Bulletin Board: Antonio’s edges TNT, 3-2
Axel Vasquez scattered four hits and one walk while striking out seven to help Greenfield-Antonio’s II knock off Deerfield TNT, 3-2, in a PVYBL Mickey Mantle game Thursday night at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.
Antonio’s II (9-9) scored in the bottom of the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie. Vasquez led off with a walk, Cullen Wozniak singled and both runners advanced on a passed ball. Stephen Wheeler followed and lined a ball just over the second baseman’s glove to score Vasquez. Antonio’s II loaded the bases, still with no outs, and had a chance to break the game open until Noah Barnes came in and retired the next three batters and get out of the jam.
Deerfield nearly tied it in the seventh. Kade Gewanter smoked a leadoff double to the right-center gap, then he moved to third on Quinn Doyle’s grounder to the right side. After Trevor Mankowsky lined to Arlo Larange at second, Vasquez struck out Nate Patterson to end it.
Antonio’s II scored in the first when Tyler Jacques walked, Brett Miner single, Ben Tufano moved both runners over on a grounder and Jacques came home on passed ball. It added another run in the fourth when Vasquez and Owen Schilling walked, moved up on a passed ball and Vasquez scored on Eliot Mousseau’s sacrifice fly to left.
Deerfield TNT scored twice in the sixth to tie it. Barnes reached on an infield error, Derek Zewinski walked, and Steve Bruscoe’s nubber in front of the plate allowed both runners to move up. After a flyout, Barnes scored on a passed ball and Seth Gewanter roped a double to deep left to bring Zewinski in with the tying run.
Greenfield wraps up the regular season with home games against Northampton Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Frontier Sunday at 11 a.m.
• In other action, Northampton scored six times in the fifth inning to defeat Mohawk JS Rae, 9-1, Thursday in Buckland.
Gavin Rice went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Mohawk. Danny Szafron went 2-for-3 in the loss, and John Dawicki suffered the setback on the mound.
Frontier 10s fall
Hunter Haughey doubled and drove in two runs but Frontier suffered a 7-5 loss to Enfield, Conn., in the Easthampton Jimmy Fund Tournament at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton on Thursday.
Haughey also suffered the loss. Kyle Barnes singled twice for Frontier, Matt Como singled, and Ben Zaranek drove in a run.
Northampton rallied from an 8-4 deficit to beat Turners Falls,10-9, in a Suburban Softball League 14-and-under game Thursday night at Sheldon Field in Northampton.
Alyson Murphy smacked two hits and drove in two runs to lead Turners. Hailey Bogusz had a single and double, Eliza Johnson and Maddy Johnson both singled and knocked in a run, and Hannah Welles added one RBI.
Melissa Hersey struck out four in the complete-game loss, and Cassidhe Wozniak was outstanding defensively at third base.
PV Women’s League
Sherry McCarthy’s two-out single to center brought home Stepheni Smith from second with game-winning to help Ashfield edge Buckland Brew Crew, 5-4, in a Pioneer Valley Women’s Softball League game Thursday night in Ashfield.
Smith finished with three hits, as did Amanda Abramson and B.J. Tatro. Sarah Wilcox added two RBIs.
Jess Hicks led the Brew Crew with three hits.
• In other action, Alta Rice and Kristen Shippee each went 4-for-4 with a double as Shelburne Falls defeated Goshen, 16-7, Thursday in Buckland.
Nichole Valeski went 4-for-5 in the win, Teagan Valeski went 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Jenny Dawson tripled.
Caleb Parker went 5-for-5 with three doubles and a home run Thursday night as Kustom Auto Body defeated St. Stanislaus Society, 22-12, in a Montague Co-Rec Adult Softball League game at Green River Field in Greenfield.
Jenna Carme added three hits in the win.
Jay Liimatainen went 3-for-3 to pace St. Stans.
Donna Tanner went 5-for-5 and scored five runs as Red Door crushed Mesa Verde, 23-8, in a Greenfield Co-Rec Adult Softball League game Thursday night at Greenfield Middle School.
Abe Klein finished 3-for-3 for Red Door, and Nick Aldrich went 3-for-4.
Mike Cole finished with four hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs to lead Mesa Verde. Leanne Emond, Vinnie Natalie and Brian Winslow each finished with three hits.
Northfield Summer Series
For the fourth time this summer Nathan Santerre led the pack across the finish line during the Northfield Summer Series Thursday Night Road Race.
Santerre beat the other 43 runners to the finish line in a time of 21 minutes, 11 seconds and finished nearly two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Owa Hughes, who cross in 23:04. Richard Clark took third in 23:07, Lucas Gries placed fourth in 24:02, and Derek Postema placed fifth in 24:09.
Nicole Fahey was the top female finisher in 26:57, while Cassandra Bigelow came in second in 28:36, and Starr Bruce took third in 28:55.
Miller wins again
Troy Miller defeated Garrett Cousineau on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture his third consecutive men’s club championship Sunday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.
Miller and runner-up Garrett Cousineau both finished the scheduled 36-hole competition at 2-over-par 142, necessitating a playoff. On the first hole, Miller drained a 35-foot birdie putt to win after Cousineau narrowly missed a birdie try of similar length.
Sue Bushey won the women’s club championship with a two-day total of 204.
Aaron Gott was the men’s A Division winner with a 158. Ken Adams carded a 138 for low net.
In the men’s B Division, George Bates claimed the top spot with a 176, while Bill Chalmers finished with a low net of 137.
DRIVE men’s semifinals
DRIVE Hoops and Noho advanced to the championship game of the DRIVE Hoops Men’s Basketball League playoffs after semifinal wins Wednesday night at Messer Gymnasium in Greenfield.
DRIVE Hoops moved on with a 98-91 victory over Keene, N.H.
Angelo Thomas led the way with 22 points and Dan Clark added 16 for the winners.
Ryan Blair paced Keene with 14 points.
Noho punched its ticket by beating VT Nameless, 67-62. Jake Laga netted 20 points and Grant Cooper chipped in 18 for Noho.
Chris Brown 33 drained a game-high 33 for VT Nameless.
DRIVE Hoops and Noho will square off for the title on Sunday at 5 p.m.
The 17th annual Franklin County Hoops Clinic with John Hickey and Angelo Thomas will take place Monday through July 25 at Greenfield Middle School.
Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, go to www.drivehoopsbasketball.com.