Bulletin Board: Knapp leads Pipione’s to Ponytail title, 4-3

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

A championship game for the ages.

Behind Alysia Knapp’s 11 strikeouts, Pipione’s Sport Shop edged Descavich Plumbing & Heating, 4-3, in the finals of the Greenfield Girls’ Softball League Ponytail Division Wednesday night at Murphy Park.

Knapp did it all for Pipione’s. In addition to her gem in the pitching circle, she was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI at the plate. Teammate Margarette Howland had two hits for the winners, while Shelby O’Leary, Josalyn Eastman and Eva Ferreira all tallied a hit and an RBI. Molly McIntyre and Kylee Gamache followed with hits of their own.

Descavich received an outstanding pitching performance as Lilly Ross struck out nine batters. She had two hits and an RBI as well, while Carly Blanchard helped pace the offense with two hits, including a triple, and a pair of RBIs. Gloria McDonald, Meghan Collins and Annalise Newton added hits for Descavich.

• In Lil Nippers season-finale action, Chloe Bigelow and Jami-Lyn Sears both went 4-for-4 and the Purple Panthers picked up an 8-3 win over Harper’s Store.

Emilie Cleveland, Autumn Thornton, Ivy Lopez and Addison Talbot all had three hits for the Panthers.

Harper’s received a pair of hits from Kayla Cormie, while Angelina Kampuries also had a hit.

Youth baseball

Newt Guilbault

Jake Lavin struck out nine over five innings of work, and Jonny Marchefka totaled two hits for Greenfield Savings Bank in an 8-4 win over Pipione’s Sport Shop in Game 1 of their best-of-three Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League semifinal series Wednesday night at Gamelin Field in Turners Falls.

J.J. Shepard smacked a hit and drove in two runs for GSB, which received an RBI single from Nathaniel Trinque.

Pipione’s Logan Addison belted a home run and a triple, while Jake Jurek singled and doubled.

• Elsewhere, Alex Sulda fired a four-inning no-hitter, striking out 10 batters to give Turners Falls Athletic Club a 16-1 victory over Booska’s Flooring in Game 1 of their best-of-three semifinal series Wednesday night at Campbell Field.

At the plate, Sulda drilled a triple and an RBI single for TFAC. Jack Doyle was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBIs, while Ryan Demers notched a two-run double and a single, and Andre Widmer also had a two-run double. Matt Field registered a single for the winners.

Booska’s Flooring received its only run from Darian Burnett. David Klempner-Siano recorded a nice shoestring catch in the first inning.

Frontier Cal Ripken

Colin West and Sasha Dragicevich combined for five hits, lifting New England Greenscape to a 12-6 win over the Polish American Citizens Club in Frontier Cal Ripken playoff action Wednesday night in Whately.

Ethan Coombs allowed four runs in 4⅔ innings of work to pick up the win for New England Greenscape, while John Carmichael was 1-for-1 with two walks and three runs scored.

PACC’s Tavo Vincent was 2-for-3, and Michael Hioe was 1-for-2 with an RBI.


Dylan Archer struck out five in five innings of work and scored five runs offensively to help Maniatty Real Estate to a 16-6 win over Gilmore & Farrell Insurance in a Greenfield Minor League Majors Division game Wednesday evening.

Ryan Pulizari drilled a home run in the win for Maniatty.

Gilmore & Farrell’s Ryan Guertin totaled two hits, and Jake Petrin also had a hit.

• In AA action Wednesday, Casey Burke, Gabe Silva and Tyler Zdanowicz all had a double and a single, lifting Lundgren Honda past Bobby C’s DJ Service, 19-12.

Bryce Zraunig, Asa Bouchard, Osiah Ballard, Bodie Burke and Xavier lackey all had two hits for Lundgren.

Austin Drowski singled and doubled for Bobby C’s, while Bryce Drowski tripled and singled. Paxton Phelps also had two hits, while Rowan Lewis added a double. Osiah Ballard and Bodie Burke pitched well on the night.

• Maniatty earned a 5-1 win over New Fortune in action Saturday that was reported on Wednesday.

Michael Stennes tossed a complete-game, three-hitter in the win. New Fortune’s Cody Houghton had a home run for his team’s lone run.

Sandy Koufax

Cam Lococo and Rueben Bassett combined for 15 strikeouts, limiting Hatfield to just one hit as the Hubie’s Tavern Diamond Dawgs cruised to an 8-2 victory in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax game Wedneday night at Smith Academy in Hatfield.

Liam O’Donnell smacked two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs for the Diamond Dawgs. Connor Bobala, Devin Buchanan and Roscoe Palmer all had a hit and an RBI, while Casey Hoffman added a hit in the victory.

