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Blue Sox Advance to NECBL Championship Series with Sweep

HOLYOKE — The Valley Blue Sox (29-18) punched their ticket to the NECBL championship series Sunday with a 2-1 win to complete a two-game sweep of the Upper Valley Nighthawks (29-17). The Blue Sox will face the Ocean State Waves today, Aug. 7, on the road in game 1, followed by game 2 on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at MacKenzie Stadium in Holyoke.

Zach Kohn earned the win Sunday, pitching into the seventh inning and allowing two hits and no runs while striking out nine batters. Tyler Smith got the four-out save. Mark Grunberg started the scoring with an RBI double in the third, which was followed by an RBI single by Joe Mercadante.

Tickets for Tuesday’s home game are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and seniors. To purchase tickets, call (413) 533-1100 or visit valleybluesox.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate.