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Wednesday’s local baseball:

  • Easthampton pitcher Chris Starcun connects for a triple against Chicopee Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Easthampton pitcher Chris Starcun connects for a triple against Chicopee Wednesday in Easthampton.
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  • Nick Batchelder, left, of Easthampton, is too late to tag out Aric Santos of Chicopee on a steal at second Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Nick Batchelder, left, of Easthampton, is too late to tag out Aric Santos of Chicopee on a steal at second Wednesday in Easthampton.
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  • Erik Fickett, front left, of Easthampton, tags out Bryan Donze of Chicopee at third on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Erik Fickett, front left, of Easthampton, tags out Bryan Donze of Chicopee at third on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.
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  • Justin Edinger, top, of Easthampton, can't handle a throw to home as Aric Santos of Chicopee scores on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS

    Justin Edinger, top, of Easthampton, can't handle a throw to home as Aric Santos of Chicopee scores on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.
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  • Mike Bombard, right, of Easthampton, prepares to catch as Matt Baran of Chicopee dives back to first on a pick attempt Wednesday in Easthampton. Baran was safe.JERREY ROBERTS

    Mike Bombard, right, of Easthampton, prepares to catch as Matt Baran of Chicopee dives back to first on a pick attempt Wednesday in Easthampton. Baran was safe.JERREY ROBERTS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Easthampton pitcher Chris Starcun connects for a triple against Chicopee Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Nick Batchelder, left, of Easthampton, is too late to tag out Aric Santos of Chicopee on a steal at second Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Erik Fickett, front left, of Easthampton, tags out Bryan Donze of Chicopee at third on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Justin Edinger, top, of Easthampton, can't handle a throw to home as Aric Santos of Chicopee scores on a steal Wednesday in Easthampton.<br/>JERREY ROBERTS
  • Mike Bombard, right, of Easthampton, prepares to catch as Matt Baran of Chicopee dives back to first on a pick attempt Wednesday in Easthampton. Baran was safe.JERREY ROBERTS

After pitching nine strong innings, David Longstreeth provided himself with the winning margin on Wednesday.

The King & Cushman Post 28 American Legion baseball team needed a few extra innings to secure a 6-2 victory over Longmeadow in 10 innings.

With the game tied 2-2 in the top of the 10th, Mike Molloy drew a leadoff walk, then Zach Goodwin-Boyd singled. After both runners stole to advance to scoring position, Longstreeth smacked a two-run single.

Northampton (6-4) tacked on two more for a four-run cushion.

Longstreeth earned the win with 11 strikeouts over the first nine innings. After giving up two runs in the first, he pitched eight shutout frames and allowed only one hit.

Molloy came on in the bottom of the 10th to close it out.

David Konowitch contributed a single in the fourth and scored on a Robbie Logue sacrifice fly.

Aldenville 9, Easthampton 4 — Chris Starcun had a triple and two RBIs in the home loss for Post 224 (4-8).

Nike Grise added a pair of hits for Easthampton.

Michey Mantle

Amherst 10, Frontier 8 — Selah Dalomba allowed a single earned run and struck out eight over four innings to earn the victory for Amherst (7-2-1).

Dalomba helped his own cause with a hit, an RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases. Jake Balderston went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, while Zach Kelley had a hit, scored twice and stole a pair.

Matt Ackerman had a hit and scored twice for Frontier.

American Legion

King & Cushman 6, Longmeadow 2

K&C 000 200 000 4—6 7 1

Longmeadow 200 000 000 0—2 5 1

WP - Longstreeth; LP - Poisson

Records: King & Cushman (6-4); Longmeadow (5-9)

Aldenville 9, Easthampton 4

Aldenville 103 302 0—9 11 4

Easthampton 100 020 1—4 6 4

WP - Sanabra; LP - Starcun

Records: Easthampton (4-8)

Mickey Mantle

Amherst 10, Frontier 8

Frontier 002 060 0—8 4 4

Amherst 054 010 x—10 7 3

WP - Dalomba; LP - Yusko

Records: Frontier (3-7); Amherst (7-2-1)

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