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

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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.
 
Merwin was tagged with four earned runs in 5-2/3 innings of work on the mound.
 
Guachione went 3-for-4 at the plate and doubled twice.
 
Chase Racine drove in a pair of runs, and Matt Lee went 2-for-4 and scored twice.
 
Pittsfield (2-0) finsihes pool play on Sunday at noon against Barre, Vt. Barre is 1-1 in the four-team "B" pool at the eight-team regional.
 
A win, and Pittsfield gets a bye through the first round of the six-team bracket play phase of the regional, which gets under way on Monday.
 
15-year-old Tournament
WESTFIELD, Mass. — The Rhode Island state champions scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to erase a one-run Pittsfield lead and earn an 8-7 win in the 14-year-old Babe Ruth New England Regional at Bullens Field.
 
Pittsfield had leads in the seventh and eighth innings before Rhode Island's rallies.
 
In the eighth, Owen Gutzmer had a sacrifice fly, and Mike Britten had an RBI single in a two-run single to give Pittsfield a 7-5 lead.
 
Sam Sherman and Stevie Zuccalo each had a pair of hits, and Britten drove in a pair of runs. Mike Zwinglestein and Kaden Codey each had an RBI for Pittsfield, which cranked up its offense after being shutout in the first game of the regional on Friday.
 
"We had some offense, but we left 13 men on base," Pittsfield manager Bryon Sherman said.
 
The most frustrating moment for Pittsfield came in the top of the fourth. With a 5-1 lead, Pittsfield had the bases loaded, but it left all three men on base, missing an opportunity to break the game open.
 
Shane Bernardo, Zwinglestein and Zuccalo split time on the mound.
 
Pittsfield fell to 0-2 in pool play with one game left, Sunday at 11:30 a.m. against Keene, N.H.
 
13-year-old Tournament
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Pittsfield's 13-year-old All-Stars Saturday improved to 2-0 in pool play with an 11-1 win over Keene, N.H.,
 
Pittsfield Sunday at 5:30 p.m. wraps up pool play against Connecticut State Champion Milford. A win will give Pittsfield a bye in the first round of the six-team bracket play that gets underway on Monday.
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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Equestrian Center to Host Horse Show Benefiting Berkshire Humane Society

Benefit horse show

After 25 years of hosting the Berkshire Humane Society Horse Show, Overmeade Farm has passed the reins to the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond. Through the support of the Hart Family and Overmeade Farm, the horse show has raised more than $250,000 during the lifetime of the event. Berkshire Humane Society is excited to begin a new partnership with Berkshire Equestrian Center.

This event is recognized by the Western New England Professional Horseman's Association. Riders participate in hunter and equitation classes, both on the flat and over fences. The show offers riders of all ages and skills an opportunity to compete while helping raise critical funds that support the programs and services of Berkshire Humane Society. BHS has provided care to thousands of homeless animals over the past 27 years, and the horse show is one event that makes this lifesaving work possible.

Divisions to be held include: Short/Long Stirrup, Baby Green Hunter, Low/Adult Hunter, Novice Hunter, Pre-Children’s/Adult Equitation, Junior/Amateur Hunter, Children’s Equitation, Pony Hunter, Children’s Hunter Horse, Modified Junior Equitation, Junior Equitation, Adult Equitation, among others.

"We are so excited that the horse show has returned," said John Perreault, executive director for BHS. "This event is a great way for people of all ages to combine their love of horses and their compassion for all companion animals. We cannot thank Overmeade Farm and Berkshire Equestrian Center enough for their support. The Hart Family has made this event what it is today, and we’re thankful that Sarah Hogue at Berkshire Equestrian Center wants to continue this summer tradition that celebrates horses and helps homeless pets."

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