Bulletin Board: Easthampton blanks Mohawk, 1-0
Dakota Wheeler threw a four-hit shutout as Easthampton beat Mohawk, 1-0, in Mickey Mantle Baseball playoff action in Buckland Wednesday night.
John Dawicki had a hit for Mohawk.
Tyler Vishway finished with two hits in the loss.
Mohawk hosts the loser of the Northampton/Amherst game tonight at Mohawk at 5:30.
• In other action, Kevin Banas pitched a two-hitter to lead Deerfield TNT to a 6-0 win over Frontier Wednesday at Headmasters Field in Deerfield.
Banas finished with five strikeouts and no walks in the complete-game win, needing just 60 pitches.
Brian Shaw hit a two-run single in the third inning, and Kade Gewanter hit a ball to center that fell in for an error to score two more in the frame. Frontier added two more in the fourth inning when Benny Bruscoe and Noah Barnes each singled and scored on a double by Trevor Mankowsky.
Christian Smiarowski struck out three and allowed six hits and three walks in the complete-game loss.
RC Pratt defeated Wilkinson, 14-5, at Greenfield Middle School Wednesday night in Co-Rec Softball League action.
James Jouannet and James Pratt were each 3-for-4 with a double, and Kelly Burgh went 4-5 for the winners.
For Wilkinson, Brett Matuszko was 2-for-3 with two doubles and Jen Antonellis went 2-4.
• At Green River Park, the Hot-L Warren beat the French King Bowling Center, 12-6.
Rick Scobel led the way for the Hot-L, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Robert Escott went 2-for-2 with a double, and Kat Palso added a hit for the victors. For French King, Rachel Renaud had two hits and Joe McMillan added one.
• Also at Green River, Victoria Bar beat Mesa Verde, 15-7. Cody Underwood had a huge night for the Vic with two doubles and a home run, while Zariah Ross and Mariah Crossman each went 3-for-5. Mike Cole led Mesa Verde, going 3-for-4 with three runs knocked in, Brian Winslow had a 3-for-4 night, and Alan Cote was 2-for-3.
• Finally, Beck’s Automotive took a 7-1 victory over the Main Street Bar and Grille. Jeff Guy went 3-for-4, Sunny Lucas was 2-for-3 with three RBI, and Seth Bartlett went 2-for-3. For Main Street, Jay Liimatanien went 2-for-3 with a double, and Nate Picor was 2-for-3.
Turners Falls lost to West Springfield, 12-0, Wednesday evening in a 41/2-inning Subrban League girls’ 14U softball game .
Turners managed just two hits on the night, singles by Eliza Johnson and Hannah Welles.
Frontier went on the road Wednesday night and brought home a 9-7 Suburban League 12U softball victory over Northampton at Sheldon Field.
Katherine Hoie was the winning pitcher for Frontier and also had a hit. Olivia Vecellio had a hit and an RBI, and Mackenzie Pititteri, Sierra Warren, and Megan Cahoon each added singles.
DRIVE Boys’ JV League
Justin Hubbard scored 12 points and Jordan Loughman poured in 10 as Hubbard Heating and Cooling beat Frontier, 41-20, in DRIVE Boys’ JV basketball action at Indoor Action Wednesday afternoon. Keenan Warren dropped in seven points for Frontier.
• In other action, Andy Gyrocewicz scored 10 points as Hadley defeated Franklin County Technical School, 51-43. Joel Farrick contributed nine points for Tech.
• Finally, Whitney Fencing had little trouble dispatching Northampton, coming away with a 71-41 victory. Ian Fulton dropped in 16 and Jake Hill scored 15 in the win. Diego Santiago put in 11 for Northampton.
Boys’ middle school
Amherst defeated Turners Falls, 48-34, in boys middle-school basketball action Wednesday.
Jay Robson scored 16 for Amherst, and Tyler Lavin put in 11 for Turners.
• In the other game, Clayton Garland tossed in 13 as the Hill Street Concrete Rockers edged Frontier, 39-32. Bennett pitcher led Frontier with eight points in the contest.
K of C League
Brian Browning had the top weekly point quota with a plus-6 in Knight of Columbus League golf action Wednesday at Thomas Memorial Golf and Country Club.
Steve Brown was second with a plus-5, and Bob Boivin and Bill Brown tied for third at plus-4. Steve Vanelli was closest to the pin (No.7) at 3 feet, 5 inches.
Karren Sacco had the top weekly point quota at plus-6, and Elaine Barnard, Barb Howey, and Deb Puchalski all tied for second with plus-fives in Ladies League action at Thomas’. At hole No. 7, Sally Malloy was closest to the pin at 11 feet, 10 inches. At No. 9, Barnard was closest at 5-1.
Bob Walker and John Kaczenski lead the Greenfield Elks Golf League with 13 points at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Bob Ferris and Vinnie Melendez are tied with David Snow and David Bonnette for second place with 12 points. Walker was closest to the pin on No. 5 at 11 feet.
Union 38 Summer Clinic
Missy Mahar, Frontier Regional School’s fieldh hockey coach, is sponsoring an introductory program for girls in Grades 3-6 from the towns of Deerfield, Whately, Sunderland, and Conway.
The clinic will take place Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Field behind Deerfield Town Hall off Conway St. in South Deerfield.
Field hockey sticks, balls, and shin guards will be provided to the first 35 girls who register, though an equipment deposit is required. Girls should bring a mouthguard and a water bottle each night. Registration is $5.00, and the equipment deposit is $50.00. Make checks payable to the Town of Deerfield.
To register, call the Deerfield Recreation Office at 665-1400, ext. 107, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms can be found on-line at www.deerfieldma.us.
Equipment pick-up will be Tuesday, August 6, at Memorial Field.