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Milford Legion had an amazing run

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Milford Legion started off the 2014 season with former assistant coach Steven DiVitto taking over as the new head coach. Milford Post 59 was fresh off a state tournament title in 2013 and had high hopes heading into the 2014 season. Milford struggled throughout the first half of the season and was at a 7 and 7 record with only 10 games left to go, it seemed unlikely Milford was going to be able to turn it around. Milford reached a new low point when they dropped a 14-4 mercy-ruled game to Northboro on July 4th.

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Ashland Post 77 Head Coach Dan Sullivan recaps 2014 Season

Ashland had a nice run, going deep into the District 5 playoffs and finishing the season 15 and 8, Head Coach Dan Sullivan recapped the 2014 season: "It would have been nice to make it into the final 8, but as a coach you could not have been more proud at how the kids played this season. It was a group that we thought could be pretty competitive right from the get go and they certainly proved to be that and really a fun group to be around."

Pitching in district 5 was very strong in the 2014 season and Ashland had some very good versatility on the mound, Sullivan stated "I think with any good team, you half to have some depth on your pitching staff and when your playing games on top of each other like you do in a legion season, you need to be deeper than just 1 or 2 guys and luckily we were able to dive into our 5th, 6th and 7th pitchers to give us quality innings. Every team we play is a talented group of all star players just like we have."

Dan Sullivan commented on 2 key contributors to post 77, Hopkinton Hillers Chris Moberg and Nick Burns; " When that part of the order comes a long, you feel like you can score runs. I love that Nick is a lefty and Chris is a righty, and I think they present a lot of trouble for opposing pitchers when you have 2 power bats like that in the middle of your order." "Nick was so consistent through the high school season and was a huge addition to our lineup." "With Chris, he has the chance to hit the ball 350 400 feet every time he's up there, he doesn't get cheated out of any at bats and he came up for some big ones for us this year, that's for sure."

Coach Sullivan also gave us a bit of a preview for the 2015 season stating that several players will be available and Evan Park and Greg Holler are likely to return.

Check out the full interview video below!

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Video: Ashland and Milford Legion make playoff runs.

Ashland Legion reached the playoffs as they clinched the 4th seed in District 5 after having a terrific season. In the 2 loss elimination playoff format, Ashland beat Lowell in game 1 but then lost to Sudbury in game 2, and Lowell in game 3. Ashland Post 77 finished the season at 15 and 8. Unfortunately no state tournament this year but congratulations to Team Manager Richard Powell, Head Coach Dan Sullivan and all the Ashland Post 77 players on a terrific run in 2014.

Another local legion team with some Hiller players is Milford Post 59 and congratulations to Milford Legion as they won the District 4 playoffs and reached the state tournament. Milford won the District 4 playoffs and the first 3 games of the state tournament. Milford recently lost to Kingstown 13-10 but will play the winner of Newburyport and Kingstown. All games that were supposed to be played on Friday August 1st, have been postponed due to rain. Time, Date and Location of makeup games to be determined.

For More stats and information check out the videos!

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Highlight Video: Ashland and Milford Legion both playoff bound.

Ashland Legion Post 77 who was eliminated from the playoffs the night of Tuesday July 22nd, did have quite the memorable season. On Tuesday July 15th, they played a memorable game against Lowell in which the go-ahead run was scored in the bottom of the 6th after a miscue between the third baseman and pitcher covering home plate during a pickle allowed Steve Mahoney to score the 3rd and final run of the game. Ashland closed it out to get the 3-2 victory.

Milford Post 59 which features 2 Hillers, (Matt Decina and Andrew McMillan) will be going to the state tournament. At the mid-way point Milford was 7 and 7, then went on a 10 game winning streak to close out the regular season at the 1 seed.

Matt Decina and Andrew McMillan have been huge contributors for the Post 59 squad, check out some of the stats and highlights in the video.

Also stay tuned to HCAM News as we keep you updated on Milford Post 59's state tournament run.

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2014 Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun day was another success!

Thanks to the Angel Fund, Doctors have been provided well needed funds and resources in the battle against ALS. The Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Race and family fun day took place to benefit the Angel Fund and the fight against ALS and once again it was another beautiful day and a fun time had by all at the Hopkinton Middle and High School.

The event featured the 5K Walk/Run, Kids 1 Mile Race, a dunk tank, live music, the 2004, 2007 and 2013 World Series Trophies, free Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry's and much more. Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin was there and talked about the event;

"It's grown from the first year, from about 3-500 runners to maxing out at about 15-18 hundred runners. The community is supportive of what we try to do, we're trying to knock out ALS." "It's been an amazing place to have it, Hopkinton welcomed us and they opened up this place, and it's continually grown every year."

For some of the scenes from the Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day check out the video. Be sure to tune into HCAM News Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6pm and 10pm!

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Ashland Legion Baseball Roundup (Late June-Early July)

Latest Highlights: Ashland Legion Baseball picks up well needed wins!

Wednesday June 25th, 2014 - Ashland beat Natick 9-3
WP – Nick Burns (2-0)
LP – Zach Bleecher
Nick Burns (3-4) 2R, RBI
Chris Moberg (3-4), RBI 2B, 1B, 3B

Thursday June 26th, 2014 - Sudbury Beat Ashland 2-0
WP – Noah Zavolas
LP – Evan Park (0-1)
Joe Euelle (Sud) (1-3) HR
Mike Walsh (Sud) (1-3) RBI

Tuesday July 1st 2014 - Ashland beat Tyngsboro 5-1
WP – Nick Burns (3-0)
LP – Liam Coughlin
Nick Burns – 7IP, 7 K’s, 2 BB, 1 R, 3 H
Ben Palleiko (1-3) 1B, R, ROE

Wednesday July 2nd 2014 - Ashland Beat Natick on the Road 8-4
Evan Park went 6 innings for the win, Greg Holler came on in relief striking out 3 in the 7th inning.
Matt Treveloni (2 RBI’s)
Chris Moberg (2 RBI’s) 

Sunday July 6th 2014 – Ashland beat Hudson 4-3
WP – Connor Birch (3-0)
LP – Kevin Kirley
Birch – 7 IP, 5 K’s, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 Hits
Matt Jeye and Steve Mahoney – 2 Runs

Ashland Legion Takes down Tyngsboro 5-1

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On Monday evening Ashland Legion improved to 7 and 3 on the season after taking down Tyngsboro who fell to 5 and 4. Hiller Nick Burns had a terrific start on the mound as he pitched his 2nd complete game of the season. In the 7 innings, Burns struck out 7 giving up 1 run on 3 hits.

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Hillers Head Baseball Coach Talks about a Great 2014 Season

The Hopkinton Hillers Baseball team finished the season 12 and 9 after a 5 to 2 playoff loss to Bishop Feehan in the first round of the South Division 2 bracket. The Hillers however had a nice turn around after a rough start and had a memorable 2014 season. I caught up with Hopkinton Head Coach Jay Golden to recap a fun and exciting Baseball season for the Hillers.

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Ashland Legion Starts off Season with 3 Straight Shutouts

Ashland Legion started off their season with 3 straight shutout victories. You can watch entire Ashland Legion Home Games airing on our HCAM Channels.

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