Bulletin Board: Booska leads locals at Mass. Open

Staff Writer
Published: 6/10/2019 10:33:40 PM

Turners Falls’ Cody Booska put himself in solid positioning following the first round of the 110th Massachusetts Open Championship, Monday.

Booska posted a 1-under round of 71, good enough for a tie for 24th place in the field at Tyngsborough’s Vesper Country Club.

Round 2 is today, and Booska tees off at 12:30 p.m. off No. 10.

The Country Club of Greenfield product was part of the first group out during Monday’s first round. He birdied his first hole of the day and added birdies on Nos. 5 and 16. Bogeys on 8 and 12 had him at 1-under for the day.

Three golfers share the lead after 5-under rounds of 67. Bobby Gage (Boynton Beach, Fla.), Patrick Frodigh (Dedham Country Club) and Mark Purrington (Bay Club at Mattapoisett) sit atop the leaderboard.

Crumpin-Fox Club’s Michael Mertes is tied for 118th after firing a 6-over 78. Greenfield native Josh Hillman, who plays out of Taconic Golf Club in Pittsfield, shot a 9-over 81 and is tied for 140th.

Youth softball


Lilly Ross struck out 13 batters and Carly Blanchard launched two home runs to go with three RBIs as Descavich Plumbing & Heating edged Pipione’s Sport Shop, 8-5, in a Greenfield Girls Softball League Ponytail Division quarterfinal game, Monday night at Murphy Park.

Ross added a double and two RBIs at the plate for Descavich, which received contributions from Sora Bullock (single, RBI) and Gianna DiSciullo (RBI).

Pipione's was led by Margarette Howland’s eight-strikeout performance in the circle. Cordelia Guerin (double, two RBIs), Shelby O’Leary (double, RBI), Sophia Pinardi (triple, RBI) and Auburn Mass (hit, RBI) were offensive stars in the loss.

• In other quarterfinal action Monday, Shaylenne France smacked a home run to lift Conte Office Interiors to a 16-8 win over Freedom Credit Union.

Ivy Rea struck out 15 and added three hits for Conte, while Katherine Tully registered an RBI.

Freedom’s Ava Fortin totaled four hits, while Lexi Jones added a pair. Maddie Dietz struck out five.

• Elsewhere, Chloe Bigelow, Ivy Lopez, Markie Vachula-Curtis and Autumn Thornton all had two hits to help the Purple Panthers blank Pelletier Electric, 4-0, in Lil Nippers action.

Maddie Pelletier roped two hits and made four stellar defensive plays to pace Pelletier Electric. Hanna Shepherd added two hits as well.

Youth baseball

Sandy Koufax

Tyler Dubreuil launched a triple to right center, and was driven in with an RBI single by Liam O’Donnell in the sixth inning, but the host Hubie’ s Tavern and RestauranWest County Warriors dropped a 10-4 decision to Dalton in Sandy Koufax action, Monday in Buckland.

O’Donnell and Wyatt Edes carried the offense with two hits a piece, while Jesse Dubreuil, Tyler Dubreuil, Liam O’Donnell, Cole Johnson, and Gabe Selig all had a hit for the Warriors.

The squad is back in action tonight at 5:30 against Hatfield.

Newt Guilbault

Ethan Eichorn and Mason Lehtomaki were both 4-for-4, as Greenfield Savings Bank slugged past Turners Falls Athletic Club, 19-8, in the Newt Guilbault Community League regular-season finale, Monday night in Turners Falls.

Leo Reiber was 3-for-4 with three RBIs for GSB, which received three hits from Caleb Dillensneider and two hits, including a double, from Nathaniel Trinque.

TFAC’s Alex Knapp singled and doubled, while Evan Rice added a hit.

• In other action played Monday, Braedon Talbot made his pitching debut, striking out three in three innings to help St. Kazimierz Society knock off Booska’s Flooring, 21-1.

