Ross fans 13 as Descavich wins title

  • Evan Quigley, of Legion, takes a cut against Dick’s Auto at Muzzey Field, Wednesday in Orange. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Sam Connors, of Dick’s Auto, makes contact against Legion at Muzzey Field, Wednesday in Orange. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • MJ Publicover, of Legion, takes a cut against Dick’s Auto at Muzzey Field, Wednesday in Orange. FOR THE RECORDER/MIKE PHILLIPS

  • Descavich Heating & Plumbing captured the Greenfield Girls Softball League Ponytail Division championship Wednesday night, edging previously undefeated Camelot Carpet Cleaners, 2-0, at Murphy Park. COURTESY PHOTO/Melissa Rotkiewicz

Staff Writer
Published: 6/12/2019 9:44:31 PM
Modified: 6/12/2019 9:44:22 PM

Lilly Ross tossed a complete game, 13-strikeout shutout, and Descavich Heating & Plumbing captured the Greenfield Girls Softball League Ponytail Division championship behind a 2-0 victory over previously undefeated Camelot Carpet Cleaners, Wednesday night at Murphy Park.

Descavich pushed the only two runs of the game across in the first inning. Addie Rotkiewicz and Ross singled, and Gloria McDonald drove in both runs with a hit to stake the Plumbers to a 2-0 advantage.

That would be enough for Ross, who allowed just two hits and didn’t walk a batter to pitch her team to a title. Carly Blanchard and Kristen Sevoian also singled in the win.

Camelot’s MacKenzie Paulin also threw a complete game, striking out 14 batters against just three walks and five hits. Amelia Pierce and Kelly Baird singled, and Pierce and Tayler Bergeron both played well defensively.

Youth baseball

Newt Guilbault

Johnny Marchefka was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, and the tandem of Jake Jurek and Ethan Eichorn combined to strike out seven batters in five innings as Greenfield Savings Bank defeated Booska’s Flooring, 15-0, in a Newt Guilbault Community League semifinal Game 1 Wednesday night in Turners Falls.

Mason Lehtomaki singled and tripled to go with three RBIs, while Eichorn was 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Leo Reiber played outstanding defensively, as GSB captured Game 1 of the best-of-three series.

Booska’s Jake Maynard totaled two hits, while Cam Laster and Zaydrien Alamed each had a hit.

• In the other best-of-three semifinal series, Turners Falls Athletic Club received a no-hitter from Matt Field en route to a 17-0 Game 1 victory over St. Kazimierz Society at Gamelin Field.

Field struck out six in the no-no-, and added a single, double and three RBIs at the plate. Sammy Studlien broke through with two triples, a single and five RBIs, while Brody Girard smacked three hits, including a double, and drove in two runs. Jordan Sullivan-Paulino roped three singles, and Alex Knapp and Elijah Sullivan-Paulino also had a hit apiece.

Jackson Cogswell struck out eight on the mound for St. Kaz, which received good defensive work at third base from Zayvey Nieves.

Orange LL

Ethan Hueur's RBI triple gave Legion a 14-10 win over Dick's Auto in Little League action at Muzzey Field in Orange on Wednesday.

Legion pulled away in the top of the eighth in the back-and-forth affair that went into extra innings. MJ Publicover and James Williams drew walks in the top of the eighth to give Legion a 9-7 lead in extra innings before Heuer's hit.

Publicover started for Legion and finished with six strikeouts. Dakota Choquette relieved Publicover and had some good stuff with eight strikeouts. Madix Whitman got the start for Dick's Auto and pitched into the third inning with a strikeout. Sam Connors entered for Whitman, and pitched into the seventh with six strikeouts. Aiden Britt pitched in the seventh, catching a hard liner with two strikeouts to keep the game scoreless.

Britt added an RBI double in the bottom of the first. Rocco Buccaroni had an RBI groundout in the third for Dick's Auto. Hunter Brooks had two doubles for Dick's Auto. Heuer's double in the fifth helped tie the score before a RBI single by Choquette singled to make the score 6-5. Wyatt Whitman doubled and later scored to tie the game at six for Dick's Auto.

