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.