Bulletin Board: Descavich, Camelot set up GGSL title showdown

  • Descavich batter Gloria McDonald takes a swing against Gilmore & Farrell in the second inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Gilmore & Farrell second baseman Kali Lewis throws to first for an out against Descavich in the second inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Descavich baserunner Gloria McDonald sprints to third base against Gilmore & Farrell in the second inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Descavich’s Carly Blanchard catches against Gilmore & Farrell in the third inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Descavich batter Sora Bullock hits a single against Gilmore & Farrell in the third inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Descavich pitcher Lilly Ross throws against Gilmore & Farrell in the third inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Gilmore & Farrell batter Ellis Benitez hits against Descavich in the third inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Gilmore & Farrell pitcher Ellis Benitez throws against Descavich in the fourth inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Descavich pitcher Lilly Ross throws against Gilmore & Farrell in the third inning of their GGSL semifinal game, Tuesday at Murphy Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 6/11/2019 9:42:58 PM

Strong pitching performances highlighted semifinal night for the Greenfield Girls Softball League.

Lilly Ross struck out 13 batters, tossing a complete game in guiding Descavich Heating & Plumbing to a 7-1 victory over Gilmore & Farrell Insurance in Ponytail Division semifinal action played Tuesday night at Murphy Park.

Ross also had two hits and an RBI to aid the offensive cause for Descavich. Sophia Rotkiewicz and Addie Rotkiewicz (RBI) both tripled in the win, while Gianna DiSciullo and Lucja Yagodzinski each singled and drove in two runs. Gloria McDonald and Sora Bullock added a single apiece, and April Rooney-Adams contributed an RBI (her first of the season). Addie Rotkiewicz and Ross paced the team’s stellar defensive effort, with key plays coming from Meghan Collins and McDonald.

Gilmore & Farrell also received a fantastic effort in the pitching circle. Ellis Benitez also went the distance, striking out 13 for her squad. At the plate, she contributed a single and a double to go with the squad’s lone RBI. Sandra Johnson went 2-for-3 and Jenna Petrowicz provided strong defense.

• In Tuesday’s other semifinal, MacKenzie Paulin continued her dominant season in the pitching circle with a 13-strikeout, one-hit shutout in lifting Camelot Carpet Cleaners to a 17-0 victory over Conte Office Interiors.

Camelot and Descavich will play in tonight’s GGSL championship game at Murphy Park, beginning at 6 p.m.

Taylor Menard provided a good chunk of the Camelot offense, as she had two hits, including a grand slam, to go with five RBIs. Paulin, Kelly Baird and Rachel Wood all had two hits and two RBIs, Amelia Pierce smacked three hits, and the trio of Kaia Livingstone, Tayler Bergeron and Anya Livingstone each had a hit and an RBI. Mackensie Goncalves ripped a hit as well, and Christiana Dunn played great defensively.

Conte’s Ivy Rae registered her team’s hit, a double, and struck out 11 in five innings of work in the circle. Savannah Aldrich pitched a strong inning of relief. 

• In Lil Nippers action, Libby Amstein, Madison Ross, Molly Ross and Abby Moffatt were all 3-for-3 and Charlie Bishop and Lilly Marciano were 2-for-2 as Lundgren Honda edged Harper’s Store, 9-4.

Ella Rotkiewicz and Lexi Hawkins were 3-for-3 on the night for Harper’s Store, as both teams capped off great seasons in the finale.

Youth baseball

GMLB

Noah Waterman and Desmond Drake combined to strike out 10 batters, helping sixth-seeded Freedom Credit Union knock off No. 3 Rotary Club, 7-5, in the first round of the Greenfield Minor League Baseball AAA Division playoffs, Tuesday night at Lunt Field.

Freedom’s defense made a number of plays to keep Rotary off the base paths. Desmond Drake had two hits and Noah Waterman and Chase Zraunig each hit safely. The team advanced to play top-seeded Denny’s Pantry in the semifinals.

