Roundup: Pittsfield Post 68 increases Zone lead on Greenfield

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PITTSFIELD — Until Cal Messina opened up the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, Pittsfield Post 68 had been baffled by Greenfield's Owen Phelps.

But Messina's base hit snapped Post 68 awake. The hosts rolled off a five-hit, four-run sixth to take over control and beat Post 81, 4-2, Saturday afternoon on Buddy Pellerin Field at Clapp Park.

The win moves Pittsfield to 9-1, while dropped Greenfield to 8-3. Post 68 now has a game-and-a-half lead in Zone 1/2.

After Messina set the table, Joe Traversa followed with a hit-and-run single to put runners on the corners for Hunter Potash. Messina came home on a delayed steal by Traversa, while Potash singled and Joe Cracolici tied the game with a single of his own.

Ian Benoit walked to load the bases, and coach Pat Bassi made the call for pinch-hitter Reece Gillette. The big Mount Greylock product delivered, lacing a two-run drive to the outfield and delivering control back to Post 68's pitching staff.

Benoit took over the mound from Carter Matthews after five innings of work from the starter, who allowed no earned runs. Benoit and Matthews combined to walk just one batter, while the reliever struck out two in a pair of scoreless frames to earn the win.

Post 68 hits the road today for a 10 a.m. start at Ludlow.

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Greenfield     020     000     0     —     2     6     1

Pittsfield     000     004     x     —     4     8     4

Phelps (5+), Arnold (1) and Cloutier. Carter Matthews (5), Ian Benoit (2) and Joe Woronick. W — Benoit. L — Phelps. 2B — P (Joe Traversa).

Little League

9-11 Tournament

Pittsfield American 18, Great Barrington 3

PITTSFIELD — The American squad punched its ticket to the District I final with a big offensive performance against Great Barrington.

Pittsfield got three hits from Wesley Willey and a base hit each from Sam Gjurgian, Cam Blake and Matt Egan at Clapp Park in the three-inning win. American will face rival Pittsfield National for the championship today.

Pittsfield National 16, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — JJ Walker had two hits, including a double, and was the winning pitcher, as Pittsfield National heads back to the 9-11 title game in District I.

Set Aitken and Quentin Christopher also had hits as National shutout Dalton/Hinsdale in the semis. Brodie Ziemba had a hit for D/H.

National will play American at Clapp Park in today's championship bout.

10-12 Tournament

Pittsfield American 24, Adams/Cheshire 6

PITTSFIELD — Bolstered by a monstrous offensive day, Pittsfield American bested Adams/Cheshire in District I play on Saturday at Clapp Park.

Aidan Carlino got the win, while Simone Mele and Jack Reed each doubled for American. Joseph Roccabruna chipped in a pair of hits.

For Adams/Cheshire, Noah White homered and drove in pair, while Will Hakes tripled in two more. Matty Witek added a double.

Pittsfield National 13, Dalton/Hinsdale 0, suspended

PITTSFIELD — National held a 13-0 lead when the skies opened and the game was suspended. play will resume at Belanger Field on Monday at 5:30 p.m., with the top of the third inning.

Friday's Results

8-10 Tournament

Pittsfield American 16, Great Barrington 6

PITTSFIELD — On Friday at Deming Park, Pittsfield American got by Great Barrington to earn a spot in the finals. American scored five times in the second to go ahead 7-0, but Great Barrington battled back to get within two in the bottom of the third.

American pulled away late, though, scoring seven runs in the fifth to put things on ice.

Kevin Konefal got the win for American, besting counterpart August Luf.

Konefal had three hits, while he and Aiden Arseneau scored three times each. Luf had two hits, as did Ian Lanoue for Great Barrington.

10-12 Tournament

Great Barrington 10, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — Great Barrington rolled up seven runs early on to set Dalton/Hinsdale back in a deep hole on Friday at Belanger Field.

The victors led 10-0 after three and ended it after a mercy-shortened four innings. Lowe and Bassillion tossed a combined no-hitter for GB, striking out 10.

Lowe got the win, while Rabose was saddled with the loss.

Bassillion had two hits and drove in three, while Blanchard had two hits and a run scored for Great Barrington.

Softball Scores

June 24

Metlife 14, Southside 8

ML: Melissa Girard 3-4; Brittany 'Dilly Dilly' Breault 4-4, 3-run HR; MIchaela DiNicola 3-4, 3RBI; Morgan Shafer 3-4.

