Denny’s beats Elks, 6-1, for GML championship
Julian Trenholm, 11, of Denny's Pantry takes a swing during their game against the Greenfield Elks at Lunt Field on Monday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »
Denny’s Pantry scored three times in the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to win the Greenfield Minor League Major Division championship with a 6-1 win over Greenfield Elks Lodge on Monday night at Lunt Field.
Denny’s took the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth when Julian Trenholm single and Evan Leaf belted a two-run homer to left-center field. Dylan Allen walked and later scored on Nate Sciandra’s double to make it 4-1.
Denny’s added two more insurance runs in the fifth on Leaf’s two-run single.
Jack Loud tripled and scored on Trenholm’s single in the first to give Denny’s an early 1-0 lead, but Elks tied it when Zack Renaud reached on an error and eventually came across on Anthony Hurd’s single.
Leaf struck out eight over the first four innings to earn the win. Loud worked the final two innings for the save.
Leaf and Trenholm both finished with two hits for the champions.
Hurd finished 2-for-2, Troy Emond doubled and Dalton Rice singled for Elks.
FC Babe Ruth playoffs
Eliot Mousseau recorded a complete-game shutout to lead Akey Insurance to a five-inning, 17-0 win over Turners Falls Athletic Club in a Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League playoff game Sunday at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Jordan Loughman led the winners’ 20-hit attack with two singles, a double, a triple and five RBIs.
Eli Nicolson and George Balis each collected two hits and Zack Avery doubled for TFAC.
Frontier in Swanzey Invite
Frontier recorded a win, a loss and a tie over the weekend to finish 2-2-1 overall in the 9-and-under division of the Swanzey Invitational Tournament in Swanzey, N.H.
On Sunday afternoon, Frontier played host Swanzey to a 7-7 stalemate.
Dylan Royal led the offense with two hits and three RBIs, Maxwell Edwards had two hits and two RBIs, and Brandon Royal added two hits for the locals. Edwards and Dylan Martin combined for 10 strikeouts on the mound.
Frontier dropped a 10-7 verdict to Milford, N.H., Sunday morning, as Edwards collected three hits and Dylan Royal singled, homered and drove in four runs.
Shane Prusak rapped out three hits, including a homer, and Royal finished with three hits and four RBIs in Frontier’s 9-4 win over Hollis, N.H., Saturday morning.
Sean Kirkendall added two hits and two RBIs, Tyler Baranowski had two hits and one RBI, and Edwards hurled three scoreless innings with six strikeouts for the mound win.
Westfield scored seven times in the first inning and went on to defeat Turners Falls, 9-3, in a Suburban League 14-and-under division softball game Monday night at Westfield State University.
Turners Falls played a strong game defensively, only committing one error. Cassidhe Wozniak struck out four in the loss. Aly Murphy went 2-for-4 for Turners Falls, and Hailey Bogusz singled in a run. Melissa Hersey and Taylor Murphy each added one hit.
• Elsewhere, the Greenfield Grizzlies downed Mohawk, 8-6, at Mohawk Trail Regional High School in Buckland.
Audrey Bresciano went 2-for-3 with a run scored, Jordan Bernier smacked a two-run double and Kirsten Ward ripped a run-scoring double in support of winning pitcher Amanda Elwell, whyo struuck out four in the complete-game effort.
Lydia Donahue fanned 15 in the circle for Mohawk, and also blasted a home run. Alyssa Johnson collected two hits and one RBI, and Erin Laffond added an RBI single.