Bulletin Board: Maniatty’s wins opener behind Quinn, 10-5

Recorder Staff
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jason Quinn kept batters at bay, striking out seven in five-plus innings to give Maniatty Real Estate a 10-5 win over New Fortune Restaurant in Game 1 of the Greenfield Minor League best-of-three Majors Division championship series Sunday night at Lunt Field.

Game 2 is slated for Tuesday night at 5:30. If-necessary Game 3 is set for Wednesday.

Dylan Fisher clubbed a home run for Maniatty, which received two hits each from Dylan Archer and Matt Provencal. Hugh Hart also had a hit, while Jacob Balzer put together an outstanding defensive evening at third base.

Ian Simpson drilled a two-run home run for New Fortune, while Dylan Clemente also hit a home run. They were both players’ first home runs.

• Elsewhere, Jake Brook smacked a home run and Jackson Campbell had a single, double and triple to power Rotary Club to a 14-5 win over Aubuchon Hardware in Game 1 of the GML AAA best-of-three championship series Saturday at Lunt Field.

Brook also added a double for Rotary Club, while teammates Kendra Campbell and Daniel Pena-Chadee had two hits apiece (single, double).

Luca Siano hit his first-career home run, a two-run shot, for Aubuchon. Brayden Thayer and Sovann Noeun added two hits each.

The teams will play Game 2 tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Lunt.

Junior Legion

Garrett DeForest was 2-for-3 with four RBI as Greenfield Post 81 shook off an early 3-1 hole to blast past Belchertown Post 239, 17-4, in an American Legion Junior Division baseball game Sunday at Jabish Brook Middle School in Belchertown.

Owen Phelps earned the win, striking out a pair in four innings for Greenfield (5-1). Phelps also was 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored. Dylan Apanell was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Max Charest added two hits for Post 81.

Trailing 3-1 after one inning, Greenfield pushed four runs across in the top of the second and then five in the third inning to take a commanding 10-3 advantage.

Kiernan Freeman and Apanell finished up the final three innings for Phelps.

Post 81 is back in action Wednesday night when it hosts Ludlow Post 52 at Veterans Memorial Field at 7 p.m.

Mickey Mantle

Despite registering just one hit, Mohawk Hilltown Hardwood Flooring put together a big sixth inning to capture a 7-3 win over Northampton in Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle action Sunday in Buckland.

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Mohawk scored seven runs, mostly taking advantage of Northampton walks and passed balls. Cam Lococo led off with a walk and took second on a sacrifice bunt from Sam Maniatty. Lococo ultimately scored on an error that jump started the inning, and the floodgates opened from there.

Anthony Moffatt had the lone hit for Mohawk, and he won in relief with two scoreless innings of mound work. Cody Letourneau started and pitched well, tossing into the fifth inning while allowing three runs.

Mohawk (5-2) will next play Frontier Wednesday at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield (5:30 p.m.).

• In Saturday games, it was a fine doubleheader for Hilltown Hardwood Flooring. The squad swept a pair against Palmer, 16-5 and 9-2.

In the second game, Wyatt Bandy-Page had two hits and drove in a pair en route to the victory. Maniatty and Moffatt had two hits and an RBI each, while Dylan Allen was 1-for-1 with a stolen base. Jordan Grenier pitched well in relief for Mohawk, striking out four after coming on in the fourth inning for an injured Sam Bobala. Moffatt closed the game with a scoreless inning.

In Game 1, Bandy-Page picked up the win and went 3-for-5 with two RBI for Hilltown Hardwood Flooring. Jacob Christi was 2-for-4 with four RBI and a double, while Ryan Walker had two hits and scored a pair of runs.

FC Babe Ruth

Kyle Devlin tossed six scoreless innings, striking out eight as Hubie’s Tavern put itself into the championship game of the Franklin County Babe Ruth League with an 8-2 win over Turners Falls Athletic Club in winner’s-bracket action Sunday at Abercrombie Field.

Hubie’s will await the winner of the loser’s-bracket games to see which opponent it will face in the championship, scheduled for Saturday at 4.

