North Adams, Pittsfield Compete in State Babe Ruth Tourneys
The Babe Ruth Baseball 15-year-old state tournament gets under way on Tuesday with pool play at five locations across the commonwealth.
North Adams will hit the road to face Worcester County's Holden at the Holden Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday before coming home to face Joe Schwartz at Alcombright Field on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
North Adams wraps up play in Pool C of the tournament on Saturday at Worcester's West Side at noon.
In Pool A, Pittsfield opens its tournament play on Tuesday at Worcester's East Side. Pittsfield is then home for two games: Thursday against South Side at 5 and Saturday against Northbridge at 2 p.m. at Deming Park.
The top two teams from each pool will advance to a single-elimination tournament.
In the 14-year-old Babe Ruth division, the state semifinals are set for Saturday in Worcester's North End. Pittsfield is scheduled to play at 5 p.m. against an opponent to be determined. Westfield faces Worcester's East Side at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The 13-year-old Western Mass Babe Ruth tournament will be contested Thursday-through-Sunday with four teams in a double-elimination format. Pittsfield opens play at 5 p.m. against Holden. All games will be played at Westfield's Bullens Field.