The Recorder – Bulletin Board: Franklin Tech baseball falls to Smith Academy, 4-1

Published: 5/31/2021 9:08:03 PM

Sam Dobson got the win on the mound for the Falcons, striking out three batters as Smith Academy came away with a 4-1 win on the road against Franklin Tech in an independent baseball contest Monday in Turners Falls.

Smith Academy put one run on the board in the first inning, added two more in the second and tacked on an insurance run in the fifth. Franklin Tech’s lone run came in the second inning, scored by Alex Sulda. 

Michael Bassett had a hit and Ryan Belina went 2-for-3 in the win for the Falcons. Sulda had a pair of hits for the Eagles while Jake Whitney struck out two on the mound in the loss.


CFC Memorial Day

Erik Barnes’s point quota of plus-7 led the way at Monday’s Crumpin-Fox Club Memorial Day Quota in Bernardston.

Michele Burch was second at plus-6, followed by Alice Shea in third place with a plus-4 quota. Sean Casey and Ryan Cetto tied for fourth place at plus-3, followed by the trio of Tim Brandl, Chris Eckett and Jeff Sullivan at plus-2.

Youth baseball

Frontier Youth

Braiden Dion and Ryder Savage had two hits apiece, helping VFW score a 10-4 win over Delta Sand and Gravel in action Monday at South Meadows Field in Old Deerfield.

Ben Baker doubled for VFW, while Savage pitched well in his first start of the season.

Delta’s Ronnie Bagdon clubbed three hits, including a triple and a double, while Patrick Beeltje and Adam Paul each added a hit.

Mohawk Youth

Skyler Steele put together a monster performance, and Bath Fitters scored a 6-3 win over Colrain over the weekend.

Steele struck out six in three innings on the mound, and also clubbed a home run and drove in three runs. Cole Cross also smacked a home run for Bath Fitter, while Grayson Bishop doubled and scored two runs in addition to tossing an immaculate inning to pick up the save.

Colrain’s John Kane Jr. paced his side with a double. Landon Purington singled and played well defensively, and Caleb Kimberley also hit a single.

Field hockey

Registrations are now being accepted for the Franklin County Field Hockey Clinic, which will take place July 12 through 16 at Greenfield High School.

The clinic is run by GHS coach Erin Thayer as well as players from her high school team. It is open to students entering grades third through seventh.

The clinic runs each day from 9 a.m. until noon and costs $150. All girls need a mouth guard and shin guards to play. The clinic will focus on stretching and footwork drills, fundamental skills, and offensive and defensive skills as well as small games and 7 vs. 7 scrimmages.

The registration deadline is July 2. For more information, contact Thayer ([email protected]).

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