Local baseball: Hadley 11U Ripken moves into state final
The Hadley Cal Ripken 11-and-under team scored the tying run in the fourth and took the lead with a pair in the fifth to defeat Northbridge 5-3 in the state semifinals Monday evening in Uxbridge.
Justin Masteralexis, Noah Scanlon-Dean and Nick Foster hit solo home runs for Hadley (4-1). Thea Hanscom, Quentin Moliterno and Kouji Ishida had hits in the fifth-inning rally.
Scanlon-Dean came on in the fourth and allowed no runs on two hits with three strikeouts in the final 22/3 innings.
Hadley will play Milford in the championship game Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Uxbridge.
Easthampton Savings Bank 7, Teddy Bear Pools 4 — Brandon Kubic had two hits and knocked in two runs to help lead ESB (12-8-1) to a road victory in Game 1 of the best-of-3 quarterfinal series.
Dan Wigham (double) and Chris Starcun (single) each had an RBI in a five-run first inning. Drew Dombkowski added a pair of hits.
Matt Dziok (five innings, one strikeout) and Anthony Nomakeo (two innings) scattered 13 hits in the win.
Tom Malooly had a game-high four hits with two RBIs for Teddy Bear (13-9), while Zach Bartak (RBI), Justin Carey and Corey Shearer added two apiece.
Easthampton Savings will go for the sweep at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at Daley Field.
Cal Ripken (9U)
Northampton 13, Hudson 7
Hudson 250 000 —7 6 2
Northampton 043 15x —13 14 2
WP - Badorini; LP - Kushi
Records: Hudson (4-1); Northampton (5-0)
Cal Ripken (11U)
Hadley 5, Northbridge 3
Northbridge 000 300 —3 4 1
Hadley 200 12x —5 7 3
WP - Scanlon-Dean; LP - Leong
Records: Hadley (4-1)
Quarterfinals Game 1 (Best-of-3)
Easthampton Savings Bank 7,
Teddy Bear Pools 4
Easthampton 500 101 0—7 7 3
Teddy Bear 201 000 1—4 13 3
WP - Dziok; LP - Tillona
Records: Easthampton Savings (12-8-1); Teddy Bear (13-9)