The annual West County Cider Beacon Red Clay Classic tennis tournament kicks off July 26.
The men’s singles event will be held at 5:30 p.m. daily on the clay courts at Beacon Field on Sanderson Street in Greenfield.
The fee is $ 10 for the public and free for members of the Greenfield Tennis Association. All matches will be best two of three sets with a 12-point tiebreaker. The draw is a knockout and players must start playing before 5:30 p.m. each day.
Each player must bring a box of unopened tennis balls to each match. The winner keeps the box unopened. Players must be available to play all week or until the draw is over.
All proceeds go to the clay courts at Greenfield. Semifinalists and finalists provided by West County Cider of Colrain are awarded gift certificates. For more information and to register, contact Tim Prevost at 413-773-8984.
FC Summer League
Maggie Fay pitched six innings and struck out 13 batters to help the Defenders claim a 9-5 victory over Menace in a Franklin County League summer softball contest Tuesday at Murphy Park.
Skylei Lapan hit a hit, scored two runs and produced two runs for the Defenders, who took a 9-0 lead in the fifth inning. Fay also had a brace and had a run, while Margarette Howland scored twice.
Hannah Gilbert of Menace was 3 for 4 to pace her team, while Kylee Gamache had a hit and led in a race. Gloria McDonald and Gilbert combined 12 strikeouts in the circle.
Elsewhere, Lilly Ross struck out a nine and a hat-trick, and Kendra Campbell doubled up and produced a pair as the Magic knocked out the Wolfpack, 13-3.
Other key players in the victory were Addie Rotkiewicz (singles, two RBIs), Lauren Ross (doubles) and Maggie Potter (strong shortstop defense).
Wolfpack’s Josie Dubay played a single and played well defensively, while Makayla Tatro was also strong on the pitch at shortstop. Pitcher Riley Giard put out 12.
Extension 81 Junior Legion
Braeden Tsipenyuk was 4-for-4 at home plate, but the visiting Greenfield Post 81 fell to Longmeadow, 12-9, in an American Legion Junior Division game Tuesday night at Longmeadow.
Michael Pierce scored two hits for Post 81 in the loss.
“We gave up nine hits and walked eight,” said Post 81 coach Colin Cloutier. “I can’t expect to win a game by handing over the opposing team’s base runners.”
The next game is a home game against West Springfield on Wednesday night.
Women’s League PV
Brittany Deres had three hits and produced two runs, while Grace Ahrensdorf also had two hits as the Brew Crew edged Ashfield, 6-4, in a nine-end game of the Pioneer Valley Women’s Softball League. Tuesday in Ashfield.
Ashfield’s Shari McCarthy had three hits, while Amanda Clarke and Sarah Crowell each finished with two hits.
Kenzie Bardwell hit five hits and produced two runs, while Kevin Downs (five RBIs) and Wally Gagné (two RBIs) each had four hits to lift Worth Your Wiles Detailing ahead of the Liberty Tax Sharks, 24- 8, in a Greenfield Co- Ed Tuesday softball contest at Green River Park.
Eric Boliski (two hits, trebles, four RBIs), Steph Wilkes (three hits, two RBIs) and Justin Nash (three hits, two RBIs) were other offensive stars for the Detailers.
The Sharks were led by Mike Cole and Bob Badillo, who each had two hits and two RBIs. Matt Welcome (two hits, RBI), Danny Hamberg (two hits), Andrew Straugh (two hits) and Leanne McCollum (two hits, RBI) also contributed.
In another action, Dave Maston’s three-point home run propelled Common Ground Fitness past Riff’s North, 15-8, at Greenfield Middle School.
Seth Aldrich had four hits, including two doubles, while Nick Aldrich had three hits and produced two runs. Stefanie Williams and Carey Dougan each had two hits and two RBIs.
Riff’s North was led by Chris Bowman’s three hits. Seth Dellert (two hits, triple) and Morgan Orrell (two hits) also played well.
Dan Fellows lost 19 points and Ian Spearance added 16 points to lead Frontier to Orange, 63-42, on Monday in the DRIVE League.
Will Barnes scored 14 points in Orange’s loss.
Also in the DRIVE League, Andrew Ciaglo scored 29 points and Colin Earle had 13 points as Hadley beat Athol, 72-56. Angel Rodriguez scored 14 points in the loss.
In the last game of the night, Brattleboro beat Greenfield, 57-42, behind Matt Chamberlain 14 points.
Brendan Driscoll scored 21 points in the loss while Mav Ward scored 13 points.
Edge Hill Men’s League
Zach Bitzer and Mark Eaton each posted quotas of more than 5 points to dominate the Edge Hill Men’s League A Division on Tuesday night.
Eaton’s 35 was the gross low, and Bitzer’s 31 was the net low. Jeff Carantit was closest to the pin at No.10 (44-4).
Bret Bourman’s plus-6 topped Division B and Charlie Plesnar’s plus-4 finished second.
Bourman (39) took the raw low and Roland Carantit (32) had the net low, while Daniel Herlocker was closest to the pin at No.16 (9-10).