Bulletin Board: Royals belt Cobras, 9-1
Conway Cobra catcher Ben Lizotte, 10, reaches for a wide throw as Deerfield Royals baserunner Rohan Edwards, 10, slides safely into the plate Monday at Herlihy Park in Whately, where Deerfield handed Conway a 9-1 loss in the Frontier Cal Ripken Baseball championship series. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »
Jackson Harper and Rohan Edwards combined to strike out 11 and the Deerfield Royals forced a decisive game in the Frontier Cal Ripken Minor Division double-elimination tournament with a 9-1 win over the Conway Cobras Monday night at Herlihy Park in Whately.
The Royals came out of the losing bracket and handed Conway its first loss of the tournament. The two teams will meet again tonight at 6 back at Herlihy in a winner-take-all finale.
Harper doubled, singled and drove in two runs in the win, while Jake Whitney tripled and drove in a run. Brandon Royal doubled with two RBIs, Quinn Woods finished with two hits and two RBIs, and Cam Wrisley chipped in two hits and one RBI. Edwards singled and plated a run, and Brady Finch doubled.
Shane Prusak struck out five in the loss.
• On Sunday, the Royals defeated Whately, 4-2, to clinch a spot in the championship game.
Wrisley doubled and drove in two runs in the win, Harper doubled and drove in a run, and Woods singled and plated a run. Royal and Edwards each singled, while Harper and Royal combined to strike out 11.
• On Saturday, Harper singled and drove in two runs but the Royals lost to Conway, 6-4.
Whitney and Chris Taylor each hit RBI singles for the Royals, while Harper struck out eight.
• Also Saturday, Harper doubled and drove in two runs to lead the Deerfield Royals to a 5-4 win over Whately.
Taylor singled and drove in two runs, and Royal and Wrisley each singled. Harper struck out 10 in the win.
50/70 championship draw
After nine innings when no winner could be determined, New England Greenscape and Northampton Police Association were declared co-champions after a 5-5 draw in the Cal Ripken District II 50/70 championship game Monday night in Northampton.
Dylan Apanell homered and finished with two hits and two RBIs. James Morgan singled twice and scored once, Bennett Pitcher singled and scored a pair of runs, and Tynan Creagh doubled and drove in the game-tying run.
Declan Cullinane, Apanell and DeForest each pitched well for New England.
Jared Bergmann recorded all 18 outs by strikeout and his complete-game effort led the Erving Eagles to the Tri-County League Cal Ripken Major Division championship with a 10-5 victory over Northfield Blue Monday night in Northfield.
Erving finished the season a perfect 14-0. The Eagles scored six times in the first inning to give Hubbard plenty of support. Bergmann helped his own cause with two hits and one RBI. Tyler Zilinski doubled and drove in two runs, and Jakub Burnett singled.
Tyler Hunter doubled for Northfield, and Rowan McKeon singled. Josh Kirley struck out eight in the loss.
Greenfield Savings Bank moved one win away from repeating as Newt Guilbault Community League champions by opening its best-of-three championship series with a 11-9 win over Pipione’s Sport Shop Monday night at Gamelin Field in Turners Falls.
Michael Patnode homered, tripled and drove in five runs for GSB, which scored eight times in the fifth inning to pace the victory. Jack Putala doubled, Caden Lehtomaki singled, and Jake Labelle earned the win in relief.
Andy Craver belted a two-run home run in the loss, and Connor Waitkus and Jon Fritz each had two hits.
Maniatty Real Estate turned in a solid defensive performance as it defeated Gilmore and Farrell Insurance, 3-2, in the opening round of the Greenfield Minor League Major Division Tournament Monday night at Lunt Field in Greenfield.
Jared Hubbard tossed a complete game and played well defensively. Matt Jacques and Cam Tuttle each had solid defensive games as well. Chris Ryan doubled and drove in a run, Dylan Wiles went 3-for-3, and Mike McGoldrick doubled.
Aaron Burstein, Tucker Scott and Jake Perkins each had one hit in the loss. Scott was also credited for strong defensive play at shortstop.
• In the other opening-round game, Kyle Devlin, Keith Broussard and Shane Kilgour each had two hits and two RBIs to lead New Fortune Restaurant past Smitty’s Pub, 13-5.
Devlin and Broussard combined to strike out seven in the win. Mason Stafford went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Colby Avery and Cam Baird struck out five in the loss. Sam Smith went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs for Smitty’s. Cam Baird and Brody Baird each went 2-for-3, and Kyle White singled and drove in a run.
