Berkshire Force 14U Qualifies for National Tourney
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Force 14-and-under team competed in a USSSA National Qualifier at the Adirondack Sports Complex, June 10-11.
The Force played three pool games on Saturday, battling top notch competition and finishing with a 1-2 record.
Sunday saw a revived U14 Force, who returned to the Sports Complex a determined team. In the first game of bracket play, the Force faced off with the Albany (N.Y.) Frozen Ropes Force, who had beaten the Force 10-0 in pool play, and the Force came away with a 6-2 victory. Advancing to the semi-final game, the Force played the No. 1 seed, Lansingburgh Lady Royals. The Force played a well rounded game and came away with a 8-2 victory.
The Force then faced off with unbeaten Norwalk TL Elite in the championship game and lost a heart-breaker, 16-14.
The Force's performance over the weekend qualified the team to play in the USSSA National Tournament.
The U14 Force will host a tournament at the Doyle Softball Complex June 16-18, welcoming teams from the eastern part of the state as well as from New York. The Force plays Friday at 7 p.m. and will have three games Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.
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