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Bulletin Board: DiFranco comes back to catch Manny's 6-6

Kyle DiFranco was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to help DiFranco Realty forge a 6-6 tie with Manny’s TV & Appliance Center.

Mike Dulcos worked out of the bases-loaded, no-out jam by inducing a groundout and two popups before the game was stopped due to darkness and ruled a tie.

Garrett Hudson had an RBI fielder’s choice and Austin Finck smacked a two-run single in the sixth had given Manny’s a 6-4, but DiFranco rallied for one in the sixth and DiFranco’s painful RBI in the seventh to earn the draw.

Bryan Adamski belted a single and a two-run homer for two of Manny’s four hits.

Tanner Bathel had two hits and one RBI, and Tim Clark added a single and two RBIs for DiFranco.

Manny’s (1-0-1) travels Szot Park in Chicopee tonight to face the Chicopee Falls Tigers at 7 p.m.

Youth baseball

Greenfield Minor League

Gilmore-Farrell Insurance scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to overtake Maniatty’s Real Estate, 6-5, in a Greenfield Minor League Major Division youth baseball game Monday night at Lunt Field.

Winning pitcher Jacob Bryant belted a two-run homer sparked the winning rally for Gilmore-Farrell.

Bryant and Tucker Scott each finished with two hits.

Mike McGoldrick led Maniatty’s with two singles and a homer, while Hunter Drost singled.

• Elsewhere, Anthony Holmes went 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs as New Fortune restaurant edged Smitty’s Pub, 10-9.

Grayson Funk singled and roped a two-run homer, Shane Kilgour went 2-for-2 and winning hurler Kyle Devlin contributed a single and three RBIs.

Kyle White went 3-for-3, Colby Avery went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Ethan Bryant, Cam Baird and Katie Haselton all drove in one run for Smitty’s.

• Finally, Jack Loud was 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs to power Denny’s Pantry to a 9-2 verdict over Greenfield Elks Lodge.

Evan Leaf smacked three hits and Julian Trenholm added a pair of hits for the winners.

Leaf, who went four innings for the win, and Loud combined on a three-hitter.

Nick Bresciano doubled and Troy Emond and Ryan Cote singled for Elks.

Newt Guilbualt League

Dalton Henderson singled home Marcus Sanders in the bottom of the fifth to break a 4-4 tie and propel Booska’s Flooring over St. Kazimierz Society, 5-4, in the opening round of the Newt Guilbualt Community League youth baseball playoffs on Monday night at Campbell Field in Turners Falls.

Henderson finished with two hits and two RBIs, while Sanders and Nick Lyons also had a hit for the winners. Sanders and Colby Mailloux combined on a two-hitter.

Owen Toal and Gabriel Laroche had the only hits for St. Kaz.

Youth baseball

Mickey Mantle

Gavin Rice went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Mohawk/J.S. Rae to a 9-4 win over Greenfield/Antonio’s II in a six-inning PVYBL Mickey Mantle game Monday evening at Beacon Field in Greenfield.

Torsten Sloan-Anderson singled and tripled and Justin Ward added two singles in support of winning pitcher John Dawicki.

Cole Tognarelli had a single and an RBI for Greenfield/Antonio’s II. Owen Schilling suffered the loss.

On Sunday, South Hadley scored three times in the top of the eighth inning and eventually beat Mohawk/J.S. Rae, 10-8, in Buckland.

Levin Finck went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead Mohawk/J.S. Rae, which had tied the game with four runs in the sixth. Dawicki and Ward both added two hits.

Babe Ruth

Torsten Sloan-Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double as Marmac Concrete outlasted St. Kazimierz Society, 8-7, in a Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League game Sunday.

Danny Szafron and Conner Powers added two hits each for Marmac.

On Saturday, Powers and Luke Viens each had two hits as Marmac edged Tognarelli Heating & Cooling, 6-5.

Youth softball

Tri-County final

Maggie Lonardo pitched a complete game to lead Vernon (Vt.) to the Tri-County League youth softball title with a 15-6 win over Erving on Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield.

No other information was made available.

The league also held two consolation games. Northfield Cougars downed Hinsdale (N.H.) Blue, 15-8, in four innings. Jennie Fuller and Zara Hervieux both smacked a two-run double for Northfield.

Katrina Tao’s three-run homer helped Brattleboro (Vt.) defeat Hinsdale White, 18-7. Alexis Anderson and Olivia Pangelinan two hits apiece for Hinsdale.

Co-rec softball

Greenfield League

Chris Greene went 4-for-5 to lead Kewanee All-Stars over Hot-L Warren, 12-10, in a Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League game Monday night at Greenfield Middle School.