• On Sunday, Joey White had two hits to lead Rotary to a 13-6 win over Freedom Credit Union in the first round of the AAA playoffs.
Tyler Podolski struck out nine to earn the save in support of winning pitcher Casey Hoffman.
• In the other first-round game from Sunday, Marcus Paulin Jr., Mike Zager, Dylan Mahar, and Max Morgan each went 2-for-3 with a double and the quartet combined to drive in nine runs during D& D Drywall’s 17-12 win over 99 Restaurant.
Kris Bostrom went 2-for-3 with a triple in the win, Drew Conant had two hits, and Brendan Moorehouse singled.
Ian Simpson, Jake Petrin and Keegan Vassar each had a hit in the loss.
• On Saturday, Matt Dillon snagged a line drive off the bat of Cody Houghton to secure the final out with the bases loaded as D & D Drywall edged Freedom Credit Union, 11-10.
Conant, Mahar, Morgan, Bostrom and Moorehouse each had a hit in the fifth inning as Drywall scored five times to take a lead.
Austin Demers doubled in the loss, while Ryan Demers and Ethan Bross each had a hit.
Nate Mousseau worked six strong innings and Arlo Larange closed it out with one inning of work as Akey Insurance defeated Ashfield, 6-2, in a Franklin County Babe Ruth baseball game Monday night at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Brendon Emond finished with two hits and two runs scored for Akey, and Christian LaPlante singled and drove in two runs.
Hunter Roberts singled and scored a run, Avery Miraglia singled, and Danny Miner scored once.
• Torsten Sloan-Anderson went 3-for-4 with a home run and a double as Marmac Concrete defeated St. Kazimieriz Society, 10-3, at Beacon Field in greenfield.
Danny Szafron went 3-for-4 with a double in the win.
Hunter Campbell finished 2-for-3 in the loss.
• On Sunday, Brady McCloud and Riley Dupree each pitched well to lead Ashfield to a 8-2 win over St. Kazimierz Society.
Dupree finished with two hits in the win, while Miner, Dakota Deane, Roberts, Zach McCloud, Miraglia and Kaleb Fitzgerald each had one hit.
Scott Perlberg pitched well in the loss.
Noah Barnes struck out four and allowed three runs on nine hits and one walk as Deerfield TNT defeated South Hadley, 9-3, in a Mickey Mantle baseball game Sunday at Carpenter Field in Easthampton.
Ben Bruscoe went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored to pace TNT, and Kyle Spencer went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Frontier 12s at Swanzey
Frontier advanced to the title game of the Swanzey (N.H.) Invitational Tournament Under-12 Division championship game by going 1-1 on Sunday.
Frontier will play Milford (N.H.) in the title game tonight.
Frontier defeated Mt. Monadnock (N.H.), 4-0, behind 10 strikeouts from Dylan Apanell. Ito McMillian, Declan Cullinane, Matthew Gardner, Garrett DeForest and Apanell each singled in the win, while Gardner, DeForest, Brian Baumann and Ben Morse each scored once.
In the second game, Frontier rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take a 6-5 lead but Milford (N.H.) scored twice in the sixth to pull out a 7-6 victory.
DeForest struck out 10 in the loss. Morse singled twice and scored a run, and Baumann singled and drove in two runs. DeForest singled and plated a run, and Bennett Pitcher, Gardner, Shawn Telega and Jack Donohue each had one hit.
Frontier 10s go 3-2 at Swanzey
The Frontier 10-and-under baseball team went 3-2 over the weekend at the Swanzey (N.H.) Tournament.
On Sunday, Ben Zaranek doubled, Kevin Baumann singled and Gehrig Brynda suffered the loss as Frontier fell to Swanzey, 7-0.
• Earlier Sunday, Matt Como hit a three-run home run and finished with two hits as Frontier edged Monadnock, 8-6.
Ben Martino singled twice and drove in a run in the win, Baumann had two hits, Noah Uzdavinis doubled and drove in two runs, and Matt Como earned the win.
• Also Sunday, Como hit two triples, two doubles and drove in five runs as Frontier defeated ConVal, 18-3.
Ben Zaranek doubled, singled and drove in two runs, and Uzdavinis doubled and plated a run. Kyle Barnes and Baumann each singled, while Brynda, Zaranek and Martino combined on the win.
• On Saturday, Pat Donahue singled twice and drove in a run as Frontier beat Connecticut Valley, 7-1.
