AMERICAN LEGION: Sandwich Post 188 Juniors Still Alive, Hawkeye Eliminated

GREENFIELD — The Sandwich Post 188 Junior American Legion team remained alive in the Massachusetts State Tournament Sunday with a huge, 7-6 victory over Chicopee Post 452 in the losers’ bracket.

The 2015 District 10 Junior American Legion Champions - Sandwich Post 188 Photo Courtesy of Ken Kozens

The 2015 District 10 Junior American Legion Champions – Sandwich Post 188
Photo Courtesy of Ken Kozens

The two-time District 10 Junior American Legion baseball club fell to Littleton Post 249, 7-3, on Saturday, but then bounced back with the season-saving win Sunday.

Sandwich Post 188 will face the loser of Sunday’s match-up between Methuen Post 122 and Quincy Post 37. Methuen was ahead of Quincy, 8-2, as of Sunday evening at publication deadline.

The Hawkeye Athletic Club, 2015 District 10 American Legion champions (Seniors), fell for the second time in the Massachusetts State Tournament in Haverhill Sunday afternoon, falling Northbridge Post 343, 5-2, in 14 innings. The loss eliminated Hawkeye AC from postseason contention.

Hawkeye AC fell on Saturday in the tourney opener, 2-1, to Pittsfield Post 68.

The winner of both the junior and senior Legion state tournaments will advance to the regional level of play for a chance to go to the American Legion World Series.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is seanwalsh@ccb-media.com. Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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