Legion baseball: East Springfield halts Greenfield Post 81’s 6-game winning streak (PHOTOS)

Greenfield’s Ben Werner delivers a pitch during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield

Greenfield’s Ben Werner delivers a pitch during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Greenfield second baseman Arthur Fitzpatrick throws out a runner during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield.

Greenfield second baseman Arthur Fitzpatrick throws out a runner during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Greenfield’s Braeden Tsipenyuk (5) tries to beat out an infield ground ball during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield.

Greenfield’s Braeden Tsipenyuk (5) tries to beat out an infield ground ball during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Greenfield first baseman Hugh Cyhowski puts down a tag on a pickoff attempt from pitcher Ben Werner during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield.

Greenfield first baseman Hugh Cyhowski puts down a tag on a pickoff attempt from pitcher Ben Werner during Post 81’s 5-1 loss to East Springfield Post 420 during an American Legion Senior Division contest on Monday night at Vets Field in Greenfield. STAFF PHOTO/JEFF LAJOIE

Staff Report

Published: 07-08-2024 8:07 PM

GREENFIELD — Ben Werner pitched well, getting into the seventh inning, but Greenfield Post 81 was unable to extend its winning streak to seven games on Monday night.

Visiting East Springfield Post 420 rallied from an 1-0 deficit with two runs in the sixth and three more in the top of the seventh to capture a 5-1 victory in an American Legion Senior Division contest at Vets Field.

Werner tossed 6 2/3 innings for Post 81 (6-3), striking out three and walking six while allowing four hits and four earned runs.

At the plate, Werner drove in his team’s only run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning that plated Logan Moore to make it 1-0.

East Springfield (6-3-2) tied the game when Werner issued a bases-loaded walk, and took the lead on a fielder’s choice later in the sixth.

In the top of the seventh, Eliezer Rosario delivered the big blow for Post 420 when he smacked a three-run home run with two outs to extend the visitors’ lead to 5-1.

On the mound, Rosario went all seven innings, striking out nine and walking three to go with five hits for the victory.

Greenfield received two hits from Werner, while Arthur Fitzpatrick, Moore and Hugh Cyhowski (double) also had hits on the night.

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Next up for Post 81, which had its six-game winning streak snapped, is a Wednesday home game against Wilbraham (5:45 p.m.).