In a battle of Fitchburg-based schools, the Bulldogs came out on top.
The Monty Tech softball team powered past crosstown rival St. Bernard’s, 15-5, Wednesday afternoon at Bulldog Field.
Bridget Divoll picked up the win for the Bulldogs (13-3), going five innings in relief of Danielle Belliveau. She gave up three runs (none earned) on three hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. Elaina Sarsfield pitched the last two innings, giving up two hits and a walk while striking out a pair.
Lynn Warren suffered the loss for St. Bernard’s (5-10), pitching six innings and giving up 15 runs (11 earned) on 18 hits, striking out seven and walking four.
Haley Fleming led the Bulldog offense with four hits, including a triple and a double, and three RBI, while Belliveau had three hits, including a double, and three RBI.
Sophia Gaidanowicz had three hits and drove in a pair, while Nallely Valentin had two hits and drove in three. Jordan Higbee chipped in with a pair of hits for Monty Tech, including a triple.
Lunenburg 10, Quabbin 9: Lillian Grebinar (2-for-4, home run, five RBI) delivered a bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the host Blue Knights (7-8).
Ava Koziol earned the win in the circle for the Blue Knights going the distance and striking out seven . Lunenburg’s Sarah Viveiros and Chloe Koziol led the Blue Knights with three hits each.
Fitchburg 13, North Middlesex 3: Albert Ascenio (2-for-3, home run, three runs), Steven Escano (2-for-3, two runs) and James Geehan (3-for-3, run) each drove in a pair for the Red Raiders (9-8). Henry Bruun allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks, striking out eight in five innings to earn the win.
Ryan Arsenault was 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI for the Patriots.
Leominster 12, Shrewsbury 0: The Blue Devils improve to 14-1 with the victory.
Boys track and field
Ayer-Shirley Regional won the Mid-Wach E championship with 212 points at Tuesday’s meet, easily outdistancing Tahanto Regional (125) and Maynard (110).
Jacob Kalgren won the 110 hurdles, 200, shot put and discus to pace the Panthers. Cole New won the 400 and placed both in triple jump and 200.
Fitchburg 3, Ayer-Shirley 1: Set scores were 25-14, 25-16, 17-25 and 25-20.
Junior middle hitter Dodge DeGagne had five blocks and an ace for the Panthers (4-10), while junior setter and middle hitter David Batchelor had four blocks, four kills and an ace.
Girls track and field
Ayer Shirley girls won the Mid-Wach E title on Tuesday with 231 points, followed by Tahanto (106) and Maynard (78).
Alison Gravelle won the shot put and the discus to lead the way for the Panthers, while Emily Churchill won the javelin and 400 and anchored the winning 4×400 team. Grace Flanagan added a victory in the 110 hurdles and placed third in high jump.
Fitchburg State saw three players named to the 2023 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Conference Teams on Wednesday.
Senior Vincent Eramo and graduate student Lowell Pare were selected to the All-Conference First Team, while sophomore Jacob Hurrell earned All-Conference Second Team honors.
Eramo, a Shirley native, picks up his third MASCAC All-Conference honor after posting a .395 batting average with 58 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs, 37 runs scored, 55 RBI, 18 walks and 13 stolen bases, while setting the Falcons’ single season records for RBI, home runs and total bases as well setting the program record for career home runs (22) and total bases (280).
Pare, a Leominster High grad, collects his first MASCAC All-Conference nod after registering an ERA of 3.88 with a record of 9-2 with two saves and 59 strikeouts over 51 innings of work, setting the Falcons’ single season record for wins in a season (nine) and games pitched (23).
Fitchburg State recently concluded its 2023 campaign with an overall record of 19-21 and a 9-12 clip in conference play.
Fitchburg State saw a pair of players named to the 2023 MASCAC All-Conference Teams on Wednesday., as senior Sarah Cahill and junior Julia Gauvin earned All-Conference Second Team honors
Cahill notches her second MASCAC All-Conference honors after posting an ERA of 4.47 with a team-leading 101 strikeouts over 109.2 innings pitched, en route to an overall record of 7-9, while batting .275 with 14 hits, three doubles, four runs scored, 11 RBI and three walks.
Gauvin collects her second MASCAC All-Conference accolades as well after hitting .295 with 33 hits, 11 doubles, one triple, one home run, 21 runs scored, 19 RBI, eight walks and three stolen bases for the Falcons.
Fitchburg State recently concluded its 2023 campaign with an overall record of 15-23 and a 7-7 mark within the MASCAC.
Lunenburg native Abigail Koziol of Worcester State landed on the MASCAC All-Conference First team, along with teammate Bella Gasbarro, of Leominster. Fellow Leominster High grad Lauren Dube earned a spot on the All-Conference second team after a strong season with the Lancers.