Article by: Tom Nappi
Congratulations to the Hopkinton Sr. Ruth and Ashland 7’s Baseball teams. Both claimed the championship on Friday Night!
The Hopkinton Senior Ruth team clinched the Best of 3 Championship series with a win over Marlborough in Marlborough on Friday (8/14). The Hillers took the series 2-0 and dethroned the 2x defending champion Marlborough team. Marlborough had a 3-1 lead heading into the 4th but the Hillers rallied big in the Top of the 4th and plated 11 runs! Hopkinton would end up taking the game 14 to 4.
Hillers Top Performers: Tommy Ambrosone (2-3, R, 2RBI’s, BB), Ronnie Shamus (1-3, R, 2BB), Conor Kelly (1-3, 2R, 2RBI’s, 2BB), Alex Barker-Hook (1-4, R, 3RBI’s), Jack Breslin (3-5, 3R, RBI), Dylan Locke (3-4, R, 3RBI’s), Cam Jerrett (2-4, R, 3RBI’s), Andrew Gaughn (1-1, R, BB).
Hillers Pitching: Jack Breslin (2IP, 5H 3R, 0ER, K), Mike Burney (3.2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 2K’s, 3BB), Conor Kelly (1.1IP, 1H, 0R, 4K’s).
Hopkinton finishes their championship season with 12 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie overall.
View Livestream coverage from HCAM (Hopkinton) of game below and be on the lookout for the edited version and highlights with post-game interviews coming soon!
Congratulations to these guys from the class of 2020 who definitely didn’t have the season they hoped or expected this past spring, yet they persevered and were luckily able to play Senior Babe Ruth this summer and earn the Central MA Sr. Ruth Championship tonight!! #hillers pic.twitter.com/SfR4ItAk8P
— Hopkinton Athletics (@HillerAthletics) August 15, 2020
I’d like to thank the Hawks who showed up at the game. I’m pretty sure they may have somehow contributed to the 11 run top of the 4th for @HillerAthletics @HillerBaseball. They will certainly be included in the highlights. pic.twitter.com/XLMHaaGUPp
— Tom Nappi (@TheRealTomNappi) August 15, 2020
Congratulations to the Ashland 7’s who also took home a championship Friday Night. Ashland defeated Medfield 7 to 1 in a winner take-all game to claim the Massachusetts Independent Baseball League title at Adams Stadium in Quincy. The Ashland 7’s finish their season with 19 wins and 3 losses overall.
Ashland 7’s top performers: Jackson Hornung (2-4), Dom Cavanagh (1-3, 2R, BB), Tyler Dossas (3-4, R), Shea Donovan (0-3, 2R, 2RBI’s, BB), Kevin Balewicz (2-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB), Nick Larche (1-3, RBI), Nick Calabrese (2-3, 2RBI’s).
Ashland 7’s Pitching: Tyler Dossas (7IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 2K’s).
View the WACA-TV (Ashland) Live-Stream Coverage below and be on the lookout for highlights and interviews coming soon!
— Winer Films (@WinerFilms) August 15, 2020
— Massachusetts Independent Baseball League (@MIBL2020) August 14, 2020
— Ashland Legion Baseball (@Post77Ashland) August 15, 2020