Bulletin Board: Deskavich’s Ross mows down Crocker, 5-1

Recorder Staff
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lilly Ross struck out 13 batters in six innings to send Descavich Plumbing to a 5-1 victory over Crocker Communications and into the championship of the Greenfield Girls’ Softball League Ponytail Division Tuesday night at Murphy Park.

Gianna DiSciullo paced the Descavich defense at third base. Carly Blanchard and Ross both had key hits in the victory, which sends the squad into tonight’s title game against Pipione’s Sport Shop.

Crocker’s MacKenzie Paulin struck out 12 batters in five innings in another stellar outing in the pitching circle. Rachel Wood drove in the team’s lone run with a single, while Paulin, Kelly Baird and Amelia Pierce all added base hits.

Youth baseball


Ben Werner struck out nine batters to earn the mound win and added a pair of doubles at the plate, lifting Aubuchon Hardware to a 9-4 win over Tognarelli Heating & Cooling in a Greenfield Minor League Baseball AAA Division contest Tuesday night.

Brody Welcome pitched well in relief for Aubuchon, which also received a double from Ethan Mauthe.

Tognarelli’s Kolin Broderick and Rylin Koschinski each had hits for their team. CJ Halla pitched well for Tognarelli.

• Elsewhere, Caleb Johnston (double), Aiden Shea and Camden Guertin had two hits apiece and Denny’s Pantry edged Freedom Credit Union, 8-7.

Matthew Stiles also had a hit for Denny’s, which received strong pitching from the trio of Guertin, Shea and Arthur Fitzpatrick.

Chase Zraunig doubled for Freedom, while teammates Hannah Gilbert and Noah Waterman each had a hit and pitched well on the night.

• In other AAA action, Jonathan Ainsworth was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and two RBIs, and Hunter Donahue added three hits of his own to help Nap’s Auto Sales & Service to a 12-8 win over Rotary Club.

Jayden Hunter was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs for Nap’s, which also received two hits, including a double, from Mason Fiorey.

Rotary Club’s Jackson Glazier was 2-for-3 with a triple. Gavin Arsenault and Jaida Menard both had hits.

Frontier Cal Ripken

A balanced offensive effort, paced by two hits each from Jonny Scagel, Claire Kirkendall and Shawn Baumann, propelled Yankee Candle past Wilcox Builders, 10-4, in a Frontier Cal Ripken League baseball game Tuesday night at Herlihy Park in Whately.

Baumann drove in two runs, while Dylan Camp doubled and drove in a run. Cameron Graves singled and had two RBIs, and Matthew Scagel and Margaret Edwards added singles from Yankee Candle.

The pitching quartet of Jonny Scagel, Kirkendall, Camp and Owen Babb combined for eight strikeouts in the victory.

Wilcox’s Nick Smiarowski struck out three in three innings of work and Garrett Willard closed out the game with five strikeouts in two frames. Willard doubled and drove in a run and Andrew Garapollo singled.

Mickey Mantle

Kyle Devlin struck out six and allowed just one run on three hits in a complete-game victory Tuesday as his Hilltown Hardwood Flooring Diamond Dawgs defeated Frontier Polish American Citizens Club, 3-1, in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle game at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.

Cam Lococo was 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Hilltown, while Devlin, Anthony Moffatt and Sim Maniatty all had hits.

Frontier’s Matt Gardner and Pat Boyden slashed hits in the loss.

Adult softball

Greenfield Co-Rec

Mike Cole smacked a home run, doubled twice and drove in four runs as The Hangar Pub & Grille defeated The Hot L Warren, 17-12, in a Greenfield Co-Rec League softball game Tuesday night.

Chris Taggart had four hits, including a double, for The Hangar, while teammates Joe Guidaboni (three hits) and Kelsey Cadran (two hits, two RBIs) also keyed the offensive output.

Kristen Masse, Ben Johnson, George Corrie and Dakota Burgh all totaled three hits for Hot L. Johnson tripled and doubled, and Burgh doubled three times and drove in a pair of runs.


CCG Ladies

Kathie Fahey shot 38, good enough for low gross in the A Division as the 18-Hole Ladies League at the Country Club of Greenfield held a par 3 and par 5 tournament Tuesday.

Sue Sigda’s low net of 27½ had her atop the A Division.

Mary McNally shot 41 for the B Division low gross, and Irene McDonald’s 24 was the low net there.

Matt’s Men’s League

George Handschuh posted the low gross of the day, shooting 40 to lead the locals at the Matt’s Men’s League Tuesday at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Don Mailloux’s 25 was the low net. Closest to the pin went to Wendell Barton on No. 7 (15 feet, 4 inches) and Alfie Mitchell on No. 9 (18-0).

Wayne DeGrenier and Andy Wyngowski as well as Charlie McCracken and Rob Broussard had the most points of the week with five.

Erving League

Dennis Fournier and Doug Farrick combined for a 38 to win low-gross honors in the Erving League Tuesday at the Northfield Golf Club.

On the net side, Harvey Noel and Bob Moco scored a 29 to win the event.

Closest to the pin on No. 6 was Tim Herk at 10-1, while Paul Barnard struck it the closest on No. 7 at 14-5.

Doug Farrick was the match medalist with a 39 for the evening followed by John Hodgman and Frank Ribeiro each scoring a 41.

High schools

All league softball team

After sharing the Franklin County League regular-season title, both Greenfield High School and Turners Falls High School led the way when the softball all-league picks were released as voted by the coaches.

Greenfield and Turners each had four players selected to the FCL all-league squad. Greenfield senior catcher Lizzy Howland was joined by junior teammates Samantha Smith (shortstop), Olivia Joy (pitcher) and Raegan Hickey (second base). For Turners, junior shortstop Cassidhe Wozniak, sophomore Aly Murphy (catcher) and freshmen Jade Tyler (pitcher) and Olivia Whittier (center field) were honored.

Frontier Regional School sophomore Natalie Denkiewicz (center field) and freshman Charlotte Doulette (third base) represented the Red Hawks on the all-league team after big offensive seasons, while Pioneer Valley Regional School senior Kaylee Gibson (pitcher) and junior Olivia Rowe (first base) were also on the squad.

Athol High School also had two players selected in sophomore Haley Bigwood (shortstop/pitcher) and eighth-grader Sadey Lehtomaki. The team’s catcher, Lehtomaki was the lone eighth-grader to earn All-FCL honors.

Rounding out the all-league team was Mahar Regional School sophomore slugger Skylar Dodge (left field) and Mohawk Trail Regional High School senior right fielder Alicia Johnston.

Franklin County Technical School sophomore shortstop Jocelyn Crowningshield represented the Eagles on the Tri-County League team.


Clay Court Benefit

The Greenfield Tennis Association will hold its annual Clay Court Preservation Benefit Tournament June 16 at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield.

Players register as individuals and will be assigned doubles partners, which will change throughout the day.

Players should arrive before 9:30 a.m. for warm up and registration and court assignments begin at 9:45.

Entry fee is $25 for Greenfield Tennis Association members, and $35 for non-members, plus a can of unopened tennis balls. Lunch is provided.

For more information, call Larry Klein at 824-8129. Rain postponement will be announced by 8 a.m. on tournament day by email.