Unbeaten Pittsfield Babe Ruth 15s to district title round
PITTSFIELD -- Kevin Squires drove in three runs and had a two-run home run, while Dan Carroll had a double and two RBI to lift Pittsfield's 15-year-old Babe Ruth team into the District I championship round with a 9-3 win over Southern Berkshire on Wednesday night.
Unbeaten Pittsfield will face North Adams on Friday at 5 p.m. at Deming Field for the title.
This game was a one-run contest after three innings before Pittsfield added a run in the fourth and two each in the fifth and sixth innings. Sam Fick added two hits and an RBI. Alex Weber earned the win.
Pittsfield manager Jim Conant said Southern Berkshire starter Connor Perry kept his team off balance most of the game until he tired toward the end.
Little League District I 12s
Pittsfield North 12s 24, Adams 3 (4)
PITTSFIELD -- Don Gleason North rolled to the four-inning victory to open the District I tournament, also named in honor of Gleason.
Christian Womble, Ryan Gaudette, Reese Gillette and Derek Adams all had three hits for the winners. Womble had a home run wile Gaudette drove in five. Gaudette started the game on the mound, striking out four over two innings.
Tyler Aces 4, N. Adams 2
NORTH ADAMS -- Tanner Hanford struck out 11 and helped his own cause with an RBI hit in a three-run sixth for the Aces.
Tyler (5-3) will play Pittsfield rival Post 68 on Friday evening.
Hanford earned the win, helping the Aces take a 4-0 lead in the sixth. North Adams struck back with two in the bottom half of the inning but couldn't tie the game.
"[Hanford] had great command of his curveball and fastball," said Aces coach Bill Dassat. "He was mixing it up very well."
Robert Jutras and Jake Hall doubled for North Adams.
Aces 100 003 0 -- 4 9 4
N. Adams 000 002 0 -- 2 2 1
Tanner Hanford and Lane Grogan; Mike Koperniak (6), Slayter Aubin and C. Tworig. W -- Hanford. L -- Koperniak. 2B -- North Adams 2 (Robert Jutras, Jake Hall).
Nashua 7, Pittsfield 2
NASHUA, N.H. -- Pittsfield outhit the Silver Knights, but managed just two runs in the loss.
The Suns committed three errors and four Pittsfield pitchers combined to issue 10 walks. Zach Goldstein had two hits in the loss while Frank Crinella had the Suns' only RBI.
Nashua's big inning was the seventh when the hosts scored four runs to break open a 3-1 game.
The two teams meet again tonight at 7 p.m. at Wahconah Park.
Plymouth 4, N. Adams 1
PLYMOUTH -- Plymouth scored four runs in the first four innings of the game, and that proved to be the difference in a game that North Adams was kept quiet offensively, as the SteepleCats fell in a cross-divisional game on Wednesday night.
Playing for just the first time in five days due to rain, the SteepleCats (8-10) could not overcome a slow start and were stifled by the Pilgrims' (5-11) pitching staff, finishing with just four hits.
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