Local roundup: Pittsfield National tops North Adams in District I Little League play


PITTSFIELD — Three Pittsfield National pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout as National beat North Adams 10-0 on Wednesday in the 11-12 District I Little League Tournament.

With the win, Pittsfield National moves on to play a winner's bracket game on Friday against Adams. Adams received a first-round bye.

In Wednesday's game at Clapp Park, Pittsfield National erupted for three runs in the third and three more in the fifth.

Jared Jansen, Jaden Keefner and Mike Zwingelstein combined to throw the two hitter. Zwingelstein had a hit and two runs batted in.

Sam Sherman went 3 for 3 for National, driving in two runs. Nolan Burke had a hit and two RBI while Jonathan Monahan homered in the fourth inning.

For North Adams, Ben Moulton and Cole Benoit had hits.

North Adams will play the loser of tonight's game between Great Barrington and Pittsfield American Saturday at Noon.


PITTSFIELD >> Tuesday at Clapp, Pittsfield American moved on with a four-inning, 17-1 win over Dalton-Hinsdale.

Josh Lennon, Owen Kroboth and Brendan Stannard all homered for American. Stannard was 3 for 3 with two runs scored and five RBI. Stannard, Kieran Coscia, and Nolan DeGroff all doubled for Pittsfield American.

Dalton-Hinsdale falls into the consolation bracket and will play a 2 p.m. Saturday game against the loser of Pittsfield National and Adams.


PITTSFIELD >> At Springside Park, Pittsfield American beat Great Barrington 18-2 in four innings.

Zach Pupo was the winning pitcher. Evan Blake had three hits, while Nick Brindle, Chase Racine, Owen Salvatore and Cam Zerbato had one hit each. For Great Barrington, Tyler Candelari and Brady DeVergilio doubled and Michael DeVoti singled.

Great Barrington will play Pittsfield National in the consolation bracket tonight at 5:30.



MYSTIC, CONN. >> Last Thursday, Mystic needed 12 innings to beat the SteepleCats. Wednesday night it only took the regulation nine. The loss ended a four-game winning streak for the SteepleCats.

North Adams is percentage points out of first place in the NECBL's North Division.

North Adams tied the game 1-1 in the third inning when Mystic starter Zach Ours walked Nick Riotto, who moved around on a wild pitch, a passed ball and a wild pitch — in that order.

Mystic took the lead for keeps with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Aaron Hill's two-run single was the key hit of the inning.

Ben Olson took the loss for North Adams,giving up five earned runs on 10 hits in four innings. He had given up five earned runs in his pervious four starts combined.

Ryan Connolly, the first of four Mystic relievers, got the win.


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