Bulletin Board: Jacques, Frontier win, 6-4
John Jacques went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored on Sunday to help Frontier to a 6-4 win over South Hadley during the Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball Mickey Mantle Tournament at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.
Frontier scored four times in the sixth inning and then added two more in the ninth to win the game. Christian Smiarowski pitched one inning of scoreless relief to earn the win, while Jacques pitched 12/3 innings of scoreless ball in relief in support of starter Kelly Killeen, who struck out seven and walked three in 61/3 innings.
Zach Yahman went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI in the win, and Riley Baker went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
Because all three remaining teams in the double-elimination tournament have one loss, a coin toss was used to select who would get the bye and South Hadley won the toss. Frontier will play Deerfield this evening at 5:30 at Headmaster’s Field. The winner of that game will then take on South Hadley in the finals.
• On Saturday, Jacques struck out nine in a complete-game three-hitter as Frontier defeated Amherst, 2-1, in Mickey Mantle playoff action Saturday at Headmaster’s Field.
The game was tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Baker hit the game-winning triple. Frontier took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Jacques added a triple in the win, and Dylan Husted doubled as part of a two-hit performance.
Jake Balderston was the tough-luck loser, and Jonathan Morrison went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.
Deerfield Mantle wins
Deerfield TNT remained alive in the Mickey Mantle Tournament with a pair of wins over the weekend.
On Sunday, Kevin Banas struck out five and allowed three hits and two walks in six innings to lead Deerfield to a 10-2 win over Easthampton in Deerfield.
Trevor Mankowsky pitched a scoreless seventh inning for Deerfield. Seth Gewanter went 4-for-4 with a double and scored four times to lead the Deerfield offense, while Banas went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and one run score. Mankowsky went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.
• On Saturday, Noah Barnes struck out four and walked one in a complete-game win as Deerfield beat Mohawk, 11-7.
Brian Shaw went 2-for-4 with a double, and both hits came with the bases loaded to help Shaw finish with five RBIs. Stevie Bruscoe went 2-for-3 in the win with a run scored, and Derek Zewinski went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Levin Finck struck out one and walked three in four innings in the loss. Justin Ward paced Mohawk with three hits, falling a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Matt Vandale shot a 153 to win the 36-hole Edge Hill Golf Course Stroke Play Championship over the weekend in Ashfield.
Craig Leonard came in second with a 173.
Ronnie Parker won low net with a 131, while Skip Heddens came in second with a 133.
CC of G Firecracker
Jack Varner and Matt Eaton shot a 65 to take low gross in the Men’s Division to win the Firecracker Classic at the Country Club of Greenfield on Saturday.
Brodie Conant and Jason Kelton came in second with a 67, and David Donoghue and Jared Ewart took third with a 68. Mike Archer and Roy Emerson placed fourth with a 70.
Kyle Norwood and Steve Colby won low net with a 64. Jason Yuryan and Keith Poirier placed second with a 65, Al Woods and Bill Plumley took third with a 66, and Dick Golosh and Steve Lovett took fourth with a 67.
Nancy Donoghue and Sue Welenc won low gross in the Women’s Division with a 87, while Nikki Welsh and Barb Killeen won low net with a 73.
CFC Round Robin
Mark Waskiewicz finished with eight points to win Flight 1 of the Crumpin-Fox Club Individual Round Robin Championship over the weekend in Bernardston.
Scott Serwa came in second in the Flight with seven points, and Troy Miller took third with six points.
Bill Young won Flight 2 with eight points, while Tim Brandl came in second with seven points, and Bob Martin took third with six points. Bruce Phillips won Flight 3 with nine points, and George Anderson came in second with seven points. Mike Maguire and Ray Wonseski tied for third with five points.
Carl Hoynoski won Flight 4 with 10 points. Chet Kugler came in second with eight points, and Tim McDonough took third with six points. There was a three-way tie in Flight 5 as Gene Kugler, Dick Barnes and Denis Depault each finished with seven points.
In Women’s action, Liz Dolby won Flight 1 with seven points, while Diane Griffin came in second with four points. Rachel Grabelsky and Therese Romano tied for first place in Flight 2 with six points.
DRIVE Girls’ Varsity
Alyssa Llewelyn scored 6 points on Thursday to lead the Panthers to a 24-16 win over Greenfield in DRIVE Hoops Girls’ Varsity Basketball League action Thursday at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield.
Molley Duclos led Greenfield with 5 points.
• In other action, Izzy Contois scored 8 points as Frontier edged Turners Falls, 26-19.
Aliyah Sanders netted 6 points in the loss.
DRIVE Boys Varsity
Dakota Wheeler’s 17 points helped Easthampton to a 45-41 win over Frontier in DRIVE Boys’ Varsity Basketball League playoff action Thursday at Pioneer Valley Regional School in Northfield.
Justin Farrick scored 19 points in the loss and Tim Hoar added 13.
• Elsewhere, Skylar Boyd finished with 13 points as Twin Valley dumped Hinsdale, 52-31.
Kyle Rideout finished with a game-high 14 points in the loss.
• Finally, Chris Wetherby scored 22 points as FC Tech defeated Smith Voke, 57-44.
Brian Como added 18 points in the win.
Nick Adair scored 12 points in the loss.
DRIVE Boys JV
John Earle finished with 16 points as Hadley clipped Turners Falls, 58-56, in a DRIVE Hoops Boys JV Basketball League game Thursday at Indoor Action.
Jimmy Vaughn finished with 13 points for Turners Falls and Ricky Craver dumped in a dozen.
• Also Thursday, Diego Santiago finished with 12 points and Northampton bested Frontier, 45-42.
Luke Parsons and Ryan Olmstead each scored 6 points in the loss.
• Meanwhile, Hunter Campbell finished with 6 points as FC Tech edged Hubbard Heating & Cooling, 40-39.
Jordan Loughman finished with 10 points in the loss.
• Finally, Tucker Llewelyn netted 21 points and Tyler Martin dumped in 19 points, as Whitney Fencing beat Hinsdale, 60-30.
Caleb Streeter scored 11 points in the loss.
DRIVE Boys Middle School
Tyler Lavin finished with 24 points on Thursday to lead Turners Falls to a 46-42 win over Hill Street Concrete Rockers in a DRIVE Hoops Boys’ Middle School Basketball League game Thursday at Indoor Action.
Tyler Hastings scored 6 points in the loss.
• Also, Akeme Mallory’s 11 points helped the Lions to a 51-31 win over Frontier.
Nate Haselton added 6 points in the win.
Hunter Campbell scored 19 points in the loss.