Bulletin Board: Caleb Thomas pitches Post 81 past Sheffield in Junior Legion tournament

  • Visar Kryeziu

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Published: 7/21/2022 9:14:54 PM
Modified: 7/21/2022 9:14:31 PM

Caleb Thomas was in a groove on the mound for the Greenfield Post 81 Junior Legion squad on Thursday.

In a playoff game on the road at Sheffield Post 340, Thomas tossed all five innings for Post 81, throwing a grand total of 44 pitches and surrendering just two hits as Greenfield cruised to an 11-0 five-inning win at War Memorial Field.

The win moves Post 81 to 2-0 in the tournament, putting them into the championship game on Sunday night against a team to be determined. With it being a double-elimination tournament, the opponent will have to beat Greenfield twice to win the title.

“I just had to stay in the right mindset out there,” Thomas said. “I just got back from having the flu so it was my first day back. I had to keep the mindset to win the game and move on to the championship game.”

Ethan Quinn blasted a two-run home run and also drove in a pair of runs with a single for Greenfield. Johnny Marchefka had a pair of hits that brought in three runs, Jackson Campbell knocked three hits and Trevor Kuchieski had a pair of hits in the win.

Post 81 has all the confidence it’ll be able to close out the job on Sunday, no matter who the opponent is.

“We’re waiting for Sunday,” Thomas said. “I don’t know who we’re playing but whoever it is, we’ll beat them.”

Mantle

The Ware Mantle squad was unable to get a read on Hilltown Hardwood Flooring West County’s ace Marshall Ingram on Thursday, with Ingram tossing six innings, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits to lead West County to a 10-0 win on Thursday. 

Wyatt Edes knocked a single, a double and a triple and brought in three RBIs in the win. Joe Craft had an RBI single to end the game via run rule in top of the seventh while Ingram, Jesse Dubreuil and Ty Griswold hit safely for West County. 

Basketball

Franklin Tech Summer League

Lilia Kachelmeyer and Azemina Cecunjanin both dropped 14 points in Greenfield’s 28-22 win over Franklin Tech in the opening game of the Franklin Tech Girls Varsity Summer League on Thursday.

Haleigh Benoit led the Eagles with 11 points. Trinity Doane and Kyra Goodell each scored five points while Kaitlin Trudeau and Lili Inman both scored two points in the loss.

In the second game of the night, Athol picked up a 40-36 win over Smith Academy behind 15 points from Emma Bacigalupo and seven points from Lizzy Mailloux, Sammy Mailloux and Ally Robertson.

Jenna Bonenfant and Anna Duquette each had two points in the win. Caitlin Graves finished with nine points, Cori Scagel scored eight points and Alexa Jagodzinski tallied seven points in the loss for the Falcons.

To close out the night, Addison Harrington put in eight points, Fota Ndiaye finished with seven points, Caroline Ring scored six points and Hailey Ring, Laura Kahler and Sofia Walker each had two points to lead Pioneer past Mahar, 27-25.

Alivia Patch and Kendrah Doane each scored seven points, Hayden Comeau tallied six points, Naveah Scribner scored three points and Taylor Paluk had two points for the Senators.

DRIVE League

Mike Castillo dropped 27 points and Dan Donoghue tacked on 12 points to lead Team Markol to a 79-68 win over TBT Barrington on Wednesday in a men’s league contest at Greenfield High School.

Sam Tillona scored 23 points and Justin Farrick added 17 points in the loss.

Team No Name picked up an 88-58 win over Bruso Computer Solutions behind 18 points from Rob Jones and 12 points from Tim Hoar. Tionne Brown had 20 points and Sean Richter tallied 13 points in the defeat.

To close out the night, Garrett Cote put up 22 points and Tucker Llewellyn had 17 points to lift OSC to a 65-62 triumph over Toyota of Greenfield. Tyson Dowdy scored 25 points and Jalen Sanders totaled 10 points in the loss.

Soccer

PV Summer

Tristan Valderrama found the back of the net twice in Frontier’s 4-0 win over Wilbraham on Thursday in a Pioneer Valley Summer Soccer League contest. 

Chanhee Son and Jon Santiago also scored for the Redhawks while Aiden Valderrama and Ben Cachiguango each had an assist in the win. 

Softball

FC Summer League

Audri Bassett, Riana Shaw, Kristine Given, Summer Routhier and Allison Cleary each knocked a pair of hits in the Bombers’ 17-10 win over the Flyers on Wednesday in a FCL Summer Softball contest at Murphy Park.

Routhier struck out five in the circle in the win.

Keira Stevens cracked three hits while Katy Lengieza, Ashley Bobala, Lilianna Inman and Maddie Lamorie hit safely for the Flyers. Kaylin Sumner struck out five in the defeat.

Running

Northfield Summer Series

Twenty-five runners braved the heat to run the shortened 2-mile course during the Northfield Summer Road Race Series Thursday night, with Reagan Hoy and Alysson Farris tying for first after both came across the finish line in a time of 13 minutes, 30 seconds.

Dave Thomas (13:51) came in third followed by Ben Emberley (13:54) in fourth and Lex Singh (14:18) in fifth.

Adult softball

Greenfield co-ed

Matt Luippold had six hits including a home run and five RBIs, Luis Melendez had five hits, one a double, and three RBIs, Ricky Craver had five hits including a triple and four RBIs and Kat Chabot had two doubles and three singles to lift Thayer Street Builders to a 24-16 win over RG Penfield on Thursday in a Greenfield co-ed softball contest.

 Frank Stumpo knocked five hits and Dustin Olson had three hits for RG Penfield.

Golf

Thomas Women’s L eague

Sally Malloy tallied the low gross of 42 while Terry Sall had the low net of 27 in the Thomas Women’s League at Thomas Memorial on Wednesday.

Debbie Puchalski won closest to the pin on No. 7 (nine feet, 10 inches).

Timmons-Messer

Bill Noyes and Andy Chartier carded the low gross of 33 in the Timmons-Messer League on  Wednesday at the Northfield Golf Course.

Scott Powers and Norm LaCoy took second with a 37. Tom Almstead and Steve Lanciani won a match of cards over Jeff Holmes and Elton Kinsman to tally the low net of 27.

In closest to the pin Jim Garanin won on No. 6 (16-6) and Noyes won on No. 7 (3-11).

Noyes was the match medalist with a 37 followed by Walt Sanieski with a 38.


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