Briefs: Frontier softball, motocross, road races

Published: 6/28/2018 8:33:15 PM
Frontier rallies to beat Athol softball

The Frontier Blue under-14 Suburban softball team beat Athol, 13-12, Tuesday.

Frontier scored nine runs in the seventh for the road win.

Lucy Howard and Marlee Higgins each had two hits and scored three runs.

Izzy Palmisano had two hits and scored twice, while Jillian Apanell earned the win.

Motocross returns to Southwick

The Pro Motocross Championship series returns to Southwick for the Southwick Motocross National, Saturday.

The event will be held at The Wick 338, located just off Route 57 near Southwick High School.

Practice runs being at 8:15 a.m. with races starting in the afternoon.

Visit http://www.promotocross.com/mx/event/southwick-2018 for more information.

Exhibition baseball set for Whately

The Naugatuck Hackers, a men’s baseball team from Connecticut, will play an exhibition baseball game with women baseball players from New England, Saturday at 2 p.m. Herlihy Field in Whately.

Players from both teams will be mixed together and divided into two squads. The women players have all participated in the Red Sox Women’s Fantasy Camp in past years, while the Hackers are former high school varsity, collegiate and professional players.

Behind home plate, calling balls and strikes, will be Perry Barber. She is the recipient of the inaugural Dorothy Seymour Mills Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Society for American Baseball Research. The award recognizes Perry’s tireless advocacy for women in baseball. Barber also conducts umpiring clinics, has been a featured guest on the MLB Network, and is a board member for the International Women’s Baseball Center, and an advisor for Baseball for All.

Zach Kelley named player of the week

Former Hopkins Academy standout and current Clark University senior Zach Kelley was named the player of the week in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.

Kelley hit .467 with nine RBIs, five runs and one homer for the Cortland Crush last week.

Montague Mug Race approaching

The 38th annual Montague Mug Race will be held Aug. 19.

The 5.5-mile road race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Village Common. Pewter Mugs are awarded to top male/female finishers and coffee mugs to top finishers of each division. T-shirts go to first 90 runners. The 14th annual Mini Mug race will kick off at 8:35 a.m. The 2-mile race is a scenic route around the Old South Cemetery.

Both races will finish at the ball field. All runners are entered into drawing for local prizes.

The course is well marked with plenty of water stops and features a few challenging hills with a run along the Connecticut River.

Registration forms are available at the YMCA, Body Shoppe, Montague Post Office and Park & Rec. Runners can also register by using runreg.com.

Proceeds to benefit Montague Old Home Days and the Fire Association.

For more information, visit montaguemugrace.com or contact Ann Fisk at 367-2812 or shollow25@comcast.net.

Tersavich playing for Worcester Smiles

Southampton native Sam Tersavich is playing for the Worcester Smiles of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Tersavich has appeared in three games. She recently graduated from Hampshire Regional and will play at Becker College.

Worcester is 1-6 on the season. It next plays at Inferno Rush, Sunday at 3 p.m. The game will be held at Millersville University in Pennsylvania.

The Smiles compete in the East Conference with 11 other teams, including the New England Mutiny.




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