Local roundup: Pittsfield Post 68 wins pair of games


PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield Post 68 finished the weekend with three wins after picking up a pair of decisions on Sunday at Clapp Park.

Post 68 topped Wilbraham 4-1 in Game 1, then followed it up with a 3-2 win over Aldenville.

In the first game, Pat Colvin took the start and three relievers helped to bring the win home. Wilbraham struck first in the top of the first inning, but Post 68 got the run back in the bottom half of the frame then went up for good in the fourth.

Izaiya Mestre went 2 for 3 in the win with a double and two runs batted in. Nate Stump went 2 for 2 with two runs scored, and Shane Tierney had a double and one run scored.

For Wilbraham, Tom Quinn drove in the lone run with a double.

Ethan Forfa took the win in relief.

In the second game, Post 68 again fell behind after a half inning, but a three-run fourth built just enough of a lead to get the win.

In the decisive fourth, Tierney hit a two-run single with two outs to plate the winning run.

Mestre and Jack Cooney each had a pair of hits, while Mestre drove in the first run in the fourth. Abdiel Cotto-Hernandez also had a double.

In the field, Post 68 turned a pair of double plays to keep Aldenville from threatening. On the mound, Sam Fick got the win by going six innings.

Post 68 is back in action today at Longmeadow.


Pittsfield 4, Wilbraham 1

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Cam Guyar (4), Nick Scibelli (2) and Tom Quinn. Pat Colvin (3 2/3), Ethan Forfa (1 1/3), Jake Flynn (1), Sam Fick (1) and Nate Stump. W—Forfa, L—Guyar. 2B — W (Quinn), P (Shane Tierney, Izaiya Mestre).

Pittsfield 3, Aldenville 2

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C. Lopez and Robert. Fick (6), Forfa (1) and Matt Schneider. W—Fick, L—C. Lopez. 2B — P (Abdiel Cotto-Hernandez).

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BRISTOL, CONN. >> The Pittsfield Suns gave up three runs in the second and fourth in the fourth, and could never recover in a loss to Bristol on Sunday.

The Blues got to Pittsfield starter Craig Lacey in the second with an RBI double by Frankie Gregoire, an RBI single by Logan Greene and another RBI hit by Nick Conti.

In the third, Gregoire took Lacey for the ultimate ride, smacking a grand slam to put the Blues ahead for good. Lacey finished with 10 hits given up, all seven runs earned and just one strike out.

Izzy Fuentes got the win, going 5 2/3 innings and striking out seven on eight hits, four earned runs and two walks. Adam Goss earned the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Pittsfield's biggest inning came in the top of the sixth. Trent Bryan scored two runs with a bases-loaded single, and Thomas Hughes brought in another run when he wore a pitch that forced Spencer Tinkel home.

Eric Hamilton and Justin Morhardt each went 2 for 5 in the loss with a run scored. Morhardt also had an RBI.

Gregoire finished 3 for 4 for Bristol.

The loss drops the Suns to 10-11 on the season. Pittsfield is back in action on Tuesday with a home game against Seacoast.


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