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Pittsfield, Westfield Babe Ruth 16s Tied in First Game of Title Series
09:56PM / Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Pittsfield and Westfield 16-and-under Babe Ruth All-Stars Wednesday were tied, 1-1, after eight innings when darkness forced a suspension of their game in the Western Mass State Tournament.
Pittsfield and Westfield will play the conclusion of the game on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Deming Park and then play the regularly scheduled Game 2 of their best-of-three series.
On Wednesday, Connor Paronto hit a two-out single, stole second base, moved up on a passed ball and scored on Eddie Ferris’ single to give Pittsfield a 1-0 lead in the top of the third.
Westfield came back and scored a run in the bottom of the inning, and the teams stayed tied until darkness fell.
Cam Hillard went 6 and two-thirds innings on the mound for PIttsfield, striking out seven and not allowing an earned run.
Ferris finished the seventh inning and pitched a 1-2-3 eighth to keep the game tied.
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Ryan Aldrich went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs Wednesday to lead the Westfield Babe Ruth All-Stars to an 11-5 win over Pittsfield in the Western Massachusetts State Tournament at Deming Park.
Westfield broke a 1-1 tie with five runs in the top of the fifth and tacked on five more in the top of the sixth to go ahead, 11-5, in sweeping the tournament, 11-1.
Westfield won the teams’ first meeting, 5-4, on Monday at Bullens Field.
Despite the loss, PIttsfield moves on to the New England Regional Tournament next week. Westfield is the host for the regional; Pittsfield will take the Western Mass seed into the event, which gets underway on July 19.
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