Bulletin Board: Mohawk trims Hamp, 4-3

Mohawk came out of the gate swinging, scoring three runs on five hits in the first inning, and held on to beat Northampton, 4-3, in Western Massachusetts Mickey Mantle Baseball Tournament action in Buckland Thursday night.

Levin Finck led the way for Mohawk, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Aaron Nelson was 1-for-3 with one knocked in, and winning pitcher Justin Ward went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Mohawk had a 4-2 lead heading to the top of the seventh, when Northampton rallied for a run and got the tying run to third before Mohawk slammed the door and preserved the victory.

Mohawk next plays Saturday at 4 versus Deerfield at Headmasters Field in Old Deerfield.

• In other action, South Hadley defeated Deerfield, 6-4, at Headmasters Field.

Matt Werenski went the distance for South Hadley, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits, striking out five and walking three. Marion Olivera and Nehemiah Wilson each knocked in two runs with singles.

Nathan Patterson took the loss for Deerfield, going 4 2/ 3 innings, allowing six runs (four earned) on five hits, striking out three and allowing no walks. Kade Gewanter was 2-for-3 with an RBI single for Frontier.

Deerfield next faces Mohawk Saturday at 4 at Headmasters.

• Finally, Bailey Powers went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored as Frontier defeated Greenfield, 8-2.

Evan Bourque went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Frontier, and also struck out five in the complete-game win. Riley Baker went 2-for-4, Christian Smiarowski went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, and Zach Yahman went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Tyler Jacques doubled to pace Greenfield.

Frontier 12s win

Dylan Apanell went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs to pace Frontier in a 6-4 win over Belchertown in the Easthampton Jimmy Fund Tournament 12-and-under division Thursday at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton.

Ben Morse went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Bennett Pitcher went 2-for-3 with a triple. Bryan Baumann also doubled in the win. Garrett DeForest earned the win on the mound, while Matthew Gardner struck out four in relief.


PV Women

Ashfield scored nine times in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to a 16-1, five-inning victory over Shelburne in Pioneer Valley Women’s League action in Ashfield Thursday night.

BJ Tatro had three hits, including a home run, and knocked in three, Meg Lilly singled and doubled and added two RBI, Sherri McCarthy had two hits and drove in one, and Dee Calvert added two singles and two doubles with five RBIs.

For Shelburne, Jenny Dawson had two hits, including a triple, and Taylor Boutwell smacked a double.

• Elsewhere, the Heart for Art Cubs (Shelburne) took a 20-6 victory over host Goshen Thursday night.

Deb Lively was the winning pitcher and also contributed a 3-for-4 night along with a run batted in. Alina Schmidt was perfect offensively, going 5-for-5 with two triples and four RBI, and Zora Baez was 4-for-5, and drove in two.

Shannon Wade and Whitney Roberts were both 3-for-4 for Goshen.

Suburban 14U

Lydia Donahue pitched a gem, striking out 13 and going the distance as the Mohawk 14-and-under girls took to the road and defeated East Longmeadow, 2-1, in Suburban League softball action.

Mikayla Bompastore had a hit and stole two bases, and scored the game’s first run on a passed ball. Alicia Johnston had a hit, and scored the game winning run on a bunt single by Shelby Sinastore.

With the win, Mohawk leapfroged East Longmeadow for second place in the SL.

• Audrey Bresciano had a double and three RBI as Greenfield beat Frontier, 14-13, in eight innings Thursday evening at Murphy Park. Kirsten Ward also doubled for Greenfield.

Frontier had 12 hits to Greenfield’s five but fell short. Hanna LaClaire had three singles, Ashley Telega had two doubles and three RBI, and singled, doubled, and knocked in a run.

Montague Co-Rec

Amber Coburn was victorious in her first career start in the circle, as Kustom Auto Body defeated Montague Mini Storage, 10-5, in a Montague Co-Rec contest Thursday at Green River Park in Greenfield.

Sam Parker went 4-for-4 and hit for the cycle, and Jenna Carme was 3-for-3 for the victors. Dakota Willis went 3-for-3 for MMS.

Greenfield Co-Rec

Brian Ginnity had a monster night, going 6-for-6 with a home run, four doubles, and three RBI, as Team Allure beat Wilkinson, 21-9, in Greenfield Co-Rec action Thursday night.

Ed Morley added three hits and knocked in two, Evan Rice had four hits and three RBI, and Stef Wrisley added five hits for the winners. Kara Wagner had three hits for Wilkinson, and Steve Belisle added two.


Northfield race

Bob Bezio crossed the finish line in 20 minutes, 20 seconds to win the 3.3-mile Northfield Road Race Thursday evenming.

John Schatz was just behind Bezio and crossed the line four seconds later at 20:24 to take second. Dave Kaczenski came in third in 21:07, Barry Askern took fourth in 22:04, and Owa Hughes placed fifth in 22:23.

Caitlin Burnett won the first woman to cross the finish line, placing eighth overall in 24:59. Angela Schatz took second in 25:10, and Caitlin Smith placed third in 26:00.


Greyhounds fall

The Franklin County Greyhounds dropped a 38-0 decision to the Brass City Brawlers in the season-opener of the New England Football League Single A Division this past weekend at Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, Conn.

Kyle Staten scored on a 2-yard run on the game-opening drive for the Brawlers and Brass City was off and running. Brass City quarterback Marco Mejil Jr. hit receiver Carlos Avelo for a touchdown later in the frame to put Brass City up 14-0. Franklin County defender Kyle Matteson blocked the extra point following the score.

The Greyhounds were led offensively by quarterback Corey Meckling, who completed five passes for 104 yards. Justin Fox caught two passes for 48 yards. Defensive lineman Ricky Ayala led the Greyhounds defense with eight assisted tackles and one solo stop. Jess Gaylor recovered a fumble for Franklin County and had three assisted tackles, and defensive back Devon Williams added four solo and one assisted tackles.

The Greyhounds have a bye week this weekend and will play their home opener on Aug. 2 at Woodward Complex at Mahar Regional School in Orange at 3.


Greenfield Tennis Association

The Greenfield Tennis Association is hosting a number of events in the next month.

• The annual Beacon Doubles Tournament will take place on Aug. 9 and 10 at the Beacon Field and Highland Park clay courts in Greenfield.

The tournament is double-elimination, best-of-three sets and open to men and women age 15 and older. Entry fee is $20 per team. Each team should bring a can of unopened tennis balls. Gift certificates to the People’s Pint and other local restaurants will be awarded to the winners and runners up, and all participants will receive a 10 percent discount for lunch, dinner and drinks at the People’s Pint during the tournament. Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. and rain date will be the following weekend.

To sign up contact Alden Booth at 824-8320 or e-mail alden.booth@gmail.com. Teams must register by Aug. 8.

• There are still spots left for the Men’s Beacon Clay Court Classic, which begins on Monday at 5:30.

Call Tim at 773-8984 for more information and to register.

• Finally, registrations are still taking place for the Wood Racket Tennis Tournament at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield from Aug. 18 through 21.

The tournament is a singles format, best-of-three sets. Trophies will be awarded to the first- and second-place finishers. The tournament is open to men and women 15 and older and costs $10.

There will also be a separate loser’s bracket, with a prize given to whoever wins the loser’s bracket championship.

Deadline to register is 7 p.m. on Aug. 17. To register contact Rick Miner at 863-4428.


Ashfield Ladies

Diane O’Connell shot a 22 to win the pick five holes and hope for the best tournament during the Thursday Morning Ladies League at Ashfield Community Golf Course. O’Connell also finished with the low putt total for nine holes with 10.

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