Brody Baird was 3-for-4 for top-seeded Hubie’s, while Devlin, Dillon Polan, Jack Donohue and Josh Semaski all went 2-for-3. Austin Wrisley, Cam Baird and Ruari Maloney each added a hit.

Trevor Lapinski struck out six batters for second-seeded TFAC. Nate Sciandra was 2-for-3, while Jake Burnett and Joe Boyden each added a hit. Brian Murphy struck out four in three innings of relief.

• Elsewhere, Brett Robinson struck out five and picked up the win while also added an RBI double to lift Akey Insurance over St. Kazimierz Society, 9-3, Sunday in the loser’s-bracket game of the double-elimination tourney.

Aidan Falla had a hit and two runs, while Gabe Gochinski was 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Thomas Graves also had a hit and an RBI, while Gabe Larouche added two hits and a run. Aidan Roche and Andrew Shaw scored two runs each.

St. Kaz’s Bob Provost powered his team’s offense with three hits, a run scored and an RBI.

• In opening-round action Saturday, Devlin, Cam Brody and Polan combined for 11 strikeouts as Hubie’s began its FC Babe Ruth postseason with an 11-5 win over St. Kaz.

Brody Baird went 3-for-3 for Hubie’s, while Devlin, Cam Baird and Polan each had two hits.

Nick Jarvis, Gabe Zaccheo and Jake LaBelle had two hits apiece for St. Kaz, which also received hits from Bob Provost, Jake Perkins and Andres Hernandez.

• Elsewhere, Lapinski picked up the win and had two hits and three RBI as TFAC clipped Akey, 5-1, in an opening-round Saturday matchup.

Burnett was 2-for-4 with an RBI for TFAC, while Nick Crocker (2-for-3, two runs) and Sciandra (2-for-2) also aided the offense. TJ Thibeault earned the save in relief of Lapinski.

Tom Graves drove in the lone run of the game for Akey, which also received hits from Pat Boyden and Aidan Falla.

Sandy Koufax

Ben Zaranek drove in four runs on two hits and Frontier Alber Hearing Services captured an 11-6 win over Mohawk Hubie’s Tavern Saturday in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax game.

Gehrig Brynda had three hits and drove in a pair for Frontier, while Tynan Creagh (triple, RBI) and Rowan Blair (single, RBI) also added RBIs. Kyle Barnes, Tom Alber and Ben Martino singled, while Barnes was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts.

Cullen Brown hit a double to pace Mohawk Hubie’s, while Anthony Moffatt, Shawn Davenport, Cam Lococo and Quinton Romer all singled and drove in a run.

Mohawk Cal Ripken

Grady Patenaude stroked a pair of three-run home runs and added an RBI single as part of a perfect 3-for-3 day to lift Ashfield to a 20-3 win over Buckland-Shelburne Sunday in a Mohawk Cal Ripken Minors Division championship game.

Jayden Dufresne had a double, single, an RBI and scored two runs for Ashfield, which received strong pitching from Owen Taylor and Carter Miller in addition to strong defense from Austin Parker, Evan Hoffer, Douglas Wilcox and Cleome Gardner.

Grayson Bishop tripled for Buckland-Shelburne, while Jazzy Hayes added a double. Tanner Jenks, Liam Green, Jack Phillips and Connor Herzig added hits, while Shawn Beckwith pitched well in relief.

• Also, Nate Wiles struck out 15 batters and added a double and triple at the plate as the Colrain Astros defeated the Buckland-Shelburne Brewers, 15-7, in a Majors Division playoff game from Friday night.

Logan Brothers doubled twice for Colrain, while Ole Brenzier and Deven Buchanan added two hits each.

Addie Loomis had two singles for the Brewers, while Jesse Dubreuil, Rosco Palmer, Bronson Schoelzel and Trevor Mills each added a hit.


Father’s Day Championship

Tom Bergeron and Marc Ahern nabbed the overall top spot in aggregate gross, combing for a 150 (69-81) at Sunday’s Father’s Day Championship held at the Country Club of Greenfield.

