It was the silence that echoed across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Mount Greylock baseball team won its first-ever state championship on Saturday, beating top-seeded Hopedale 3-1. That the Mounties did it without a hit will make it a memory for a lifetime.

“Never in a million years,” Greylock outfielder Anthony Welch said, when asked if he could ever have imagined winning a state title that way.

“It’s crazy,” Greylock catcher Derek Paris said at the time.


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Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.