Zaranek and Uzdavinis each had two hits, Martino singled and plated a run, and Baumann and Brynda each had one hit. Brynda and Como combined on the win.
• In the opener, Como tripled and doubled but Frontier loss to Hollis (N.H.), 9-4.
Barnes singled and drove in two runs, Uzdavinis doubled, Martino and Brendan Butz each singled, and Zaranek suffered the loss.
Greenfield Tennis Cup
Elkanah Linder defeated Alexis Silk, 6-3, 6-1, in the championship match of the Women’s Division during the Greenfield Tennis Cup presented by Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters Monday evening at the clay courts at Beacon Field in Greenfield.
The eight-man men’s tournament featured quarterfinal play and defending champion Chris Deszynski advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jeff Palmer. He will take on Rick Miner in the semifinals after Miner earned a 6-3, 6-2 Monday win over Stefan Walker.
The other side of the bracket saw Tim Prevost pick up a 6-3, 6-1 win over Matt Howell, sending Prevost to the semifinals where he will face Chris Seaver after Seaver knocked off Paris Felogloy, 6-3, 6-0.
The semifinals will take place tonight beginning at 5:30 at Beacon Field.
Mohawk 14s win
Alicia Johnston hit the game-winning RBI single up the middle with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Ashlee Townslee and Mohawk defeated Springfield, 8-7, in a Suburban League 14-and-under softball game Monday night in Buckland.
Mohawk was playing in its inaugural game, having just formed a team this season, and after falling behind 7-1, Mohawk came back to earn the win. Christina Lively finished with two hits and one RBI for Mohawk, and Shelby Sinistore singled and scored twice. Lydia Donahue doubled, and Caitlin Johnston had two hits and one RBI.
Donahue earned the win, striking out 12.
• In other action, Olivia Young struck out seven as Greenfield defeated Turners Falls, 10-4, in 14U action at Turners Falls High School.
Audrey Bresciano went 2-for-4 in the win, Young doubled, and Raegan Hickey singled and drove in a run.
Melissa Hersey struck out six in the loss and also doubled and drove in a run. Maddy Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Taylor Murphy singled and drove in a run.
Mark K Memorial
Al Holmes, Lori Davis, Bob LaCoy, Diane Slauenwhite and Bob Tardiff shot a 57 to win the Mark K Memorial Mixed League Monday night at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill.
Gene LaCoy, Brian Prondecki, Bob Barrus and Steve Burns came in second with a 58.
Garrett Cousineau shot a 37 to win low gross during the Monday Night Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club in Turners Falls.
Steve Jones was closest to the pin at 6 feet. Eric Adams leads the league with 67 points. Darren Lenois is second with a 62.
Matt Leger and JC Guthrie shot a 133 to win the Crumpin-Fox Club Open Two-Ball Tournament over the weekend in Bernardston.
Kevin Harrington and Chad Bullock came in second with a 137, while Chris Grieder and David Jones tied Scott Serwa and Eric Snow for third with a 140. Chris Ferriter and Ed Garbacik tied Troy Miller and Cody Booska for fifth place with a 141.
Paul Lentz and Gary Kmetz won low net with a 129. Al Ghiz and Dick Barnes tied Bill Young and Bill Barnes, and Tim Brandl and Paul French for second net with a 130. Keith Burch and Mark Kimball tied Jon Shea and Phil Phillips for fifth with a 131.
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Mark Kennedy and Zak Kennedy combined to shoot a 150 and win Sunday’s Father/Son Championship at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Bob and Jared Ewart won the Best-Ball Gross with a 67, while Matt and Hap Eaton came in second with a 70. Jack and Patrick Varner took third with a 71, while Jason and Mike Kelton tied Brian and Nate Luippold for fourth with a 73.
Gary Stacy and Alex Brakey tied Jim and Bob Ewart for low net with a 58. Josh and Ken Cook tied John Stacy and Jason Miller for third with a 61, and Gary Stacy and Scott Stacy tied Gary Stacy and Jacob Shaw for fifth with a 62.
Jack and Kelly Varner won the Father/Daughter Championship best ball gross with a 73.
Terry and Kelly Doton won best ball net with a 60.
Alex and Luca Siano shot a 14 to win the Age 6 and Under ahead of Alex and Nikko Siano. In the Ages 7 through 9 Division, Terry and Nate Blanchard won with a 13, while Terry and Ryan Blanchard took second with a 14. Mike and Dylan Archer tied Mike and Trevor Kuchieski for third with a 15, and KC and Nicholas Finley came in fifth with a 17.
