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Bay State Games: July 9 recap

July, 9, 2012
Bay State Games communications coordinator Craig Kaufman sends along results from today's action, which included the first games of baseball and softball:

WOBURN, Mass. –- The opening day of scholastic competition saw the softball and baseball tournaments of the 2012 Bay State Summer Games get underway from the campus of Bentley College and the Veterans Field Complex in Waltham, Mass. Three baseball games and six softball games began the showpiece events of the 31st Bay State Games.


Southeast 7, Metro 2
Metro took a 2-1 lead in the third inning on a two-run single by Malcolm Nachmanoff (Boston), but Southeast scored the next six runs, with pairs in the third, fifth and sixth. Pinch hitter Sean Roche (Rockland) scored twice and Southeast took advantage of two late errors to score three unearned runs.

Patrick Hurley (West Roxbury) was dominant in relief for Metro, striking out five in two innings but was victimized by those miscues. Third baseman Cameron Hanley (Walpole) was on base twice for Southeast, scoring a run, stealing a base and driving in a run with a single to left field in the third.

Northeast 4, Coastal 3
Northeast clinched a walk-off victory in the bottom of the seventh when pinch hitter Colby Ingraham (Georgetown) delivered a bases loaded single up the middle to score pinch runner Mike Driscoll (North Reading).

Coastal shortstop Jimmy Gamache (Mattapoisett) was 2-2 on the afternoon, scoring two of Coastal’s runs and swiping a base in the process. He hit a triple in the fourth inning and crossed the plate on an RBI single by Ryan Kowalski (Taunton).

Andrew Deloury (Andover) had himself a 2-2 day and drove in a run in the fifth, scoring Brendon Canavan (Carlisle) to give the Northeast a 3-2 lead, before Coastal re-tied the game a half-inning later.

Coastal starter Matthew Peterson (South Dennis) went three innings of work, yielding two hits and no earned runs, while not issuing a walk and striking out three. Victor Molle (Peabody) got the victory for Northeast.

Coastal had a chance to take the lead in the top of the seventh, but Drew Wethington (Fairhaven) was tagged out trying to score from third base on a passed ball.

Mike Bruemmel (Bridgewater) and Ian Chaney (Fall River) also drove in runs for Coastal.

West 2, Central 0
Andrew Ringie (Pittsfield) rocked a triple to left center field in the fifth inning to score catcher Dan McGuill (East Longmeadow) and break a scoreless tie. The West added another run in the bottom of the sixth when Justin Carey (Shutesbury) walked, stole second and advanced on a groundout before scoring on a wild pitch. McGuille almost made the score 3-0 with an RBI double, but Liam Nolan (Pittsfield) was called out on an appeal play for missing third base and the teams went to the seventh inning with the West up 2-0, where pitcher Asher Young (Amherst) closed the door.

The West pitching was superb, holding Central hitters to three hits, one by Mike Woll (Millbury) in the fourth, who reached second base but was caught stealing trying to swipe third, ending the best threat for the Central on the day.


Coastal 3, Southeast 1 (10 am)
Coastal scored first in the 4th inning by Julia Sullivan (Sandwich) who also scored in the 6th by an in the park home run by Ashley Truman (Berkley). Sullivan had 2 hits in the game. Southeast got there only run in the 7th taking advantage of two errors by the Coastal team. Danielle Burgess (Millis) who was on base 3 times had the only run for the Southeast team.

Northeast 7 Metro 0 (10am)
After a slow start for both teams Northeast was the first team to score in the 5th inning. Marissa Cammarano (Bedford) came across the plate for Northeast to score their first run followed by Mikayla Wallace (Peabody) and Courtney Green (North Andover). In the 6th the Northeast bats came alive again erupting for 4 more runs to seal the win. Gia Raczkowski (Stoneham) scored twice along with Danielle Moran (Lynn) and Terri Ferrazzani (North Reading) each scored one run. Metro had three hits in the 5th inning but had one runner cut down and left the other two on base.

Metro 5 Central 0 (noon)
Metro came out on fire in the 1st inning scoring two runs by Courtney Leddy (Cambridge) and Marlene Sullivan (Waltham). Sullivan started things off in the 3rd by hitting a single following Allison Caloggero (Medford) hitting a double who both came into score in the 3rd. In the 5th to seal their win, Alexandria Craig (Waltham) hit a single and came into score. Central put up a fight the whole game. Nicole DeFazio (Northbridge) hit a single for them along with Alicia Wagner (Uxbridge) also having a single. Their efforts came up short with Metro getting the win.

West 9 Southeast 1 (noon)
West started things off in the first inning with an inside the park homerun by Tasha Polaner (Orange). Sami Stolar (Hampden) then followed with a double and was driven in by Mary Greco (Hatfield) who hit a double. The West bats came alive again in the 4th where Polana hit her second in the park home run of the day. Stolar and Greco followed with singles. An additional three runs where scored by Rebecca Carkhuff (Amherst), Brooke Fairman (Huntington), Courtney Newsome (Sunderland). Stolar also scored in the 6th. Southeast battled with two hits by Danielle Burgess (Millis) and Meghan Shay (Abington) a piece along with Caroline Shay (Abington) having one hit on the day. Christine scored the Southeast only run off of a double by M. Shay. Due to their efforts they fell short to West.

