NECBL: Valley Blue Sox crest Ocean State Waves in twinbill

Staff Reports
Published: 7/21/2021 9:49:09 PM

The Valley Blue Sox hung on to first place in the New England Collegiate Baseball League Southern Division with a doubleheader sweep over the Ocean State Waves on Wednesday at McKenzie Stadium. 

In the first game, the Blue Sox took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning off an RBI single from Mason LaPlante that scored Nate Thomas, a run that proved to be the game-winner as the Blue Sox came away with a 2-1 victory in a seven-inning contest. 

In the second game of the doubleheader, the Blue Sox earned a 3-0 victory over Ocean State. 

The Blue Sox (18-12) opened up the first game with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first off an RBI single from Cole Andrews, his 21st of the season. LaPlante scored the run. 

The Waves (12-18) knotted the game 1-1 in the top of the second off an RBI ground out from Albert Choy. 

Grant Kipp picked up the win on the mound, striking out nine in five innings of work. Daniel Pasdysak struck out two in relief before Antonio Balducci came on to close out the game, striking out one in the process. 

In the second game, Cole Andrews and Michael Cassaleggio had RBIs for the Blue Sox. Owen Langan picked up the win on the mound, striking out six in 4⅓ innings work. 

Brian Hart singled, stole second and advanced to third in the fourth before scoring on a wild pitch.

Nathan Thomas also scored on a wild pitch in the fourth and Paul Franzoni scored on Cassaleggio’s single.

American Legion

Seth Finnessey allowed just one run in four innings, and Northampton Post 28’s offense erupted en route to a 14-2 win over Sheffield in a run-ruled American Legion Senior Division contest Wednesday.

Northampton scored six runs in the second inning to open things up, with Wes Parent, Bennett Kelly, Dom Badorini Wilson Heath, Jake Brittain and Jack Diggins all driving in runs during the big frame.

Brittain smacked a three-run double, while Badorini had two hits and scored three times. Heath also had two hits and scored three runs for Post 28, which served as the visiting team despite playing at Arcanum Field.

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