Northampton baseball coach Mark Baldwin not coaching Blue Devils

Staff Writer
Published: 5/23/2019 8:49:27 PM
Modified: 5/23/2019 8:49:16 PM

Northampton baseball coach Mark Baldwin is not coaching the team.

Specifics of Baldwin’s departure and when it happened are not known.

Junior varsity coach Ryan Parent is coaching the varsity team, which beat Holyoke, 2-1, Thursday in Northampton.

Parent declined to comment on the coaching situation and directed questions to administration.

Northampton Athletic Director Kara Sheridan said she would not discuss personnel matters. Messages left for both Northampton Superintendent John Provost and Baldwin were not returned.

Nate Kelleher-Mochak struck out four, walked three and allowed three hits over five innings for the win against Holyoke.

Patrick Serio walked one and allowed one run on one hit over two innings for the save.

Northampton, which was the visiting team despite playing at home, scored its first run in the first inning. Jackson Health scored on a groundout by Jake Brittain.

A double steal in the sixth inning led to another run. Orion McClain scored while Jack Kelleher-Mochak was thrown out stealing second.

Dillon Diemand was 2-for-2 in the win.

Northampton (7-11, 6-5 Valley Wheel) is still alive for a postseason berth but it must finish in second place in it league. The Blue Devils visit league-leading Chicopee Comp (10-7, 8-3) at 4 p.m. Friday.

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