Pittsfield South, Great Barrington to District 1 Little League 11-12 final


ADAMS -- Pittsfield South and Great Barrington have advanced to the winners' bracket final in the Don Gleason District 1 Little League 11-12-year-old tournament.

Great Barrington beat Dalton-Hinsdale 6-1 and Pittsfield South beat Pittsfield Myron Gray West 10-0 to reach Thursday's winners' bracket game.

Kenny Zucco got the win for Great Barrington, and was backed up by Max Joyner's bat. Joyner homered, singled and drove in two runs for Great Barrington. Graham Herric had a double and an RBI for the winners, while Nikos Cassivant and Nick Loussier both singled.

For Dalton-Hinsdale, Gabe Verdi singled, doubled and drove in a run, while Ouggie Roughly, Nate Zink and Kevin Huban all hit singles.

Pittsfield South's Jett Steinman had the big bat, going 4 for 4 with a double, three singles and three RBI. Christian Marchbanks got the win, and helped his cause with a double.

Leo Arace homered and drove in two runs for South, while Zack Bernardo had a double and an RBI, Zack Zerbato doubled, Luke Lamerey had two singles and Tala Bramer also had two singles.

Jack Lee led West with two singles, while Anton Lazits, Dylan Burke and Mason Alfonso also had singles.

West will play Don Gleason North on Tuesday at 5:30 in an elimination game. Dalton will play Wednesday in an elimination game against either Adams or North Adams.

Little League 10-11

NORTH ADAMS -- Through four District 1 pool-play games at Fallon Field, host North Adams, Pittsfield Myron Gray West, Pittsfield South and Pittsfield Don Gleason North each have one win. South and North will meet today at 5:30 p.m.

In each game, the winning team scored 10 runs or more. North Adams started things off Saturday with a 17-7 win over Great Barrington, getting two hits each from Jackson Owensby and Andrew Leveque. Kolby Bleu had two hits for Great Barrington.

South beat West 10-0 in the second pool-play game Saturday.

Pittsfield North handed North Adams a 10-3 loss on Sunday, while West beat Great Barrington 10-4 in the second game.

Cal Ripken state tournament

SUTTON -- Williamstown's Landen Jamula had a good effort on the bump in a 10-under state tournament game on Sunday. Unfortunately for Jamula and his teammates, Uxbridge's Zach Feeney was better.

Feeney gave up a run on two hits and struck out 12 in Uxbridge's 3-1 win. He went the distance to end District 1 champion Williamstown's tournament run.

Jamula went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

The only run Williamstown scored came in the first inning when Feeney walked Derek Paris. After Paris went to second on a passed ball, Jamula hit an RBI single.

Jamula gave up two runs in the fifth and Uxbridge scored an insurance run in the sixth.

District 1 runner-up Lee also went 1-2 over the weekend.


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