McNeice Fires No-Hitter as ACS Swat Claims League Title / iBerkshires.com

Haley McNeice struck out 9 in pitching a no-hitter for the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Swat on Wednesday night time.
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The ACS Swat 16-and-underneath softball crew Wednesday celebrates right after winning the Berkshire County Softball League title.

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Haley McNeice did not get a badass bruise or a fun tale to notify out of Wednesday’s Berkshire County Softball League 16-and-less than division last.

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She experienced to settle for a no-hitter and a league title.

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McNeice struck out nine and allowed just two baserunners in primary the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Swat to a 10- get around the Berkshire Liberty at McCann Tech High University.

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The Hoosac Valley Substantial University junior flirted with perfection even though sporting a conspicuous contusion on her non-throwing arm, a souvenir from a unique vacation softball recreation.

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“I received hit with a line generate,” she mentioned following celebrating the title with her teammates. “We experienced a tournament in Greenfield this weekend. Line travel, very last play of the recreation. Our shortstop acquired it – it went up in the air, and she obtained it and bought a double play.”

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She did not have to sacrifice her body on Wednesday night time, but her defense however manufactured all the plays driving her.

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The Swat performed error-free of charge ball, and one significant participate in late aided keep the no-hitter alive.

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With a single out in the best of the sixth, the Berkshire Liberty’s Emily Steuernagle laid down a properly placed bunt on the 3rd base line.

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ACS catcher Maryn Cappiello popped out, grabbed the ball and fired to Paige Rochelo, who was in a position to stretch out to get the throw that just conquer Steuernagle to the bag.

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The Swat offense, in the meantime, gave McNeice a guide to get the job done with correct out of the gate.

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Maddie Saunders was hit by a pitch and raced all over the bases from first on an outfield error that still left Ari Rivard on second in the bottom of the initially. Rivard at some point arrived home when Courtney Kanelos was strike by a pitch with the bases loaded.

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ACS took a 2- guide into the third, when it scored three runs on 4 hits. Emily Raschdorf (2-fo-4) experienced a two-run one, and Trinity Brackett drove in a operate with a solitary to still left to make it 5-.

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Cappiello (2-for-4) drove in a run in a two-operate fourth and picked up a different RBI in a 3-operate sixth against Liberty starter Julia Devoti (seven strikeouts).

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The most difficulty McNeice noticed in the circle came in the best of fifth.

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Samantha Ullrich worked a walk to get the Liberty its first baserunner, and Lily Brancato drew a wander right behind her to give her staff first and second with nobody out.

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“I just had to imagine to myself, ‘I have to stand up tall,’ “ McNeice explained. “I just had to get it with each other.”

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She obtained the 1st out of the inning on a fly ball to Rochelo at first and then sat down the following two hitters on strikeouts to get out of the jam.

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Relying on her fastball and mixing in an efficient fall pitch, McNeice then retired the future six hitters in a row, ending the match on a strikeout for her very first career no-hitter.

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“It actually feels seriously neat,” she stated. “It’s amazing that it was a championship sport and anyone all played together. It is really good.”

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12U Tournament

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ADAMS, Mass. — Gianna Witek had four hits and drove in 5 runs Wednesday to direct the Greylock Thunder to a 19-1 acquire in excess of Dalton in the 12-and-under league remaining at Russell Subject.

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Witek also struck out five to make the get in the circle.

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K.J. ivingston experienced three hits, which includes a pair of doubles. Avery Lane and Maria Welch experienced a few hits apiece, and Abby Wilson doubled.

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“Greylock performed great protection, specially Kyleigh Cooper, who produced 5 plays at next foundation, Abby Wilson catching a fly ball in centerfield and Elin Reinhard earning a good enjoy at 3rd foundation to close the first inning,” Thunder caoch Mike Ameen said.

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Kaylee, Layla and McKinley every had a hit for Dalton. Kaylee also struck out 5 in using the loss in the circle.

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