Bulletin Board: Pioneer Mantle plays to tie with Northampton

  • Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s Max Leh pitches to Northampton during a PVBL Mickey Mantle game at the Franklin County Technical School on Monday. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Jared Jacobs, of the Hilltown Hardwood Flooring West County Warriors, pitches to Amherst during a PVBL Mickey Mantle game Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s baserunner Jake Croteau, left, gets back to second base against Northampton at the Franklin County Technical School on Monday. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writer
Published: 7/15/2019 10:07:57 PM

Darkness forced an end to a matchup between the Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s and Northampton in a Pioneer Valley Baseball League Mickey Mantle game in Montague Monday, with the game being called after the eighth inning with the teams knotted up 4-4. 

Pioneer trailed by two going into the seventh, but were able to add a pair of runs to force another inning. 

Jacob Quinn led the way for Pioneer at the plate, hitting two singles and driving in a run. Dalton Henderson had an RBI triple and Max Leh had a double and brought in a run. 

Gavin Rubio and Jake Croteau doubled while Kyle Brunelle, Josh Brunelle and Jakob Burnett each singled in the tie. 

■ Wyatt Bandy-Page was one hit away from the cycle, knocking a single, double and triple in the Hilltown Hardwood Flooring West County Warriors 4-3 win over Amherst Monday in Amherst. 

The Warriors scored three runs in the sixth to put them up by two heading into the last inning, but Amherst added a run in the seventh off the bat of Andrew Ciaglo to make it a one run game. West County pitcher Jared Jacobs was able to get a strikeout with a runner on third to preserve the win. 

Jacobs pitched a complete game, throwing four strikeouts and allowing just four hits. 

Thea Hanson also pitched a complete game for Amherst, striking out six and allowing seven hits. 

Bandy-Page had three RBIs, Tyler Dubreuil had two hits and scored two runs and Evan Shippee and Rubin Bassett each had singles. 

• A 12-hit performance propelled Frontier Alber Hearing Service over Westfield, 9-5, in a Mickey Mantle game at Bullens Field in Westfield Monday. 

Kevin Baumann had three hits and brought in a pair of runs and Ben Zoly had a single and two RBIs. 

Gehrig Brynda, Ben Zaranek, Maxwell Edwards, Tom Alber and Tyler Baranowski all finished with a single and RBI, Tynan Creagh had a single and double and Ben Martino singled. 

Baranowski earned the win on the mound. 

Senior Legion

The bracket is set for the Senior Legion playoffs. 

After defeating Northampton Post 28 Saturday night, Greenfield Post 81 advanced to 12-4 and clinched the No. 2 seed in the tournament. They will take on Wilbraham 286 Blue Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Spec Pond in Wilbraham. 

Wilbraham Blue earned the No. 7 seed in the tournament with a 8-9 record in the season. 

When the two teams met on June 26, Greenfield came away with a 6-1 win. 


Suburban League

The Greenfield Grizzlies 12U softball team failed to pick up a hit in a 4-1 loss to the Southampton Heat Monday night in a Suburban League softball game. 

Southampton scored two runs to open the game in the first, and added the second two runs in the third inning. 

Ellis Benitez pitched all seven innings for Greenfield, striking out 11 and allowing just give hits. 

Amelia Pierce scored the lone run for the Grizzlies. 

• Trailing 9-7 heading into the fourth inning, the Frontier Red 12U softball team allowed eight runs in the final two innings to fall to the Agawam Inferno 17-7 at Agawam High School Monday. 

Delanie Fifield had a triple and scored a run while Ashley Taylor and Lani Bailey both had doubles and scored runs. 

Liv Machon had an RBI single and scored a run and Allison Kostiuk had a two-RBI single. Maggie Potter added an RBI double and scored a run.

• Last week, the Turners Falls Invaders 14U softball team picked up their first two wins of the season. 

On Tuesday, Turners Falls defeated Easthampton Elite, 7-5, on the road. 

Olivia Stafford had a double and two RBIs and Cordellia Guren chipped in a pair of RBIs as well. 

Gianna Discullia had a hit and scored twice, Morgan Dobias had two hits and Sophia Pinardi hit safely and scored a run. 

Emily Young got the win, striking out four and recording just one walk. 

On Thursday, the Invaders edged the West Side Lady Wildcats 10-9. 

West Side loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh, but Gianna Disculla made an over-the-shoulder catch behind first base to close the game. 

Young picked up her second win, striking out five and allowing a mere two hits. 

Keira Stevens had two hits and a pair of RBIs, Kendra Campbell had two hits, Skylei LaPan had a hit and Jill Reynolds reached base three times. 

Girls Fast Pitch

The Valley Storm 18U softball team won the Bulldog 1 Tournament in Waterville, Maine this weekend, defeating Me Illusion 14-2 and 7-1 to take home the tournament championship. 

Valley Storm outscored its opponents 35-4 throughout the tournament, with great pitching from Courtney Dunham, who recorded 18 strikeouts in the tournament. 

Kat Hioe had a big weekend at the plate, hitting eight singles, two doubles a triple and knocking nine RBIs in the tournament. 

Megan Healey had six singles and eight RBIs, Hailey Bogusz had five singles, a double and batted in five runs and Mandy Fuller added three singles, three doubles and a pair of RBIs.

Rachel Rooney had four singles, a double and an RBI, Emily Labounty had three singles, a double and three RBIs and Julia Gauvin had three singles and a double. 

Brandi Worcester brought in three runs with a pair of singles and doubles, Dunham had a pair of doubles and three RBIs and Michell Mcdermott had three singles and batted in a run. 

Montague Softball 

John Dawicki and Kyle Bergman each had four hits in Travel Cuz’s 21-8 victory over Business Pleasure in a Montague Co-Rec softball game Monday. 

One of Bergman’s hits was a home run, and Abby Loynd went 3-for-4 with a triple. 

Josh Lashaway and Danny Shedd homered in the loss, and Kelley McLean doubled for Business Pleasure. 



Ryan Martin, Ian Herzig, Jay Currie and Pat McGuire took first in overall gross with a score of 57 at a YMCA outing at the Country Club of Greenfield Monday. 

In overall net, Mike Plager, Doug Fusonie, Ross Anderson and Bill Fitzpatrick’s score of 49 was good for first. 

Sue Welenc, Liz Archer, Jane Plumley and Elizabeth Dolby finished first in overall gross on the women’s side with a score of 65. 

Wendy Blanchard, Terry Blanchard, Nate Blanchard and Ryan Blanchard took first in mixed gross with a 62 while Bill Doyle, Shane Foster, Phil Corrinet and Anne Corrinet were first in mix net with a score of 51. 

Nancy Conant, Nicole Couture, Michelle Hazlett and Eileen Ferriter were the top finishers in women’s net with a finish of 56. 


The Greenfield Rec Department and Tennis Association is hosting the West County Cider Beacon Clay Classic, starting July 22 at 5:30 at the Beacon Hill Clay Courts. 

All matches are best of three, with a 12 point tiebreak. It is also single elimination draw. 

Players must start play at 5:30 each day or be subject to default and must be available to play all week or until draw is completed. 

Each player must bring a can of unopened tennis balls to each match, with the winner keeping the unopened can. 

There is a 10 dollar fee to register, with all proceeds going to the Greenfield Clay Courts. Gift certificates are rewarded to semifinalists and finalists provided by West County Cider. 

For more information and to register, contact Tim Prevost at 413-773-8984.

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