|Blaze, Swat Earn County Titles|
|Community submission, |
10:25PM / Thursday, August 02, 2018
|The ACS Swat 10-year-old county champs.|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Rylee Paronto struck out eight to fire a one-hitter as the Berkshire Blaze 12-and-under travel softball team Thursday defeated Dalton, 7-2, to win the Berkshire County Championship.
Hannah Friedman, Leena Schettini, Amelia Lesure and Natalia Smith each had a pair of hits for the Blaze, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and never looked back.
Casey Wilson doubled in a pair of runs for Dalton, which got four strikeouts and no walks from starting pitcher Casey Wilson.
Each team turned in some defensive gems.
For Dalton, Danny Barry caught a line drive to start a double play in the fifth.
Blaze catcher Schettini threw out a pair of runners on the basepaths.
And Paronto finished the game with a double play, catching a fly ball and firing to second to double off a runner.
The Blaze outhit Dalton, 10-1, in the win.
ADAMS, Mass. -- The ACS SWAT 10U team earned back-to-back championships in the Berkshire County Travel League with a 7-6 victory over Lenox.
In this back-and-forth contest where we saw Lenox jump out to a 6-3 lead, ACS SWAT used a fifth-inning, four-run rally to get back on top. Leading the way offensively for SWAT was Ashlyn Lesure (3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs) Emily Raschdorf (1-for-3 with two RBIs) and Maggie Wohrle (2-for-3 with an RBI).
The winning pitcher was Nora Moser, who started and returned to close the game, going 5 1/3 innings while recording 12 strikeouts. Moser also teamed up with catcher Maryn Cappiello and shortstop Ashlyn Lesure for a “strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out” double play to end the third.
For Lenox, Grace Julieano and Bella Miller with a pair of hits to lead the offense.