Talbot helped his cause with two hits, four runs and two RBIs. Camden Cogswell came around to score and played well defensively. Kainen Stevens doubled, triple and drove in six runs, while Jeremy Kovalsick scored a run and Matthew Guilbault scored twice.

Booska’s was led by strong pitching from Max Brunette, a double by Jake Maynard and good defensive work from Davis Burnette.


Clayton Massa tripled as part of a two-hit night, while Bryce Zraunig and Anthony Bergstrom had two hits apiece to lift Lundgren Honda to a 10-2 win over Berkshire Insurance in a Greenfield Minor League AA Division semifinal game, Monday night at Lunt Field.

Asa Bouchard, Casey Burke, Parker Gerry, Johnny McIntyre and Hendrick Carew each had a hit. Gerry struck out five batters in two innings of work.

For Berkshire, Tommy Clary has two hits while both Ryan Capen and Braiden Cypher hit safely.

• In action from Saturday, Cody Dobosz registered three hits and tossed five strong innings to lift Rotary Club to an 11-6 win over Denny’s Pantry.

Juleyen Carter had two hits and Gavin Arsenault homered for Rotary, while teammate Tyler Zdanowicz added a single. 

Denny’s received a hit from each of its ‘Big 3’ of aiden Shea, Arthur Fitzpatrick and Judah Glenn.

FC Babe Ruth

Tyler Cusson struck out 11 in five innings, and Gillis MacDougall sealed the deal with four more strikeouts in the final two innings to help Turners Falls Athletic Club edge Smitty’s Pub, 7-4, in Franklin County Babe Ruth League action, Monday at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield.

TFAC scored five runs in the fourth inning to open up a close game. Sam Knight double and drove in two runs in the victory, while Luc Belhumeur and Noah Uzdavinis each had a hit and an RBI. Mike Pierce, MacDougall, Cusson, Dylan Fisher, Will Ainsworth and Dylan Camp all had singles.

Smitty’s Jake Whitney struck out nine on the mound. Jacob Safford had two hits, while Whitney and Ian Simpson each had a hit and an RBI.


DRIVE Men’s League

Jalen Sanders poured in 29 points and Matt Gibson followed with 24 to lift Markol Strong to a convincing 98-71 victory over Beck’s Auto in a DRIVE Men’s League basketball game in Northfield.

Tucker Llewelyn’s 17 points were tops for Beck’s, while Hunter Cote tossed in 11.

• Elsewhere, Thomas Manning scored 26 points and Torsten Sloan-Anderson added 16 in VT Hoops’ 72-64 win over Bruso Computer Solutions.

Bruso’s Colin Benedict (17 points) and Dan Donoghue (15) 


VT Hoops (Thomas Manning 26, torsten Sloan-Anderson 16) defeated Bruso Computer Solutions (Colin Benedict 17, Dan Donoghue 15), 72-64. 

Team DRIVE (Dakota Wheeler 21, Cam Earle 16) defeated No Name Hoops (Chris Brown 29, Dave Sontag 12), 91-79. 


Greenfield Cup

The Greenfield Tennis Cup, sponsored by Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters, will be held June 17-20 at the Beacon Street Courts.

There will be separate men’s and women’s divisions, for players ages 16 and older. Singles, best-of-three set matches will start at 5:30 p.m. each night.

To register, call Rick at 413-824-1695. The deadline to register is June 16 at 6 p.m.


YMCA camp

The YMCA in Greenfield is offering a drop-in summer program that focuses on skill development, fun and exercise. The program is open to boys and girls in grades 8-12. The cost is quite low, $30 for the summer ($20 if you are a member of the Y) and offers air conditioning and a high-quality facility.

The program will run Monday and Thursday nights starting June 20 through August 15 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. You can register by stopping by the YMCA front desk or calling them at (413) 773-3646. For more information contact coach Judah Hughes at ymcassummerbasketball@gmail.com

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