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Local baseball: Northampton Post 28 falls, Easthampton Post 224 rallies

  • Aidan Chapdelaine, of Northampton Post 28, dives back to first base during a pick attempt by Wilbraham Red Post 286 during an American Legion game, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Arcanum Field.

  • Aidan Chapdelaine, right, of Northampton Post 28, tags out Cam Mariani, of Wilbraham Red Post 286, during an American Legion game, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Arcanum Field.

  • Zac Brittain, right, of Northampton Post 28, prepares to catch as Cam Mariani, of Wilbraham Red Post 286, steps back to first on a pick attempt during an American Legion game, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Arcanum Field. Mariani was safe.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Easthampton American Legion baseball team took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, and darkness ensured its 10-9 win over East Springfield on Tuesday.

Cody Cavanaugh led off the inning with a triple, then Tim Fay singled to put Post 224 (7-8) back up. The game was called because of darkness after the sixth.

Connor Roy chipped in three RBIs on two hits.

Cavanaugh finished with two hits and an RBI and picked up the win after pitching the sixth inning.

Fay also added two this and an RBI.

Post 224 won for the third straight game.

Northampton 4, Mohawk 1 — Patrick Serio struck out eight in a Mickey Mantle win.

He also doubled, stole a base and scored twice.

Jack Diggins hit a two-run single.

Tommy O’Connor (run), Jamie Berrios (run) and Kavan Powers (RBI) all singled and stole a base.

Orion McLain added a hit.

Wilbraham Red 13, Northampton 4 — Will O’Connor had three hits and two RBIs, but Post 28 lost in a battle between two of the area’s top American Legion teams.

Post 28 scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 3-2 lead but allowed seven in the top of the second and never pulled back.

Andy Gregorcewicz and Dillon Diemand drove in runs for Northampton (10-5).

Softball

Southampton 12, Turners Falls 0 — Bailey McCoy knocked in four hits and an RBI, and Easthampton knocked Turners Falls out of the ranks of the undefeated in U14 Suburban play.

Jocelyn Mettey struck out 10 and allowed just tow hits in a shutout.

Hannah Wodecki and Hailey Wodecki each had two hits and two RBIs, while Margo Lapoint singled twice.

Correction

James Elliott was misidentified in Tuesday’s Gazette. Elliott went 4-for-4 for the Northampton Intermediate Little League baseball team during its 13-3 win over Auburn, Monday.

Wilbraham Red 13, Northampton 4

Wilbraham Red          272 001 1 — 13  14  0

Northampton     300 001 0 — 4  12  3

WP—Donohue LP—Grygorcewicz

Records: Northampton (10-5) Wilbraham Red (12-4)

Northampton 4, Mohawk 1

Mohawk          100 000 0 — 1  3  3

Northampton     011 110 x — 4  5  0

WP—Serio LP—Baird

Records: Northampton (8-4) Mohawk (4-7)

Easthampton 10, East Springfield 9 (6)

East Springfield          013 221 — 9  9  1

Easthampton     032 221 — 10  10  6

WP—Cavanaugh LP—Sears

Records: Easthampton (7-8) East Springfield (6-10)