Monday’s HS tournaments: Dawson Wolcott delivers again as Easthampton KOs Hampshire Regional

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dawson Wolcott won his second postseason game in as many starts as the 12th-seeded Easthampton baseball team advanced to the Western Massachusetts Division 3 Tournament semifinals with a 8-1 win over No. 4 Hampshire Regional, Monday in Westhampton.

Pitching on three-days rest, Wolcott stuck out 14, walked none and allowed three hits. The senior fanned the side in both the third and fifth innings.

The Eagles (12-8) scored two in both the second and third, and led 4-1 after the fourth. They added four runs in the seventh to put the game away.

Nic Soucy had an RBI double and scored a run in the second. Wolcott (two hits) had a two-run single in the third.

Justin Colpack (sacrifice fly) and Michael Ryan (single) each had RBIs in the seventh.

Jake Constantine had two hits, while Jake Labrie (RBI) had one for the Raiders (14-6). Michael Baldwin scored a run.

It was the final game for Hampshire seniors Garrett Antosz, Gage Fortin, Everett Warner, Jordan Washburn, John Carey, Matt Hurd, Matt York and Evan Turgeon.

Easthampton will face No. 1 Taconic (17-4), at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. The Braves won the Division 1 state championship last season.

Hopkins Academy 7, Mount Everett 0 — Jon Morrison scattered three hits over six innings and the top-seeded Golden Hawks scored six runs in the first as they cruised to a Division 4 quarterfinal win over the No. 8 Eagles in Hadley.

Morrison struck out 11 and walked three. He allowed one single in the first and two in the second.

“They were doing a decent job of putting the bat on the ball,” Hopkins coach Dan Vreeland said. “Tough outs all of the kids.”

Morrison walked two in the third and one in the fifth. The Eagles had first and third with two outs in the third, but Morrison struck out the No. 5 hitter.

The Eagles did not have another runner reach third in the game.

Hopkins opened the first with a ground-rule double and three singles. It had seven of its 10 hits in the inning.

John Earle (two runs) led off with the double and capped the frame with a two-run single.

Mike Curran and Jack Feltovic each went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Hopkins (15-4) will play No. 4 Ware (13-8) at 4 p.m. Wednesday at UMass’ Earl Lorden Field.

Longmeadow 5, Northampton 1 — The sixth-seeded Blue Devils couldn’t get much off Lancers ace Tyler Achatz in the Division 1 quarterfinal road loss.

Achatz struck out 11, walked one and allowed two hits for the No. 3 Lancers (14-7).

Northampton (12-9) had both hits in the one-run fourth. Aidan Chapdelaine singled and was forced to second by Wilson Heath. After a wild pitched moved Chapdelaine to third, Devin Kellogg brought him home with an RBI double.

With one out and Kellogg on second, Achatz ended the threat with two strikeouts.

Longmeadow made two defensive plays in the sixth. The shortstop threw out Chapdelaine from the hole, while Center fielder William Echeverria robbed Heath of a potential double with a diving catch.

The Lancers had four of their nine hits in a three-run first, including a two-run, two-out single.

Andy Gregorcewicz struck out five and walked one over six innings for Hamp.

It was the final high school game for RJ Safron, Elliot Wills, Chapdelaine, Gregorcewicz and Kellogg.

Kellogg finished a program-record 105 hits.

Taconic 6, Belchertown 1 — The Orioles (11-9) were held to two hits in their Division 3 quarterfinals loss in Pittsfield.

Victor Camerota (1-for-3) had an RBI double, while Aiden Baceski singled for the Orioles.

Camerota, Ryan French and Matt Soja all played their final game for Belchertown.

Ware 2, Smith Academy 1 — Each team had three hits, but the Indians (13-8) scored two runs in the fifth to pull ahead and advance to the Division 4 semifinals.

Carter Woodward doubled, while Matt Bouley picked up a hit for the Falcons (7-12).

Liam Pitrat took the tough-luck loss.

It was the final game for seniors Matt Bouley, Chirs Darragh, Hunter Zygmont and Pitrat.


Mount Everett 12, Gateway Regional 0 (6) — The seventh-seeded Gators (15-7) managed one hit in their Division 3 quarterfinal loss on the road to the No. 2 Eagles (14-6).

Audrey Gamble singled in the fifth for Gateway, which graduates two seniors — Gamble and Makala Gogal.

The tournament appearance was the first since 2013 for Gateway.

McCann Tech 4, Hopkins Academy 4 — Olivia Brighenti drove in two runs on two hits for the Golden Hawks, who scored all four runs in the final two innings but couldn’t catch the third-seeded Hornets in the Division 3 quarterfinals.

Maegan Quinlan and Marlee Higgins each singled and scored runs for the No. 6 Golden Hawks (13-7).

Hopkins reached the postseason for the first time in six years and won its opener. The Golden Hawks will return their entire roster next season.

“We didn’t get all the hits that we wanted to get, that we usually get, but we’re very youthful,” Hopkins coach Paula Cristoforo told the Berkshire Eagle. “We have a lot to look forward to.”

