Matt Koperniak doubled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, and the North Adams SteepleCats overcame a 4-0 deficit for a 5-4 win over Vermont on the Fourth of July at Joe Wolfe Field.
A move to somewhat reinvent the New England Collegiate Baseball League team last year is being modified based on fan feedback. Matt Torra, who came in as general manager last spring, has taken the lead in rebuilding the board of directors and reformulating the team's brand.
The players on this year's North Adams SteepleCats are too young to really remember the frustration that preceded the Boston Red Sox' 2004 World Series Championship.
But that did not stop them from being a little awestruck in the presence of history.
The LaFesta Baseball Exchange, a North Adams youth baseball staple, holds its Pasta & Meatballs Dinner on Thursday, June 28, to fundraise for their annual baseball exchange series between North Adams and the North End of Boston
Through events like story times and game nights, participating youth have the opportunity to partake in a mentorship with SteepleCats players that fosters excitement over reading and continues past the library, to the ballfield.
The host family commitment is to house a SteepleCats player from June 2 through the beginning of August. Players should have their own room and families provide their meals. Players will arrange their own transportation.
The New England Collegiate Baseball League team is switching out its friendly fuzzy black and yellow cat for a leaner, meaner blue panther. The Drury blue logo and uniforms, with black, white and gray, is meant to evoke a more assertive, competitive talent while still reflecting the team's North Adams roots.
The Keene bats came alive in the bottom of the third inning, as a three-run home run off the bat of Jared Walsh proved to be the difference, as the Swamp Bats downed North Adams, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Alumni Field.
North Adams rallied from a 6-0 deficit and completed the comeback with two runs in the top of the seventh, but Vermont answered right back with the game-sealing run on a close play at the plate in the bottom of the seventh to take Game 1