Manny’s outlasts Bankers
Manny's pitcher Devin Rhodes, #2, fires off a pitch early in Monday night's Tri County League game between Manny's TV & Appliance and Easthampton Savings Bank. Recorder/Trish Crapo
Easthampton Savings Bank outfielder Jeremy Tanguay, #9, positions himself for a catch during Monday night's Tri County League game against Manny's TV & Appliance played at Veterans Field in Greenfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo
Easthampton Savings Bank outfielder Bill Smith, #3, dives for the catch while team-mates Jeremy Tanguay, #9, and Ashton Kennedy, #22, rush to his aid during Monday night's Tri County League game against Manny's TV & Appliance played at Veterans Field in Greenfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo
Manny's batter Joe Jaclyn, #23, connects with the ball during Monday night's Tri County League game against Easthampton Savings Bank played at Veterans Field in Greenfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo
Manny's batter Joe Jaclyn, #23, drops the bat and heads for first during Monday night's Tri County League game against Easthampton Savings Bank played at Veterans Field in Greenfield. Recorder/Trish Crapo
Manny’s TV & Appliance finally got a little offense on Monday night. And it needed every run it scored.
Kyle Henry finished with four hits and three RBIs to pace the Manny’s offense and the TV & Appliance Men snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-9 Tri-County League baseball win over Easthampton Savings Bank at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.
Manny’s had scored just seven runs during its three-game skid but the bats woke up against the Bankers, collecting 14 hits and pushing 10 runs across the plate.
“It was nice to see the offense and we needed every bit of it tonight,” Manny’s skipper Lee Magee said. “It was nice to see Austin (Finck) get four hits because he’s been struggling, and Kyle (Henry) hasn’t been hitting all that well. Just about everybody in the lineup got a hit. Hopefully we can build upon this as the week progresses. We are going to need some offense I think.”
Henry led the way with three doubles as part of his four-hit, three-RBI performance. Finck added four hits and two RBIs.
Easthampton scored twice in the top of the first off Manny’s starter Devin Rhodes but the TV & Appliance Men responded with four runs in the bottom of the first. Greg Vouros got things started with a one-out single and Henry followed with a single of his own. Brian Hayes drove in both runners with a two-run double. Later, with two outs and two on, Finck roped an RBI single for the third run of the frame, and Brody Markol scored on a wild pitch for the fourth.
Easthampton did not go away, scoring four times in the third inning as John Carroll, Eddie Hagelstein, Ashton Kennedy and Billy Smith each hit RBI singles. Manny’s again came back from a two-run deficit, this time in the fourth inning, scoring four more runs. Vouros once again got things started with one out, this time with a walk. Henry belted an RBI double to the gap in left-center field to plate Vouros, then scored when John Wilkes reached on an error. Wilkes scored on Markol’s RBI double, and Finck followed with his second RBI single of the game.
Manny’s (5-6) added two more runs in the fifth inning to take a 10-7 lead. Dusty Mones hit a one-out single and Vouros worked another walk before Henry roped a two-run double to the gap in left.
Rhodes earned the win, striking out four and walking one in six innings. Mones came on and struck out one in the seventh to nail down the save.
Easthampton scored once in the sixth and once more in the seventh to make it a one-run game. Matt Dziok went the distance in the loss, striking out two and walking three.
Kennedy led Easthampton with two hits and two RBIs, while Joe Jaclyn singled and plated two runs. Smith, Carroll and Hagelstein each added two hits and one RBI.
Manny’s continues its busy schedule tonight at East Longmeadow High School in a rematch of last season’s championship series when it takes on DiFranco Realty at 5:45.
Dream Bats 9, Teddy Bear 1 — Karl Kapinos belted a three-run home run in the fifth inning and Dream Bats earned its second win of the season with a 9-1 victory over Teddy Bear Pools in a TCL game Monday night in Somers, Conn.
Garrett Baker struck out four and allowed just four hits and two walks in seven innings as Dream Bats moved to 2-10 on the season. The hosts scored twice in the first inning and added four more runs in the third to jump out to the 6-0 lead. Teddy Bear (5-9) got one run back in the fifth inning on a Tory Buck RBI single, but Kapinos hit his home run in the bottom of the inning to erase any thoughts of a comeback.
Josh Beliveu finished with one hit and two RBIs in the win, while Chaz Millet, Clayton Beaulieu, Dan Lima and Andy Doolittle each had one hit and one RBI.
Keith Spencer finished with two hits for Teddy Bear, which dropped its second straight. Chuck St. Hilaire suffered the loss, striking out five and walking four in 2 2-3 innings. Robbie Sjodahl struck out two and walked one in 3 1-3 innings of relief.
Teddy Bear travels to Peoples Bank tonight at 7.