The Nashoba Regional softball team couldn’t hang onto a late lead against Doherty Monday as the Highlanders rallied to force extra innings and ultimately came away with a 5-2 victory in eight innings over the Wolves in a CMADA Class A tournament quarterfinal in Bolton.
Nashoba (16-3) will play a consolation game in the CMADA tournament to close out the regular season, facing either Tantasqua Regional or Wachusett Regional.
Holding a 2-1 lead entering the top of the sixth, Nashoba allowed Doherty (10-7) to push across the tying run. The Highlanders plated three more runs in the top of the eighth inning to propel the visitors from Worcester.
Nashoba pitcher Hannah Reardon went eight innings and allowed five runs on 12 hits while striking out 10. Teammate Kylie Doherty drove in both Nashoba runs with a solo homerun in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the fifth inning.
Monty Tech 2, Oakmont 0: The Bulldogs (16-3) saw Bridget Divoll scatter five hits and strike out four as they advanced in the CMADA Class C tournament.
The Bulldogs opened the scoring as Danielle Belliveau led off with a double in the bottom of the first and later scored on a single by Jessica Mueller. The lead doubled in the third as Holli Blood led off with a single, went to second on a hit batter and advanced on a wild pitch. Blood came home on a ground out by Divoll.
Emily Walker had two hits for the Bulldogs.
Olivia Souers pitched a solid game for the Spartans (8-10), allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out five and walking a pair.
Clinton 10, Lunenburg 2: Sarah Viveiros scored both of Lunenburg’s runs as the Blue Knights fell in a CMADA Class C quarterfinal.
West Boylston 13, St. Bernard’s 1: The Bernardians drop to 4-12 with the loss in the CMADA Class D quarterfinals.
Leominster 3, Burncoat 0: The Blue Devils (16-3) won their CMADA quarterfinal match by set scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-17.
Daniel Caetano had 21 kills, 16 service points, eight digs and a block in the win, while Andy Truong had 35 assists, seven service points and a kill. Isaias Anziani chipped in with16 digs, five service points and two assists for Leominster, which hosts Keefe Tech Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Acton Boxboro 3, Ayer-Shirley 0: Set scores were 25-8, 25-14 and 25-12.
Senior outside hitter Santiago Salazar had four kills in defeat for the Panthers (4-11), while junior setter and middle hitter David Batchelor had four blocks and two assists.
Notre Dame 12, Lunenburg 8: Caitlin Ware netted a hat trick for the fifth-seeded Blue Knights in a CMADA Class B quarterfinal loss to No. 4 Notre Dame.
Nashoba 5, South 0: Victor Xu, Philip Baykov and Jesse Gjeltema swept the singles matches for the Wolves (13-4) without dropping a game in the CMADA Class A quarterfinals. The first doubles team of Tyler Brown and Alex Jangro was also victorious, while Leo Lima and Brian Quill-Schuffels earned a win in second doubles action.
St. Bernard’s junior Josh Hoecker reached a milestone in Saturday’s 10-4 loss to Assabet Valley Tech. With four goals for the Bernardians (9-8), Hoecker reached the 100-goal mark for his career, finishing the contest at 102.
College track and field
Fitchburg State’s men’s outdoor track and field team had three members named to the 2023 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Regional Team as announced by the USTFCCCA on Friday.
Freshman Liam Bourassa (Shirley, Mass.), junior Taban Manyok and classmate Eric Shimiyimana were selected to the 2023 USTFCCCA All-Region Team (East).
Bourassa, a Shirley native, notched a personal best throw of 62.61 meters with a fourth-place effort at the 2023 New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA), hosted by Northeastern University.
Manyok was also solid for the Falcons, taking the 2023 MASCAC crowns in the 10,000 meter (33.08.73), the 3,000 meter steeple chase (9:59.85) and the 5,000 meter (16:07.66) as well as guiding the Falcons 4×400 meter relay to the 2023 MASCAC title with a time of 3:28.89.
Shimiyimana captured the MASCAC title in the triple jump with a mark of 13.61 meters, while setting the Fitchburg State program record in the triple the jump with a mark 14.18 meters at the 2023 DIII New England Championships.
Bourassa returns to action later this week, competing in the javelin at the 2023 NCAA DIII Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, starting Thursday in Rochester, N.Y.