Pittsfield 14s to Face West Side at States
The field has been set for the Babe Ruth baseball 14-year-old state tournament to be contested this weekend at Worcester's Aaron Krock Field.
The Pittsfield 14-year-old All-Stars will face Worcester's West Side in the second half of a Saturday semi-final double-header. The action gets under way at 2 p.m. when Worcester's East Side faces Westfield at 2 p.m.
The winners will play for the state Babe Ruth 14-year-old championship at 2 on Sunday, July 13.
In the 15-year-old division, North Adams and Pittsfield are alive in pool play that continues through Monday, July 14.
Pittsfield is 1-0 in Pool A heading into Thursday's 5 p.m. home game against South Side at Deming Field. Pittsfield opened the tournament on Tuesday with an 18-1 thrashing of East Side. South Side had a convincing win of its own, 11-0, over Northbridge, in its Pool A opener.
In Pool C, North Adams opened with a 3-0 loss to Holden on Tuesday but comes home on Thursday to host Joe Schwartz at 6:30 p.m. at Alcombright Field.
The top two finishers in each of three four-team pools will advance to single-elimination play.
The 13-year-old tournament will be played at Westfield's Bullens Field starting on Thursday evening with four teams in a double-elimination format that runs through Sunday.
Pittsfield will take on Holden at 5 p.m. Thursday in the tournament's first game. North End and Westfield will square off in the second half of a double-header to get things started. Everyone will be back on Friday for losers' and winners' bracket games that get under way at 5 and 8 p.m., respectively.