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Pittsfield Knocked Out Of Babe Ruth World Series

By Andy McKeever
iBerkshires Staff
UPDATED: Thursday, August 23 at 8:45 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The city's team was eliminated from the Babe Ruth World Series Thursday night.

The team lost in the opening game of the  single elimination tournament to El Segundo, Calif. by a score of 5-4.

El Segundo scored two runs in the top of the seventh to take their first lead of the game and closed out Pittsfield in the bottom of the inning to move on in the tournament.

Pittsfield led most of game and went into the final inning with a 4-3 lead.

The city's 15-year-olds were the New England representative in the tournament and cruised through the pool play round, which eliminated four of the 10 teams, by going 3-1. The single elimination tournament began with Thursday's game at 6:30 p.m.

El Segundo now moved on to play South Eastern Lexington, Ky.

UPDATED: Thursday, August 23 at 11:30 a.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The city's Babe Ruth team ended pool play Wednesday night at 3-1 after shutting out Kelso, Wash.

The city held Kelso to just one hit in the  4-0 shutout. Pittsfield has already clinched a spot in the single elimination tournament that starts Thursday night and the win secures second place in the National division.

Pittsfield will kick off the single elimination tournament at 6:30 p.m. Pittsfield will play El Segundo, Calif., who earned the third spot with a 2-2 record after a Wednesday night win over Harrison, Ark.

The winner will move on to play the American division winner South Eastern Lexington, Ky.

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 21 at 6:13 p.m.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The city's Babe Ruth All Star team defeated Lumber River, N.C. Tuesday afternoon to move to 2-1 in World Series pool play and clinching a spot in the single elimination tournament.

Pittsfield defeated Lumber River by a score of 7-4. The team plays again on Wednesday against Kelso, Wash. to finish up pool play. The single elimination tournament starts on Thursday.

With the win, the city's team clinches a top three spot in their division.

Niskayuna, N.Y. is currently 3-0 after defeating Pittsfield Tuesday morning, Pittsfield is 2-1, Kelso is 1-1, Van Buren, Ark. is 1-2 with one of those losses to Pittsfield, and Lumber River is now 0-3.

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Niskayuna defeated Pittsfield Tuesday morning in pool play of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old World Series after two days of play.

Niskayuna had a walkoff hit in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the game 10-9. Niskayuna is now undefeated, 3-0, in pool play and Pittsfield is 1-1.

Pittsfield's second game finished Tuesday after the tie game, 9-9, was called off at the end of the eighth inning on Monday. The teams had to attend a banquet that night. The game resumed Tuesday morning and Niskayuna walked away with victory.

Pittsfield returns to the field Tuesday afternoon when they take on Lumber City, N.C. They wrap up pool play on Wednesday against Kelso, Wash.

The tournament has 10 teams that are broken into two divisions. The top three teams from each division move on to a single elimination tournament.

In Pittsfield's division, Niskayuna is in first, Pittsfield and Kelso are tied at 1-1, Van Buren, Ark. is 1-2 and Lumber City is 0-2.

Pittsfield won their first game against Van Buren, 4-1.
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