Berkshire Eagle Staff

NORTH ADAMS -- Josh Delph's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning proved to be the game winner, as the SteepleCats won 7-6 over Vermont on Thursday. The win breaks a two-game losing streak for North Adams.

Anthony Papio's double put him in scoring position with one out in the eighth. Papio stole third, setting up Delph's go-ahead sacrifice fly.

Zach Prendergast earned the win, pitching three strong innings in relief. He allowing only one run on three hits, striking out two.

J.C. Cardenas, Todd Juliano and Papio had two hits each. Zach Lucas added two RBI.

The SteepleCats play today in Laconia versus the Muskrats at 6:30 p.m.

Suns get swept

PITTSFIELD -- It was a rough night for the Pittsfield Suns, losers of a doubleheader to the visiting Torrington Titans.

The Suns rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the nightcap but came up a run short in a 3-2 loss.

In the opener of the doubleheader, Torrington beat the Suns 12-3. That was the conclusion of a game from July 3. Rain forced postponement of that game in Torrington with the Titans leading 5-1.

Torrington scored three runs on one hit and an error in the top of the fifth inning. Taylor Olmstead's two-run triple was the key blow of the inning.

The Suns responded with two runs in the home sixth on a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a two-run triple off the bat of Steve Dill.


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In the seventh, Dan Donohue worked a one-out walk, but was stranded at first as Mike Valentin Jr. flied to center and Edgar Montes struck out to end the game.