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Local baseball: Northampton Cal Ripken 10U run ends in state championship

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, of Northampton, pitches to Groton during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Nate Kelleher Mochak, of Northampton, pitches to Groton during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton fans cheer a double by Nate Kelleher Mochak during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Northampton fans cheer a double by Nate Kelleher Mochak during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
    Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Alex Houck, left, of Northampton, catches just before tagging out Ben Furman, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Alex Houck, left, of Northampton, catches just before tagging out Ben Furman, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nathan Hogan, of Northampton, hits a single during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Nathan Hogan, of Northampton, hits a single during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, right, of Northampton, tags Nate Glencross, of Groton, at first during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Glencross was safe. Riley Cole looks on, background.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Dallas Elliott, right, of Northampton, tags Nate Glencross, of Groton, at first during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Glencross was safe. Riley Cole looks on, background. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Finn Mead, left, of Northampton, looks at first base after forcing out Colin Rathbone, of Groton, at second on a hit from David Gentile during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. He didn't throw to first.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Finn Mead, left, of Northampton, looks at first base after forcing out Colin Rathbone, of Groton, at second on a hit from David Gentile during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. He didn't throw to first. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
    Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
    Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

    JERREY ROBERTS
    Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton Cal Ripken League 10-and-under players, front row from left, Jonny Callahan, Jack Kelleher Mochak, Nathan Hogan and Riley Cole listen to post-game ceremonies after their 15-12 loss to Groton Tuesday in the state championship in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, of Northampton, pitches to Groton during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Northampton fans cheer a double by Nate Kelleher Mochak during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Alex Houck, left, of Northampton, catches just before tagging out Ben Furman, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nathan Hogan, of Northampton, hits a single during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, right, of Northampton, tags Nate Glencross, of Groton, at first during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. Glencross was safe. Riley Cole looks on, background.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Finn Mead, left, of Northampton, looks at first base after forcing out Colin Rathbone, of Groton, at second on a hit from David Gentile during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton. He didn't throw to first.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Dallas Elliott, of Northampton, reacts on second base after hitting a double during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.<br/>
  • JERREY ROBERTS<br/>Nate Kelleher Mochak, left, of Northampton, tags out Colby Rathbone, of Groton, during the Cal Ripken League 10-and-under state championship Tuesday in Sutton.

The teams combined for 27 runs and 23 hits, but when the dust settled, the run for the Northampton Cal Ripken 10U team ended one win short of the state title as Hamp fell to Groton, 15-12, Tuesday in Sutton.

Dallas Elliott completed his strong tournament effort with two doubles, a single, two runs and three RBIs. Will Sawyer added three hits and drove in a run, while Finn Meade had two hits and scored twice.

Assistant coach Sam Meade said the team might play in more tournaments later this summer.

American Legion

King & Cushman 13, Amherst 7 — Post 28 (6-10) had five players with multiple hits and RBIs in the road victory.

Keith Natale (double, three runs, two RBIs) and Christian Smiarowski (two doubles, three RBIs, two runs) each had three hits.

Mikey Thomson (three runs, two RBIs), Ben O’Connor (triple, two RBIs, run) and Tim Horton (two RBIs) added two hits apiece.

Tim Pruner (double, two RBIs, run) led Post 148 (7-8) with three hits, while Zach Kelley (run, RBI) and Brett Morrison (double, run, RBI) had two each.

Joe Warner earned the win with 32/3 innings of scoreless relief. He struck out three.

Ludlow 12, Belchertown 8 (9) — Nick Kubacki paced Post 239 (4-12) by going 3 for 3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored in the extra-inning home loss.

Andrew Davidsohn and Nick Kurty also drove in a pair for Belchertown. Kurty’s two-run hit in the bottom of the seventh tied the game.

Mickey Mantle

Deerfield 11, Holyoke 3 — Nate Patterson went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a triple, scoring twice and driving in a run as Deerfield (13-1) cruised to a road win.

Brian Shaw singled and doubled with two runs and an RBI, while Trevor Mankowsky added two hits and two RBIs.

Noah Barnes struck out 12 in a complete-game 5-hitter.

Tri-County

Teddy Bear 5, Longmeadow 1 — Joey Larson worked around six hits and five walks to allow just one run and lead TBP past Longmeadown on the road.

Casey Blanchard had three hits and an RBI for Teddy Bear.

Baseball

Cal Ripken (10U)

Groton 15, Northampton 12

Groton 065 220 —15 10 0

Northampton 253 020 —12 13 1

WP - Glencross; LP - Fisher

American Legion

King & Cushman 13, Amherst 7

Northampton 501 030 4—13 16 2

Amherst 022 300 0—7 10 2

WP - Warner; LP - Carey

Records: Northampton (6-10); Amherst (7-8)

Mickey Mantle

Deerfield 11, Holyoke 3

Deerfield 032 303 0—11 11 2

Holyoke 010 200 0—3 5 4

WP - Barnes; LP - Cavanaugh

Records: Deerfield (13-1); Holyoke (1-13)

Tri-County

Teddy Bear 5, Longmeadow 1

Teddy Bear 100 102 1—5 8 0

Longmeadow 000 000 1—1 6 2

WP - Larson; LP - Charbonneau

Softball

Metro

Easthampton Eliminators 14, Hamp Rage 0 (4)

Hamp 000 0—0 0 2

Easthampton 290 3—14 8 0

WP - Cavanaugh; LP - Page

Records: Hamp (1-11); Easthampton (12-0)

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