Great Barrington Takes 12-Year-Old Little League District Title
ADAMS, Mass. -- Great Barrington's Jack Carpenter led off the game with a walk and ended up scoring on a sacrifice fly, and that was all the offense the Great Barrington 12-year-old Little League All-Stars got.
And it was all Great Barrington needed in a 1-0 win over Pittsfield South needed on Saturday afternoon in the District 1 championship game.
Great Barrington pitchers Kenny Zucco and Grant Herrick were lights out in pitching their team to a tournament title out of the winner's bracket.
Max Joyner, who hit the sac fly to score Carpenter, also had a single and a double, and Nikos Casivant and Zucco each singled for Great Barrington.
For Pittsfield South, Zach Cerdato had two doubles, and Leo Arace and Christian Marchbank each singled.
South also turned in a defensive gem to keep the game close in top of the sixth.
Great Barrington had the bases loaded and nobody out when Pittsfield shortstop Zach Bernardo fielded a hot shot and fired home to Marchbank to get the lead runner. Marchbank relayed on to first to get the force and end the inning.
Jett Steinman was the hard-luck loser on the mound for Pittsfield South.