SS: Heather Boucher 3-4, HR, RBI; Kris Vanuni 2-3, 2RBI; Ashley Ciepiela HR, 3RBI; Emily Rosse HR, RBI.

July 1

Southside 17, Racing Mart 6

SS: Kris Vanuni 2-3; Jocelyn Duhamel 3-5; Maya Howland 4-5.

RM: Renee Royal 3-4; Laura Mooney 3-3; Brianna 'Breezy' Ransford 2-3.

July 2

Bigg Daddy's 16, Daves Package/Desperado's 0

BD: Danielle Smith 3-4, 2 HR; Lisa Williams 3-4; Marian Rennell 3-3; Jaime Rogge 2-4.

DP/D: Tiffany Grey 1-2; Janel Currier 1-1; Allie Pansecchi 1-2; Kate Snow 1-2.

Pittsfield     000     004     x     —     4     8     4

Phelps (5+), Arnold (1) and Cloutier. Carter Matthews (5), Ian Benoit (2) and Joe Woronick. W — Benoit. L — Phelps. 2B — P (Joe Traversa).

Little League

9-11 Tournament

Pittsfield American 18, Great Barrington 3

PITTSFIELD — The American squad punched its ticket to the District I final with a big offensive performance against Great Barrington.

Pittsfield got three hits from Wesley Willey and a base hit each from Sam Gjurgian, Cam Blake and Matt Egan at Clapp Park in the three-inning win. American will face rival Pittsfield National for the championship today.

Pittsfield National 16, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — JJ Walker had two hits, including a double, and was the winning pitcher, as Pittsfield National heads back to the 9-11 title game in District I.

Set Aitken and Quentin Christopher also had hits as National shutout Dalton/Hinsdale in the semis. Brodie Ziemba had a hit for D/H.

National will play American at Clapp Park in today's championship bout.

10-12 Tournament

Pittsfield American 24, Adams/Cheshire 6

PITTSFIELD — Bolstered by a monstrous offensive day, Pittsfield American bested Adams/Cheshire in District I play on Saturday at Clapp Park.

Aidan Carlino got the win, while Simone Mele and Jack Reed each doubled for American. Joseph Roccabruna chipped in a pair of hits.

For Adams/Cheshire, Noah White homered and drove in pair, while Will Hakes tripled in two more. Matty Witek added a double.

Pittsfield National 13, Dalton/Hinsdale 0, suspended

PITTSFIELD — National held a 13-0 lead when the skies opened and the game was suspended. play will resume at Belanger Field on Monday at 5:30 p.m., with the top of the third inning.

Friday's Results

8-10 Tournament

Pittsfield American 16, Great Barrington 6

PITTSFIELD — On Friday at Deming Park, Pittsfield American got by Great Barrington to earn a spot in the finals. American scored five times in the second to go ahead 7-0, but Great Barrington battled back to get within two in the bottom of the third.

American pulled away late, though, scoring seven runs in the fifth to put things on ice.

Kevin Konefal got the win for American, besting counterpart August Luf.

Konefal had three hits, while he and Aiden Arseneau scored three times each. Luf had two hits, as did Ian Lanoue for Great Barrington.

10-12 Tournament

Great Barrington 10, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — Great Barrington rolled up seven runs early on to set Dalton/Hinsdale back in a deep hole on Friday at Belanger Field.

The victors led 10-0 after three and ended it after a mercy-shortened four innings. Lowe and Bassillion tossed a combined no-hitter for GB, striking out 10.

Lowe got the win, while Rabose was saddled with the loss.

Bassillion had two hits and drove in three, while Blanchard had two hits and a run scored for Great Barrington.

Softball Scores

June 24

Metlife 14, Southside 8

ML: Melissa Girard 3-4; Brittany 'Dilly Dilly' Breault 4-4, 3-run HR; MIchaela DiNicola 3-4, 3RBI; Morgan Shafer 3-4.

SS: Heather Boucher 3-4, HR, RBI; Kris Vanuni 2-3, 2RBI; Ashley Ciepiela HR, 3RBI; Emily Rosse HR, RBI.

July 1

Southside 17, Racing Mart 6

SS: Kris Vanuni 2-3; Jocelyn Duhamel 3-5; Maya Howland 4-5.

