Bulletin Board: Turners, Greenfield win Newt tourney titles
The Turners Falls 12s and Greenfield 10s captured Newt Guilbault Youth Baseball Tournament titles Monday evening in Turners Falls.
Turners Falls finished off a 4-1 weekend with a 14-2 victory over Westminster, the team it lost to in pool play Sunday.
Turners had beaten Greenfield (12-3), Frontier (10-0) and Amherst (19-3), and lost to Westminster (8-3) in pool play, but advanced along with Westminster via a tiebreaker to Monday’s title game.
Turners broke the championship game open with six runs in the fifth inning (all with two outs) to extend its lead to 11-1.
Jake LaBelle led the win with four hits, while John Fritz, Jack Putala and Connor Waitkus all chipped in with two hits.
Jack Hamilton pitched five innings of three-hit with five strikeouts for the win.
Waitkus was nearly perfect on the weekend offensively, going 12-for-13 (.923) with one home run and eight RBIs. Putala was 9-for-13 (.692) with two homers, Fritz went 8-for-13 with a pair of round-trippers and LaBelle also went 8-for-13.
• Greenfield, meanwhile, completed a perfect 5-0 weekend and captured the 10s title with a 4-1 win over Turners.
Jared Hubbard fired a three-hitter and struck out 10 in the complete-game win.
Greenfield scored all of its runs in the third inning. Ryan Cote reached on a fielder’s choice, stole second and third, then scored on a delayed steal of home. Hubbard walked, stole second, then scored on Ethan Bryant’s single. T.J. Thibeault followed with a single, both players moved up on a passed ball, and M.J. Paulin slapped a two-run single to complete the scoring.
Cote — who smacked a home run during pool play — also doubled for Greenfield. Jake Dodge had two of Turners’ hits.
Greenfield beat Turners twice (10-9 in seven innings, and 9-5), and Tri-County twice (15-13 and 13-0) to advance to the finals.
Fall Ball sign-ups
Registrations for Newt Guilbault Fall Ball will take place Thursday and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Newt Field House in Turners Falls.
Registration fee is $50 per player.
For more information, contact Lenny Fritz at 775-3691.
TF Suburban 14U wins
Maddy Johnson went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs to lead Turners Falls over Southampton, 12-6, in a Suburban Softball League 14-and-under contest Monday night at Parker Field in Southampton.
Aly Murphy collected two singles and one RBI, Melissa Hersey and Jade Tyler each added two singles, Hannah Welles chipped in a single and two RBIs, and Eliza Johnson and Kate Garcia both contributed a single for the locals, who scored four runs in the sixth inning to break open a close a game.
Cassidhe Wozniak struck out eight in the complete-game win.
Turners hosts Chicopee in its season finale Thursday at 7 p.m.
Montague Mug Race
The 34th annual Montague Mug Race will be held on Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
The 5.5-mile road race starts at the Village Common and finishes at the ball field. Pewter Mugs are awarded to top male and female finishers and coffee mugs to top finishers of each division. T-shirts will be given to the first 90 registered runners.
At 8:35 a.m., the 10th annual Mini Mug Race will be run. The scenic two-mile course goes around the Old South Cemetery and also finishes at the ball field.
All runners are entered into drawing for local prizes.
Registration for both races will begin at 7:30 that morning, and advance registration forms can be found at the YMCA in Greenfield, The Body Shoppe, Montague Parks and Recreation office and the Montague Center Post Office. Runners can visit runreg.com to register online.
For more information, contact Ann Fisk at 367-2812 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beacon Classic postponed
The opening round of the Beacon Clay Court Classic on Monday was postponed due to the heavy rains.
First-round matches will begin today. Players are asked to arrive at the courts by 5 p.m. to check in, and start their respective matches by 5:30.
Deerfield in Metro tourney
Deerfield went 1-2 in the Metro Softball League 18-and-under double-elimination playoffs over the weekend at Greenleaf Park in Springfield.
Deerfield lost to Wilbraham (12-0 in five innings), beat Northampton (13-12) and fell to Southwick (5-4).
Megan Rice led the locals offensively by going 4-for-10 (.400) with a double and three RBIs. Amanda Deskavich was 2-for-5 (.400) with one RBI, Alyssa Ouellette was 3-for-8 (.375) with a double and drove in a run, and Mae Fydenkevez finished 2-for-8 (.250) with a triple and an RBI.
Mark K Memorial
Al Holmes, Tim Bernard, Andy Chartier and Brian Watrous combined for a low net of 57 in the Mark K Memorial Mixed Golf League on Monday at Oak Ridge Golf Club in Gill.
Fred Llewelyn, Lori Davis, Kyle Matteson and Al Blanchard Jr. placed second with a 59.
FCHA/Stanley Cup benefit
Greenfield native Chris Kingsley, head trainer of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, will conduct a benefit for the Franklin County Hockey Association on Aug. 10 at Collins-Moylan Arena in Greenfield as part of his day with the Stanley Cup.
The general public is invited to take pictures with the Cup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A donation of $5 is suggested, with all of the proceeds benefitting the FCHA.
Union 38 Summer Clinic
Missy Mahar, Frontier Regional School’s field 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 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, and the equipment deposit is $50. Make checks payable to the Town of Deerfield.
To register, call the Deerfield Recreation Office at 665-1400 Ext. 107, or email to email@example.com. Forms can be found on-line at www.deerfieldma.us.
Equipment pick-up will be Aug. 6 at Memorial Field.