Bailey Tammaro crushed a first-inning three-run homer and Hannah Seymour hit a two-run triple during a five-run sixth inning as the third-seeded Monty Tech softball team held off top-seeded Blackstone Valley Tech, 10-9, for the inaugural CMADA Division 2 championship, Wednesday, at Marlborough High School.
Senior Amber Colcord, who finished the day 3-for-4 with three RBIs, added during the Bulldogs’ big inning, while Danielle Belliveau (2-for-3, 2 runs) added an RBI on a sacrifice fly as Monty Tech widened its lead to 10-4.
In the bottom of the inning, Valley Tech (12-2) matched Monty Tech’s five-spot as Hailey Lisak’s double was the start of four straight hits to open the frame for the Beavers. The biggest blow came off the bat of senior captain Trinity Gibbs, who launched a three-run homer to pull Valley Tech to within a run at 10-9.
Monty Tech junior pitcher Ashley Sevigny rebounded in the seventh, however, and closed the door on any potential Valley Tech comeback with a 1-2-3 inning. Sandwiched between a groundout to first and a flyout to right field was a strikeout of Lisak, the only strikeout Sevigny recorded on the day.
Senior Izzy Stakley added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs for the Bulldogs, while freshman Holli Blood added a pair of hits and Jess Mueller collected an RBI single in the fifth.
Monty Tech opted out of the MIAA Central Mass. Tournament and therefore ends its season with an 11-3 record.
#1 AMSA 4, #2 Oakmont 3
Braden Deckers’ walk-off RBI single capped the Eagles’ comeback as top-seeded AMSA scored three runs across the final two innings to rally past the second-seeded Spartans in the CMADA Division 2 championship game at Hudson High School.
Oakmont (13-2), which saw its 13-game win streak come to an end, tallied all three of its runs in the fifth inning while taking advantage of a pair of AMSA errors. Caleb Allen, Gabe Marchant (single) and Colby Gouldrup (double) all reached and scored in the inning while Ben Forbes had an RBI base hit in the frame as well.
A single by Patrick Forbes in the fourth inning represented Oakmont’s only other hit on the day.
Calvin Thompson (2 hits, 2 runs), Cam Hunt (double, 2 RBIs) and Evan Scully (RBI single) also contributed for the Eagles (12-1) in their come-from-behind win.
Oakmont garnered the top overall seed and a first-round bye in the MIAA Central Mass. Division 3 Tournament and will continue its season Wednesday, June 23 in a 4 p.m. quarterfinal in Ashburnham against the winner of Monday’s first-round contest between No. 8 Millbury and No. 9 Uxbridge.