In Father/Son best-ball action, Cody and Dennis Booksa finished first with a low-gross 65. The duo of Chuck Yetter and Zach Bass had low net in the Father/Son best-ball category with a 57.

Jack and Kelly Varner carded a low-gross 73 for top honors in Father/Daughter best ball play. Tom and Jen Rogers’ 58 was low net in Father/Daughter action.

In Father/Son 10-and-under competition, Chase and Matt Zraunig were first with a 17, while Brynna and Casey Fahey’s 15 put them atop the Father/Daughter 10-and-under division.

Also winning divisions on Sunday were Dylan/Mike Archer (29, Father/Son 11-13) and Racquel/Bob Provost (29, Father/Daughter 11-13).

CFC Open Two-Ball

Chris Austin and Troy Miller ran away from the field, besting their nearest competitors by six strokes en route to a 16-under score for low-gross honors at the Crumpin Fox Club Open Two-Ball Tournament on Sunday.

Ryan Kohler and Rob Pattison were second at 10-under, followed by Brandon Bete and James Eilliot at 7-under in third position.

Tim Van Epps and Mike Jenest captured low-net honors at CFC, with Phil Philips and Jon Shea as runners-up.

Northfield Open

Jayme Coggin’s 70 was good enough for low-gross honors in the A Division during the Northfield Open played at the Northfield Golf Course over the weekend.

Dave Johnson was next with a 72, while Shane Foster and Mike Zaborowski tied for third in the A Division with 74s. Bill Melo had low net in the A Division with a 67.

There was a three-way tie atop the B Division, with Rick Serrento, Dave Neason and Paul Barnard shooting 82 for low-gross honors. Tom Daley had low net with a 70.

Coggin was closest to the pin on No. 6 (6 feet, 6 inches) and No. 16 (7-9), while Bill Skiba was closest on No. 7 (7-11) and Zaboroswki was closest on No. 15 (8-5).

Jeff Jackman had the longest drive on No. 9 (276 yards), while Tom Herzig captured the honors on No. 18 (280).

CC of G Member-Guest

Cody Booska and Anthony Vecchiarelli combined for a low-gross 65, putting them atop the field Saturday during the 2017 Member-Guest Tournament held at the Country Club of Greenfield.

John Stacy and Jason Miller were low-net winners thanks to a 59, clipping Chip Huffman and Andy Wisnewski in second place with a 60.

In Ladies Member/Guest or Member/Member action on Saturday, the teams of Nancy Donoghue/Sue Welenc and Kathy Fahey/Diane Carme tied for first place with a low gross of 82. The team of Donna Woodcock and Nancy Robie captured low-net honors with a 63.


Mt. Washington Road Race

Shelburne’s Richard Larsen paced a local contingent during the 57th Northeast Delta Dental Mount Washington Road Race Saturday in Pinkham Notch, N.H.

Larsen traversed the 7.6-mile run from the base to the summit of Mount Washington in 1 hour, 31 minutes and 52 seconds.

Frontier Regional School sophomore and Sunderland resident Carsten Carey was the other local to crack the top 100, finishing 98th overall in 1:32:17.

Colrain’s Al Ladd was 140th overall in 1:36:37, while Charles Leach of Greenfield took 159th overall in 1:38:37.

Greenfield’s Laure Van Den Broeck Raffensperger was next in 274th position (1:46:68), followed by Greenfield’s Jason Collins in 286th place (1:47:19).

Other local finishers included Greenfield’s Tim McCall (332nd, 1:50:09), Montague’s Bridget MacDonald (345th, 1:50:37), Shelburne Falls’ Michael Hoberman (398th, 1:52:57), Turners Falls’ Jackie Lucchesi (562nd, 2:04:07), Shelburne Falls’ Graham Warder (686th, 2:11:30), Greenfield’s Joshua Carnes (688th, 2:12:21), Orange’s Kate Koonz (753rd, 2:16:52), Greenfield’s Tom Van Den Broeck Raffensperger (773rd, 2:18:15), Athol’s Colleen Killay (778th, 2:18:37) and Orange’s Pranee Terry (886th, 2:29:19).