Bulletin Board: Frontier Red extinguishes Inferno

  • Frontier shortstop Ariana Miller throws to first for an out against Agawam in the top of the second inning Friday afternoon during their 12U Suburban League game in Sunderland. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier catcher Delaney Fifield tags out Agawam baserunner Jacynda Rijos in the top of the second inning Friday afternoon during their 12U Suburban League game in Sunderland. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier pitcher Ashley Taylor throws against Agawam in the top of the second inning Friday afternoon during their 12U Suburban League game in Sunderland. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier's Ashley Taylor drives in a run against Agawam in the bottom of the third inning Friday afternoon during their 12U Suburban League game in Sunderland. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier pitcher Ashley Taylor throws against Agawam in the top of the third inning Friday afternoon during their 12U Suburban League game in Sunderland. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 7/19/2019 9:59:12 PM
Modified: 7/19/2019 9:58:58 PM

The Frontier Red 12U softball team had the bats going early and often in their 18-5 victory over the Agawam Inferno Friday at Merrett Field in Sunderland. 

Frontier was able to win with a run rule in the sixth inning, after Ariana Miller hit a two-run triple. 

Frontier scored 11 runs in the first three innings and didn’t take its foot off the gas. 

“We never looked back,” Frontier coach Jim Ewen said. “Eight of our 10 players had hits and the other two had wicked line drives.” 

Ashley Taylor had a big day, pitching the full six innings and striking out 13 batters. At the plate, she had two hits, one a double, two RBIs and three runs scored. 

Melanie Ring had an RBI double and scored a pair of runs, Maggie Potter had three hits, one a double, and brought in two RBIs, Delaney Fifield had two hits, one a triple, two RBIs and four runs and Allison Kostiouk had two hits that brought in a pair of runs. 

Josie Fosnot and Lila Motminy both hit safely and scored runs. 


Mickey Mantle

A seventh inning walk-off drive from Liam O’Donnell gave the Hilltown Hardwood Flooring West County Warriors a 6-5 win over the Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s Friday in a Mickey Mantle league game, Friday. 

With the game knotted at six heading into the bottom of the seventh, Jared Jacobs got the rally going for the Warriors with a leadoff double. The next at bat, O’Donnell brought him home with the blast to center. 

O’Donnell pitched the first five innings for West County, giving up two earned runs and striking out three. Jacobs came on to pitch the final two innings, striking out four and giving up a pair of hits. 

Cam Lococo had a big two RBI double while Wyatt Bandy-Page, Reuben Bassett and Anthony Moffatt all recorded RBIs in the game. 

Jacobs and Bandy-Page each had two hits. 

For Pioneer, Jacob Quinn pitched a solid five innings. At the plate, Jakob Burnett had a two RBI double, Kyle Brunelle had two hits and Dalton Henderson had a double. 


Greenfield Co-Rec 

Steve Smith was 4-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBIs in Beck’s Automotive’s 24-2 blowout win over Hot-L’s Friday. 

Jake Coburn was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Adam Bastarache had two triples, a double and three RBIs and Kelly Sadler had a double in three RBIs in what was a strong display of hitting from Beck’s Auto. 

Rachel Mathey had an RBI double in the loss. 



Erich Price rolled the high single and triple score in at the Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley Thursday night mini-league, Thursday. 

Price rolled a 138 in singles and a 337 in triple high. 

Karen Herzog rolled the single high for women with a 115 as well as the triple high, rolling a 308. 


DRIVE League

Troy Emond scored 17 points and Jaydon Fox added 11 points in Pioneer’s 55-25 victory over the Warriors in a boys varsity playoff game, Thursday, at Pioneer. 

Sean Davenport led the Warriors with seven points. 

FC Tech defeated Northampton 2, 60-51, behind 24 points from Bailey Young and 18 from Marcus Sanders. 

Trrey Mendez scored 15 in the loss. 

• In boys JV action at Greenfield High School, Thursday, Nolan Otto’s 10 points propelled Belchertown past Orange, 34-29. 

Hunter Martin and Gavin Sullivan combined for 15 points for Orange. 

Kyle Harris scored 16 points in South Hadley’s 50-47 win over Northampton. 

Kelvin Perez led Northampton with 18 points. 

• Joe Thomson and Pat Boyden combined for 31 points in Frontier’s 61-45 defeat of Greenfield. 

Mav Ward led Greenfield with 21 points while Dion Drewington added eight points. 

F.C. Hoop Clinic

There are still spots available for the second week of the 2019 Franklin County Hoop Clinic.

Week 2 runs Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will run daily from 8:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 14. Cost is $150 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch.

The clinic will be run by Greenfield boys’ varsity basketball coach Angelo Thomas and Greenfield girls’ varsity basketball coach John Hickey.

For more information, contact Thomas at 824-6679 or Hickey at 522-7042.

Montague 3-on-3 tourney

The Montague Parks and Recreation Department is holding its second annual 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament Aug. 10 at Unity Park in Turners Falls.

The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. and is organized by NextUp basketball coordinator Josh Morse. All proceeds go toward sustaining the basketball courts for the area youth. 

The event is open to anyone 18 years or younger, with teams of four split into four divisions: Varsity, JV, 14U and 12U.

Signup is $40 per team, and the tournament will feature championship prizes and trophies, a four game guarantee, food and refreshment.

To sign up, email unitystreethoops3@yahoo.com to get a registration form. 


FC Tech skills clinic

Franklin County Technical School is running a free football skills clinic on July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the school in Turners Falls.

The clinic will focus of offensive and defensive individual skills, and players will be broken down by position. The clinic is open to anyone entering grades 7-12.


Clay Classic

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.


Four Rivers Charter Public School is seeking a girls varsity soccer coach for the upcoming fall season.  Looking for a qualified candidate who knows and understands soccer, has a positive attitude, loves to coach and loves working with teenagers.  All interested candidates, please contact Athletic Director, Amanda McNamara, at amcnamara@frcps.org.

CVSOA course

The Connecticut Valley Soccer Officials Association will conduct an instructional course for new referees in August.

Members of the CVSOA referee scholastic soccer matches in Hampshire and Franklin Counties during September, October and November.

CVSOA members must be 18 years of age or older and pass a criminal background review.

Please call Artie Burke at 413 863-245 or email him at AEBurke11@verizon.net if you wish to participate in the instructional course and, thereby, become a scholastic soccer official and/or simply wish more information about this activity.

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