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Tuesday’s summer baseball/softball: Northampton Post 28 pulls out wild win against Easthampton Post 224

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In a game that was more memorable than pretty, Northampton Post 28 gave up a lead, and then came back with three runs in the seventh to edge Easthampton Post 224, 7-6, in a wild American Legion game at Arcanum Field on Tuesday. Northampton (7-3) only had four hits in the game, but two came in the decisive seventh. Yet Post 28 did most of its damage at the plate …

Monday’s local baseball: Amherst Mantle stops Frontier

Monday, June 29, 2015

Stephen McCudden tossed a complete-game three-hitter with three strikeouts as the Amherst Mickey Mantle team beat Frontier, 6-1, at Ziomek Field in Amherst on Monday. Keenan Morrissey (run) hit a two-run double to highlight a six-run fourth inning for Amherst (4-3). Owen McPhee had an RBI double and scored a run, while Josh …

Weekend summer baseball: Hadley Cal Ripken opens state tournament with two wins

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The reigning state 12-and-under Cal Ripken tournament champion Hadley baseball team opened this year’s event with two wins in Marlborough Saturday afternoon. Noah Scanlon-Dean struck out seven and allowed seven hits over five innings for the win in Hadley’s 15-7 victory over Uxbridge. Justin Masteralexis went 3 for 3 with a homer and four RBIs, while Nick Foster (two hits, five RBIs) had …

Marissa McCarthy comes through for state champion Hampshire Regional

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST — Neither team could score a run. That is, until Marissa McCarthy stepped up to the plate in the fifth inning of the state Division 2 softball finals and singled up the middle. Paige Sullivan sacrifice bunted …

Hampshire downs Reading for first state softball championship

Saturday, June 20, 2015

AMHERST ­— With one out and Reading Memorial’s tying run on second base in the bottom of the seventh, the Hampshire Regional softball team had to lock down on defense. Shortstop Savannah Waters cleanly fielded a grounder and …

Hampshire Regional at doorstep of first state softball championship

Friday, June 19, 2015

Saturday is the final day of the high school softball season and six teams will play for state championships across three divisions at UMass’ Sortino Field. After three Western Massachusetts championship seasons ended at the state semifinal level, …

Wednesday’s local baseball: Northampton Post 28 picks up first win with walk-off over West Springfield

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mickey Thompson’s seventh-inning single gave Northampton Post 28 a 4-3 walk-off victory over West Springfield Post 207 at Arcanum Field on Wednesday. Ian Ostberg hit a one-out double to start Northampton’s rally in the seventh. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases for Thompson and he singled to right field, …

Hampshire slugs Nipmuc, reaches state Division 2 softball championship

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — In the second game of the softball season, Hampshire Regional’s Taylor Boutwell was bumped up from the 5-hole to clean-up hitter. The center fielder instantly settled in and has been comfortable there ever since. On Wednesday, …

Lilly West catches on quickly with Hampshire Regional softball team

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AMHERST — During her first season as a starting catcher in high school, junior Lilly West has been a solid component behind and at the plate for the Hampshire Regional softball team. But West is no stranger to …

Robert Crowther, driver in fatal Williamsburg crash, expected to plead guilty in August

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The driver in a September car crash in Williamsburg that killed a Northampton man is expected to enter a guilty plea in Hampshire Superior Court in August. Robert C. Crowther, 27, of 43 Cronin Hill Road in Hatfield, had a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent …

Hampshire softball team looks to break through to state finals

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Hampshire Regional softball team’s last two state semifinal appearances have been against the same team and haven’t ended in the Raiders’ favor. When they walked off UMass’ Sortino Field on Saturday with their second consecutive Western Massachusetts …

Mount Greylock mows down Hampshire Regional in WMass Division 3 baseball final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — The big inning. Seventh-seeded Hampshire Regional couldn’t produce one — or prevent No. 1 Mount Greylock of Williamstown from having one. Jesse Dilego delivered a two-run single to key a six-run third inning Saturday that carried …

Hampshire Regional tops Wahconah in Western Massachusetts Division 2 Softball Final

Saturday, June 13, 2015

AMHERST — At the end of Saturday’s Western Massachusetts Division 2 softball final, Hampshire Regional second baseman Chelsea Moussette carefully climbed onto shortstop Savannah Waters’ shoulders. She didn’t need help walking — she was clutching the championship trophy …