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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Pittsfield 14s Rally Past N.H. Champs at Babe Ruth Regional Tourney

ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Will Kinne scored on a two-out error in the bottom of the sixth to break a 6-6 tie and send the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 14-year-old All-Stars on to a 7-6 win over Nashua, N.H., on Saturday at the New England Regional Championships.
 
The winning rally started when Jake Hall drew a leadoff walk. He was eventually erased trying to score from third on a ground ball, but Kinne already had reached on the second Nashua error of the inning.
 
Kinne went to third on Nick Guachione's two-out single and scored when Collin Merwin reached on an error.
 
Tyler Gaudette retired the side in the order in the top of the seventh to earn the win after going to the hill in the sixth in relief of Merwin.
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