Coastal 4 West 3 (2pm)
Megan Logan (Westfield) West started things off in the 4th by walking, where she was then driven by MacKenzie Yelle (Belchertown) who hit a double. In the 5th inning, Polana hit a double followed by Stolar hitting a single both players scored in that inning. Coastal came alive in the 7th, where Jackie Kielty (Middleboro) got on base due to a third baseman error. Meghan Riley (North Reading) then came up to the plate; hit a single, which scored Kielty. Mickayla Cobb (Middleboro) hit a single followed by Juliana Fergurson (Sandwich) getting walked. Katie Wood (Westport) and Sullivan both hit singles to score Cobb and Fergurson to win the game.

Northeast 9 Central 1 (2pm)
Northeast started things off in the 2nd scoring three runs by Rachel Couto (Chelmsford), Meaghan Leary (Andover) and Jordan Day (Andover). In the 3rd and 4th inning they scored Olivia Brothers (Peabody) and Couto. In the 5th Leary, Cori Simmons (Salisbury), Day, She Carney and Couto to put the Northeast in good standing to clench the win. Central put up a fight having hits by Olivia Peterson (Westford), Nicole DeFazio (Northbridge), Mackenzie Brisbois (Douglas) and two hits by Samantha Wise (Uxbridge) who was also the only one to score for Central.

Recap: No. 6 Springfield Cathedral 3, Amherst 0

April, 30, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. -- There are certain aspects within the game of baseball that coaches fear and loath. Among them is giving opposing teams extra outs in an inning.

After begrudgingly watching his infield boot and toss the ball all over the place in yesterday’s Valley League contest against Springfield Cathedral, Amherst head coach Greg Vouros can now relate.

The Hurricanes committed seven errors in all, but the four made in the third inning proved to be a backbreaker. The ever-so-gracious Panthers took full advantage of Amherst's defensive issues during the frame by scoring three times en route to a 3-0 victory at Stan P. Ziomek Diamond.

“I think we’re a little rusty and we’re starting to put some pressure on ourselves,” said Vouros, whose club fell to 7-4. “It was a tough day for our defense which has been a strength for us and it kind of fell apart today, particularly in that third inning.”

While the defense will take much of the heat over this defeat, fingers can also be pointed to the Hurricane offense which was non-existent against Cathedral ace Harrison Paige. The senior put up another brilliant complete game performance, allowing just one hit, walking two and striking out eight. The righthander is now 4-0 and has allowed just one run in 28 innings pitched this season.

“It was another ho-hum performance by him,” quipped Panthers coach Pat Moriarty. “He takes the hill and we are very confident when he does. Harrison throws strikes and keeps our defense in the game."

Amherst junior righty Asher Young also put forth a solid outing in spite having little support behind him. Young went the distance, giving up five hits and no earned runs.

“Asher pitched great and mixed it up well,” Vouros said. “He’s a competitor. He battled throughout and gave us a shot to win. He was accurate, threw strikes and got ahead in the count all game.”

Cathedral, now 10-1 and qualified for the MIAA Division 1 Western Mass. tournament, had an opportunity to grab the lead in the second inning but Young was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam unharmed. The next frame, however, was a different story.

After Young retired the first batter he faced, Tim Danehy and Frank Crinella each reached base on back-to-back errors by shortstop Justin Carey. Mike Krupczak followed with another bouncer to Carey but this time the junior fielded the ball, however his throw to force Crinella at second was a tad late.With still time to get Krupczak at first, Hurricane second baseman Jack Berg-Schrader bounced a throw which skipped past first baseman Mike Walkowicz.

Meanwhile, Danehy -- who had never stopped running -- was sprinting toward the plate. Walkowicz recovered the ball quickly, but his throw home sailed past catcher Jose Cabrera giving Cathedral a 1-0 lead.

The inning continued for the Panthers. With runners on second and third and the infield playing in, sophomore Andrew Noonan chopped a single to center field scoring Crinella and Krupczak giving them a three-run cushion.

"We know we have to get runners moving and get them into scoring position and find ways to get them in," Moriarty said. "We were fortunate enough today, especially with Andrew's big single with two out to do that by putting guys in motion."

As it turned out, that was all Paige and Co. needed. As tough as Young proved to be on the hill, Paige was tougher. The AIC commit threw 104 pitches, displaying a lot of movement and keeping the Hurricanes off-stride throughout.

“He’s been really hitting his spots and that’s what he and I try to focus on the most,” said Noonan, the Panthers’ catcher. “Even when he doesn’t have his best stuff which I felt was the case today, he still got us the win. His curveball was really on today. He didn’t throw a lot of off-speed today but when he did he executed them well, expecially when the count was 0-2 and 1-2.”