Bulletin board: Athol’s Lindsey LeBlanc records 500th career strikeout

  • Athol's Lindsey LeBlanc, shown here earlier this season, recorded the 500th strikeout of her pitching career during a game against Frontier on Saturday. STAFF FILE PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Reports
Published: 5/8/2022 7:18:46 PM

Frontier’s Jazzy Hayes reached on a walk in the top of the sixth inning and eventually scored on an error to break a 2-2 tie, a run that held as the game-winner with the visiting Redhawks earning a 3-2 win over Athol in an independent softball contest on Saturday. 

Delaney Fifield dinged three hits for Frontier (3-12). Ashley Taylor tallied two hits, Hayes had a double while Makayla Santos and Sophia Pinardi hit safely in the win. Taylor struck out six in the circle. 

Lindsey LeBlanc added another milestone to her illustrious career with the Bears, earning her 500th strikeout on the day. The righthander finished with 15 strikeouts and added a pair of doubles and a single at the plate. LeBlanc took over pitching duties in 2018, and accomplished the milestone despite losing an entire season due to COVID-19.

Sadey Lehtomaki had a pair of hits, Skyleigh D’Ambrosia had a double while Jenna Bonenfant, Jaylynn Chapalonis, Alyssa Logan and Maddi Kenniff had a hit for Athol (8-6). 


CCG Open Two-Man Scramble

Peter Alminas and Luke Karpiej were the winners of the Country Club of Greenfield Open Two-Man Scramble on Saturday, finishing with a low round of 63. 

Tom Herzig and Michael Putala took second with a 64, Andy Lesenski and Chris Robbins settled for third with a 65 while the pairings of Dave Sabourin and Tim McKenna, Mark Karpiej and Al Alminas, Michael Lavalle and Steve Varellas, Nate Burdick and Kevin Bagge and Sean Bayer and David Donoghue tied for fourth with 66s. 

Carl Hoynoski and Robert Provost had the low net score of 61. Jayme Coggin and Scott Colby took second in net with a 63, the pairing of Brendan Fleming and Dan Fleming tied with Michael Duclos and Roy Emerson for third with a net 64 while Ike Purington and Michael Duclos Jr. tied with Mike Laga and Al Griffin for fifth with a net 65. 

Youth baseball

Parker Gerry had three hits and drove in three runs, while Asa Bouchard tripled and doubled and Jackson Puchalski also had two hits to lift Denny’s Pantry past Aubuchon, 14-10, in GMLB AAA action on Sunday at Lunt Field.

Aubuchon was led by Jed Niquette (home run, single), Amasa Shippee (two hits) and Elijah Skinder (four strikeouts on the mound).

Smitty’s 14, Rotary Club 6 (Sunday)

Smitty’s: Bryce Zraunig (two hits), Jayden Lackey (two hits), Casey Burke (hit, win on the mound), Liam Bassett (hit),  Brody Gilbert (hit).

Rotary: Kayden Snow-Rose (hit), Landon Allenby (two hits).

Denny’s 15, Rotary Club 9 (Saturday)

Denny’s: Jackson Puchalski (3B, 3 RBIs), Wesley Darling (3B, 2 RBIs), Parker Gerry (3B, 2 RBIs).

Rotary: Jonathan Bones (2B), Gregory Browne (hit), Anthony Bergstrom (hit).

Lundgren Honda 18, Liberty Tax 2 (Friday)

Hunter Wilkins and Damien Shields each tallied four hits while Kennedy O’Shea had two hits in Lundgren Honda’s 18-2 win over Liberty Tax in a AA contest on Friday. 

Ryan Turner had a double and Orion Lindemann hit safely for Liberty Tax.

Ruggeri Real Estate 11, Fitzgerald Real Estate 6 (Friday, AA)

Ruggeri: Brayden Parody (two doubles), Emerson Maxam (triple), Quest Petersen (triple), Jason Philstetler (3 hits)

Fitzgerald: Darick Chaisson (5 hits), Lyla Burek (3 hits), Harlan Hickey (3 strikeouts)

New Fortune 5, Maniatty’s 4 (Saturday)

New Fortune: Conner Bergeron (pitched, 2 hits), Wayde Bardell (double, 2 RBI)

Maniatty’s: Paxton Phelps (hit), Bodie Burke (pitched), Nico Siano (2 hits)

Aubuchon 6, Smitty’s 5 (Saturday, AAA)

Aubuchon: Jed Niquette (5 strikeouts), Amasa Shippee (10 strikeouts), Madax Shurman (hit), Carter Malouin (hit), Preston Charboneau (hit)

Smitty’s: Bryce Zraunig (hit), Casey Burke (hit), Ben Shivone (hit, 7 strikeouts), Aaron Turner (hit) 

Parody Builders 12, Baker Office 7 (Saturday)

Parody: Kent Warner (5 hits), Kyrie Petrizzi-Richmond (4 hits), Braith Brothers (3 hits), Aiden Martin (3 hits), Mason Facey (3 hits)

Baker: Ben Thompson (3 hits), Ona Locke (3 hits)

Frontier Cal Ripken

Konnor James and Noah Poreda combined to throw a no-hitter to lead VFW to a 3-0 win over Hatfield on Friday. 

James, Poreda, Colin Galli, Alex Winn and Oscar Holmes hit safely in the win. Brody Phanuef pitched well in the loss.

F.C. Babe Ruth registrations

There are additional sign-ups for the 54th season of the Franklin County Babe Ruth League. All games are played at Abercrombie Field in Greenfield. Players can be between the ages of 13-15, while 12-year-olds seeking experience on a full-size diamond are also eligible to play.

New dates are: Tuesday, April 10 (5:30-7 p.m.), Thursday, April 12 (5:30-7 p.m.), and Sunday, April 15 (10 a.m.-noon). All registrations are held at the Greenfield Elks Club on Federal Street.

Questions can be directed to Tina Crocker (413-896-8576) or Joe Mignault (413-774-3876).

Youth softball


Maisie Miller smacked four hits, including a double, to lift Freedom Credit Union past Precision Driving School, 13-6, in GGSL action over the weekend. 

Elyse Reardon also had four hits for Freedom, and Zoey Thurber added a pair of hits.

Precision’s Ava Martin and Ainsley Martin each had five hits, and Penelope Gioules added four hits.


Deerfield results

Kaelin Creagh set a new school record in the 400 meters (59.75 seconds), while Josephine Louis set a new mark in the pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches), helping the Deerfield Academy girls track and field team to a sweep of a tri-meet with St. Paul’s and Choate on Saturday.

The boys team also swept St. Paul’s and Choate.

Elsewhere, the Big Green rolled past Marianapolis 14-0 on the softball diamond to extend their winning streak to five games.

 The boys lacrosse team upended Hotchkiss, 13-9, while the girls team dropped an 18-4 decision.

The baseball team won its sixth straight game thanks to a 6-2 victory over Worcester.

Other weekend results saw the golf team beat Andover, 6-3, while the girls tennis team handled Loomis (7-2) and the girls water polo team fell to Williston (24-13).


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