Gilmore & Farrell captures GMLB championship

  • Maniatty’s Devin Dubie tosses a pitch during his team’s GMLB Majors Division game against Gilmore & Farrell, Monday night at Lunt Field. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Maniatty baserunner Silas Muzzy slides into home in front of the tag of Gilmore & Farrell catcher Tyler Yetter during GMLB Majors Division championship-game action, Monday night at Lunt Field. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Above, Maniatty catcher Luca Siano catches a pop up in his team’s GMLB Majors Division game against Gilmore & Farrell, Monday night at Lunt Field. Right, Gilmore & Farrell baserunner Tyler Yetter avoids the tag of Maniatty third baseman Brady Booska. Bulletin Board and additional photos on Page B3. STAFF PHOTOS/PAUL FRANZ

  • Gilmore & Farrell baserunner Tyler Yetter avoids the tag of Maniatty third baseman Brady Booska during GMLB action, Monday night at Lunt Field. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Gilmore & Farrell third baseman Jackson Campbell tries to haul in a throw as Maniatty’s Silas Muzzy slides into the bag during GMLB Majors Division play, Monday at Lunt Field. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

  • Gilmore & Farrell pitcher Hugh Cyhowski winds up for a pitch against Maniatty Real Estate in GMLB Majors Division action, Monday night at Lunt Field. Staff Photo/PAUL FRANZ

Staff Writers
Published: 6/17/2019 10:47:03 PM

Hugh Cyhowski did it on the mound and at the plate, and Gilmore & Farrell Insurance captured the Greenfield Minor League Baseball Majors Division championship, Monday night.

Cyhowski struck out four in four innings of work and was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, helping Gilmore & Farrell upend Maniatty Real Estate, 11-1, at Lunt Field in Greenfield.

A nine-run second inning propelled Gilmore & Farrell, which received key offensive contributions from Ben Werner (2-for-2, three RBIs), Brayden Thayer (2-for-3, two RBIs), Jackson Campbell (2-for-3, RBI), Hannah Gilbert (double, two runs), Jonathan Breor (single, run) and Erik Martineau (RBI, run).

Devin Dubie and Cam Burnett combined to strike out four batters for Maniatty, which received a hit and a run scored from Silas Muzzy. William Ainsworth also had a hit.

• In the semifinal game that preceded the final, Caleb Thomas allowed just one run in four innings of work to help Maniatty edge New Fortune, 7-5.

Brady Booska had a hit and drove in two runs for Maniatty, while Luca Siano added a hit and an RBI. Dubie and Thomas registered hits.

New Fortune’s Ethan Quinn led his squad with three hits at the plate in addition to three scoreless innings on the bump. Braeden Tsipenyuk roped two hits while Heath Gomez and CJ Halla also came through with hits.

Newt Guilbault

Mason Lehtomaki and Ethan Eichorn combined for 15 strikeouts on the mound, and Greenfield Savings Bank moved one step closer to a championship on Monday.

GSB captured a 9-3 victory over St. Kazimierz Society in Game 1 of the best-of-three Newt Guilbault Community League final series in Turners Falls.

Johnny Marchefka was 3-for-3 with a triple in the win for GSB, while Eichorn was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Jake Jurek added two hits, and drove in a run.

St. Kaz received a double from Jackson Cogswell. Jackson Day, Zavy Nieves and Braedon Talbot all smacked singles.

Game 2 is set for Wednesday night at 5:30 p.m.

Orange LL

Dick’s Auto beat Orange Legion, 23-7, to force a decisive Game 3 in the Orange Little League finals at Muzzey Field in Orange on Monday.

Dick’s Auto had to battle back from a 6-2 deficit to pull off the win, extending the series to Wednesday back at Muzzey Field.

Wyatt Whitman’s RBI double in the top of the third started the comeback, bringing Dick’s Auto back within 6-4. The club took the lead in the fourth but put the game out of reach in the fifth inning. Sam Connors started with an RBI single before Luke Connors’ RBI double gave Dick’s Auto a 14-6 lead. Hunter Brooks, Luan Lopez, Madix Whitman and Whitman all had RBI hits in the inning as the team batted around. Sam Connors and Luke Connors added another RBI hit apiece. Luke Connors had five RBI on the day, with an RBI single in the first inning. Sam Connors got the win on the mound with six strikeouts. Madix Whitman started for Dick’s Auto, striking out four.

Orange Legion’s Colby Chiasson (five strikeouts) was in line for the win before Dick’s Auto’s comeback. Zac Cortright, Kyle Rogers and Elias Roberts also pitched for Orange Legion. Jayden Delgado had an RBI single with the bases loaded in the second, scoring two runs. Dylan Young followed with a RBI double that scored two more runs. Delgado flashed some leather for Orange Legion with an unassisted double play in the fourth. Delgado caught a hard liner and then ran to third to double a runner who had left the bag.

FC Babe Ruth

Gillis MacDougall was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, while Tyler Cusson (two RBIs) and Dylan Fisher (RBI) had three hits apiece to lift Turners Falls Athletic Club to a 9-3 win over Akey Insurance in Franklin County Babe Ruth League play, Monday at Abercrombie Field.

Sam Knight, Luc Belhumeur, Mike Pierce and Hugh Hart all had singles for TFAC. MacDougall struck out nine in a complete-game outing, and catcher Mike Pierce threw out two baserunners.

Akey’s Joe Boyden was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Ji Reil was also 2-for-3, with Sasha Dragicevich adding a hit.

Golf

Mass. Am qualifier

It was a good day on the links for area golfers.

