Coach and player chat with their backs to us

Pittsfield head coach Drew Pearce chats with Chase Racine during a game earlier this season. Racine's grand slam on Thursday sent PHS flying to a 17-1 win over Monument Mountain.

PITTSFIELD — It was the kind of game the Pittsfield baseball team had been looking for all spring. It came at a pretty good time.

“We came to play today. We’re not going to let up for anyone,” Pittsfield’s Chase Racine said after the 17-1, five-inning Western Massachusetts Class B semifinal win over Monument Mountain Thursday afternoon.


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Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.