) and Michael Santiago (2), Reynel German (4 2/3). Anthony Lupiani (4), Jimmy Gulotta (2/3), Jack Carpenter (1 1/3), Cavan Brady (1) and Patrick Silk. W - Brady. L -Almonte. 2B - C: Kevin Colon. ME: Tim Robitaille.
Taconic 3, Westfield 1
PITTSFIELD - Ross Omelenchuck tossed a four-hitter and struck out six for Taconic, as the Braves tuned up for Friday night's game with Pittsfield by beating Westfield.
Omelenchuck did not walk a batter for Taconic (15-0) and the run he gave up was unearned.
"He's a gamer," Taconic coach Kevin Stannard said. "He's been one of our most valuable players on the team with the innings he's eaten up."
Izaiya Mestre broke the1-1 tie with an RBI single in the sixth and he later scored on Anthony Whiteley's sacrifice fly.
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Taconic 100 002 x — 3 4 1
Ari Schwartz and Jeff Blake. Ross Omelenchuck and Brett Murphy. W—Omelenchuck. L—Schwartz. 2B—T: Drew DeMartino. 3B—T: DeMartino.
Mount Greylock 12, Monument Mountain 4
GREAT BARRINGTON -Visiting Mount Greylock outscored Monument Mountain 8-0 over the final five innings to pick up a win.
The Mounties (13-3) were also the beneficiaries of eight errors by Monument (4-8). It was the second time this week the Spartans committed eight errors. Cole Wojtkowski picked up the victory for Greylock, pitching five scoreless innings to close out the game.
Zach Condon had two hits and two RBI for Greylock, while his brother Brandon had two hits. Graham Herrick had two hits and two RBI for Monument.
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Monument 130 000 0 — 4 8 8
Cole Wojtkowski and Eli Ostheimer. Jared Henry (4), Dylan Tinker (1), Kenny Zucco (1), JoeAberdale (1) and Mike Goretti (2), Max Joyner (5).
Hoosac Valley 1, Drury 0
NORTH ADAMS — At Joe Wolfe Field, Noah Matrigali outdueled Ryan Dubie, as Hoosac Valley escaped with a win before inclement weather rolled in. The game was stopped after 5 1/2 innings.
Matrigali held the Blue Devils (3-11) to three hits. He did not walk anyone, and struck out nine. Dubie gave up two runs, one earned, on five hits. He struck out two.
Chris Larabee's sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth inning scored Matrigali, who led off with a single. That was the only run Hoosac (9-6) needed. The Hurricanes got an insurance run in the sixth when Matrigali led off with a single, stole second and scored on John Krol's double.
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Drury 000 000 — 0 3 2
Noah Matrigali and Zach Swistak. Ryan Dubie and Dylan Toomey. W—Matrigali. L—Dubie. 2B—HV: John Krol.
Pittsfield 14, Drury 1
PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield (14-2, 6-0 Berkshire North) got a complete game, two-hit effort out of starting pitcher Giuliana Pierce to top the Blue Devils (4-11, 1-6) on Thursday.
The teams were tied at 1-1 after two innings, but a four-run third helped open the game up some, and a six-run sixth inning ended the game with two outs in the inning.
Tess Lyon went 3 for 4 in the win with two triples, a double, three RBI and three runs scored, while Madison Tobin was 3 for 4 with two RBI and three runs scored.
Kendra Gallagher drove in the lone run for Drury.
Drury 010 000 — 1 2 3
Pittsfield 014 126 — 14 17 1
Maya Howland and Anna Dix. Giuliana Pierce and Hayley Tobin. W — Pierce. L — Howland. 2B — P: Hayley Tobin, Tess Lyon, Jordyn Lummus. 3B — P: Lyon 2, Brianna Clary, Madison Tobin.
Mount Everett 12, Monument Mountain 0
SHEFFIELD — Chandler DeGrenier and Faith Angell combined to throw a one-hit shutout as Mount Everett beat its South Berkshire rival.
The Eagles (14-2, 8-0 Berkshire South) broke open the game by scoring nine runs on four hits, two walks and an error in the home fourth inning. The Eagles, who had two-run doubles from Devon Galli and DeGrenier, sent 13 batters to the plate.
Monument (3-10, 3-5) broke up the no-hit bid when Diana Henry got a fourth-inning single.
Galli and Lauren Edwards each had two hits for the Eagles.
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Mount Everett 002 91 — 12 11 1
Alexa Troiano and Greta Luf. Chandler DeGrenier (4), Faith Angell (1) and Madison Ullrich. W—DeGrenier. L—Troiano. 2B—ME: Lauren Edwards, Sarah Beckwith, Devon Galli, DeGrenier. 3B—ME: Madison Ullrich.
Lenox 2, Lee 1
LEE — Anna Lynch outdueled Katelyn Clark in the circle, as visiting Lenox (6-10, 5-3) inched closer to a possible Western Mass. Division IV tournament berth.
Lynch held the Wildcats to one run on two hits, walking four and striking out seven. Clark gave up two runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out two.
"It was a pitcher's duel and a defensive duel," Lee coach Herby Heath said. "It was the best we've played."
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Lee 000 100 0 — 1 2 2
Anna Lynch and Molly O'Brien. Katelyn Clark and Peyton Heath. W—Lynch. L—Clark. 2B—Len: Aimee Greene.
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