RM: Renee Royal 3-4; Laura Mooney 3-3; Brianna 'Breezy' Ransford 2-3.

July 2

Bigg Daddy's 16, Daves Package/Desperado's 0

BD: Danielle Smith 3-4, 2 HR; Lisa Williams 3-4; Marian Rennell 3-3; Jaime Rogge 2-4.

DP/D: Tiffany Grey 1-2; Janel Currier 1-1; Allie Pansecchi 1-2; Kate Snow 1-2.

Phelps (5+), Arnold (1) and Cloutier. Carter Matthews (5), Ian Benoit (2) and Joe Woronick. W — Benoit. L — Phelps. 2B — P (Joe Traversa).

Little League

9-11 Tournament

Pittsfield American 18, Great Barrington 3

PITTSFIELD — The American squad punched its ticket to the District I final with a big offensive performance against Great Barrington.

Pittsfield got three hits from Wesley Willey and a base hit each from Sam Gjurgian, Cam Blake and Matt Egan at Clapp Park in the three-inning win. American will face rival Pittsfield National for the championship today.

Pittsfield National 16, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — JJ Walker had two hits, including a double, and was the winning pitcher, as Pittsfield National heads back to the 9-11 title game in District I.

Set Aitken and Quentin Christopher also had hits as National shutout Dalton/Hinsdale in the semis. Brodie Ziemba had a hit for D/H.

National will play American at Clapp Park in today's championship bout.

10-12 Tournament

Pittsfield American 24, Adams/Cheshire 6

PITTSFIELD — Bolstered by a monstrous offensive day, Pittsfield American bested Adams/Cheshire in District I play on Saturday at Clapp Park.

Aidan Carlino got the win, while Simone Mele and Jack Reed each doubled for American. Joseph Roccabruna chipped in a pair of hits.

For Adams/Cheshire, Noah White homered and drove in pair, while Will Hakes tripled in two more. Matty Witek added a double.

Pittsfield National 13, Dalton/Hinsdale 0, suspended

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PITTSFIELD — National held a 13-0 lead when the skies opened and the game was suspended. play will resume at Belanger Field on Monday at 5:30 p.m., with the top of the third inning.

Friday's Results

8-10 Tournament

Pittsfield American 16, Great Barrington 6

PITTSFIELD — On Friday at Deming Park, Pittsfield American got by Great Barrington to earn a spot in the finals. American scored five times in the second to go ahead 7-0, but Great Barrington battled back to get within two in the bottom of the third.

American pulled away late, though, scoring seven runs in the fifth to put things on ice.

Kevin Konefal got the win for American, besting counterpart August Luf.

Konefal had three hits, while he and Aiden Arseneau scored three times each. Luf had two hits, as did Ian Lanoue for Great Barrington.

10-12 Tournament

Great Barrington 10, Dalton/Hinsdale 0

PITTSFIELD — Great Barrington rolled up seven runs early on to set Dalton/Hinsdale back in a deep hole on Friday at Belanger Field.

The victors led 10-0 after three and ended it after a mercy-shortened four innings. Lowe and Bassillion tossed a combined no-hitter for GB, striking out 10.

Lowe got the win, while Rabose was saddled with the loss.

Bassillion had two hits and drove in three, while Blanchard had two hits and a run scored for Great Barrington.

Softball Scores

June 24

Metlife 14, Southside 8

ML: Melissa Girard 3-4; Brittany 'Dilly Dilly' Breault 4-4, 3-run HR; MIchaela DiNicola 3-4, 3RBI; Morgan Shafer 3-4.

SS: Heather Boucher 3-4, HR, RBI; Kris Vanuni 2-3, 2RBI; Ashley Ciepiela HR, 3RBI; Emily Rosse HR, RBI.

July 1

Southside 17, Racing Mart 6

SS: Kris Vanuni 2-3; Jocelyn Duhamel 3-5; Maya Howland 4-5.

RM: Renee Royal 3-4; Laura Mooney 3-3; Brianna 'Breezy' Ransford 2-3.

July 2

Bigg Daddy's 16, Daves Package/Desperado's 0

BD: Danielle Smith 3-4, 2 HR; Lisa Williams 3-4; Marian Rennell 3-3; Jaime Rogge 2-4.

DP/D: Tiffany Grey 1-2; Janel Currier 1-1; Allie Pansecchi 1-2; Kate Snow 1-2.


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