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Plumbers pull victory from pipes

Staff Writers
Published: 5/14/2019 9:43:42 PM

Strong pitching by Gianna DiSciullo (nine strikeouts) and Lilly Ross (six strikeouts) propelled Descavich Plumbing to a 7-3 victory over Conte Office Interiors in a Greenfield Girls Softball League Ponytail Division game, Tuesday at Murphy Park.

DiSciullo led the offense with three hits, followed by Sophia Rotkiewicz, Carly Blanchard and Ross with one hit apiece. Ross also drove in 3 runs, and Rotkiewicz, DiSciullo, Lucja Yagodzinski and Meghan Collins all added an RBI.

For Conte, Ivy Rae struck out 15 batters in five innings of work. Her team’s offense was paced by Shaylene France (two hits, RBI) and Sara Curtis (hit, RBI0, as well as Savannah Aldrich (RBI).

• Elsewhere, Carson Farrell went 3-for-3 with an RBI, Lilli Badillo went 3-for-3 and Savanna Healey had two hits and an RBI to help Franklin First Credit Union defeat Pelletier Electric, 7-1, in a Lil’ Nippers game.

For Pelletier, Ameliya Galbraith and Ashlyn Koscinski each went 2-for-2.  

Tri-County League

Kiera Meattey was 3-for-4 and pitched well in the circle, guiding Erving to a 21-10 victory over Vernon in Tri-County League softball action Tuesday night in Erving.

Alyssa Malcolmb roped two doubles and Sarah Laroque tripled in the win for Erving.

• In other action, Elena Witherell did it all to lift the Northfield Cougars past Brattleboro, 13-6, in TCL play at Northfield Elementary School.

Witherell singled, tripled and drove in three runs at the plate. She recorded a spectacular catch at first base to end the third inning, and struck out three in a perfect inning in the circle. Kristine Given tallied two singles and an RBI in addition to 11 strikeouts in four innings in the circle, while teammate Ashlynn Andrews had two singles and an RBI.

Brattleboro’s Rose Stone and Haley Bogert each homered and drove in two runs. Michaela Heiden added a single.

• Elsewhere, Nina Holden, Teagan Boliski and Allison Clary combined to strike out 10 batters and Bernardston held off Hinsdale, 7-5.

Boliski totaled two hits and Holden also had a hit in the win. Amelia Keeler doubled, homered and drove in five runs, and Isabella Graves also had a hit.

Hinsdale’s Kiley Hemlow recorded 13 strikeouts in five innings. Renee Crosby had a hit, and Riley Rockwood doubled and drove in two runs.

GMS beats Athol

Greenfield Middle School hit four home runs on Tuesday en route to a 20-6 win over Athol Middle School in softball action.

Greenfield’s Carly Blanchard was 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs, while Amber Bergeron (3-for-3, home run, two RBIs) and Lilly Ross (3-for-3, home run, three RBIs) all slashed homers. Maddie Hayes was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Aquinnah Mass was 3-for-3, while Ellis Benitez struck out 10 in a complete-game victory.

Youth baseball


Despite being outhit by an 8-1 margin, Aubuchon Hardware did just enough to edge Rotary Club, 6-5, in a Greenfield Minor League Baseball AAA Division contest, Tuesday night at Lunt Field.

Aubuchon’s Brody Welcome had his team’s lone hit, a double, while Grayson Thomas drove in two runs. Welcome and David Knox combined to pitch well en route to the victory.

Rotary’s Jackson Glazier and Mike Cyhowski had two hits apiece, with Cyhowski roping a double. Juleyen Carter tripled and tossed four solid innings on the mound, and Brayleigh Burgh added a double.

• In other AAA action, Aiden Shea had two hits, including a three-run triple to help Denny’s Pantry edge Sandri Plumbing, 8-6.

Dylan Breiwick (single, double), Cole Gamache (hit, run) and Carter Gerry (hit, run) all contributed for Denny’s offensively, with the trio of Shea, Judah Glenn and Arthur Fitzpatrick handling the pitching duties.

Sandri’s Sam Bucala had two hits, including a triple, while Hayden Girard smacked two doubles. Cody Yetter, Rylin Koscinski, Ethan Fisher, Hayden Killeen and Tristan James each had a hit, with CJ Halla, Brennan Mahoney and Koscinski handling the pitching.

• In other AAA action, Malik Moore’s 4-for-4 night helped Smitty’s Pub slide past Freedom Credit Union, 12-10.

Hunter Donahue and Mason Fiorey added three hits apiece for Smitty’s, while Jonathon Ainsworth and Evan Tsipenyuk each added a double.

Bryce Drowski had a triple for Freedom, and teammates Connor Guertin and Chase Zraunig also added hits.

Mohawk Youth

Hunter Lanoue was 2-for-3 and Logan Brothers registered a triple to help Hawlemont blank the Buckland/Shelburne Brewers, 8-0, in a Mohawk Youth Baseball Majors Division game, Tuesday night.

Tanner Jenks had a hit and struck out five on the mound to pace the Brewers, with Skyler Steele adding three strikeouts.

Orange Little League

Orange Legion 16 Rotary 6 — Orange Legion pulled away from Rotary with an eight-run fifth inning in Orange Little League Major League action at Muzzey Field on Tuesday.

Colby Chiasson pitched four innings for Orange Legion, giving up four earned runs. Jayden Delgado pitched in relief giving up two runs.

Dylan Young clubbed a double for Orange Legion with two RBIs.

Orange Police 13, Athol Fire 0 — Ben Mazza pitched two innings with five strikeouts in a win for Orange Police at James Salevan Field on Tuesday.

Landon Bass pitched an inning with two strikeouts in relief for Orange Police.

Adult softball

Greenfield Co-Rec

Becky Dame smacked five hits, helping Concord Optical roll to a 29-4 victory over Main Street Bar & Grille in a Greenfield Co-Rec Softball League contest Tuesday night.

Wally Gagne also had five hits, including a home run, while Todd Wiles drilled a grand slam to make up for an at-bat that featured arguably the highest pop-up in league history.

Main Street’s Cam Ursa slashed a hit in the loss.

• Elsewhere, Seth Aldrich was 5-for-5, hitting for the cycle with two home runs and five RBIs to help Hubie’s Tavern thump The Hangar, 22-8.

Jereck Smith totaled four hits (home run, triple, two doubles) to go with four RBIs, while Adam Williams homered and Jen Senn totaled three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Joe Guidaboni led The Hangar with three hits and Kelsey Cadran added a pair of hits.


Matt’s Men’s League

George Handschuh fired the low gross (37) and low net (31) to lead the way at Tuesday night’s Matt’s Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Closest to the pin on No. 7 was Jon Hall (2 feet, 9 inches) and on No. 9 was Rick Kimball (29-2).

Alfie Mitchell and John Passiglia had the most points on the week with six.

Suchanek Outing

The Tom Suchanek Baseball Classic Scholarship/Athletic Golf Outing will take place on June 22 at the Country Club of Greenfield.

The outing is a four-person scramble that tees off at 1 p.m. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per foursome and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, snacks, dinner and door prize. Prizes are awarded for mixed foursome score, low net, low gross, longest drive, closest to the pin and holes in one.

For more information and for registration contact Vinnie Melendez (774-7535), Tom Suchanek (774-4535) or Tom Luippold (325-7368) or email

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