It’s always Sunny as Beck’s Auto wins

  • Beck's Auto pitcher Kelly Sadler throws against Hubie's Tavern during their Greenfiield Co-Rec League softball game Wednesday at Green River Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Beck's Auto batter Adam Bastarache hits a triple against Hubie's Tavern during their Greenfiield Co-Rec League softball game Wednesday afternoon at Green River Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Hubie's Tavern batter Donna Tanner makes contact against Beck's Auto during their Greenfiield Co-Rec League softball game Wednesday afternoon at Green River Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Hubie's Tavern left fielder Evan Rice tracks down a pop fly for an out against Beck's Auto during their Greenfiield Co-Rec League softball game Wednesday afternoon at Green River Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

  • Beck's Auto third baseman Maddy Atkocaitis throws to first for an out against Hubie's Tavern during their Greenfiield Co-Rec League softball game Wednesday afternoon at Green River Park in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Published: 7/10/2019 10:58:39 PM

Steve Smith and Sunny Lucas each tripled and hit home runs in Beck’s Auto’s 10-3 win over Hubie’s Tavern in a Greenfield Co-Rec League softball game played at Green River Park, Wednesday night. 

Luis Melendez went 2-for-2 with a double and triple and both Sarah Ambo-Smith and Ashley Parker recorded hits for Beck’s Auto in the win. 

Seth Aldrich had two hits and an RBI in the losing effort for Hubie’s.

• Elsewhere, Jay Avery’s two home runs, triple and two singles led Concord Optical to a 16-4 win over Taylor’s Tavern, Wednesday at Hillside Park. 

Todd Wiles and Becky Zukowski each had four hits in the victory. 

Craig Bassett and Cody Chapin each had three hits and Jade Cuevas had two hits for Taylor’s Tavern. 

Suburban League

Despite outhitting Southampton, 7-3, the Frontier Red softball team couldn’t produce runs, leading to a 7-1 loss in a 12u Suburban League softball game played at Merritt Field in Sunderland, Wednesday. 

Ashley Taylor pitched seven innings for Frontier, allowing four earned runs and striking out 13. 

Olivia Machon singled and scored the lone run for Frontier in the fourth inning, off an RBI single by Claire Kirkendall. Frontier then loaded the bases, but were unable to produce another run. 

Taylor, Delaney Fifield, Allison Kostiuk and Lani Bailey each singled in the loss. 

Pioneer Valley Women’s League

Due to an error, the score of Tuesday night’s Pioneer Valley Women’s League game between Goshen and Shelburne Falls was incorrect. The actual final score was 18-17. We apologize for the error.

Baseball

American Legion

A 12-run second inning surrendered by Greenfield Post 81 was the difference Wednesday night against Monson, with Greenfield falling 12-11. 

Greenfield couldn’t get off the field in the second inning, leading to the 12-run onslaught. Ben Arnold and Kalen Evans came in for relief on the mound, keeping Monson off the board the rest of the way. 

Greenfield scored three runs in the first, and continued to fight back into the game after the rough second inning, getting within one run in the sixth but unable to add any runs in the seventh. 

Garrett Deforest had two hits while Bryan Baumann and Corbin Blight both had RBI singles in the loss. 

F.C. Babe Ruth

Dylan Camp smacked the go-ahead RBI single to plate Sam Knight in the top of the seventh inning, helping Turners Falls Athletic Club clinch the regular-season title with a 5-4 victory over Smitty’s Pub in a Franklin County Babe Ruth League contest, Wednesday night at Abercombie Field in Greenfield.

Camp finished 2-for-4, including the go-ahead hit that broke a 4-4 tie. Knight was 3-for-4 with two RBIs to pace the TFAC offense, while Chad Adams had two hits and Will Ainsworth also had a hit.

Mike Pierce earned the win in relief, striking out two in 1 1/3 innings of action including a 1-2-3 seventh frame. Gillis MacDougall struck out six and allowed three hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Smitty’s Pub was paced by Jake Whitney’s two hits, while Joey White was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Whitney and Ian Simpson combined to strike out nine on the mound.

Cal Ripken

Mohawk baseball sent its first-ever 9U team to the Cal Ripken State Tournament this past weekend, with the team splitting its four games.

In its first game Saturday, Mohawk fell to Douglas, 15-6. Cody Dubreuil and Abi Dobias recorded hits and Mason Bassett was named the game MVP. 

Sunday morning, Mohawk was strong at the plate, defeating Ash/West 19-4.  Jack Cusson, the game MVP, had a triple and a single, while Brody Hicks had three hits. Cole Bassett, Brody Cross and Logan Brisson, who was the winning pitcher, each recorded hits. 

In its second game Sunday, Mohawk was defeated by Hudson, 23-8. Jed Amstein was named the game MVP after hitting a home run, Hicks had three hits and Cusson had a hit. 

Mohawk finished the tournament on the right note, defeating Berkshire, 15-5, Monday night behind Hicks’ three hits. 

Hicks was named game MVP for the performance, as he also was the winning pitcher, striking out eight.  Cole Bassett, Mason Bassett, Dubreuil, Colton Kingsbury and Cusson also had hits in the win. 

Golf

K of C League

Joe Kapitulik finished with a weekly quota of plus-8 to take first in the Knights of Columbus Men’s League at Thomas Memorial Golf Club Wednesday. 

Mike Lorden and Ray Zukowski tied for second with a plus-6 weekly quota. 

Bill Chalmers carded a hole-in-one on No. 9, witnessed by Kevin Brown, Ken Adams and Matt Duncan. He used a 6-iron to get it in the cup from 149 yards out. 

Darren Lenois’ shot on hole seven landed seven feet away. 

Lenois finished with two skins while Ken Adams and Zukowski each had a skin. 

Thomas Ladies

In the Thomas Memorial Golf Ladies League, Terry Rae finished with the top point quota with a plus-14.

Karen Hopkins took second with a point quota of plus-7 and Donna McKemmie came closest to the pin on hole seven, with a shot coming 28 feet, eight inches short. 

The winner of subtract one hole was Jane Smith, with a score of 38. 

Timmons Golf League

Cody Snow and Pete Lankowski finished with the low gross score of 34 in the Timmons Golf League at the Northfield Golf Course Wednesday. 

Nick Griswold and Jim Cadran took second with a gross score of 37. 

Mike McGrath and Doug Turner had the first low net after a match of cards with a score of 27. Syla Sengaloun and Trevor Blake settled for second with a score of 27. 

Dave Prevost was closest to the pin on hole six, coming 17 feet, one inch short and Matt Deane was closest to the pin on hole seven with a shot that fell three feet, six inches short. 

Snow was the match medalist with a 34, followed by Bill Noyes who shot a 38 and George Northrup at 39. 

Football

FC Tech skills clinic

Franklin County Technical School is running a free football skills clinic on July 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the school in Turners Falls.

The clinic will focus of offensive and defensive individual skills, and players will be broken down by position. The clinic is open to anyone entering grades 7-12.


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