Bulletin Board: TNT trims Amherst, 3-1
Reliever Noah Barnes picked up the win for Deerfield TNT, which beat Amherst, 3-1, in eight innings Wednesday night at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.
Deerfield scored its first run in the third, when Trevor Mankowsky, who was caught in a rundown, kept the play alive long enough for Barnes to score before Mankowsky was tagged for the third out of the frame.
Deerfield snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth when Kevin Banas knocked in the winning runs with a single.
Although the game was played in Deerfield, Amherst was the home team because the game was moved due to field conditions, and Barnes pitched a scoreless bottom of the eight to preserve the win for TNT.
TF 12s win
The Turners Falls 12-and-under baseball team beat the Belchertown B-squad, 13-2, in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule Wednesday night at the Green Monster Tournament in Belchertown.
Colby Mailloux had two home runs and four RBI. Jon Fritz had two hits, including a triple, and Jake Sak added a triple and three RBIs. Jack Hamilton earned the win for Turners, pitching four innings, striking out seven and allowing no earned runs.
Frontier 10s victorious
Gehrig Brynda picked up the win, pitching three scoreless innings, as Frontier beat Easthampton, 4-1, in the Jimmy Fund Baseball Tournament Wednesday night at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton.
Ben Zaranek had two hits, including a two-run single, Matt Como had an RBI single, and Ben Martino knocked in a run on a sacrifice and had a single. Kevin Baumann and Kyle Barnes each added hits in the win.
Brad’s Place edged the Red Door, 6-5, Wednesday night at Hillside Park in Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League action.
Matty Luippold was 2-for-3 with a home run for the winners, and Caleb Parker was 2-for-3 with a double.
Troy Thomas was 3-for-3 for Red Door, and Kristi Roberts went 2-4.
• In other action, Victoria Bar dispatched Wilkinson, 23-8, at Greenfield Middle School. Mike Schofield led the way for the Vic, going a perfect 5-for-5 on the night. Lisa Murphy was 3-for-4. Brett Matuszko and Jen Antenellis were each 3-for-3 for Wilkinson.
• Elsewhere, the Doors beat French King Bowling Center, 23-1, at Green River Park as Jon Rosario went 5-for-5 with 6 RBI, Ashley Podlesney was 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI, and Steve Gamache had four hits. Following that contest, the Doors made their way to Greenfield Middle School to settle a weeks-old suspended game against Wilkinson. Leading 8-0 when the game resumed, the Doors went on to win, 15-0. Steve Smith was 5-for-5, hit for the cycle and drove in six runs. Sara Taylor whacked three hits and scored three runs, and Rosario added four hits for the winners.
• Finally, the Keewanee All-Stars beat OPT and Body Shop, 11-9, at Green River Park. Andrew Russo was three-for-four with two home runs and six RBI, Mickey Siano went 4-for-5, and Santo Arce was 3-for-4 with a double.
Ben Johnson was 3-for-4, and Kyle Jackman 2-for-2 for OPT.
Frontier 12s win
Olivia Dean was the winning pitcher and also had a double and an RBI to lead Frontier past Greenfield, 18-6, in a 41/2- inning softball game Wednesday night in South Deerfield.
Natalie Denkevicz contributed two hits and knocked in two runs, Charlotte Doulette and Mackenzie Pipterie each singled and had an RBI, and Tori Frangie and Olivia Vaselleo both singled for Frontier.
In the first half of the Greenfield Elks Golf League season, David Snow and David Bonnett took first place with 52 1/ 2 points, edging out Gary Noga and Larry Jubb, who finished with 52.
The second half began Wednesday afternoon at the Country Club of Greenfield, and saw Bob Walker and John Kaczenski take the early advantage, earning six points on the afternoon. Three teams are right behind and tied for second place: John Paridi and Stan Maynard, Olsezewski and Jim Jason, and Bob Ferris and Vinnie Melendez. Olsezewski was also closest to the pin on the day at six feet, nine and a half inches.
Elaine Barnard led the top weekly point quotas, posting a plus-4. Kate Dwyer and Debbie Puchalski tied for second at plus-3, and Sally Malloy recorded a plus-2. Malloy also posted the low gross with a 42, and had the fewest putts with 12. Puchalski was closest to the pin at 12 feet, one inch during Knights of Columbus Golf League action at Thomas Memorial
Rocky Barbuto, Joe Kapitulik, and Stephen Smith tied for the top weekly point quota at plus-5. Steve Brown was right behind at plus-4. Kapitulik was closest to the pin at the ninth hole at 7 feet, 3 inches. Dave Dion was closest at No. 7, with a distance of 10 feet, 8 inches.
Edge Hill Ladies
In a Bingo-Bango-Bongo Tournament Wednesday, Terry Rae took first place with 14 points and Bobbee Low was second with 12. Sue Lively was closest to the pin at a distance of 8 feet, 11 inches.
Dianne Griffin had the low gross with a 43, Liz Dolby and Mace Foehl tied for second at 44, and Marty Stinson was fourth with a 46 in Crumpin-Fox Club Ladies League gold action Wednesday.
Peg Barnes and Elaine Goodhind tied for low net at 37, Julie Bagdon was third with a 38, and Maggie Haigis was fourth with a 40. Haigis was also closest to the pin at both the third and ninth holes, with distances of 41 feet, 3 inches, and 21 feet, 1 inch.
Emma Currier broke the team record in the 50-yard backstroke in the girls’ 13-14 division and went on to win two events but the Montague Bluefish came up just short as a team with a 127-120 loss to Chicopee Amberjack Tuesday in the final regular-season Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League meet at Turners Falls High School.
Currier won the 50 backstroke in 32.72 seconds to set the new team record. She also won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:13.56. In boys’ 13-14 action, Riley Porter set personal bests in both events he swam in, winning the 50 butterfly (44.15) and the 50 free (33.47). Zach Sibley came in second in the 50 fly with a personal-best time of 52.78, Jiro Roma took second in the 50 breast in 45.13, and Morgan Downham came in third in the 50 free in 37.22.
Karlie Porter led the way in girls’11-12 action, finishing first in the 50 free in 32.18, and the 50 fly in 36.78, both personal bests. Tessa Yohan finished on top in the 50 back at 40.13 (personal best), and second in the 50 fly at 39.75. Ella Potee placed second in the 50 breast (43.60) and third in the 50 free (37.34); Allison Wheeler placed second in the IM at 1:34.44, and Lily VanBaaren was third in the backstroke (46.82). In boys’ 11-12, Alex Currier placed first and set a personal best in the 50 free at 30.66, and was first in the 50 back at 36.03. Cameron Bradley won the 100 IM (1:20.18), and the 50 fly (32.40).
In girls’ 9-10 competition, Abigayle Heathwaite was first in the 100 IM at 1:51.65, and also won the 50 free at 41.85, a personal best. Jane Potee placed second in thee 100 IM (2:00.79) and also in the 50 back (55.10). Olivia Hammond was second in the 50 breast at 1:08.09. For the girls in 8-and-under, Avery Heathwaite was second in the 25 free with a personal best 28.65, and third in the 25 back (35.00). In boys’ 8-and-under, Ben Tardiff was first in the 25 back (28.68), and second in the 25 free (25.66).
Jay Fritz (boys 15-18) was first in the 50 free at 25.72, and second in the 50 fly with a time of 30.83.