GMLB, Newt Guilbault gets seasons underway Sunday (PHOTOS)

Greenfield Minor League Baseball kicks off its season with a parade on Sunday, with players making their way down Kenwood Street to Lunt Field.

Greenfield Minor League Baseball kicks off its season with a parade on Sunday, with players making their way down Kenwood Street to Lunt Field. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players make their way to Lunt Field during its Opening Day parade Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Greenfield Minor League baseball players during Sunday’s Opening Day ceremony at Lunt Field.

Greenfield Minor League baseball players during Sunday’s Opening Day ceremony at Lunt Field. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

GMLB’s Brad Baker (left) with Butch Martin (right) after announcing Lunt 2 will now be called Butch Martin Field.

GMLB’s Brad Baker (left) with Butch Martin (right) after announcing Lunt 2 will now be called Butch Martin Field. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Newt Guilbault kicked off its season on Sunday, with players making their way down Montague Street in Turners to the Newt Guilbault Fields.

Newt Guilbault kicked off its season on Sunday, with players making their way down Montague Street in Turners to the Newt Guilbault Fields. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade.

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade.

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade.

Newt Guilbault players make their way to the Newt Guilbault Fields during Sunday’s Opening Day parade. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Newt Guilbault players during the Opening Day ceremony on Sunday.

Newt Guilbault players during the Opening Day ceremony on Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

A Travel Kuz player tips his cap after his  name was announced during the Opening Day ceremony at the Newt Guilbault Fields Sunday.

A Travel Kuz player tips his cap after his name was announced during the Opening Day ceremony at the Newt Guilbault Fields Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

George Bush delivers a speech after being named a lifetime coach in the Newt Guilbault League on Sunday.

George Bush delivers a speech after being named a lifetime coach in the Newt Guilbault League on Sunday. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Cody Guilbault throws out the first pitch with his son, Matt Guilbault, and his daughter, Brenna Guilbault, on Sunday in Turners.

Cody Guilbault throws out the first pitch with his son, Matt Guilbault, and his daughter, Brenna Guilbault, on Sunday in Turners. STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Phil Brodeur pitches for Maniatty’s against Gilmore and Farrell on Sunday in a GMLB contest at Lunt Field. 

Phil Brodeur pitches for Maniatty’s against Gilmore and Farrell on Sunday in a GMLB contest at Lunt Field.  STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Gilmore and Farrell’s Paul Budrawich slides into third during a GMLB game against Maniatty’s on Sunday at Lunt Field. 

Gilmore and Farrell’s Paul Budrawich slides into third during a GMLB game against Maniatty’s on Sunday at Lunt Field.  STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

Casey Burke pitches for Gilmore and Farrell against Maniatty’s on Sunday at Lunt Field. 

Casey Burke pitches for Gilmore and Farrell against Maniatty’s on Sunday at Lunt Field.  STAFF PHOTO/THOMAS JOHNSTON

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

Staff Writer

Published: 04-21-2024 8:01 PM

Greenfield Minor League Baseball and Newt Guilbault Community Baseball League held their opening days on Sunday, each getting their seasons underway with a parade followed by the first day of games. 

In a GMLB Majors contest, Maniatty Real Estate’s pulled out a 7-6 win in the bottom of the sixth inning against Gilmore and Farrell. 

Phil Brodeur struck out eight in three innings while Luciano Stoffalano (RBI), Jackson Baker (three RBI’s) and Fischer Williams (RBI) each collected two hits. Leo D’urso, Casey Burke (RBI) and Jayden Howard (two RBI’s) each hit safely for Gilmore and Farrell. 

Gruber & Tripp Law 4, Parody Builders 2 — Colton Urkiel knocked a double while Sean Degan had three hits and struck out the side in the top of the sixth to close out the win for Gruber & Tripp in a AA contest on Sunday. 

Ben Thompson knocked an RBI double while Dimitri Gioules tallied a hit and three strikeouts for Parody. 

Baker Financial Group 6, Fitzgerald Real Estate 5 — Zach Bensen cracked four hits, Cody Castine knocked a single and a double while Shea Cairney tallied two hits and three strikeouts on the mound to lead Baker to a victory over Fitzgerald in AA action Sunday.  

Aiden Martin recorded three hits while Jalen Howell and Jacolby Dyer each had two hits for Fitzgerald. 

Rotary Club 10, New Fortune 5 — Brock Puchalski, Emerson Maxam and Conner Bergeron each recorded two hits in Rotary’s win over New Fortune Sunday in AAA action. 

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Blake Miner struck out nine in the victory. Collin Winslow knocked two hits and struck out six while Sean Winslow hit safely for New     Fortune. 

Pioneer Valley Tire 11,  Ruggeri Real Estate 8 — Kaydin Snow-Rose struck out eight, Brantley Godfrey had two hits and an RBI, Brayden Parody and Gabe Tidlund each had a triple while Paxton Gibson hit safely in Pioneer Valley Tire’s AAA win on Sunday. 

Jovani Borgos hit an inside the park home run, Toby Campbell had a hit while Brody Suhl struck out two for Ruggeri. 

Freedom Credit Union 7, Gagne Wealth Management 6 — Noah Marguet smashed two doubles, Jack Barrett added three hits while Owen Littles pitched for Freedom in a win over Gagne on Sunday in AA action. 

Mason Lovett and Parker Smith La Clair each had three hits for Gagne. 

Bobby C’s 10, Aubuchon Hardware 9 — Chris Baker struck out three, Mason Deome threw a batter out from behind the plate while Braith Brothers hit safely in Bobby C’s win over Aubuchon Sunday. 

Elias Tripp pitched and didn’t allow a run while Conor O’Connell, William Simanski, EJ Provost and Tripp were part of a triple play for Aubuchon. 

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Turners Falls Athletic Club 16, Greenfield Savings Bank 5 — Carter Greene recorded a single, a triple and an RBI and added five strikeouts on the mound to lift TFAC to a victory on Sunday. 

Xavier Correa had a single, a double and two RBIs while Carmelo Bashaw knocked a triple and drove in two runs in the win. Cam Cogswell had a hit and scored two runs for Greenfield Savings Bank. 

Pipione’s Sport Shop 12, Montague Elks Club 2 — Spencer Towne struck out nine while Roman Anderson, Ava Barber, Liam Kerivan, Conner Bartlett and Towne each had a hit in Pipione’s win over Elks Club Sunday. 

Jack Carney struck out nine while Breyson Demers had a single and two steals for Elks Club.