Northampton earns top seed in Sandy Koufax Tournament

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  • Thea Hanscom, of Amherst, pitches to Mohawk during a Mickey Mantle League game, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Andrew Ciaglo, right, of Amherst, tries to find a way to home plate against Mohawk catcher Jake Perkins, during a Mickey Mantle League game Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. He was tagged out. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Thea Hanscom, of Amherst, pitches to Mohawk during a Mickey Mantle League game, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Patrick Fitzgibbons, right, of Amherst, steals third, ahead of a tag by Liam O'Donnell, of Mohawk, during a Mickey Mantle League game Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Logan Dapprich, of Amherst, dives safely back to first during a pick attempt by Mohawk during a Mickey Mantle game, Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sam Schreiber, left, of Mohawk, begins a throw to first after forcing out Chris Mushenski, of Amherst, at second on a hit by Ryan Schneider during a Mickey Mantle League game Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Thea Hanscom, of Amherst, pitches to Mohawk during a Mickey Mantle League game, Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Eli Kayser-Hirsh, of Amherst, hits a single against Mohawk during a Mickey Mantle game, Monday at Ziomek Field in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jared Jacobs, of Mohawk, pitches to Amherst during a Mickey Mantle League game Monday, July 15, 2019 at Ziomek Field in Amherst. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 7/15/2019 10:42:59 PM

The double-elimination Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Sandy Koufax tournament will open Tuesday with six teams in contention.

Top-seeded Northampton will host No. 6 Mohawk at 5:30 p.m. at Florence Field, while No. 5 Hatfield visits No. 4 Amherst at Ziomek Field at 5:30 p.m. In the final game of the opening round, Dalton is at Westfield at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Northampton/Mohawk winner plays the Hatfield/Amherst loser in an elimination game for that team at 5:30 p.m. Then the winner between Amherst and Hatfield will face the winner of Dalton/Westfield, also at 5:30 p.m. Finally, the loser between Northampton and Mohawk will play the Dalton/Westfield loser in an elimination game.

The tournament continues with the third round on Friday at home field sites before transitioning to Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field on Saturday and, if necessary, Sunday.

American Legion

Northampton Post 28 will be the fourth seed in the American Legion Western Massachusetts Tournament. It will face No. 5 Agawam Post 185 in the opening round at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Minnechaug. Every game in the double-elimination tournament will be played in Wilbraham.

Second-seeded Greenfield Post 81 will face No. 7 Wilbraham Blue at 5:30 p.m. at the Spectacle Pond fields in Wilbraham.

Pittsfield Post 68 is the tournament’s top seed.

Mickey Mantle

Mohawk 4, Amherst 3 — Ryan Schneider had an RBI single, but Amherst lost at home. Cole Boisvert also singled and scored a run. Thea Hanscom threw a complete game, allowing just seven hits, two earned runs and a walk. She struck out six for Amherst (8-6).

Northampton 4, Tech Pioneer 4 (8) — The game was called a tie due to darkness.

Phin Steiniger doubled with two RBIs and scored a run. Owen Shelffo (run) and Seth Finnessey (RBI) also doubled.

Jayden Darling drove in a run for Northampton (11-4-1), while Max Callan and Cyril Rees scored a run each.

Matt Sullivan struck out three and allowed eight hits in seven innings of work.

Frontier 9, Westfield 5 — Kevin Baumann had three hits and brought in a pair of runs, and Ben Zoly had a single and two RBIs in a road win.

Gehrig Brynda, Ben Zaranek and Tyler Baranowski all singled with an RBI, while Ben Martino singled for Frontier (11-3).

Baranowski earned the win on the mound.

12U Suburban Softball

Agawam 17, Frontier 7 — Agawam did not score an earned run and mustered just two hits in its win.

Frontier (1-6) took an early lead with a four-run third inning that included a two-run single from Allison Kostiuk. However, Agawam scored five runs in the fourth, four in the fifth and four more in the sixth.

Delaney Fifield scored a run and hit a triple, Olivia Machon smacked an RBI single and also scored, and Ashley Taylor had a pair of hits — one of which was a double — while also scoring a run.

Ultimate

Under-24 World Championships — The United States women’s team beat Belgium, 15-0, and New Zealand, 15-3, to stay unbeaten in Pool A on Monday.

Team USA (4-0) has outscored its opponents 60-6 during the tournament, held in Heidelberg, Germany.

Amherst native Renata Pepi scored twice, while Amherst native Angela Zhu had one goal against Belgium. Claire Trop, who has family in Amherst, also scored a goal.

The U.S. men’s team beat Austria, 15-5, and Great Britain, 15-10, on Monday. The U.S. is 4-0 in Pool A.

Tannor Johnson, of UMass, had a goal and two assists against Austria.

Mickey Mantle

Mohawk 4, Amherst 3

Mohawk          000 103 0 — 4 7 1

Amherst          010 100 1 — 3 6 3

WP—Jacobs LP—Hanscom

Records: Amherst (8-6) Mohawk (9-6)

12U Suburban Softball

Agawam 17, Frontier 7

Frontier           214 000 0 — 7 7 4

Agawam          310 544 x — 17 2 5

WP—Ivy Fleury LP— Taylor

Records: Frontier (1-6)




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