Wahconah 10, Frontier Regional 1 — The sixth-seeded Red Hawks fell behind 9-0 after three innings en route to the loss in the Division 2 quarterfinals.

Natalie Denkiewicz, Kelsey Jarvis, Charlotte Doulette and Ava Harper each had hit for Frontier (12-9).

Jarvis hit a solo homer in the sixth inning.

It was the final high school game for Lauren MacDonald, Kenzie Patterson, Kim Asseng, Katie Thompson, Emma Wesolowski and Jarvis.

Mount Greylock 6, Smith Academy 5 — Emma Hobert hit a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to cut Greylock’s lead to one, but the Falcons’ rally ended with a strikeout on the next batter.

The fifth-seeded Falcons trailed 6-0 after five before plating one in the sixth and four in the seventh.

It was Smith Academy’s first postseason appearance since 2014.

Seniors Hobert and Mary Whalen played their final games for Smith Academy (14-5).

Girls golf

Amherst Regional senior Anna Casagrande qualified for the state girls individual golf championship.

Casagrande shot an 88 and finished 14th at the North/Central/West Sectional qualifier, Monday at Townsend Ridge Country Club.

The top 15 individuals advance to Wednesday’s championship, held at Thorny Lea in Brockton.


Hopkins 7, Mount Everett

Mount Everett            000 000 0 — 0 4 1

Hopkins                     600 001 x — 7 10 1

WP—Morrison LP—Gulosta

Records: Hopkins (15-4) Mount Everett (11-8)

Easthampton 8, Hampshire 1

Easthampton           022 000 4 — 8 8 2

Hampshire           000 100 0 — 1 3 1

WP—Wolcott LP—Carey

Records: Easthampton (12-8) Hampshire (14-6)

Longmeadow 5, Northampton 1

Northampton           000 100 0 — 1 2 2

Longmeadow           301 100 x — 5 9 0

WP—Achatz LP—Grygorcewicz

Records: Longmeadow (14-7) Northampton (12-9)

Frontier 3, Greenfield 2

Greenfield           200 000 0 — 2 4 2

Frontier           000 010 2 — 3 6 0

WP—Arnold LP—Phelps

Records: Greenfield (11-11) Frontier (20-1)

Taconic 6, Belchertown 1

Belchertown           000 010 0 — 1 2 3

Taconic                     000 213 x — 6 6 1

WP—Womble LP—Soja

Records:Taconic (17-4) Belchertown (10-9)

Ware 2, Smith Academy 1

Smith           001 000 0 — 1 3 4

Ware           000 020 x — 2 3 0

WP—Krol LP—Pitrat

Records: Ware (13-8) Smith Academy (7-12)


Mount Everett 12,
Gateway Regional 0 (6)

Gateway                     000 000 — 0 1 4

Mount Everett           300 414 — 12 12 1

WP—Angell LP—Gamble

Records: Mount Everett (14-6) Gateway (15-7)

Hampshire Regional 7,
Easthampton 0

Hampshire           230 010 1 — 7 6 1

Easthampton           000 000 0 — 0 9 2

WP—Halket LP—Robinson

Records: Hampshire (11-8) Easthampton (16-5)

McCann Tech 6,
Hopkins Academy 4

Hopkins            000 002 2 — 4 6 4

McCann            010 023 x — 6 10 6

WP—Goyette LP—Quinlan

Records: McCann Tech (17-4) Hopkins Academy (13-7)

Mount Greylock 6,
Smith Academy 5

Smith                 000 001 4 — 5 9 2

Greylock           140 100 x — 6 5 4

WP—Lesieur LP—Novak

Records: Mt. Greylock (13-8) Smith (14-5)

Wahconah 10, Frontier Regional 1

Frontier                000 001 0 — 1 4 1

Wahconah           414 001 x — 10 13 0

WP—Wells LP—Deane

Records: Wahconah (15-6) Frontier (12-9)

Boys tennis

Longmeadow 4, Northampton 1

at Forest Park, Springfield

First singles: Stefan Johnson (N) def. Will Chen, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5; Second singles: Ashvin Babu (L) def. Aidan O’Brien, 6-1, 6-4; Third singles: Ethan Purrington (L) def. Jake Duggan, 6-1, 6-3; First doubles: Ben Griffiths & Adam Katz (L) def. Galen Winsor & Chris Raphael-Reily, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5); Second doubles: Luke Slatnis & Zach Peterson (L) def. Jack Denhart & Matt Skrzynski, 6-4, 6-3;

Records: Longmeadow (19-0) Northampton (15-6)

Girls tennis

Lee 4, South Hadley 1

at Forest Park, Springfield

First singles: Anna Wang (L) def. Hailey Werenski, 6-2, 6-1; Second singles: Ava Martin (L) def. Kaylin Cousineau, 6-1, 6-0; Third singles: Suriana Lee (L) def.Madden Lacoste, 6-3, 6-2; First doubles: Aislinn Ford & Bella Earle (SH) def. Paige Barry & Rahel Wendling, 6-2, 6-3; Second doubles: Caroline Maloney & Cindy Ni (L) def. Julia Pratt & Taylor Gelinas, 7-5, 6-0;

Records: South Hadley (18-4) Lee (17-0)