Rotary’s Juleyen Laughran-Carter had three hits, including a double. Mikey Cyhowski had two hits and Jackson Glazier and Ethan Burgh both singled.

• In AA championship action Tuesday, Jason Wessinger hit a bases-clearing double to send Lundgren Honda past Bobby C’s DJ Service, 13-10.

Asa Bouchard homered for Lundgren, which received hits from Bryce Zraunig, Casey Burke, Chayton Massa, Parker Gerry, Johnny McIntyre, Anthony Bergstrom, Hendrick Carew and Deshaun Carter. Casey Burke struck out six in two innings. For Bobby C’s, Justin Mickiewicz, Paxton Phelps and Elijah Castillo all had two hits.

• In AA action Monday, Paxton Phelps (two runs, two hits), Finn Coffin (run, two hits), Justin Mickiewicz (two hits, two runs), Tae Hall (grand slam), Lucas Allenby (inning pitched) and Connor Bengtson (inning pitched) propelled Bobby C’s past Pioneer Valley Tire, 13-8.

Pioneer Valley’s Tucker Aldrich (two hits, two runs), Dakota Simon (two runs, hit) and Hunter Parker (two hits) paced their club.

Adult softball

Greenfield Co-Rec

Alan Mailloux smacked four hits, including two home runs, Ryan Bernard was 2-for-3 with a long ball and Bree Richotte totaled three hits as Smitty’s Pub blasted RG Penfield and Sons, 21-6, in a Greenfield Adult League softball game played Tuesday at Greenfield Middle School.

Penfield’s Bruno Burniske was 2-for-3 with a home run and Ashley Walker added a hit.

Golf

Mass. Open

Turners Falls’ Cody Booska shot a 6-over round of 78 on Tuesday, dropping him to a tie for 72nd place at the 110th Massachusetts Open at Tyngsborough’s Vesper Country Club.

Booska teed off on No. 10 and shot a 6-over 42 on his front nine. He birdied two holes on his back nine, Nos. 5 and 8.

New Hampshire’s Michael Martel moved to the top of the leaderboard, as his round 2 score of 66 has him at 9-under for the tournament. Booska, who shot 1-under 71 on Monday, is 5-over for the tourney.

Crumpin-Fox Club’s Michael Mertes is tied for 118th after a second-round 77 put him at 11-over par for the event.

Greenfield native Josh Hillman shot 80 on Tuesday to put him in a tie for 136th.

Edge Hill Men’s

Ronnie Parker posted a plus-4 point quota, leading the way in the A Division at the Edge Hill Men’s League, Tuesday night.

Mark Eaton’s 41 was low gross, while Parker posted low net at 35. John Walsh was closest to the pin at 33 feet.

In B Division action, Wayne Clark was plus-6 to lead the way, and he had the low net of 31. Tom Miner’s 45 was low gross, and Charles Duchin was closest to the pin at 10-8.

Matt’s Men’s League

Jon Snow shot 37, giving him low gross honors, and Mark Snyder’s 27 was the low net score in Tuesday’s Matt’s Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club in Turners Falls.

Wayne DeGrenier and Andy Wyngowski had the most points on the week (6½). Mike Earl was closest to the pin on No. 7 (7-10) and Snow was closest on No. 9 (20-0).

CCG women’s 18-hole

Teresa Varner shot 37 to win low gross honors in the A Flight, and Michalle Hazlett and Nancy Donoghue tied for low net at 34 during Tuesday’s Country Club of Greenfield 18-hole women’s league.

In B Flight action, Ann McHugh was low gross winner at 39, while Dianne Wood and Irene McDonald were low net winners at 32.

CCG 9-hole

Liz Dolby shot 42 on the back nine to take CCG 9-hole ladies’ league low gross honors in the Patty Berg Flight.

Jane Smith won the Nancy Lopez Flight (45), Tami Gaylor and Irene McDonald tied for low honors in the Lorena Ochoa Flight (52), Pam Poissant was Juli Inkster winner (52), Dee LeTourneau won the Joanna Carner Flight (54), and Annah Holhut took the Annika Sörenstam Flight (57).


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