LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Lesley University scored two quick runs to open Friday’s baseball game against Southern Vermont College.
But after that, it was all Mountaineers.
SVC scored three in the first inning to take back the lead and never looked back at Bill Epstein Field, running away with a 14-2 win.
Sal Sciara and Chris Nicastro Jr., the top two batters in the SVC order, went 4-5 on the day with Sciara driving in five RBIs and scoring twice while Nicastro Jr. added an RBI and two runs.
RJ Pingitore was 3-6 on the day with three RBIs out of the three-hole and Quinten Scott added two RBIs on a 2-4 day.
Dylan Angelo went the full nine for the win, striking out four while giving up five hits and walking six.
SVC goes to 10-15, 4-6 in the New England Collegiate Conference, while Lesley falls to 6-9, 5-4. The teams meet again today for a doubleheader starting at noon.
SVC softball splits
BENNINGTON -- Playing a doubleheader on Friday afternoon, Southern Vermont College and Mitchell College split on the softball diamond.
In game 1, Mitchell won 7-2 behind six RBIs from Shannon O’Neil, three of them coming on a home run in the top of the third.
For SVC, Lauryn Zovistoski had the only multi-hit performance, going 2- at the plate. Brianne Nichols had an RBI for SVC.
Brittany Fiederlein got the win for Mitchell, going the distance while allowing nine hits and striking out three.
In game two, SVC rebounded for a 9-4 win.
Hayley McDonald picked up the win on the rubber, improving to 3-5 on the season. She struck out three batters in the win.
Emily Fleming led the Mountaineers at the plate, going 2-3 with two RBIs and a run scored while Shelby Jones was 2-4 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored. Mallory Celeste and Erika Garay also went 2-4 at the plate.
SVC returns to action today in a doublehader against Wheelock College starting at 11 a.m.. The Mountaineers are now 6-14 overall and 4-4 in the New England Collegiate Conference while Mitchell is 12-17, 8-6.
Patriots fall to Mounties
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass -- Looking for a win down in Massachusetts on Friday, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys lacrosse team fell to Mount Greylock 12-4.
Avery Peck had two goals for MAU, while Layne Trafton had a goal and three assists. Damon Young added a solo goal in the loss.
Cole Jackson had five goals to lead Greylock, while Mike McCormick had two goals and three assists.
In the cage, Jackson Thibodeau had 23 saves for MAU.
MAU falls to 1-3, the Patriots return to action on Wednesday at home against Queensbury in a make-up game.
Indians come up short
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School baseball team did its best to rally in the bottom of the seventh, but the Indians came up a run short in a 9-8 loss to Mechanicville.
Down 9-3 heading into the final half-inning, the Indians started to turn the tide and cut the deficit to one, but a ground out ended the contest.
Graham Hall took the loss for CCS, going five innings while striking out six. Ethan English had two hits and two runs scored for Cambridge, while Brady Sausville had three RBIs and two runs scored.
Cambridge falls to 0-6, 0-3 in the Wasaren League, and return to action on Tuesday at Granville.
LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School softball team fell to Greenwich at the Lansingburgh Invitational on Friday.
Greenwich scored eight in the bottom of the first to take the lead for good.
Erika Quackenbush had a two-run homer for Hoosick Falls, while Maddy Ryan and Alyssa Ellis each added singles. Ellis took the loss for the Panthers.
For Greenwich, Rachel Hall got the win while Alexis Case had four hits and four RBIs, including a three-run homer, while Kali Nolan had two singles.
Hoosick falls falls to 2-2 overall, 2-0 in the Wasaren League.
Benn Road Race May 4
BENNINGTON -- The 26th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 4 beginning at the Park McCullough house in North Bennington.
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of local educator and marathon runner Gail Harwood. The race is produced and directed by the Batten Kill Valley Runners.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Mount Anthony Union High School Zemianek scholarship fund.
The kids race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 3.8K and 10K races will start at 10 a.m.
Registration is $15 in advance and $20 after May 1.
Runners can register online at runreg.com. Paper registration is available at Wills Insurance, Bennington Recreation Center, Off the Wall, Anytime Fitness, Bennington Sports Center and all schools in Bennington and North Bennington.
Masters swim meet
BENNINGTON -- The 3rd annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the Bennington Recreation Center on Gage Street.
Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to swim, no prior competition is required. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders swim team.
Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the first event beginning at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration is $15 per swimmer by April 22, or $20 the day of the event. Forms are available at the Rec Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Bennington Basketball School
BENNINGTON -- Applications are now being accepted for the Bennington Basketball School for Boys. The camp runs from July 7 to July 11. Players aged 12-15 will practice from 8 a.m. to noon, and 7-11 will practice from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
To sign up, email the participants’ name, age and t-shirt size to email@example.com or call Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.