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The Berkshire County contingent on the West team celebrates its Bay State Games gold medal on Thursday.

Waynick, Haley Lead West Boys Lax to Bay State Games Gold

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- The West boys lacrosse team Thursday afternoon ended its undefeated run through the Bay State Games with a 9-4 win over the Southeast/Coastal squad in the gold medal game.
 
Mount Greylock's Mac Waynick had a hat trick, and Hoosac Valley's Nate Haley scored twice.
 
Jacob Coulson, Griffin LaRochelle, Johnny Lewis and Conor Murphy each scored a goal, and Colby Spear and Nick Mee combined to make 11 saves.
 
Earlier in the day on Thursday, the West wrapped up pool play with an 11-3 win over Central Mass.
 
Haley, a student at Drury High School who plays for the cooperative team at Hoosac Valley, scored four goals. Wahconah's Ernie Lampron and Waynick each had a goal.
 
Wahconah's Corey Bazonski, Hoosac Valley's Logan Leja and Luke Waterman and Mount Greylock's Cole Filson each contributed to the team's 5-0 record.
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Baseball in the Berkshires Opens New Exhibit Friday in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- "Take Me out to the Ballgame! The Road to October," presented by Baseball in the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond, features baseball players with roots in Berkshire County who have experienced the Major League Baseball’s postseason.
 
There are 38 MLB players who were born or settled in Berkshire County. Come find out how many made it to the post season during the opening reception Friday, Oct. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., during First Fridays Artswalk. There will also be a tools-of-the trade workshop beginning at 5, including the history of the baseball and the history of baseball gloves.
 
This exhibit is presented by Baseball in the Berkshires and will feature many of the artifacts in the organization’s collection. Baseball in the Berkshires: A County’s Common Bond is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the residents and friends of Berkshire County together to assist in telling the story of Baseball in the Berkshires. The organization delivers programming that will highlight the cultural and historical part of Baseball in the Berkshires while also offering educational programming to all age groups.
 
Grampie’s Dog House will be selling hot dogs. Popcorn and other baseball-themed refreshments will also be served during the opening reception. The Road to October will be on display through Friday, Nov. 22. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. 
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