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Bulletin Board: Peoples buries Teddies, 13-1

Ted Lerud belted a three-run home run in the first inning and Peoples Bank never let up as it dumped Teddy Bear Pools, 13-1, in a Tri-County League amateur baseball game Monday night at Mackenzie Field in Holyoke.

The TCL-leading Bankers scored four more times in the second to take a commanding lead. The game was stopped with two outs in the sixth inning when Joe Ferry hit a two-run triple to push the lead to 12 runs. Ferry finished with three hits and three RBIs in the win.

Peoples collected 15 hits, led by Ryan Franczyk, who finished with three and four RBIs and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. Tom Bouvier added two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Dave Clark and Mike Dombrowski each added two hits.

Teddy Bear got its lone run in the third inning when Clayton Beaulieu singled and later scored on Justin Carey’s RBI single. Those accounted for two of the three Teddy Bear hits, with Tom Malooly adding a double for the third hit of the game.

Sam Tillona suffered the loss.

Teddy Bear (7-7) heads to Longmeadow tonight at 5:45.

Youth baseball

Frontier 9s fall

Matt Como hit an RBI single Monday night but Frontier suffered a 12-1 loss to Northampton in the semifinals of the Cal Ripken 10-and-Under State Tournament in Sutton.

Northampton advanced to take on Groton in the championship game tonight.

Ben Zaranek singled and suffered the loss for Frontier.

Frontier 12s at 50/70 States

Dylan Apanell homered and finished with two hits and two runs scored as Frontier defeated Milford, 20-6, in early round play of the Cal Ripken 50/70 Under-12 State Tournament over the weekend.

Frontier went 4-0 in play and was supposed to play Monday night in the semifinals but no score was reported.

Bennett Pitcher went 5-for-5 with two RBIs in the win, Ben Morse homered and drove in three runs, and Bryan Baumann hit two singles and scored five times. Garrett DeForest struck out three to earn the win and also singled and scored twice.

• Also Sunday, Corbin Blight struck out six to earn the win as Frontier defeated Dunstable, 11-3.

Pitcher slugged two home runs and drove in four runs in the win, and Apanell singled twice and collected three RBIs.

• On Saturday, Shawn Telega and Blight each finished with two hits and three RBIs to lead Frontier to a 13-3 win over Ayer-Shirley.

Frontier rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the third inning to win. Matthew Gardner earned the win on the mound and also singled twice and scored two runs, while Baumann, Ben Morse and DeForest each singled and scored twice.

• In the tournament opener on Saturday, Apanell struck out six to earn the win and helped himself out with a grand slam, single and five RBIs as Frontier defeated Upton, 9-3.

Pitcher went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Gardner and Blight each had two hits for the winners.

Mickey Mantle

John Dawicki pitched five shutout innings of no-hit ball and JS Rae Mohawk defeated Amherst, 15-2, in a Mickey Mantle baseball game Monday night in Amherst.

Dawicki left after five innings with the big lead. Amherst got two runs in the sixth on a two-run home run from Liam Brodigan but the game was stopped in the sixth due to the mercy rule.

Dan Szafron went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles in the win. Zach Doyle finished 2-for-4 and Justin Ward drove in three runs for the winners.


Mohawk 14U

Christina Lively hit a double and Mohawk rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 8-6 win over Frontier in a Suburban League 14-and-under softball game Monday night in Buckland.

Lydia Donahue struck out 10 in the win.

Mikayla Bompastore, Alicia Johnston, Olivia Dubrule and Ady Harris-Fried each singled in the win. The game was called after five innings due to the weather.


Thomas Men’s League

Steve Jones shot a 34 to win low gross during the Monday Night Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Dale Parda was closest to the pin on No. 7 at 6 feet, 4 inches. Garrett Cousineau leads the league with 99 points. George Bates is in second with 93.

Mark K. Memorial

Al Holmes, Jon Snow, Walter O’Niel and Donna Yetter shot a 59 to win the Mark K. Memorial Monday Night League at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill.

Gene LaCoy, John Davis, Fran O’Niel and Jayne Edwards came in second with a 60.

Play Golf Deerfield

The Deerfield Recreation Department is running the Play Golf Deerfield Ladies clinic on Tuesday nights from 6-7 at Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston.

The program will focus on the fundamentals and performance of putting, chipping, pitching and full swinging, as well as teach about golf rules and etiquette. The program is open to ladies of all levels and will run on Tuesdays from July 15 through Aug. 12. Cost is $99. Players must pre-register.

Registration forms are available at www.deerfield.ma.us.

For more information contact Sue Antonellis at 665-1400 ext. 107 or e-mail suea@town.deerfield.ma.us.


Tigers at Nationals

The Greenfield YMCA Tumbling Tigers sent numerous gymnasts to the 2014 YMCA National Championships over the weekend in Tampa Bay, Fla.

The local athletes joined over 2,000 others from around the United States.

Chelsea Mass placed second on the vault (9.35) in the XCEL Silver Division and also finished fifth on the beam, 10th on the bars and 12th on the floor. All of those finishes helped Mass to an eighth-place all-around finish.

In the Level 8 division, Kayla Hamer placed third on the vault with a 9.0. She also placed inside the top 20 on the bars, beam and floor, helping her to a top 15 all-around finish. Erin Laffond placed eighth on the beam and finished in the top 15 on the bars and floor to place ninth all-around.

Ryan Blanchard and Emma Paulin each performed well in the Level 3 competition. Blanchard finished ninth on the bars, while Paulin took ninth on the floor. Both girls had other top 15 finishes and wound up placing inside the top 15 all-around.

Kathryn Mason placed fifth on the bars, eighth on the floor, ninth on the beam and 10th on the vault in Level 4 helping her to a seventh-place all-around showing. Allyson Unaitis placed sixth on the floor, seventh on the beam and inside the top 15 on the vault to place ninth all-around in the division.

In Level 5 competition, Sydney Unaitis placed 10th on the bars and inside the top 15 in other events as well as all-around. Amber Taylor also performed well and placed inside the top 20 in numerous events.

In the XCEL Gold division, Emily Keyes placed inside the top 20 on the bars and beam, while Fiona Ferry placed in the top 20 on the bars, beam, vault and all-around.


DRIVE Men’s League

Luke Paulson scored 17 points over the weekend to lead Bruso’s Computer Solutions to a 77-50 win over Bridgeside Grille in a DRIVE Hoops Men’s Basketball League game at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.

Paul Decker led all players with 22 points in the loss.

• In other action, Ben Christopher erupted for 30 points as Noho outlasted Keene, 89-82.

Ryan Blair netted 21 points for Keene.

• Also, Kevin Gina poured in 29 points as Hunter North Security clipped Booska’s Flooring, 79-71.

Casey White scored 15 points for Booska’s, and Justin McCloud added 13.

• Finally, Kyle Snow scored 22 points, and Cody Snow added 19 as Taylor’s Tavern/Snow & Son’s Landscaping cut down Berkshire Pizzeria, 83-67.

Ben Johnson scored 19 points in the loss.

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