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Berkshire Force 10U Squad Uses Big First Inning to Claim Title

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DALTON, Mass. -- The Berkshire Force 10-and-under team Sunday scored 14 runs in the bottom of the first en route to a forfeit win in the title game of the 10th annual Dalton CRA Softball Tournament.
 
Mia DeJesus earned a perfect game of sorts, striking out the side in the top of the first.
 
After the Force rolled to its big inning in the bottom of the frame, its opponents from Latham, N.Y., threw in the towel and went home.
 
A.J. Pelkey and Madison Barber each had a pair of hits in the tournament-winning rally.
 
Earlier in the day, Pelkey hit a two-run homer in the Force' 8-0 win over Chatham, N.Y., to get to the title game.
 
Sunday's tournament win was the final travel season tune-up for the Force before it leaves for Florida and the Babe Ruth World Series at the end of this week.
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Dalton Fire Dedicates New Engine, Honors Member's Heroic Effort

By Andy McKeeveriBerkshires Staff

Chief Cahalan honors Firefighter Dennis Tinker for recently saving a woman's life.
DALTON, Mass. — The vehicles, badges, and names may change but there remains a tradition in the Fire Department -- volunteers risk their lives to protect the town.
 
On Sunday, the department held a ceremony recognizing both its history and its future.
 
Firefighters dedicated their new Engine 1 to the only Dalton firefighter to die while on duty and presented a Medal of Valor to a current firefighter for his role in saving a woman's life last month.
 
Arthur "Pop" Krum died in 1949 while responding to a fire at 232 High St. It was before there was a mandatory retirement age and he was in his 70s when he had a heart attack on the scene. Krum had been a volunteer with the department for some three decades prior.
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