Mohawk Youth

Gabe Selig was 3-for-3, Grady Patenaude was 2-for-3 with a triple, and Jack Gancarz had a hit and two RBIs to help Ashfield to a 12-3 win over Charlemont in a Mohawk Youth Baseball Major Division playoff game Wednesday night.

Brody Hicks was 2-for-3 to pace Charlemont, which also received a hit from Makayla Tatro and Christian Eastman.

Ashfield advanced to meet the Buckland/Shelburn Brewers for the championship on Saturday.

• In Minors Division playoff action Wednesday, Casey Bestler’s huge night propelled the Buckland/Shelburne Padres to a 15-0 win over the Buckland/Shelburne Braves.

Bestler was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, and he struck out nine on the mound. Jackson Morey had a single, double and three RBIs, while Ray Dyer singled and drove in a run and Jack Phillips did a nice job defensively behind the plate.

Cole Cross recorded three strikeouts for the Braves, which also received a hit from Truman Long.

• In the other semifinal, Levi Clark registered a 3-for-3 night with two RBIs, and Braydin Coates singled and drove in two runs to lift Ashfield to a 12-4 win over the Charlemont Dodgers.

Ashfield will meet the Buckland/Shelburne Padres in Saturday’s Minor Division final.

Joe Mason was 2-for-2 with a double and a walk for the Dodgers. Nicholas Spencer doubled and drove in two runs, while Natalie Lanoue laid down a bunt single in addition to some strong defense at catcher.

Brenton Russell played well behind the plate for all six innings for Ashfield.


Timmons League

The tandem of Lloyd Grover and Andy Lesenski combined to take low-gross honors with a 35, leading the way at Wednesday night’s Timmons League played at Northfield Golf Course.

Lesenski, Jesse Putnam and Ray Kendrick shared match medalist honors after shooting 39.

Putnam and Ed Gillespie had the low-net score of 28.

Brad Stafford was closest to the pin on No. 6 (14 feet, 5 inches), and Walt Sanieski was closest on No. 7 (10-3).

CFC Women’s League

Jill Waldron recorded a plus-2 point quota to take first place at the Crumpin-Fox Club’s Women’s League on Wednesday in Bernardston.

Corky Sysun won the tiebreaker at plus-1 to finish second, followed by Jodi Hoynoski in third place.

Hoynoski was closest to the pin on No. 3 (69 feet), while Sysun was closest on No. 9 (69-0).

Thomas Memorial Ladies

Wendy Kendrick’s plus-8 quota edged Kate Dwyer (plus-7) for the top spot at the Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club’s Ladies League Wednesday in Turners Falls.

Jeannette Lawrence was third with a plus-6 quota, and Jane Smith had the low gross of the day with a 44.

Sue Overstreet’s approach on No. 7 was closest of the round, measuring in at 2 feet, 10 inches.

Mary Ellen Fydenkevez had the longest putt on No. 9 at 3-10.

K of C League

A plus-8 point quota from Rod Brunelle led the way, as he had the top spot in Wednesday’s Thomas Memorial Knights of Columbus League.

Next at plus-7 were Ken Adams, John Plotkin and Charlie Peters.

Al Wondoloski was closest to the pin on No. 7 (3-8), while Stephan Smith was closest on No. 9 (7-6).

Edge Hill Men’s

Dave Cote shot a 39 to win low gross in the A Division during the Edge Hill Golf Course Men’s League in Ashfield.

Brett Sallee and Cote won the point quota at plus-2, while Sallee and Ronnie Parker won low net with a 34.

Skip Heddens won low gross in the B Division with a 47, while Josh Frankhouser won low net with a 36. Frankhouser and Charles Duchin won the point quota at plus-3½.

JEHH Tourney

The Jill E. Harrington-Hanzalik Memorial Golf Tournament will take place June 23 at Mount Snow Golf Course in West Dover, Vt.

The tournament, which begins at 11 a.m., is a four-player scramble with lunch and dinner provided. Cost is $560 per team. Raffles, goodie bag, prizes and entertainment are also part of the tournament. All proceeds benefit the JEHH Memorial Fund.

For more information and to register go to chaseyourdreamsnow.org.


Clay Court Benefit

The Greenfield Tennis Association will hold its annual Clay Court Preservation Benefit Tournament Saturday 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 413-824-8129. Rain postponement will be announced by 8 a.m. on tournament day by email.

Greenfield Tennis Cup

The Greenfield Tennis Cup will take place June 25 through 28 at the Beacon Field Tennis Courts in Greenfield.

Cost is $10 plus a can of unopened tennis balls. Format is singles, best-of-three sets, with separate men’s and women’s. Players should be 16 and older.

Winners get a trophy and a $15 gift certificate to tournament sponsor Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters.

Deadline to register is June 24 at 6 p.m.

To register call 863-4428.