Bulletin Board: Booska 3rd at Sun Conference Championship

Staff Writers
Published: 4/30/2019 11:08:34 PM

As the weather heats up, Turners Falls’ Cody Booska is ramping up his golf game.

The senior at Johnson & Wales University-Miami put the finishing touches on a solid three-day stint at the Sun Conference Championship, Tuesday. Booska placed third overall, representing the Wildcats with a stellar performance in the event held at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla.

Booska, who owned the lead in the event entering Tuesday’s third and final round, carded a three-day total of 3-under 213 at the Par 72, 7,054-yard course. He was two shots behind individual winner Carl Didrik Fosaas of Keiser University (Fla.), who was 5-under (211) and won a playoff with runner-up Bobby Dunphy of South Carolina Beaufort.

Booska opened his conference championship with a 1-under round of 71 on Sunday, and moved into the lead after a 4-under 68 carded in Monday’s second round. He had five birdies and one bogey on his Round 2 card.

He was even par on his round through 11 holes on Tuesday, but stumbled a bit down the stretch with a string of three bogeys in a four-hole span. For the tournament, Booska tied for second in birdies made with 12 in three rounds.

Booska helped his Wildcats to a fifth-place team finish out of 10 squads with a final tally of plus-23. South Carolina Beaufort took the team crown at plus-3.

Johnson & Wales, an NAIA school, next takes part in the 68th Annual NAIA National Championships, set for May 21 at Las Sendas Country Club in Mesa, Ariz.

Youth softball


MacKenzie Paulin pitched a no-hit shutout — striking out 17 of 19 batters faced — and Camelot Carpet Cleaners defeated Gilmore & Farrell, 9-0, Tuesday in a Greenfield Girls Softball League Ponytail Division game at Murphy Park.

Paulin added to her big day on the mound with a two-run home run. Kelly Baird chipped in three hits and two RBIs, while Tayler Bergeron and Mackensie Goncalves each had one hit and an RBI.

Ellis Benitez had 10 strikeouts on the mound for Gilmore & Farrell.

• In other action, Shelby O’Leary went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Margarette Howland tripled as Pipione’s Sport Shop tied Conte Office Interiors, 6-6.

Cordelia Guerin had a hit and two RBIs for Pipione’s. Anna Bucala had a hit and an RBI, and Aquinnah Mass and Molly McIntyre each had a hit.

Shaylene France went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Conte, and Ivy Rae struck out 14 and only walked five in five innings in the circle.

• In Lil Nippers action, Sofia Ruggeri, Amelia Bouchard and Bianca Reynolds all went 3-for-3 to lift Franklin First Credit Union to an 8-0 victory over Pelletier Electric.

Ameliya Galbraith, Ashlyn Koscinski and Maddie Pelletier each contributed two hits for Pelletier. 

West County League

Makayla Tatro belted a three-run triple and hit a two-run home run to lead the Hawlemont Pumas to a 9-7 win over Buckland-Shelburne Huskies in a West County Softball League game Tuesday night.

Katie Lengieza struck out 10 in the victory and also singled. Megan Gabaree and Maggie Danek each had one hit.

Linnae Macek struck out seven for Buckland-Shelburne. Isabelle Pettengill had a pair of hits, while Macek and Ashleigh Billiel each singled.

Frontier SL tryouts

The Frontier Suburban League softball teams will hold tryouts Saturday at Merritt Field at Sunderland Elementary School.

Tryouts for the 12U team will run from 12:30 until 2 p.m., while the 14U team will hold tryouts from 2 until 3:30 p.m.

Youth baseball


Casey Burke and Asa Bouchard had three hits apiece, lifting Lundgren Honda to a 23-5 win over Pioneer Valley Tire in a Greenfield Minor League Baseball AA contest Tuesday night at Lunt Field.

Bryce Zraunig, Clayton Massa, Henrik Carew and Anthony Bergstrom all smacked two hits in the victory for Lundgren.

Connor Livingston and Carter Berthiaume finished with two hits each for Pioneer Valley Tire.

• In Rookie action, Tom Call Excavating defeated the Moose Club, 7-6.

Layla Coffin had three hits for Moose. Preston Charboneau and Bentley Irene each had three hits for Tom Call.

Frontier Cal Ripken

Ryan McCoy struck out seven batters in three innings, helping Wilcox Builders knock off Pekarski Sausage, 7-3, in a Frontier Cal Ripken baseball game Monday night.

Garrett Willard drilled a two-run home run for Wilcox Builders, with teammate Nick Smiarowski adding a two-run double.

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