Scott and Ryan Cote shot a 28 and won the Age 10 through 13 Division, wihle Brodie and Drew Conant came in second with a 30. Scott and Jake Cote tied Jason and Luke Kelton for third with a 32, and Mike and Delaney Archer tied Bob and Racquel Provost for fifth with a 34.
Dan Prasol went 2-for-2 with a home run and Kustom Auto Body defeated The Odd Squad, 18-4, in a Montague Co-Rec Softball League game at Green River Park Monday in Greenfield.
Caleb Parker went 3-for-4 with a home run in the win, while Mykayla Coburn and Cassy Jouannet each went 3-for-4.
Jay Sadler went 2-for-3 in the loss.
PV Women’s League
Ashfield defeated Conway, 9-8, in the championship game of the Pioneer Valley Women’s Softball League season-opening One-Pitch, Double-Elimination Tournament over the weekend in Cummington.
Conway was the reigning tournament champ.
Brew Crew finished third, Shelburne Falls came in fourth, the Cubs took fifth, and Goshen came in sixth.
The league begins regular-season play tonight.
FCL softball All-stars
The Franklin County League softball all-stars were released on Monday. Here is a team-by-team breakdown:
Athol — Olivia Smith, Julia Salmond, Kiki Guerin, Jess Soucie.
Frontier — McKayla Poissant, Cassidy Ciesluk, Ali Hamelin.
Greenfield — Leah Wallner, Kelsey Roberts.
Mahar — Caitlyn Gullage, Kacy Ninteau.
Mohawk — Hope Lively.
Pioneer — Erin Bertrand, Nicole Bitzer, Mary Luckham.
Turners Falls — Jenna Putala, Mackenzie Phillips, Emma Johnson, Morgan Ozdarski.
The EDGE sent three teams to the Ballin at the Beach Tournament in Saco, Maine, over the weekend.
• The grades 8 and 9 team went 4-0 and won the championship game with a 64-52 victory over Mass Fushion. The team also defeated the CT Breakers, Wolfboro Warriors and NH Skyhawks in early-round action. Tyler Martin led all scorers with 54 points over the weekend. Terrell Hicks added 37 points, and Hunter Cote and Brendon Emond each finished with 32.
• The grades 6 and 7 team went 3-1 over the weekend but suffered a 53-43 loss to Boston Fidelity in the championship game.
The EDGE defeated Mass Fusion (58-48), CT Northstars (54-34) and the Simsbury Spartans (40-38) to reach the title game. Garrett Cote paced the team with 47 points, Zak Fox added 43 points, Tyler Hastings chipped in 40, and Blake Dobosz netted 34.
• The grades 10 and 11 team went 2-2 over the weekend and fell to Boston Fidelity in the title game.
The EDGE defeated Team Vermont and Fidelity House in early-round action, and also suffered an early-round loss to Boston Fidelity.
Brad Hastings averaged 17 points per game to pace the EDGE, Garrett Dintaman added 13 points per game, and Eric Pratt dumped in 10 points per game.
DRIVE Men’s League
Casey White scored 17 points, and Cam Mikucki added 12 to lead Booska’s Flooring to a 78-77 win over Dunkin Donuts in a DRIVE Hoops Men’s League basketball game at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.
Mike Menard scored a game-high 20 points in the loss, and Ben Banash chipped in 17.
• In other action, Grant Cooper’s 16 points helped Noho to a 95-65 win over Hunter North Security.
Jose Allen added 15 points in the win. Tyler Byrd netted a game-high 22 points in the loss.
• In other action at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield, Derek D’Mours netted 32 points and Cody Snow chipped in 19 as Taylor’s Tavern/Snow and Son’s Landscaping dumped Bruso Computer Solutions, 93-73.
Matt Gibson scored 28 points in the loss, and Chad Galipault collected 15.
• Elsewhere, Chris Brown dumped in 28 points, and Kris Kachelmeyer finished with 15 as VT Nameless edged DRIVE Hoops, 81-80.
Angelo Thomas finished with 18 points in the loss, and Brendin Kordana added 17.
• Meanwhile, Ryan Blair’s 25 points propelled Keene to a 89-63 win over Bridgeside Grille.
Ryan Hoar scored 17 for Bridgeside, and Paul Decker collected 16.
• Finally, Loren Kelly netted 21 points and Jermey Thomas added 16 as Berkshire Pizzeria downed Green Fields Market, 80-61.
Tom Manning finished with 20 points in the loss, and Tyson Dowdy poured in 19.