Bulletin Board: Greenfield Post 81 secures No. 1 seed in upcoming WMass tourney

Staff Reports
Published: 7/27/2021 9:01:36 PM
Modified: 7/27/2021 9:01:37 PM

Another standout outing from David Carey propelled Greenfield Post 81 to a 1-0 victory over Aldenville in an American Legion Senior Division contest Monday night at Szot Park in Chicopee.

Post 81 was slated to play its regular season finale against Wilbraham Tuesday night, which was scheduled to be played after print deadline. Greenfield’s win over Aldenville secured the No. 1 seed in the upcoming eight-team, double-elimination Western Mass. tourney set to begin Friday. Post 81 will host either Ludlow or Monson at 7 p.m. at Vets Field.

Carey struck out eight in seven innings, walking three and allowing just three hits on 93 pitches.

Post 81 scored its lone run of the game in the top of the fourth inning. Shawn Davenport reached on an error, took second on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Baranowski, and scored when Jake Sak roped an RBI single for a 1-0 advantage.

Sak went 3-for-3 with a double in the victory, while Mike Bassett continued his hot streak at the plate with two more hits.

“It was probably the best team game we’ve played in awhile,” Post 81 skipper Kevin Luippold said.

Franklin County Babe Ruth

Brattleboro Post 5 scored seven times in the sixth inning and ultimately secured a 13-5 victory over Turners Falls Athletic Club in an elimination game of the Franklin County Babe Ruth League tournament Monday.

TFAC scored five times in the top of the first inning, with key hits coming from Phil Morin and Jamie Fowler.

Post 5 scored two in the first and three in the fourth to tie the game. With the score tied 5-5 in the sixth, the Vermonters broke things open.

TFAC was led by Morin (double), Fowler (single, two RBIs) and Gabe Solodky (seven strikeouts on the mound).


Burches shine at Father/Son

It was an impressive Tuesday outing for Keith and Brady Burch.

The duo tied for third place in the Junior Division of the Mass Golf Father/Son Tournament at Renaissance Golf Course in Haverhill, a modified scotch format.

The Crumpin-Fox Club pair carded a 1-over-par 73, tying for the second lowest total of the day. They lost a match of cards to settle for a share of third place. The Burches registered four birdies on the day.

Pleasant Valley Country Club’s Brendan and Jack Hester won the event with a 2-under 70.

CCG 18 Hole Women’s League

Elise Rice shot 63 for Flight 1 top honors as Tuesday’s CCG 18-Hole Women’s League played a best 15 holes contest.

Diane Carme shot 65 and nabbed second place. Low net went to Janet Small (54), while Gail Miller and Susan O’Connor tied for second at 55.

In Flight 2, Michele Hazlett shot 72 for first place, followed by Wendy Blanchard (82). Linda Lively posted the low net (54) and Lane Kelly was second (56).

CCG 9 Hole Women’s League

Chris Eugin’s 33 was the low score in the Patty Berg Flight as Monday’s Country Club of Greenfield’s 9-Hole Women’s League played a best 8 holes format.

Donna Woodcock was second with a 40.

In the Nancy Lopez Flight, Jenna Luippold shot 36 for low honors, followed by Nancy Robie (39). Lisa Sullivan shot 43 to win the Lorena Ochoa Flight, with Dawn Bete second (45).

Karen Duclos’ 45 was best in the JoAnne Carner Flight, and Sue Luippold was second (48). Carole Akey and Brenda Dedinas shot 51 to win the Annika Sorenstam Flight.


DRIVE League

Matt Petro exploded for 38 points and Parker Hickey added 18 to help Markol Strong score a 99-63 win over Bruso Computer Solutions in a DRIVE Men’s League contest Monday in Northfield.

Bruso’s was powered by Evan Bruso (16 points) and Jaylen Sanders (15).

Elsewhere, Garrett Cote’s 27 points led all scorers and Adam Goldstein notched 25 in FCBC’s 83-70 victory over Team No Name. Chris Brown (24) and Ben Johnson (19) were high scorers for Team No Name.

In other action, Chase Berg dropped 33 points and Darren Schmidt tossed in 14 to help VT Hoops past Frontier Finest, 72-57. Sean Richter went for 20 and Brett Robinson followed with 11 for Frontier.

In boys varsity playoff action in Greenfield, Brattleboro used 15 points from Sam Mattocks to knock off Greenfield, 60-39. Brendan Driscoll went for 13 points for Greenfield.

Joe Thomson and Danny Fellows each scored 13 points in Frontier’s 69-35 win over Athol. Vinny Gordon tossed in 1 points for Athol.

Adult softball

PV Women’s League

Kiley Bissell and Taylor Boutwell each smacked home runs, and Shari McCarthy went 4-for-5 at the dish to lift Ashfield past Shelburne Falls, 19-12, in a Pioneer Valley Women’s League contest Monday.

Shelburne’s Amanda Chapin hit a three-run home run and Shayla Demers clubbed a two-run shot. Rachael Renaud doubled and drove in two runs.

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