Bulletin Board: Valley Storm softball fares well at tournament

Staff Writer
Published: 6/29/2020 5:04:10 PM
Modified: 6/29/2020 5:04:06 PM

It was an impressive weekend performance for the Valley Storm 16U softball team.

The club went a perfect 3-0 in the ‘Heat Is On’ event at Pratt & Whitney Fields in East Hartford, Conn. The Storm defeated the Southington Lightning, 8-0, and the CT Diamond Club, 6-5, in Saturday games, before finishing the weekend with an 8-2 win over the CT Crush on Sunday.

Leah Madore earned the victory in all three games in the pitching circle, striking out 13 batters in total while adding three hits and an RBI at the dish. Julia Kovalsick also pitched well in action against the CT Diamond Club, and added a hit.

Alexis Farrick paced the offensive effort with four hits and five RBIs in the three victories, while Kaitlin Lavoine had three hits, including a double.

Lucia Doulette had two hits and three RBIs, while Madison Liimatainen (two hits, two RBIs), Lauren Champigny (two hits, two RBIs), Holly Myers (two hits, two RBIs), Julia Hioe (double, RBI) and Sarah Champigny (hit, RBI) also contributed to the offensive attack.

Hioe and Sarah Champigny each made stellar defensive plays over the weekend that led to unassisted double plays.


CCG Phyllis Canon Invitational     

The duo of Terry Boyce and Katie Vitello shot 68 to capture the win at the Phyllis Canon Invitational played over the weekend at the Country Club of Greenfield.

Susan Plante and Wendy Marchese shot 70 to finish in a tie for second place with Cindy Lajzer and Sue McClellan, while three teams tied for fourth place at 75 – Diane Carme and Kathie Fahey, Jenna Deszynski and Sue O’Connor, and Raye Young and Angie Varilly.

Kathy Nicoll and Chris Eugin were the low net winners with a 63, followed by Jodi Hoynoski and Jill Waldron at 65. Liz Dolby and Elaine Goodhind were third at 66, followed by Irene McDonald and Maureen Barclay in fourth (67). Three teams tied for fifth place at 68 – Anne Corrinet and Pam McCarthy, Gail Miller and Ann McHugh, and Sarah Cook and Kellie Martin.

Elkins at New England Am qualifier

South Deerfield’s Jonathan Elkins shot 4-over 76 at Monday’s New England Amateur Championship qualifier, played at GreatHorse in Hampden.

The 19-year-old was 4-over after 10 holes, but managed to make par on his final eight holes of the round to put himself into contention for a spot in the championship, set for July 21-23 at Concord Country Club.

The top 19 finishers and ties earned spots in next month’s field, and at press time, Elkins was in a tie for 14th place. Play was suspended for several hours on Monday due to poor weather.

Weston Golf Club’s Max Hutter was the leader in the clubhouse after a 1-under 71.

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