Bulletin Board: Deerfield outlasts Rockettes, 11-10

Deerfield Metro's Mae Fydenkevez, #35, reaches for a throw as West Springfield runner Ashley Alvarado barely makes it safely to first during their game at Frontier Regional School on Tuesday.
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Deerfield Metro's Mae Fydenkevez, #35, reaches for a throw as West Springfield runner Ashley Alvarado barely makes it safely to first during their game at Frontier Regional School on Tuesday. Recorder/Micky Bedell Purchase photo reprints »

Deerfield scored five times in the third inning and held on to beat the Rockettes of West Springfield, 11-10, in a Metro Softball League 18-and-under game Tuesday night at Zabek Field in South Deerfield.

The game was declared official after five innings due to the league’s time-limit rules.

Becca Carkhuff led the Deerfield offense with two doubles and an RBI, and also had a delayed steal of home. Winning pitcher Shelby Scarborough collected a single, double and three RBIs, and Mackenzie Bardwell, Ashley Borkowski and Megan Rice all chipped in one RBI.

Deerfield (3-6) faces the Springfield Hurricanes in a Sunday doubleheader at Greenleaf Park starting at 4 p.m.

Adult softball

Greenfield co-rec

Smitty’s Pub won a nail-biter over R.C. Pratt Contractor, 5-4, in a Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League game Tuesday night at Green River Park.

Doug Letourneau roped a double and triple, while Dan Prasol and Mike Crochier both went 2-for-2 for Smitty’s.

Rich Burgh and Chris Sadler had two hits each for R.C. Pratt.

• Elsewhere, Steve Smith, Steve Wiles and Ashley Podlesny all had three hits as The Doors bested Mesa Verde, 13-5, at Hillside Park.

Mark Ames went 2-for-2 with an RBI double and Pete Winslow smacked a three-run homer for Mesa Verde.

• Finally. Jeff Guy went 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs as Beck’s Automotive clobbered Turners Falls Pizza House, 27-4, at Greenfield Middle School.

Jay Sadler added four hits, including a double, Sunny Lucas was 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs, and Uriah Bartlett added two singles, a three-run homer and drove in five.

Justin Nash went 3-for-3 and Mark Kosloski added two hits for TF Pizza.


Matt’s Men’s League

George Handschuh carded a 36 for low gross and Bob Samson had a 30 for low net in Matt’s Men’s Golf League action Tuesday night at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Noah Wallace was closest to the pin on No. 7 (4 feet, 7 inches), and Matt Betsold was closest on No. 9 (10-10).

Samson and Dave Katz lead the second half with 6 points.

Edge Hill Men’s

Dave Cote registered an A Division-best 231/ 2 points and Brett Sallee’s 221/ 2 points were good enough to win the B Division for the first half of the Edge Hill Men’s Golf League on Tuesday in Ashfield.

In league play, Cote and Mark Graves tied at plus-2 for best point quota in the A Division. Matt Vandale carded a 39 for low gross, while low net went to Cote with a 34.

Paul Champigny was closest to the pin on No. 6 (11-5).

Charles Duchin had the top point quota in the B Division at plus-51/ 2. Bill Buck posted a low gross of 43 and Peter Zale had a 32 for low net.

Butch Whitson was closest to the pin on No. 6 (14-6).

CCG women’s

The Women’s 18-Hole Golf League at the Country Club of Greenfield held a Best-Nine-Holes Crossover Tournament Tuesday morning (better score on No. 1 vs. No. 10, No. 2 vs. No. 11, etc).

Kathie Fahey carded a 38 for low gross in the A Division, while Margo Worden took low net with a 28.

Sue McDonald and Dianne Wood tied for B Division low gross at 46. Anne Lyman had a 29 for low net.

Road racing

Senators Road Race

The eighth annual Senators Road Race will be held July 26 at Mahar Regional School in Orange.

Entry fee is $15 per person for the 5-kilometer race. Registration forms are available at Trail Head and the Athol YMCA.

For a race form or more information, email to swoodward@rcmahar.org.


Deerfield rec lessons

The Deerfield Recreation Department will sponsor introductory tennis lessons every Tuesday, starting next week and running through Aug. 12, at the Frontier Regional School tennis courts in South Deerfield.

The lessons will teach basic tennis skills to players in a group environment. Some advanced techniques will also be taught. Games are played later in the session to enforce the basic skills learned.

Ages 8 through 12 will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while ages 13 through adult meet from 6:30 to 7:30. A minimum of five and a maximum of 12 participants are required for each group.

Individuals must call or email to pre-register for the program. Cost is $35 for residents and $40 for non-residents. Registrations will be taken on a space-availability basis.

Call 665-1400 Ext. 107 or email to suea@town.deerfield.ma.us for more information.

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