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Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 1 WP - Harley; LP - Cousland Records: A/D (6-11) Southwick (9-6) Baseball Easthampton SB 4, Wilbraham FH 1 Wilbraham FH 100 000 0—1 2 …

Amherst downs Easthampton for Mickey Mantle championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Amherst’s Stephen McCudden had never pitched on back-to-back days until this week. On Monday, the rising junior followed Sunday’s shortened start with a lengthy relief appearance in which he struck out eight to guide Amherst to a 10-5 win over Easthampton in the Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle championship …

Amherst beats Northampton to advance to Pioneer Valley Mickey Mantle Championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Amherst Mickey Mantle team had to play in back-to-back games to punch its ticket to the Pioneer Valley championship on Sunday. After knocking out Frontier, 12-0, Amherst beat Northampton 11-3 in the semifinals of the double elimination tournament at Deerfield Academy’s Headmaster Field. Amherst will take on Easthampton in the title game, …

Greenfield Post 81 eliminates Northampton Post 28 in District 1/2/3 American Legion Tournament

Friday, July 17, 2015

GREENFIELD — It’s one of the oldest axioms in baseball: bases on balls will almost always come back to haunt a team. Northampton Post 28 pitchers allowed just two hits but walked eight batters, and three came around …

Northampton stops Frontier comeback for 4-3 Mickey Mantle win

Friday, July 17, 2015

WHATELY — Bases loaded. Two outs. Bottom of the seventh. Frontier was at the plate and down by one with a chance to pull off a comeback versus a team on the opposite pole of the standings. All it needed was a hit. On the final play, Kyle …

Thursday’s summer baseball: Amherst holds off Holyoke in Mickey Mantle action

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dylan Donaghue went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs as the Amherst Mickey Mantle baseball team held off Holyoke, 8-6, on the road Thursday. Trevor Fil went 1 for 3 as Amherst improved to 14-4. Nathan Masteralexis tossed the last two innings and struck …

Northampton Post 28 strikes early, eliminates Easthampton Post 224

Thursday, July 16, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton American Legion Post 28 baseball team wasted little time putting Wednesday’s shutout loss in the rear-view mirror. Post 28 needed only three batters to take the lead and scored five times in the first …

East Springfield Post 420 eliminates South Hadley Post 260 in Legion playoffs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — One big inning cost South Hadley Post 260 its season, as it couldn’t complete the comeback and fell 14-8 to East Springfield Post 420 in the American Legion District 1/2/3 double elimination tournament at Walker Grandstand in Forest Park on Thursday. “They are not the type …

Aldenville cools down Easthampton Post 224 in American Legion playoffs

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CHICOPEE — After rallying in its last three games, Easthampton Post 224’s bats were silenced in the American Legion District 1/2/3 playoffs. Aldenville Post 337’s DJ Lehouiller threw a three-hitter while striking out 11 to lead his team …

Northampton Post 28 shut out for first time, falls to Ludlow in district tournament

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LUDLOW — The Northampton American Legion Post 28 baseball team has boasted one of the highest-scoring offenses in western Massachusetts, but it failed to break through in the opening game of the District 1/2/3 double-elimination tournament Tuesday evening. Despite a solid pitching performance by Kevin Banas, Post 28 …

Wednesday’s local results: West wins softball gold at Bay State Games

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Alex Ferris keeps winning softball championships. The Hampshire Regional rising senior pitched West to a gold medal in the Bay State Games Wednesday. Ferris struck out three, walked one and allowed eight hits in an 8-3 victory over Central at Veterans Memorial Athletic Complex in Waltham. “It was …

Northampton wins Sandy Koufax A Division championship

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WARE — After claiming another NEYSA A Division championship Tuesday night, Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball coach Tim Molaghan lauded his players for finishing off a second straight perfect season. “We’ve now gone 22-0 the past two seasons, which …

Easthampton Post 224 clubs East Longmeadow to win series 2-1

Monday, July 13, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — A deep bullpen and patient at-bats kept the season alive for the Easthampton Post 224 American Legion baseball team, as it beat East Longmeadow Post 224, 11-5, in six innings Monday. Post 224 clinched the best-of-three …