Chester Reds fall to Yanks in Youth Majors; Reds Minors’ win streak carries to championship

Sports Notebook copyThe Chester Reds faced off with the Ludlow Yankees for the Valley Youth Baseball League Majors Championship (for ages 11 and 12) on Thursday, June 20 at Greven Field in Cavendish, losing to the Yankees by a 6-2 final. It was a tight game early with Ludlow scoring first with a run off Chester ace Dan Cote in the top of the third. Chester answered with two runs in their half of the third for the 2-1 lead. The Reds couldn’t quite hold the lead as Ludlow tied it up with another run in the fourth off of Cote. Ludlow then opened the game up with a four-run fifth inning, getting to Reds reliever Chris Savage with a combination of tough at-bats and good base-running. Chester’s Ewan McGrath came on to pitch a 1-2-3 sixth inning but Chester was unable to rally against a quality Yankees team.

Undefeated Chester Reds Minors

The Chester Reds Minors capped off an undefeated season at John Aldrich Field in Chester on Tuesday, June 18 with a championship game win over the Springfield A’s by a 9-1 score. It was a solid team effort up and down the Chester lineup with good performances in the field, on the mound and at the plate, highlighted by the Reds’ trio of Sawyer Pippen, Rex Hill and Jeb Monier. Also contributing to the Reds’ win were Skylar Klezos, Kagan Hance, Everett Mosher, Ty Merrill and Dylan McCarthy. Click the photos to enlarge.

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About the Author: Chester native Greg Hart is a 1985 graduate of Green Mountain Union High School. He earned his bachelor of Science at the University of Vermont and returned to the Chester area in 1994 to start a business and a family. He lives in Chester, owns Blue Sky Trading Co. in Ludlow and is the proud father of three. He can be reached at

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