Williams Softball Finishes Fifth at DIII World Series

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TYLER, Texas -- Michaela Hartline homered twice for Trine in a 10-7 win over Williams College that ended the Ephs' run at the Division III College World Series on Saturday.
 
Kirstin Mapes and Casey Pelz each homered for Williams, which got a 2-for-3 performance at the plate from Rebecca Duncan.
 
Duncan was one of three pitchers used by Williams, throwing 3-1/3 innings and allowing two earned runs.
 
The Ephs left the University of Texas-Tyler with a fifth-place finish in the nation and the second-best effort in program history, a 39-7 record, which tied the 2018 team's mark.
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Mount Greylock Committee Hears Concerns About Turf Field Plan

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Rubber infill from the turf field at Weston Field adheres to a reporter's leg after a minute lying down on the surface to take a photo.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Mount Greylock School Committee last week declined to slow plans for installing an artificial turf field at the middle-high school but members noted that there is still time to weigh health and environmental concerns before shovels go into the ground.
 
The full School Committee earlier in the spring authorized the Phase 2 grounds subcommittee to put the turf field out to bid this summer.
 
Since that time, committee members have heard from a number of residents concerned about studies that have linked "infill" materials in used in turf fields to higher rates of cancer and environmental contamination due to runoff from those fields.
 
"Some of the chemicals found in crumb rubber are known to cause cancer," a fact sheet from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at University of Massachusetts at Lowell reads in part. Because of the large number of chemicals present in the infill, as well as the health effects of individual chemicals, crumb rubber made from recycled tires is the option that likely presents the most concerns related to chemical exposures."
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