Landon Mallette singled, before coming out for pinch runner Cam Belliveau who later scored to give Legion a 7-6 lead. Madix Whitman stole home to send the game to extra innings. Evan Quigley in the bottom of the eighth to close out the game for Legion. Lian Lopez hit an RBI single for Dick's Auto and later scored in the eighth. Williams added a hit in the top of the third for Legion.

Mickey Mantle

Anthony Moffatt drove in the go-ahead run as part of a three-run top of the seventh inning, and the Hilltown Hardwood Flooring West County Warriors rallied for a 3-2 victory over Northampton in a Mickey Mantle contest played Wednesday night at Florence Field.

Moffatt started and took a no-decision in five innings, striking out 11 and allowing just a pair of unearned runs in the first inning. It stayed 2-0 Northampton until the seventh when West County rallied. Sam Schriber and Tyler Dubreuil registered RBIs to tie the game, and Moffatt drove in the go-ahead run with a ground out to second base.

Reliever Liam O’Donnell earned the win, as he closed the door with two innings of scoreless work (three strikeouts). Shawn Davenport was 3-for-4 at the dish while Evan Shippee, Moffatt, Reuben Bassett, Cam Lococo and Jared Jacobs all had a hit.

• Elsewhere, Jake Dodge and Max Leh combined to strike out 10 and allow just three hits in lifting Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s to a 12-2 win over South Hadley in action at Franklin Tech.

Leh led the offense with three singles and an RBI, while Kyle Brunelle singled twice and drove in a pair. Dalton Henderson (triple, two RBIs), Josh Brunelle (double, RBI), Cayden Lehtomaki (single, RBI), Gavin Rubio (single, RBI), Robby Kenyon (single, RBI) and Jared Hubbard (single, RBI) all contributed offensively for Pioneer.

Mohawk Youth

Mason Bassett and Connor Roberts combined to strike out 13 batters, helping the Colrain Giants pick up a 10-4 win over Hawlemont in a Mohawk Youth League Minors Division playoff game, Wednesday.

Colrain will face the top-seeded Buckland/Shelburne Braves Friday night at Cricket Field in Buckland for the championship game.

Caleb Kimberley went 2-for-2 at the plate for Colrain, while Alvin Richardson threw out a pair of runners at the plate.

Hawlemont’s Landon Smead was 3-for-3 with four RBIs, while Joe Mason was 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. Ezekiel Mirin pitched two shutout innings and hit a single, and Jacob Taylor got his first hit of the year.


In Greenfield Minor League Baseball AAA playoff action from Tuesday, Aubuchon Hardware’s Nico Siano and Nick Prasol had three hits apiece to help their team edge Sandri’s Plumbing, 19-18.

Bradley Welcome and Bodie Burke had two hits apiece in the win for Aubuchon, which trailed 16-9 at one point but rallied.

Rylin Koscinski tripled and homered for Sandri’s, which also received two hits from Sam Bucala and Tristan James. Hayden Girard and CJ Halla tripled.


K of C League

Paul Bassett led the way, posting a plus-9 point quota to top the field at the Knights of Columbus Golf League played Wednesday night at Thomas Memorial Golf & Country Club.

Mike Beauregard was next at plus-7, followed by Drew Powell at plus-6. Rod Herzig was closest to the pin on No. 7 (18 feet, 2 inches) and Art Girard was closest on No. 9 (18-11).

CFC Ladies

Elise Rice’s plus-3 point quota was tops in Crumpin-Fox Club’s Ladies League, Wednesday night in Bernardston.

Elaine Goodhind was next at plus-1, followed by Kathy Brown at even.

Marty Stinson was closest to the pin on No. 3 (19-½), and Pam Poissant was closest on No. 9 (56-9½).

Thomas Ladies

Both Sally Bernard and Marilyn Kostanski posted plus-7 point quotas to lead the way at the Thomas Memorial Ladies League, Wednesday night.

Sally Malloy and Deb Cote were next at plus-5. Malloy was closest to the pin on No. 7 (9-7), and Kostanski was the winner of capture the flag (six).

JEHH Memorial Tournament

The Jill Harrington-Hanzalik Memorial Golf Tournament will be played June 22 at Mount Snow Golf Course in West Dover, Vt.

The event begins at 11 a.m., and costs $560 per team (four players). That includes golf (a scramble), along with lunch and dinner. There will be raffles, a goodie bag, prizes and entertainment. Full details and online registration are available at

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