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Local baseball: Patrick Serio shows versatility in Northampton’s Mickey Mantle



Sunday, July 01, 2018

Patrick Serio had two hits and an RBI and picked up the save Saturday, as the Northampton Mickey Mantle baseball team beat Frontier 3-1.

Colin Ferrara (RBI) and Jack Diggins each had a hit and scored a run. Owen Shelffo drove in a run.

Wilson Heath struck out seven in four innings pitched. Orion McLain got the win after 1⅔.

Norhtampton scored all three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Pittsfield 12, Easthampton 0 (5) — Zach Kugler hit a double and a single, but Post 224 fell via the run rule Saturday.

Connor Roy also singled for Easthampton (3-6).

Post 224 gave up eight runs in the first inning.

Easthampton 6, Monson 2 — Tim Fay singled twice and had three RBIs, as Post 224 won Sunday.

The game was called because of darkness after the top of the sixth inning.

Matt Hughes (RBI) and Hunter Brooks also had two hits. John Carey struck out two in a complete game, allowing just five hits.

Pittsfield 8, Northampton 3 — Post 28 left 10 runners on base in a loss Saturday.

Jackson Heath and Will O’Connor hit sacrifice flies for Northampton (7-2).

Andy Grygorcewicz, who took the loss, Dillon Diemand and Matt Bouley (run) singled.

Boys soccer

Frontier 8, Wilbraham South 0 — Tanner Finch, Avery Tuttle and Ari Venegas each netted braces to keep Frontier unbeaten in the Pioneer Valley Summer Soccer play.

Timmy Barrington and Matt Jacques also scored. Connor Bagdon controlled the midfield.

James Morgan and Hadley’s Gordon Cook contributed to the shutout in goal.

Pittsfield 8, Northampton 3

Pittsfield          210 023 0 — 8  7  0

Northampton     100 020 0 — 3  3  4

WP—Mathews LP—Grygorcewicz

Records: Northampton (7-2) Pittsfield (8-0)

Pittsfield 12, Easthampton 0 (5)

Pittsfield          801 03 — 12  8  1

Easthampton     000 000 0 — 0  3  3

WP—Benoit LP—Baldwin

Records: Easthampton (3-6) Pittsfield (9-0)

Northampton 3, Frontier 1

Frontier          000 010 0 — 1  5  0

Northampton     000 030 x — 3  6  0

WP—McLain LP—Santiago S—Serio

Records: Northampton (7-3) Frontier (1-8)

Easthampton 6, Monson 2 (5)

Easthampton          001 203 — 6  7  1

Monson    011 00x — 2  5  3

WP—Carey LP—Slattery

Records: Monson (2-8) Easthampton (4-6)

Northampton 1, Amherst 0

Northampton          000 000 0 — 0  0  0

Turners Falls     000 000 0 — 0  0  0

WP—Smith LP—Frank S—Martin

Records: Northampton () Amherst ()