Bulletin Board: Frontier slips past Pioneer, 5-4, in Mickey Mantle thriller

  • Pioneer baserunner Jason Quinn slides in safely to score ahead of the tag from Frontier pitcher Tyler Baranowski during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer shortstop Jared Hubbard throws to first for an out against Frontier during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Ben Martino drives in a run against Pioneer during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier’s Kyle Barnes lays down a bunt against Pioneer during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Pioneer pitcher Jake Dodge throws against Frontier during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Frontier pitcher Tyler Baranowski throws against Pioneer during their Mickey Mantle game Thursday at Deerfield Academy. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Staff Writer
Published: 6/20/2019 10:03:30 PM
Modified: 6/20/2019 10:03:18 PM

Four players recorded RBIs, and host Frontier Alber Hearing Services picked up a tight 5-4 victory over Pioneer Stone Seals/Scotty’s in a Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle game played Thursday night at Headmaster’s Field in Deerfield.

Kevin Baumann, Tom Alber, Ben Martino and Gehrig Brynda all registered RBIs in the victory for Frontier (2-2), while Maxwell Edwards earned the win in relief.

Pioneer (2-2) received two hits, including a double and an RBI, from Jacob Quinn. Jared Hubbard (double), Josh Brunelle (double), Kyle Brunelle (single, two RBIs), Robby Kenyon (single), Jason Quinn (single) and Jake Dodge (RBI) also did the work offensively in the loss.

Sandy Koufax

Sam Schreiber had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs, but host Hubie’s Tavern West County Warriors dropped a 6-3 decision to Amherst in Sandy Koufax action, Thursday in Buckland.

The Warriors (0-6) finished with eight hits in the loss. Gabe Selig added two hits and an RBI, Owen Lake doubled, Wyatt Edes smacked two hits and Roscoe Palmer also had a single. Ben Thompson struck out two in a scoreless seventh inning of relief.

Golf

Elks League

The duo of Bob Ferris and Vinnie Melendez are into the top spot after Week 9 of the Greenfield Elks League, amassing 51 points to snag the top spot at the Country Club of Greenfield, Wednesday.

Greg Call and Bob Zaikowski were right behind with 50½ points, followed in third place by Dave McDonald and Keith Schempp (49½). Mike Larabee and Gary Noga tied for closest to the pin at 10 feet, 2 inches.  

Basketball

DRIVE Leagues

Bailey Young and Marcus Sanders poured in a combined 32 points, helping Franklin Tech edge Northampton No. 2, 48-46, in a DRIVE boys varsity basketball game Wednesday night in Northfield.

In other action, Troy Emond’s 19 points propelled Pioneer to a 50-31 victory over the Warriors.

Phil Davenport had 17 for the Warriors.

• In action played at Greenfield High School, Mason Meadows dropped 30 points and Mav Ward added 17 in Greenfield’s 74-70 win over Easthampton.

In other local action, Frontier received 17 points from Peter Carey in a 56-47 win over Hampshire.

FC Hoop Clinic

The 2019 Franklin County Hoop Clinic will offer two different weeks this summer. Week 1 is from July 15 through 19 and Week 2 runs July 22-26 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic will run daily from 8:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 14. Cost is $150 per participant and includes breakfast and lunch.

The clinic, which will be limited to the first 60 participants, will be run by Greenfield boys’ varsity basketball coach Angelo Thomas and Greenfield girls’ varsity basketball coach John Hickey.

For more information, contact Thomas at 824-6679 or Hickey at 522-7042.

Miscellany

PV pole vault school

The Pioneer Valley Pole Vault School in Bernardston is open by appointment for individual and group lessons through the fall with negotiable rates.

Lessons will be taught by Pioneer Valley Regional School track and Northfield Mount Hermon School pole vault coach Jim Bell, himself a Masters pole vaulter.

For more information, contact Bell at 413-648-8929.

Running

Montague Mug Race

Registration is underway for the 39th annual Montague Mug Race, set for Aug. 17 at the Village Common.

The 5.5-mile race blasts off at 8:30 a.m. Pewter Mugs are awarded to top male/female finishers and coffee mugs to top finishers of each division. T-shirts are given to the first 90 runners.

Now in its 15th year, the Mini Mug Race will kick off at 8:35. This 2-mile course is a great scenic route around the Old South Cemetery. Both races will finish at the ball field. All runners are entered into drawing for local prizes. The course is well marked with plenty of water stops and features a few challenging hills with a run along the Connecticut River.

Registration forms are located at the YMCA, Body Shoppe, Montague Post Office and Park/Rec. Runners may also register by using runreg.com. Find us on the web: montaguemugrace.com. Proceeds benefit Montague Old Home Days and the Fire Association. For more info contact Ann Fisk 367-2812 or shollow25@comcast.net

Field hockey

F.C. Clinic

Registrations are now being accepted for the Franklin County Field Hockey Clinic, which will take place July 15-19 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic is run by GHS coach Erin Thayer as well as high school players from her team. It is open to students entering grades 3 through 7.

The clinic runs each day from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $150. Players can purchase an equipment package (which includes stick, ball, mouth guard and shin guard) for an additional $60. The clinic will focus on stretching and footwork drills, fundamental skills, and offensive and defensive skills as well as small games and 7 vs. 7 scrimmages. To register or for more information contact Thayer (Esuchanek@aol.com).


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