|Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13s Reach New England Title Game|
|04:06PM / Tuesday, July 26, 2022|
TRUMBULL, Conn. -- Eddie Ferris hit a two-run double in a seven-run seventh inning Tuesday as the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars pulled away for an 11-4 win over Tri-County, Maine, in the semi-finals of the New England Regional Championship.
The Maine state champs scored three runs to take a 3-1 lead in the top of the third inning, but Pittsfield scored three in the bottom of the fourth to retake the lead for good.
Goo Stannard hit a line drive single to score Boo Socie to make it 3-3, and Christian Barry singled to drive in Stannard and give Pittsfield a 4-3 lead.
Barry finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Connor Paronto, Ferris, Andrew Hammill, Luke Ferguson and Stannard each had a pair of hits.
Ferguson, Cam Hillard and Paronto split time on the mound, striking out five.
Pittsfield moves on to Wednesday morning's regional championship game against Waterford, Conn., a 3-1 winner over host Trumbull on Tuesday morning.
The winner of the New England regional earns the right to represent the region at the World Series in Virginia.
Also on Tuesday, the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 14-year-olds lost its New England semi-final at Billy Bullens Field in Westfield. Norfolk, Mass., beat Pittsfield, 7-6, in a walkoff to advance to Tuesday afternoon's title game against Trumbull, Conn.