|Moser, ACS Swat Win Big at Greylock|
|By Stephen Dravis, iBerkshires.com Sports|
10:19AM / Thursday, June 30, 2022
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- McCann Tech sophomore Nora Moser struck out 14 in a three-hit performance Wednesday as the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy travel softball 16-and-under squad beat the Greylock Thunder, 13-1, in the Berkshire County Fastpitch Softball League.
Moser allowed just an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh to spoil a shutout bid at Francis Millard Field in the season opener for both teams.
Offensively, the ACS Swat got all the runs it needed in the top of the first, when it batted around and scored six runs on a pair of hits.
Ari Rivard got things starte with a leadoff single, and Haley McNeice had an RBI single to center in the rally.
ACS did most of its damage with walks and aggressive play on the base paths. It scored four runs on a combination of balls to the backstop and a delayed double steal that sent McNeice home and Courtney Kandos to second.
The Swat stole nine bases in the game -- two by Maryn Cappiello.
ACS tacked on runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings and capped off the game with a two-run seventh that featured a double to right-center from Trinity Brackett.
All three hits for the Thunder were infield singles.
Two of them came back-to-back from Hannah Lord and Emmy Lane with one out in the top of the fourth.
Moser got the next batter swinging on the third out on a fly ball back to the circle to end the threat.
Greylock's Alayna Shears bunted her way aboard with one out in the fifth and made it all the way to third on a groundout and an error before Moser got a called third strike with runners on second and third to end the inning.
The Thunder's Mila Marsic led off the seventh with a walk and moved up on an error. She stole third and then scored on a pitch that got to the backstop. But Moser finished the game on a strikeout looking moments later.
Greylock starter Liv Perry settled down after a rough first inning and finished with eight strikeouts in four innings of work before giving the ball to Shears. Perry made a couple of good plays on line drives at shortstop to deny sure base hits after moving out of the circle.
ACS is off until Tuesday when it hosts the South County-based Berkshire Liberty. The Thunder hosts the Liberty on Wednesday.