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A Kingston Post 387 baserunner dives safely back into first base Saturday as Greenfield Post 81 first baseman Sam Downes awaits the thropw Saturday in Sudbury, where Greenfield opened the 2014 American Legion Baseball Senior Division State Tournament with a 7-5 win.
Special to The Recorder/Jane K. Ames

Greenfield nine opens with 7-5 victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The only thing that has been able to prevent Greenfield Post 81 from winning of late has been the weather. On Sunday, one day after Greenfield opened the American Legion Baseball Senior Division State Championships with a victory, rain and thunderstorms washed out the action and postponed games until today. That means Greenfield will take on Milford Post 59 today … 0

Post 81 marches to states, 5-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81’s Luke Bakker got to experience the lows and the highs of baseball Thursday. After a fluky play in the top of the sixth inning bounced over the head of the first baseman to plate the tying run, Bakker blooped a two-out single to left-center in the bottom of … 0

Graves named Turners’ new AD

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

GREENFIELD — The hometown boy is finally coming home. Adam Graves, a 1996 Turners Falls High School graduate and former starting Indians quarterback, returned to his alma mater Tuesday afternoon when he officially accepted the positions of athletic director and physical-education teacher. Graves, 36, replaces Glenn Doulette, who left to become West Springfield … 0

Post 81 dumps Westfield, 3-1

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Greenfield Post 81 has a chance to sweep through the WMass American Legion Baseball tournament. Ben Ruddock turned in seven strong innings and Mark Buck hit a big third-inning RBI triple as Greenfield opened the best-of-three championship series with a 3-1 victory over Westfield Tuesday night at Bullens … 0

Jaywalking: Travelin’ man

Monday, July 21, 2014

Andrew Doty will spend the next nine days in the Dominican Republic playing baseball, giving back. Doty will be taking part in a trip being sponsored by MVP Baseball, a college recruiting company, and not only will Doty … 0

Greenfield routs Ludlow to advance

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Post 81 offense continued its postseason power surge and the team advanced to the Western Mass. Mass American Legion Baseball championship series with a 16-4 mercy rule-shortened victory over Ludlow Post 52 Sunday night … 0

Greenfield drills Amherst, 14-3

Friday, July 18, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81 scored eight times in the second inning and advanced to the championship game of the third-round, double-elimination bracket of the American Legion Baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory over Amherst Post 148 Friday … 0

Post 81 rules opener, 7-2

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Post 81 is off and running in the third round of the Western Massachusetts American Legion Baseball Tournament. Fourth-seeded Post 81 got seven solid innings out of starting pitcher Ben Ruddock, a solid all-around defensive … 0

Bulletin Board: Carkhuff rescues Deerfield, 6-5

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Becca Carkhuff singled home Megan Rice with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Deerfield a 6-5 win over Southwick in a Metro Softball League 18-and-under game Tuesday evening at Zabek Field in South Deerfield. Mariah Morse led the seventh with a single and … 0

Buck helps fuel Post 81 4-2 win

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mark Buck singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Greenfield Post 81 went on to 4-2 victory over Wilbraham Post 286 in a Hampden County American Legion Baseball game Thursday night at Farrell Field in Wilbraham. Jake Elwell and Niko Ames drew consecutive walks to … 0

Akey’s jolts top seed, 4-1

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ross Akey scattered six hits and struck out four in complete-game effort to help second-seeded Akey Insurance knock off top-seeded Marmac Concrete, 4-1, in the winners’-bracket final of the Franklin County Babe Ruth Baseball League double-elimination playoffs Thursday … 0

Ludlow drops Post 81, 8-3

Monday, June 23, 2014

Eight errors proved far too much for Greenfield Post 81 to overcome Monday night when Ludlow took an 8-3 American Legion Baseball victory at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. It has been a tough three-game stretch for the Post 81 (7-2) defense, which has committed 16 errors in … 0

Bulletin Board: GHS Alumni Game nears

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Greenfield High School Alumni Game is scheduled for June 27 at 6 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Fromer Greenfield baseball players interested in playing are asked to show up by 5:30. All former players are welcome, whether they choose to play or not. For more … 0