SteepleCats Fall to Division-Leading Keene, N.H.

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Keene Swamp Bats scored three runs in the third inning and held on for a 5-2 win over the North Adams SteepleCats in a New England Collegiate Baseball League North Division showdown on Friday night.
 
North Adams saw a five-game winning streak come to an end and lost its regular season home finale.
 
It also missed a chance to pull into first place in its division.
 
Instead, Keene, N.H., ended the night 1-1/2 games ahead of the SteepleCats and Upper Valley Nighthawks, who are tied for second.
 
Noah Martinez hit a two-run home run in Keene's three-run rally in the third on Friday night.
 
The Swamp Bats added runs in the fourth and seventh to stretch their lead to 5-0.
 
North Adams scored twice in the eighth, cashing in on an error with a runner on third and a a sacrifice fly by Charles Middleton.
 
On Saturday, North Adams travels to New Hampshire for a double-header at Winnipesaukee. The Cats (21-15-2) close the regular season at Vermont on Saturday and Upper Valley on Monday.
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MCLA Volleyball Tops SUNY Delhi

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA volleyball team received 12 kills from Chloie Garber to lead the Trailblazers to a 3-0 win over visiting SUNY Delhi in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.
 
MCLA moves over .500 to 3-2 while the Broncos drop to 4-3 on the young season.
 
MCLA (3-2) was challenged in the first two sets but they held off the Broncos.  The Trailblazers collected set wins of 25-23 and 25-22 to take a hard fought 2-0 lead. They eventually closed out the visitors with a convincing 25-18 win in the third.
 
Garber was solid again with her 12 kills on 28 attacks. She added six digs for MCLA. Reagan Scattergood ended with nine kills, 10 digs, and five aces. Kelly Moczulski finished with eight kills and 11 digs.  Natasha Stewart continued her solid play with 31 assists and seven digs.
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