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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Innovation Center on Schedule For January Opening

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Innovation Center is still on schedule to open sometime in January.
The center's Executive Director Ben Sosne gave a brief update to the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority last week and said board should expect a grand opening in the first half of January.  
"I was just through the building and it looks fantastic," he said on Tuesday. "I am really excited to get this thing open and welcome everybody in."
He said in the next few months they will be moving in tenants and figuring out final specs.
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