Falcons charge in 10th to overtake Leopards

Staff Writer
Telegram & Gazette

Fitchburg State 11, Wentworth 10: Steven Drury lined a two-out double down the right field line, and he and Brendan Cutler scored on a throwing error on the play as the host Falcons (6-5) rallied for three runs in the 10th inning to top the Leopards (9-4) at Auburn High.

After Wentworth scored twice in the top of the 10th, Pierce Hans had an RBI single to right to cut the lead to two. Cutler reached on a fielder's choice, took third on Drury's double and scored on a throwing error by Wentworth's catcher that also allowed Drury to cross with the winning run.

Clark 11, Wheaton 8: Tyler Hutchinson went 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs, and Dennis Glynn, Zach Richall and David Eschen each had two hits to boost the host Cougars (4-7, 1-1 NEWMAC) past the Lyons (9-5, 1-1) at Granger Field in Worcester.

Michael Eglow had a two-run homer, and Kyle Bonicki doubled and drove in three runs for Clark.

Framingham State 8, Lasell 3: Matt Gerard of Milford had two hits and drove in a run, and former Hudson star Jake Wardwell and former Holy Name standout William Derosier each had RBIs to help the Rams (9-5) past the Lasers (4-8) at the New England Baseball Complex in Northboro.

Harvard 5, Holy Cross 3: Evan Ocello had an RBI double and added a sacrifice fly, but the visiting Crusaders (10-15) fell to the Crimson (11-12).

Mitchell 2, Nichols 1; Mitchell 2, Nichols 1: Nick Osma had an RBI double in the first game and former Holy Name standout Mike Piekarczyk had an run-scoring single in the nightcap for the visiting Bison (1-2) while being swept by the Mariners (9-2).

Nichols outhit Mitchell, 12-10, on the day, but stranded 16 runners.

Rhode Island College 15, Becker 2: Niko Bedell had two hits and an RBI for the Hawks (9-5) in a loss to the Anchormen (7-4) in Providence.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Springfield 9, WPI 1; WPI 5, Springfield 4: RiAnna May was 6 for 7 with two RBIs and a stolen base as the Engineers (11-5, 1-3 NEWMAC) split a doubleheader with the visiting Pride (5-11, 3-1).

Springfield chased starter Caroline Medino by scoring four times in the bottom of the seventh of the nightcap, but WPI held on for the win as Clare Doolin pitched out of the jam to earn her first save.

Kristin Gallagher, Katie Bumila and Nina Murphy-Cook each had two hits for the Engineers in the second game. Murphy-Cook had two hits in the opener.

MEN'S LACROSSE

Assumption 12, Bentley 6: Garrett Smith had three goals and an assist, Paul Curran and Ty Martina each added two goals and an assist, and Conor Darby scored twice to propel the host Greyhounds (4-5, 2-3 Northeast-10) over the Falcons (3-4, 2-3).

Emerson 13, Becker 12: Daniel Johnson had six goals, but the host Hawks (2-5) couldn't rally past the Lions (4-5).

Blake Boutiette and Alex Rossman each had two goals and an assist for Becker, and Blake Gordon scored twice.

Plymouth State 10, Clark 8: Nick Johnson had five goals and an assist, while Will Mandracchia had two goals, but the host Cougars (5-4) fell to the Panthers (6-1).

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Bay Path 21, Abby Kelley 7: Pauline Muise was 4 for 5 with a triple, two RBIs and a stolen base and also struck out six to lead the visiting Minutemen (1-0) past the Bears (0-2) in six innings.

Bay Path's Madeline Rose was 3 for 6 with four runs and a solo homer, and teammate Sydney Horazy had a grand slam.

Abby Kelley's Michelle Miller was 3 for 3 with two triples and two RBIs, Haley Belanger tripled and drove in a run, and Michelle Thach had two hits and scored.

BOYS' LACROSSE

Marlboro 10, Oakmont 9: Devan Raun and Ryan Mechler each had two goals and two assists, and William Doherty and Matt Noyst each added two goals and an assist to propel the visiting Panthers (2-0, 2-0 Midland B) over the Spartans (1-1, 1-1).

Jason Plaunt had a goal and three assists for Marlboro, and teammates Isaiah Washington added a goal and Evan Doherty two assists.

Nathan McCourtney had four goals and an assist for Oakmont, Jarrod Moeckel had three goals and two assists and Luke LeBlanc had a goal and assist.

Wachusett 12, Shepherd Hill 4: Senior Cody Dickson had two goals and three assists to power the host Mountaineers (2-0) past the Rams (0-1).

Sophomore teammate Andrew Gaffney had two goals, and seniors Brian Boulette and Zack LaPosta each scored twice with two assists.

Senior Tanner Amico and junior Devin Pietz each had two goals for Shepherd Hill.

GIRLS' LACROSSE

Oakmont 16, Marlboro 11: Meghan Fontaine scored four goals, Bri Lumas had three and Sarah Dubois added two to help the host Spartans (1-1) top the Panthers (0-1).

Nikki Carter scored three goals and Robin Laporte twice for Marlboro.

Portsmouth Abbey 7, Worcester Academy 4: Sheila Gadbois scored twice and Gianna Polito had 11 saves for the host Hilltoppers in a season-opening loss. Alvia Roy and Jackie Gangi also scored for Worcester Academy.

BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Keefe Tech 3, Abby Kelley 0: Junior Rodney Rivera had six kills and Chris Rofsini added two kills and six aces to lead the Broncos (1-1) over the host Bears (0-3). Set scores were 25-15, 26-24, 25-14.

Abby Kelley's Chris Machado had 10 assists and two aces and Emeka Egwatu had six kills and three blocked kills.

Milford 3, Andover 0: Erik Vega (13 kills, 12 digs), Stevan Luna (2 kills, 8 digs, 25 assists) and Earl Basset (7 kills, 5 digs) boosted the host Scarlet Hawks (2-0) past the Golden Warriors. Set scores were 25-14, 25-7, 25-12.

Millis 3, St. John's 0: Senior Matt Nelson (8 kills) and junior Mitchell Yip (18 assists) couldn't push the host Pioneers (0-3) past the Mohawks. Set scores were 25-13, 25-19, 25-19.

North 3, Douglas 1: Andrew Sasaki had seven assists and seven digs, and Khai Vuong added four kills to lead the visiting Polar Bears (2-0) over the Tigers (1-1). Set scores were 22-25, 25-19, 27-25, 25-23. Brian Flanagan had seven kills and six blocks for Douglas, and teammate Josh Dunn added six kills.