While Adams' most famous native daughter made her name as a suffragette on the national stage, Leavitt was a star on the local fields and in the local gyms, even though she was remembered Saturday as someone who didn't seek the limelight but instead put her young athletes first.
The city is currently looking for somebody to run a softball league at the complex on East Street.
Last summer, with proper notice, the lessee of the city-owned park backed out of the lease in the final year. The building, which served as a concession stand, and the fields have fallen into poor condition.
The Berkshire Blaze had been in existence previously and was re-formed just this past year. The difficulty the team faced was finding a consistent place to practice. Not being part of Pittsfield girls softball meant that using the Doyle fields was challenging.
The Selectmen on Wednesday night approved ACS Girls Softball's facility usage request for Reid Field and denied the Lassie League use of the field, solidifying the split within the league.
The board ended the field conflict between the Lassie League and the newly formed Adams-Cheshire-Savoy league with a 3-1 vote granting ACS use of Reid, which the Lassie League has used for years, leaving the Lassie League with only Russell Field.
The Selectmen on Wednesday declined to step into a dispute between two local softball leagues, tabling a vote on field usage until April.
There was a full room Wednesday of parents and coaches from the Lassie League and the newly established Adams-Cheshire Savoy League that both requested the use of Russell and Reid fields because they are unwilling to rejoin as a single league.