Bulletin Board: Edwards, Paciorek blank Alber in playoff opener
Max Edwards threw 59 pitches over six innings to register a shutout and lead Paciorek Electric to a 2-0 win over Alber Hearing in the first round of the Cal Ripken Baseball Major Division tournament Friday night at Herlihy Field in Whately.
Edwards, the youngest player in the Major Division this season at age 9, struck out five and walked two. Dylan Martin laid down a perfectly place bunt single to plate one of the runs in the victory. Ethan Machon and Ethan Russell each finished with two hits, while Matt Como and Owen Morse each had one hit.
Noah Uzdavinis doubled for Albers, while Rowan Blair and Ben Martino each had one hit. Kyle Barnes pitched well in the loss.
Paciorek advances to take on Yankee Candle in the five-team double-elimination tournament, while Albers was relegated to the loser’s bracket.
• In other action, Emmett McGranaghan, Thomas Kurkulonis and Kenny Moulton each finished 3-for-3 to lift Poplar Hill Machine to a 18-7 win over Polish American Citizens Club Friday in Sunderland.
Alec Kirkendall pitched well in the win.
Aidan Falla went 3-for-3 and scored twice for PACC, and Garrett Brenda pitched well.
• In Frontier Minor Division regular-season finale action, the Deerfield Royals lost for the first time all season with a 7-6 defeat to Hatfield.
Brandon Royal and Jake Whitney combined for 10 strikeouts in the loss. Whitney doubled and drove in three runs for the Royals, John Solzak singled and drove in two run, and Brandon Royal singled and plated one run. Brady Finch, Quinn Woods and Kaelin Creagh each had one hit.
Justin Ward went 3-for-3 with an RBI as Mohawk doubled up Holyoke, 10-5, in a PVYBL Mickey Mantle baseball game Friday night in Buckland.
Levin Finck went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Mohawk, and Torsten Sloan-Anderson went 2-for-3 with a triple. Sloan-Anderson also struck out 12 in the complete-game, four-hitter. Devin Kain suffered the loss.
• In other action, Riley Baker went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs to lift Frontier to a 9-6 win over Northampton.
John Jacques hit a two-run home run in the win, Bailey Powers went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base, while Dylan Husted and Nolan Muzyka each had two hits including a double.
Kelly Killeen struck out six and allowed only three earned runs over 62/3 innings in the win.
Gillis MacDougall and TJ Thibeault combined to strike out 11 in five innings and Tognarelli Heating and Cooling blasted Freedom Credit Union, 20-8, in a Greenfield Minor League AAA Division game Friday night at Lunt Field in Greenfield.
Thibeault went 3-for-4 with a double in the win, Michael Pierce went 2-for-3 with a double, and MacDougall doubled.
Ryan Demers paced FCU with three singles, while Dylan Demers, Cody Houghton, Matt Houghton and Andres Hernandez each had one hit.
• Elsewhere, Drew Conant hit a two-run single to drive in the tying and winning runs in the top of the fifth inning as D&D Drywall edged 99 Restaurant, 9-8.
Brendan Morehouse threw shutout ball over three innings for the win and also went 2-for-2 with a double. Michael Zager went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and MJ Paulin went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs. Jack Croteau and Matt Dillon each singled, and Kris Bostrom had a strong defensive performance.
Gabriel Zaccheo and Jayson Andrews each pitched well in the loss. Zaccheo, Ian Simpson and Jayson Smith had the only hits.
• Meanwhile, Alex Sulda and Ezra Christi struck out 17 in a combined no-hitter as Aubuchon defeated Rotary, 5-2.
Josh Semaski finished with two hits and one RBI in the win, and Luc Belhumeur and Maverick Ward each had one hit.
Turners Falls Athletic Club scored six times in the sixth inning to erase a 5-3 deficit and went on to defeat Marmac Concrete, 9-5, in a Franklin County Babe Ruth baseball game Friday night at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Zack Avery pitched two innings of relief for the win. Jack Shearer and Colin Cloutier (double) each drove in two runs.
Ben Sherman hit an RBI double in the loss, and Brian Gagnon scored a pair of runs. Sam Zafron singled and plated a run, and Tanner Jones pitched well.
Olivia Dow singled and drove in three runs to lead Crocker Communications to a 14-5 win over the Montague Diamond Dusters in a Greenfield Girls’ Softball League game Friday night at Murphy Park in Greenfield.
Jade Tyler singled and plated two runs in the win, Olivia Whittier struck out four in the win and got a strong performance by her defense, which turned a triple play.
Emily Young finished with two hits for the loss, Emily Dennison singled and plated two runs, and Katie Reynolds suffered the loss.
Justin Nash’s walkoff single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Turners Falls Pizza House to a 10-9 win over Brad’s Place in a Greenfield-Co-Rec Adult Softball League game at Hillside Park on Fridya.
Carly Nartowicz went 3-for-4 in the win.
Sam Parker hit a two-run home run in the loss.
• In other action, Jereck Smith finished with three hits and three RBIs to lead Team Allure to a 9-5 win over Kiwanee All-Stars at Green River Field.
Kelly Thayer and Stefanie Williams each had two hits for Allure.
Lewis Melendez and Andrew Russo each went 3-for-3 with a double in the loss, and Tasha Gilbert finished 2-for-3.
Finally, The Doors downed Smitty’s Pub, 8-4, at Greenfield Middle School behind Jackie Card’s 5-for-5 performance. Steve Smith was 4-for-4.
Doug Letourneau led Smitty’s with two hits.
Greenfield Tennis Cup
Registrations are being accepted for the Greenfield Tennis Cup from June 16-19 at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield.
The tournament is a singles format (best of three sets) with separate divisions for men and women. Players ages 15 & older are eligible to play. All matches start at 5:30. Cost is $10 per player plus a can of unopened tennis balls.
The winner of each division gets a $25 gift certificate to sponsor Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, while the runners-up in each division get a $15 gift certificate.
Deadline to register is June 15 at 6.
For more information and to register contact Rick at 863-4428.
Clay court preservation tourney
The annual Greenfield Clay Court Preservation Tournament will take place on June 14 at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield.
Cost is $20 for Greenfield Tennis Association members and $30 for non-members. Players should arrive between 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. for registration. The event is an open doubles event. Players register as individuals and will be randomly assigned a partner for the first round. Lunch will be provided and play will continue until mid-afternoon.
For more information contact Larry Klein at 824-8129.
FC Frontier 11s looking
FC Frontier Soccer Club is looking for boys for its under-11 team for the falls season.
There will be open tryouts for anyone who will be under 11 this fall and interested in playing soccer on June 10 and 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the soccer fields at Sunderland Elementary School.
To register contact Todd Byrnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Keith Burch (email@example.com).