Bernardo Pitches Pittsfield 15s to State Babe Ruth Title

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Shane Bernardo Friday pitched the Pittsfield Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars to a 12-1 win over Westfield and a Western Mass State Championship at Deming Park.
Pittsfield earned a 2-0 sweep in the best-of-three series and will carry the region's banner into next week's New England Regional at Westfield's Bullens Field.
For the second straight game, a big inning was the difference for Pittsfield. On Friday, it scored 10 in the third inning en route to a five-inning decision.
Owen Kroboth drove in four runs with a double and a single.
Mike Zwinglestein and Sam Sherman had two hits apiece, and Stevie Zuccalo and Nolan Degroff each had a single.
Pittsfield will face the Eastern Mass champions on Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the regional.
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Pittsfield Historical Commission Has Questions About Proposed Cell Tower

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

The commission also approved the demolition of a property on Curtis Street. 
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Historical Commission is leery of installing a wireless telecommunications tower on a historic Keeler Street mill.
The commissioners agreed Monday to draft a letter just to air their concerns about the proposed installation of a wireless telecommunications tower on the 20 Keeler St. campus.
"I think we as a commission should draft a letter indicating our concern about the historical integrity," Chairman John Dickson said.
Dickson said the mill is one of the 24 properties in their Endangered Property Case Book and is also surrounded by historic buildings — one that goes back to the 1800s.
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