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Greenfield Post 81 players swarm the mound following an exciting final out administered by center fielder Mark Buck, who dove in the lef-center-field power alley to rob Westfield's Rob Sullivan of extra bases.
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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 the inning to put Post 81 ahead and Greenfield held on to win the District 1/2/3 Championship with a 5-4 victory over Westfield Post 124 at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Fourth-seeded Greenfield (19-4) finished off a two-game sweep of the best-of-three championship series over third-seeded Westfield and completed a perfect 5-0 … 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 Field in Westfield. The two teams will meet in Game 2 tonight at 7:15 at … 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

Post 81 suffers 1st loss

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jeff Zebrowski fired a four-hit shutout and Aldenville Post 337 dealt Greenfield Post 81 its first loss of the season with a 6-0 verdict in a Hampden County American Legion Baseball game Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Field in Greenfield. Cam Kagan ripped an RBI single to break … 0