Pittsfield North, South get wins in the Little League District 1 tournament
PITTSFIELD -- Reese Gillette and Ryan Gaudette each had three hits as the Don Gleason Pittsfield North 11-12 Little League All-Stars beat Dalton-Hinsdale 12-4 in the District 1 tournament on Saturday at Deming Park.
Gillette hit two home runs for Pittsfield North, helping back up starter Christian Womble and two relievers.
Joe Wilson and Tanner Hill each walked twice and scored a run each. Dalton-Hinsdale managed only four hits against the three North pitchers.
Pittsfield South 19,
North Adams 7
PITTSFIELD -- In the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, Pittsfield South got home runs from Joe Cracolici, winning pitcher Ian Benoit and Hunter Potash to advance in the winners' bracket.
Benoit had three hits and scored four times.
On the mound, Benoit pitched four innings and struck out seven.
For North Adams, Reese Racette had a hit and scored three runs, while Mike Ferrara had a single and a triple.
Little League 11s
Myron Grey West 16,
Great Barrington 4 (5)
PITTSFIELD -- West opened this game up with an 8-run third inning at Springside Park. Mason Alphonso had a triple, single, stolen base and two RBI while teammate Nick Taylor earned the win, had two singles, scored a run and drove in three.
Noah Helmke took the loos for Great Barrington while Curt Wilton had two singles, scored a run and stole two bases. Kenny Zucco added a double.
Don Gleason North 9, Pittsfield South 1
PITTSFIELD -- North put up seven runs in the fifth to earn the victory. Cole Wojtkowski earned the complete game victory. He also tripled, singled and drove in three. Luke Hescock added a triple, single, two runs and an RBI while Jak Harrington had a triple, single and two RBI.
Jett Steinman took the loss for South and had a single. Teammate Ty Bramer also singled.
Lanesborough Cal Ripken
MARLBOROUGH -- The Lanesborough Bulldogs scored seven runs in the third inning and rolled to a 11-1 win over Marlborough in the Cal Ripken 12-under state tournament. The game was stopped after four innings by the mercy rule.
Russ Gates led the way for Lanesborough, hitting a home run and a double and driving in three runs.
Phil Guest got the win by holding Marlborough hitless over three innings. He gave up one earned run, walked three and struck out eight.
Guest helped his cause with a two-run homer in the fourth inning that brought the curtain down on the game.
The Bulldogs will play Westminster today at 2 p.m.
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