TFAC vs. Bankers in Newt final

Recorder Staff
Thursday, June 14, 2018

It will be Greenfield Savings Bank and Turners Falls Athletic Club for all the marbles.

Both teams finished off two-game sweeps in their best-of-three Newt Guilbault Community League semifinals on Thursday night and will face off in the best-of-three championship series, which begins Monday night at 5:30 p.m. at Campbell Field in Turners Falls and continues Wednesday and Thursday.

On Thurday, Ethan Eichorn had three hits and one RBI to lead Greenfield Savings Bank to a 16-4 win over Pipione’s Sport Shop.

Johnny Marchefka singled, doubled and drove in two runs in the win, while Mason Lehtomaki singled and drove in two runs. Gabe Voudren doubled and drove in a run, Jake Lavin had two hits and two RBIs, and Ollie Postera singled and doubled.

Logan Addison and Jake Jurek each had two hits for Pipione’s.

• In the other semifinal series Thursday night, Ryan Demers struck out 15 batters, guiding Turners Falls Athletic Club to a 6-2 win over Booska’s Flooring at Gamelin Field.

Demers was locked in a good pitcher’s duel with Booska’s Joey Mosca, who tossed a complete-game with 14 strikeouts of his own.

At the plate, Demers doubled and drilled a two-run home run to pace TFAC. Alex Sulda doubled twice, and Alex Knapp and Andre Widmer both had a hit.

Mosca roped an RBI double for Booska’s, which also received a single from Brady Booska. Zaydrien Alamed played well defensively at second base.

Junior Legion

Agawam scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off Greenfield Post 81, 11-7, in the American Legion Junior Division season opener Thursday night in Agawam.

Greenfield led 5-1 before Agawam tied the game with four runs in the third inning. Agawam then took a 7-5 lead, but Greenfield scored twice in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Agawam responded with the four-spot in the bottom of the inning.

Joel Peabody went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored to lead the Greenfield offense. Owen Phelps went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Wyatt Bandy-Page and Carlos Cardinalles each singled and scored once, and Jake Sak scored a run.

Frontier Ripken

Michael Hioe struck out 13 in a five-inning, one-hitter to lead Polish American Citizens Club to a 6-0 win over VFW in a Frontier Cal Ripken playoff game Thursday at Herlihy Field in Whately.

Porter Hall went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, while Tavo Vincent-Warner went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Robert Slysz had the lone hit in the loss.

• Meanwhile, Dylan Camp tripled and drove in two runs, while Mason Thornton doubled and plated a pair of runs to lead Yankee Candle past Pekarski Sausage, 12-3, in Sunderland.

Thornton struck out five in three innings in the win, while Camp struck out two in two frames. Owen Babb struck out the side in the sixth to close out the game.

Johnny Scagel doubled for Yankee, Shawn Baumann had two hits, and Matthew Scagel and Margaret Edwards each had one hit. Cameron Graves made a highlight-reel catch in center field.

Sam Whitney, Amory Maxey and Evan Galli each had a hit in the loss. Kyle Begos, Cooper Whitney, Brayden McDonough and Sam Whitney combined to strike out 10.


Bodie Burke doubled and singled on Thursday night as Lundgren Honda defeated Cohn & Company, 13-7, in a Greenfield Minor League AA Division baseball game.

Bryce Zraunig, Casey Burke, Ben Johnston and Xavier Lackey each had two hits for Lundgren.

William Renaud doubled and tripled in the loss, and Tommy Clary doubled.

• In Major Division action on Wednesday, George Mercorelli and Kendra Campbell combined to strike out 11 in a two-hitter as Smitty’s Pub defeated New Fortune, 9-1.

Daniel Pena-Chadee belted two doubles and drove in three runs in the win, while Mercorelli went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Michael Pierce had two hits including a double and two RBIs, and Campbell had one hit.

Cody Houghton and Joe Kirley each had a hit and combined to strike out seven for Cohn.

Mickey Mantle

Jordan Grenier struck out six batters in six strong innings, but errors doomed Hilltown Hardwood Flooring Diamond Dawgs in a 5-3 loss to Amherst Thursday night in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle game played in Buckland.

Anthony Moffatt had two hits and an RBI for the Dawgs, which also received two hits from Cullen Brown. Sim Maniatty and Cam Lococo each drove in a run, and Kyle Devlin added a hit.

Adult softball

Montague Co-Rec

Tim Anderson went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run, double and five RBIs to lead Fairview Landscape to a 22-10 win over Johnson Controls in a Montague Co-Rec Adult Softball League game Thursday at Unity Park in Turners Falls.

Nate Crocker went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, triple, double and three RBIs, and Maddy Atkocaitis went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Jake Benedict went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run for Johnson Controls, while Brandon Rawson went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and three RBIs. Kenzie Bardwell went 2-for-3 with an RBI.


Ashfield Women’s League

Francie Hall and Mary Stokarski led the way with a 41, putting them atop the Thursday Morning Ladies’ League at Ashfield Community Golf Course.

Cindi Stetson and Diane O’Connell were next with a 42.

Elks League

Through seven weeks, the tandem of Aaron Campbell and Tim Gochinski lead the Country Club of Greenfield’s Elks League with 41 points.

Mike Larabee and Tom Rogers are next with 38½ points, followed by Alan Ball and John Mackin in third place with 37 points.


Northfield Summer Series

Bob Bezio’s time of 20 minutes, 57 seconds led the way Thursday as 38 runners and eight walkers competed in the 3.3-mile Northfield Summer Road Race series.

Marcy Cabanas (21:28) was the first female finisher for the second week in a row.

The Top 10 finishers were Bezio (20:57), Isaac Bingham (21:28), Cabanas (21:28), Joe Sumner (22:44), Toby Moran (23:01), Ben Taylor (23:37), Matt Heilman (23:32), Noah deRuiter (23:59), Carly Skorupa (25:34) and Peter Kennedy (25:39).

Brother and sister Sergie (age 11) and Jana (age 9) Doncev completed their first road race, finishing together in just under 39 minutes. Next week’s theme is “Welcome Summer” and all runners are asked to wear sunglasses for the race.

The Northfield Road Race is held every Thursday through August. Race start time is 6:30 p.m. at 105 Main Street in Northfield. Registration is $4 with $10 maximum per family. Contact Bob Emberley (rwemberley@gmail.com) for more information or visit the race Facebook page.


FC Hoop Clinic

The 21st annual Franklin County Hoop Clinic sponsored by DRIVE Hoops will take place from July 16 through 20 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will run daily from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 14. Cost is $150 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch.

The clinic, which will be limited to the first 60 participants, will be run by Hopkins Academy boys’ varsity basketball coach Angelo Thomas and Greenfield High School girls’ varsity basketball coach John Hickey.

For more information, contact Thomas at 824-6679.