Merwin, Lee Pitch Pittsfield Travel Team to Shutout Wins

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HUDSON, N.Y. -- Collin Merwin went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and struck out seven on the mound Sunday to lead the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 14-and-under travel team to a 12-0 win over the Columbia Clippers.
 
It was the first game of a double-header sweep by Pittsfield, which shut out Colubmia, 8-0, in the second game and improved to 8-1 this season.
 
In the first game, Charlie Heimann and Matt Lee each doubled, and Adam Lazits drove in a pair of runs.
 
Merwin allowed just three hits and walked four in a complete-game, five-inning win.
 
In the second game, Lee earned the win on the mound, striking out 12 and allowing just one hit in six innings of work.
 
Lazits came on to pitch a no-hit seventh inning, striking out a pair.
 
Chase Racine had a big game at the plate, goign 3-for-3. Chase Doyle doubled and drove in a pair of runs, and Nick Guachione doubled, scored twice and picked up an RBI.
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Q&A: Pothier Tickled Pink To Still Be Wearing Blue

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com Sports
DALTON, Mass. — After 3,000 games and tens of thousands of judgment calls, Rich Pothier is a fixture on Berkshire County baseball diamonds and a walking advertisement for the recruitment of young umpires.
 
Moments before stepping behind the plate for his milestone 3,000th career game on Saturday, Pothier sounded as enthusiastic as ever and not the least surprised that career has lasted this long.
 
"Strangely enough, yes," Pothier said when asked whether he thought he would be umpiring well into his fifth decade. "Because I've loved it right from the first day I did it. I could envision myself doing it.
 
"I didn't have any talent as a baseball player, but I loved being out on the baseball field, and I found that I have an aptitude for doing this. I love doing it. So, it's the best of both worlds.
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