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Bulletin Board: Great Falls baseball slips past Pioneer, 5-3



Recorder Staff
Friday, April 13, 2018

Chris Miner struck out five batters to earn the win and Cayden Lehtomaki struck out three in the final inning to close things out as Great Falls Middle School clipped Pioneer Valley Regional School, 5-3, in a Friday afternoon baseball contest.

Lehtomaki was 2-for-3 with a triple at the plate, while Ryan Grace had a hit and two RBI. Dalton Henderson finished 2-for-3 with a double, and Jake Croteau added a strong pitching performance in relief as well.

FC Babe Ruth signups

The Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League has one more registration session scheduled at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.

League officials will be at Abercrombie this morning from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The league does not interfere with school baseball.

For more information contact Tina Crocker at 648-0124 or Joe Mignault at 774-3876.

Post 81 tryouts near

Greenfield Post 81, which sponsors a senior and junior team, will be conducting registration and tryouts at Veterans Memorial Field at 2 p.m. on the following dates: April 29, May 5, May 6 and May 12. Senior team members must be 19 and under, while juniors must be 17 and under, by Dec. 31, 2018.

Players from all Franklin County schools are eligible to try out. Players are encouraged to make as many tryouts as possible. Please bring your glove, cleats and birth certificates. Those players from a previous Post 81 roster must attend tryouts to be eligible for the 2018 team.

For more information, contact Kyle Phelps (413-522-7317), Bill Phelps (413-774-3954) or Tom Bresciano (413-522-1995).

Colleges

UM baseball wins

Ryan Lever lined a two-out payoff pitch up the middle to bring Luke Oliphant in from third base and give the UMass baseball team a 4-3 walk-off win over Rhode Island in the opening game of the teams’ three-game series on Friday at Earl Lorden Field.

The teams will play a doubleheader today beginning at 11 a.m. in a change made to accommodate inclement weather expected later in the weekend.

Lever’s heroics in the bottom of the ninth were set up by a leadoff single by Logan Greene, after which Oliphant entered as a pinch runner. After stealing second base and moving to third on a wild pitch, he crossed home plate on Lever’s base hit and joined his teammates as the Minutemen poured out of the dugout and raced toward Lever in celebration.

Basketball

Top Notch registrations

Now in its 12th year of operation, Top Notch Basketball Camp is open to athletes ages 7-13. Camps are held at Frontier Regional High School and directed by Ben Barshefsky, Frontier boys’ basketball coach. The camp dates are as follows:

• July 16-20: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

• July 23-27: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information or to register, please contact Coach Barshefsky at bbarshefsky@hotmail.com