Locals snatched up four of the eight qualifying spots in next month’s 111th Massachusetts Amateur Golf Championship, as Crestview Country Club in Agawam was the site of a qualifying tourney on Monday.

Country Club of Greenfield’s Cody Booska, who reached the quarterfinal round of the Mass. Am back in 2017, finished in a three-way tie for first place on Monday, emphatically punching a return ticket to the prestigious event. The Turners Falls native posted a 2-under round of 70, tying with GreatHorse’s Pete Alminas and Blackstone’s David Holmes for the top spot in the field.

Five golfers tied for the final four spots in the Mass. Am, including a trio of locals. CCG’s Jake Willis, Crumpin-Fox Club’s Jonathan Elkins, and Northfield Golf Club's Andy Lesenski all carded rounds of even-par 72 to finish in a tie for fourth place overall.  

Those eight golfers finished three strokes clear of the rest of the field. CFC’s Tim Bond and Michael Mertes each shot 4-over 76, with CCG’s Tom Herzig (77) and Chris Bourbeau (78) right behind.

The Mass. Am will be held July 15-19 at The Country Club in Brookline — the oldest country club in the U.S. CCG’s Jacob Zaranek already qualified two weeks ago in an event at Wahconah Country Club in Dalton.

Becker College Outing

The team of Tim Farrell, Robbie Haigh, Bob Provost and Brodie Conant shot 59 to take first place at CCG’s Becker College Outing, Monday.

Three teams tied for second with rounds of 60.

Jim Trumble was closest to the pin (six inches), while Conant won the men’s longest drive competition and Meaghan Sullivan was the women’s winner.

JEHH Memorial Tournament

The Jill Harrington-Hanzalik Memorial Golf Tournament will be played Saturday 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 chaseyourdreamsnow.org

Youth softball

Suburban League

Ellis Benitez was dominant, striking out 15 batters and allowing just one hit in six innings of work as the Greenfield Grizzlies thumped the Agawam Sharks, 13-0, in a Suburban League 12U softball season-opening game Monday night in Agawam.

Greenfield led 4-0 into the third inning before doubling its advantage with a four-spot in the frame. The squad put things out of reach with five runs in the sixth.

Benitez (two hits), Anna Bucala (two hits, three RBIs), MacKenzie Paulin (two hits), Margarette Howland (two hits, RBI), Kelly Baird (hit, two RBIs), Nina Holden (three RBIs), Eva Ferreira (hit) and Stellar Verlander (RBI) were all key offensively for the Grizzlies.

• Elsewhere, Ashley Taylor struck out 13 batters in a complete-game outing, but Frontier Red dropped a 6-2 decision to Southampton at Merritt Field in Sunderland.

Taylor added a double and scored a run at the plate for Frontier, while Margaret Edwards drove in a run after drawing a bases-loaded walk. Lily Ellia also scored a run for the hosts.

Adult baseball

Tri-County League

Andrew Sadowski tossed a four-hit shutout, striking out nine batters and not issuing a walk in seven innings to lift Teddy Bear Pools to a 4-0 victory over the Longmeadow Warriors in a Tri-County League amateur baseball game, Monday night in South Deerfield.

Hector DeJesus paced the offense for Teddy Bear (2-3) with two hits, a run and an RBI single. Brad Bean also had an RBI single and scored a run, while Will O’Connor and Sam Tillona added RBIs. Mike Mieczkowski tossed in a hit and scored a run.

Teddy Bear is right back at it tonight when it takes to the road to play Easthampton Savings Bank.

Fishing

Conn. River bass tourney

Erving’s Mike and Pete Wills took first place at the Sportsmen Inc. Annual Connecticut River Bass Fishing Tournament over the weekend.

The duo hauled in four large mouth bass weighing a combined 14.27 pounds.

Joey Parrot and Justin Spraske were second in the event, turning in a bag of fish weight in at 13.42 pounds. Carl Leach and his son Logan took third at 13.35 pounds.

The Tournament has a 30-year history and has been the major fundraiser for Sportsmen Inc.’s youth programs. The proceeds support such events as a Kids Day, which is open to the public and has youngsters try archery, trap and .22 shooting as well as fishing in the clubs trout pond.

Tennis

Greenfield Tennis Cup

Monday was a good night to be a Seaver.

The Seaver family was all over the place in the Greenfield Tennis Cup, sponsored by Shelburne Falls Coffee and held at the Beacon Field courts.

Chris Seaver won the men’s round robin, amassing 18 points to edge runner-up Henry Hardy (17 points). Todd Sachs and Gabe Seaver tied for third with 16 points.

In an all-Seaver women’s final, Lilly Seaver defeated sister Emilia Seaver, 6-4, 6-2, to capture the title. 

GTA clay court tourney

The Greenfield Tennis Association (GTA) will sponsor a special day of doubles tennis, Saturday at the Beacon Field courts.

Men, women, juniors and seniors of all levels are welcome to play in the Greenfield Clay Courts Preservation Benefit/Tournament. You will enter as a single person, as your doubles partner will be selected randomly and will change throughout the day with each round.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward the continued maintenance of the clay courts in Greenfield. Arrive anytime before 9:30 a.m. at the Beacon Field courts for warmup and registration (no pre-registration for this event). Team and court assignments will start at 9:45, and play will begin by 10 a.m. The tournament will be completed by early afternoon.

Entry fees are $5 for GTA members and $10 for non-members. Memberships will be on sale at the time of registration. Lunch will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Players are asked to bring a new can of balls.

For more information, contact Larry Klein at 824-8129. Rain postponement will be announced by 8 a.m. on tournament day.


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