The Recorder – Bulletin Board: West baseball team edged by Central in Bay State Games final
Published: 8/7/2021 8:32:47 PM
It wasn’t the ending it had hoped for, but it was still a successful run at the Bay State Games for the West baseball team.
The West squad – which consisted of locals including Frontier’s Sam Schreiber, Mahar’s Liam O’Donnell and Mohawk Trail’s Tyler Dubreuil – made it to the championship game at Boston College High School on Thursday before falling to the Central team, 5-2.
The loss was the first of the tournament for the West team, who finished 3-1-1 overall in the three-day showcase event. West opened the tournament with a 13-10 win over Southeast and earned a 5-5 tie with Coastal before beating Metro, 6-2, and Northeast, 12-8.
The team was coached by Ware High School skipper Scott Slattery.
Mav Ward’s 27 points along with Averry Jacobs’ 15 points propelled Greenfield to a 75-35 win over Turners Falls on Wednesday in a DRIVE Hoops Summer League varsity game at Greenfield High School on Wednesday.
Ollie Postera had 13 points for Turners while Logan Addison added in 11 points.
In the second game of the night, Collin Earle and Andrew Ciaglo combined for 28 points as Hadley beat Pioneer, 59-52.
Brayden Thayer led the Panthers with 14 points while Jayden Fox tallied 13 points.
In Game 3, Joe Thomson had 15 points and Pat Boyden had 13 points to lead Frontier to a 72-40 triumph over Hampshire.
Ethan Mauthe, Chris Markowski and Ben Werner all pitched well to help lead Greenfield Gilmore and Farrell to a 12-4 win over Mohawk in a 14U Sandy Koufax contest at Beacon Field on Wednesday.
Mauthe had two hits including a double while Markowski, Luca Siano, Silas Muzzy and Caleb Thomas each had a pair of hits in the win.
Jack Greene doubled and knocked in a pair of runs for Mohawk while Sammy Thompson hit a double in the loss.
Michael Hioe knocked in Dylen Richardson and Aidan Heffernan for a walk off single to lead Parody Builders to a 7-6 win over Akey Insurance in a Babe Ruth game at Abercrombie Field on Wednesday.
Richardson had Parody’s lone other hit in the game. Thomas Unkles got the win on the mound with six strikeouts.
Malik Moore had two hits including a double while Sovaunn Noeun, Derek Wissman, Jake Knight and Dylen Camp each had a hit for Akey.
Noeun had six strikeouts in the loss.
WMass Pro Junior
Justin Kumplanian and Peter Wurszt shot a gross 66, good for first place in the WMass Pro Junior in the Age 15-18 Flight at the Country Club of Greenfield on Thursday.
Mike Bechard and Evan Libby took second with a 68, followed by Josh Hillman and Owen Petropolus tying with Justin Kumplanian and Toby Foehl for third with each shooting a gross 69. Kumplanian and Matt Kumplanian took fifth with a 71.
In the Pre Junior 14-Under Flight, Taylor Schmidt and Lauren Conner had the low gross score of 67.
Frankie Murray and Mike Murray came in second with a 69, Schmidt and Dan O’Connor came in third with a 72, Schmidt and Brayden Fennessey were fourth with a 73 and Josh Hillman and Jacob Hillman placed fifth with a 74.
Jeff Holmes and Shane Foster won a match of cards against Brian Deane and Jim Cadran to take first with a low gross of 36 in the Timmons-Messer League on Wednesday.
Dan Castine and Trevor Blake recorded the low net score of 26, followed by Doug Farrick and Neil Black with a 28.
Ray Kendrick won closest to the pin on No. 6 (five feet, 11 inches) and Nate Pecor was closest on No. 7 (five feet, seven inches).
Kyle Matteson was the match medalist with a 37, followed by Deane, Foster and Farrick who all shot a 38.
In a Dropping One Hole Score game in the Thomas Women’s League at Thomas Memorial on Wednesday, Robin Hartnett took first with a 38.
Marilyn Kostanski was second with a 39 and Wendy Kendrick settled for third with a 40. Ann Cairl won closest to the pin on Hole No. 7 with a shot one feet, eight inches away.
Joe LaChance and Bill Martin placed first with 51 points on Wednesday in the Greenfield Elks Golf League at the Country Club of Greenfield.
Keith Schempp and Dave McDonald took second with 50 points followed by Bob Ferris and Vinnie Melendez in third with 49.5 points.
Stanley Maynard won closest to the pin on Hole No. 5.