Bulletin Board: Warriors tee off on error-prone Wave, 10-2
Mohawk Trail Regional High School struck for five runs in the second inning and defeated Greenfield High School, 10-2, in an independent baseball game Saturday morning in Greenfield.
The Warriors tagged Green Wave starter Owen Schilling for seven runs in four innings of work and then scored three more times in the fifth inning off reliever Connor Eckstrom. Jourdan York-Welcome pitched the final two innings for Greenfield and did not allow a run. The Green Wave defense failed the pitching staff as well, committing a season-high five errors in the game. Mohawk played errorless defense.
The early onslaught provided Mohawk starter Billy Gray with plenty of runs. Gray had to work around seven walks he allowed in 5 2-3 innings of work, but he struck out nine and allowed just two hits. He ran into a touch of trouble in the sixth inning when Greenfield scored its first run of the game, but Tucker Jenkins came on and struck out one and walked one in 1 1-3 innings to close out the lopsided win.
Mark Buck finished with three hits and one RBI in the win, and Lucas Markham chipped in two hits and two RBIs. Gray and Stephen Reynolds each finished with one single and one double, and Reynolds drove in a run. Doty added two hits and one RBI, and Jenkins chipped in one hit and one RBI.
York-Welcome led the Green Wave offense with two hits and one RBI, and Garrett Hudson singled.
UMass women win
Rachel Vallarelli made her final save of the game with 1.6 seconds left on the clock as No. 11 UMass edged Richmond, 9-8, in a women’s lacrosse game Saturday afternoon at Robins Stadium in Richmond.
The game featured the top two teams in the Atlantic 10 as Richmond picked up its first league loss of the year, while UMass remained 5-0 in conference nad 14-1 overall.
Vallerelli finished with six saves, including four in the second half to earn the victory in net. Sam Rush, who led all players with three goals on the day, netted the game winner with 3 minutes, 27 seconds left in regulation with the score tied at 8-8. After UMass forced a turnover, Rory Sadoff took a shot that ricocheted off the post. Tanner Guarino (one goal and one assist) scooped the ball up and hit Rush, who was cutting to the net and potted the go-ahead goal.
The Minutewomen close out the regular season this weekend with a home game against St. Bonaventure on Friday afternoon at 1 before playing the regular-season finale on Sunday in Pittsburgh against Duquesne.
UMass men fall
UMass closed out its home slate this season with an 11-6 loss to No. 12 Hofstra at Garber Field on Saturday night.
Zach Oliveri tied a single-game, season-high with 15 saves for UMass (7-5, 1-3). Nick Mariano and Connor Mooney each finished with two points in the win, while Gianni Bianchin scored his first collegiate goal.
NMH lost for the second time in as many days on Saturday as it dropped a 9-5 decision to Phillips Exeter Academy in a prep softball game at Crossley Field in Gill.
Maddie Spencer-Orrell hit a grand slam in the loss, and Courtney Moriarty went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Exeter jumped out early, scoring all nine runs in the first three innings. NMH (4-2) got a run back in the bottom of the first but did not score again until the seventh.
• On Friday, Maura Joyce went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored but NMH suffered its first loss of the season with a 13-8 defeat to Suffield Academy at Crossley Field.
NMH led 1-0 after two innings, but Suffield began putting up crooked numbers with three runs in the third and went on to score 10 more times in the next three innings. NMH got five runs back in the sixth to close the gap but neither team scored a run in the seventh.
Spencer-Orrell finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Kira Demitrus led Suffield with a two-run home run in the fourth inning that was part of a 4-for-4 day at the plate for Demitrus that included five RBIs.
Avon Old Farms defeated NMH, 12-1, in a prep baseball game Saturday in Avon, Conn.
NMH scored once in the first inning but was one-hit the rest of the way. Jim Wyman had the lone hit in the final six innings. Quinn Williams, Ben Freeman and Chris Lasch each had strong defensive games for the Hoggers.
• On Friday, Sam Kasten allowed one run and three hits over four innings of work to help NMH to a 4-1 win over Vermont Academy at McLamore Field in Gill.
Nick Seretta pitched the final three innings in relief to earn the save.
Kasten went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Luke Leyden scored one goal and assisted on four more to lead NMH to a 7-2 win over Proctor Academy in a boys’ prep lacrosse match over the weekend in Andover, N.H.
Briton Barge finished with three goals in the win, Jordan Dow added two goals and one assist, and Isaac Lipton notched one goal and one assist.
• On the girls’ side, NMH edged Tabor Academy, 13-12, Saturday in Gill.
NMH won the decisive point in the doubles match to edge Dexter School, 4-3, in a boys’ prep tennis match on Saturday.
NMH won 2-of-3 matches in doubles play to earn the point that broke the 3-3 draw after singles competition. Paul Polk and Carlos Gracida won at No. 2 doubles, while Griffin Dunne and Ned Roosevelt won at No. 3 doubles.
Gracida also won at singles’ competition with a victory at No. 3 singles. Matt Swiman earned a win at No. 5 singles, and Dunne won at No. 6.
AJ Brodeur finished with 44 kills and 17 blocks on Saturday to lead NMH to a pair of boys’ prep volleyball wins in Andover.
NMH knocked off Phillips Exeter Academy, 3-1, and also earned a 3-2 win over Phillips Andover Academy.
“This is a strong year for the league,” NMH coach Danny Cohan said. “It’s nice to start league play with a pair of quality wins.”
Cooper Hemphill shot a 40 and NMH edged Williston Northampton School, 222-223, in a boys’ prep golf match Saturday at The Ledges Golf Club in South Hadley.
Sean Crotty shot a 43 for the Hoggers. Jacob Zaranek was the medalist for Williston with a 39.
Doug Muehlburg and Chuck Yetter shot a 73 to win low gross during the KMP Shootout at the Country Club of Greenfield on Saturday.
Jason Yuryan and Gary Hicks won low net with a 63.
K of C League
The Knights of Columbus Golf League opens on May 7 at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club. Tee times run from 3 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday.
Cost is $45 per player and there is an optional practice night on April 30. Deadline to sign up is May 4.
For information or to register contact Ed Kerswig Jr. at 774-3440 or email email@example.com, or call John O’Riley at 863-8265.
Thomas Ladies League
The Thomas Memorial Ladies League opens May 7. Tee times run from 4:15 to 5:15 each Wednesday.
Cost is $40 per player and there is an optional practice night on April 30. Deadline to sign up is May 4.
For information or to register, contact Ed Kerswig Jr. at 774-3440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.