Post 81 downs ’Hamp; Jrs. roll
Andrew Doty finished with two hits and three RBIs as Greenfield Post 81 remained unbeaten on the season with a 8-5 win over Northampton Post 28 in an American Legion Baseball game Sunday afternoon at Arcanum Field.
Greenfield (3-0) scored four times in the first inning and two more times in the third to take control of the game early. Doty hit a two-run double in the first inning and added an RBI single in the third to pace both innings. John Deskavich added a single and an RBI in the win, and Jourdan York-Welcome chipped in an RBI. Tanner Jillson and Liam Datres de la Blotier each singled.
Jake Hale earned the win with two strikeouts and five walks in four innings. Parker Hickey struck out two in two innings of relief, and Ben Ruddock gave up one run in the seventh but closed out the victory.
Mikey Thompson finished with three hits and three RBIs in the loss.
Post 81 hosts Agawam tonight at 7:15.
Greenfield 8, Agawam 0 — Gabe Seaver struck out 13 in six shutout innings of one-hit pitching to lead Greenfield Post 81 to a 8-0 win over Agawam in a Junior Legion game Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield.
Seaver walked just three and gave way in the seventh to Tyler Townsley, who struck out two to finish off the victory.
Post 81 gave the starting pitcher plenty of run support in the first inning with five runs. Nate Crocker doubled to lead off, and consecutive singles by Kevin Luippold, Brandon Bryant and Andrew Toritto kept things going. Zach Wright walked to force in a run. Then a sacrifice fly by Townsley plated the fifth run of the inning. Tim Momaney added an insurance run in the third inning with an RBI single to score Wright. Post 81’s final two runs came in the sixth inning when Colin Cloutier singled home Toritto and Ben Poirier hit an RBI single to score Adam Phelps.
Post 81 (4-0) hosts Agawam again tonight at 5:30.
Manny’s 4, St. Joseph’s 3 — Austin Finck’s two-out, eighth-inning RBI single helped Manny’s TV & Appliance walk off with a 4-3 victory over St. Joe’s in a Tri-County League baseball game Saturday at Vets Field in Greenfield.
St. Joseph’s (3-2-0) scored three times in the top of the seventh to force extra innings after Manny’s had a 3-0 lead. Finck rescued the TV & Appliance Men in the eighth, when Soren Pelz-Walsh worked a one-out walk off reliever Joe Perlak, moved to second on a groundout by Dusty Mones, and scored when Finck lined a single to right-center. It was a bit of redemption for Finck, who had struck out three times to that point.
“I was a little worried about this one because we gave up that three-run lead,” Manny’s skipper Lee Magee said. “We looked a little deflated after they scored those three runs in the seventh. But we’ve been pretty resilient in the past and it was good to see the guys didn’t give up. And it was nice to see Austin come through after he had a tough day at the plate.”
Manny’s (3-0-1) finished with just three hits but took advantage of seven walks. The hosts scored once in the second when Pelz-Walsh singled with one out and scored on a two-out single by T.J. Meyer. The score remained that way until the sixth when Manny’s tacked on two more runs without the benefit of a hit.
St. Joseph’s reliever Alex Tajima came on in relief of starter Fred Andujar, who struck out seven and walked two over five innings. Tajima walked Greg Vouros and Brian Hayes before an out. He then walked Pelz-Walsh to load the bases and St. Joseph’s went to Perlak. Garrett Hudson hit a sacrifice fly to center field for the second Manny’s run, and Hayes came around to score on a wild pitch for the third run.
St. Joseph’s tied the game in the seventh off Hudson, who had a strange start in his TCL mound debut. Hudson pitched six shutout innings of one-hit ball but had struck out four and walked five to that point. He added two more walks to his name with one out in the seventh to end his day, and reliever Dusty Mones came on and got the second out. He then gave up an RBI double to Perlak and allowed a two-run single to JR Bagley that tied the game. Mones wound up with the win, striking out two and walking two in relief. Hudson finished with seven walks but allowed just one hit.
“He had a tough time consistently throwing his off-speed pitches and uncharacteristically walked seven guys,” Magee said of Hudson. “But to shutout these guys through six innings, that’s a tough lineup. I was really impressed with the job he did despite the control issues.”
Manny’s heads to Frontier Regional School’s Valiton Field in South Deerfield tonight at 6 to take on Franklin County rival Teddy Bear Pools.