Dan McCarthy and Cassie Jerome each added three hits for Kewanee.

Robert Escott doubled twice and Liz Sweet had two singles for Hot-L.

Montague League

Cassy Jouannet went 5-for-5 to lead Kustom Auto Body over Artscape, 20-8, in a Montague Co-Rec Softball League game Monday night at Green River Park in Greenfield.

Sam Parker and Ian Leonard each added four hits for Kustom.


Phyllis Canon Invitational

Sue McClelland and Cindy Lajzer combined for a low gross of 68 to win the Phyllis Canon Invitational Two-Ball golf tournament Sunday at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Katie Vitello and Terry Boyce finished second with a 71, while Kathie Fahey and Diane Griffin were third at 73.

Sue Luippold and Ann Lyman claimed low net with a 52, followed by Sally Roberts and Anne Echeverria with a 53 and Margo Worden and Carolyn O’Brien at 55.

Thomas Memorial Men’s

Chris Varilly fired an even-par 35 for low gross in the Thomas Memorial Men’s Golf League on Monday in Turners Falls.

Chris Bourbeau was closest to the pin on No. 7 (9 feet).

Eric Adams leads the league with 60 points.

Northfield Skins

Scott Lyman and Bill Holbrook combined for a low gross of 35 in the Monday Night Skins Golf League at Northfield Golf Course.

Shane Foster and Matt Deane claimed low net with a 33.

Scott Lyman was closest to the pin on No. 6 (15-0).

CCG Women’s

Tilly Clark forged a low gross of 45 in Division I to win the Back Nine Tournament during the Monday Night Women’s Golf League at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Dale Allis and Michele Hazlett tied at 37 for low net.

In Division II, Tami Gaylor carded a 50 for low gross and Wanda Pyfrom had the low net score of 33.

Bobbee Low and Cindi Freistat tied for Division II low gross at 58, while Ashley Koncal’s 32 was good for low net.

Mark K Memorial mixed

Butch Trinque, Dave McCarthy, Dick West and Gary Matteson combined on a low net of 61 and won of match of cards for first place in the Mark K Memorial Mixed Golf League on Monday at Oak Ridge Golf in Gill.

Doc Malloy, Ron Aleman, Bob Farris and Mitch Lata were second, also at 61.


Bluefish opener

The Montague Bluefish dropped a 238-156 decision to the West Springfield Torpedoes in a Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League meet on Saturday at Turners Falls High School.

The Turners Falls girls’ actually outscored the Torpedoes, 107-105.

Karlie Porter and Olivia Whittier each won two events in the girls’ 11-12 division, as Porter won the 100 yard individual medley (1:27.18) and the 50 butterfly (38.62), while Whittier won the 50 freestyle (32.32) and the 50 breaststroke (40.06). Natalie Lyman won the 50 back (41.88) and took second in the 50 breast (43.95), Tessa Yohan took second in the 50 free (34.15) and the 50 breast (43.95), and Allison Wheeler came in second in the 100 IM (1:34.77) and the 50 back (44.80). On the boys’ 11-12 side, Cameron Bradley won the 50 fly (31.49) and came in second in the 100 IM (1:14.31).

In the girls’ 9-10 division, Catherine Bezio and Veda Ruth Harvey-Ahmai each won two events. Bezio won the 100 IM (1:35.52) and the 50 breast (50.36), while Harvey-Ahmai won the 50 free (36.16) and the 50 fly (45.45). Abigayle Heathwaite picked up a win in the 50 back (46.09) and finished second in the 100 IM (1:46.69), while Olivia Hammond came in second in the 50 back (57.99). Jane Potee took second in the 50 breast (1:03.24) and came in third in the 50 free. In boys’ 9-10 action, Alex Currier won both the 100 IM (1:28.96) and the 50 fly (41.61), whlie John Kolosewicz took third in the 50 free and the 50 back.

Emma Currier won the 50 free (29.11) and the 50 back (32.93) in the girls’ 13-14 division. Riley Porter won the 50 breast (43.00) and took second in the 100 IM (1:26) on the boys’ side. Jiro Roma took second in the 50 free (37.10) and the 50 breast (43.46), and Zach Sibley came in second in the 50 back (52.69) and placed third in the 50 free.

In 8 & under division action, Avery Heathwaite won the 25 back (35.03) and took second in the 25 free (29.72) in girls’ action, while on the boys’ side Ben Tardiff won the 25 back (27.05) and placed second in the 25 free (25.28). In boys’ 15-18 action, Jack Brissette won both the 50 free (25.41) and the 50 back (30.98).

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