Local roundup: Post 68 falls to Shrewsbury in state tournament
NORWOOD — The Pittsfield Post 68 baseball team fell to Shrewsbury on Monday night in the state American Legion tournament, 7-3.
The loss drops Post 68 into the losers' bracket and a game on Tuesday against host Norwood. The game will start at 4:30 p.m.
BABE RUTH 15'S
LYNN >> The Pittsfield 15's Babe Ruth team fell in the semifinals of the New England Regionals on Monday, falling to North Providence-Smithfield, R.I. by a score of 6-2.
After both teams went scoreless in the first inning, both NPS and Pittsfield scored a run in the second. Both teams again scored in the fourth, but NPS's two runs in the top of the inning outdid Pittsfield's one in the bottom of the frame, and NPS held on the rest of the way. NPS added three runs in the sixth for insurance.
Pittsfield cranked out seven hits in the loss, while NPS had 10 hits.
Hunter Potash took the start and went 4 2/3 innings. He also stepped up at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two doubles. Joe Cragoliei finished off the game on the mound.
Colby Sherman had an RBI single in the second, and Hayden Harrington went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
While the result was not what Pittsfield was after on Monday, the team had a bigger battle to face — starting third baseman Cedric Rose was not with the team on Monday after being admitted to the hospital due to dehydration and complications from it. The team wishes Rose well, and the host city team, Lynn, traveled to see Rose after the games ended on Monday. Everyone wishes Rose a speedy recovery.
NPS will play host Lynn in the championship game today at 11 a.m.
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL
NORWOOD >> The Pittsfield Post 68 game against Shrewsbury in the Massachusetts American Legion Tournament started late on Monday night, and a result was not available at print deadline. Post 68 is guaranteed a game today — either in the losers' bracket at 4:30 p.m., or in the winners' bracket at 7:30 p.m. A win in either game sends Post 68 to the championship game on Wednesday.
BABE RUTH 13'S
ROCHESTER, N.H. >> The Pittsfield 13's Babe Ruth team followed up Sunday's win over Taunton with a 6-1 decision over Augusta, Maine on Monday in Rochester, N.H.
The win puts Pittsfield at 2-0 in the National Division going into tomorrow's group-play finale against host Rochester.
The semifinals will take place on Wednesday, followed by the championship game on Thursday.
WILLIAMS WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL HONORED
The Williams College women's volleyball team has been recognized as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2015-16 season. It is the seventh time in the last nine years that the Ephs program has been a recipient of the award, and the fourth time under head coach Christi Kelsey.
The AVCA recognizes Division I, II, and III schools with a team GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 or higher on a 5.0 scale. For the 2015-2016 season the AVCA honored a record 762 teams, up from 757 in 2014-2015.
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