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Pittsfield Babe Ruth Squad Rallies Late, Improves to 2-0 at World Series

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WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Pittsfield Babe Ruth Baseballl 13-year-old All-Stars Saturday rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn a 3-2 win over Hawaii Kai, Hawaii, in the World Series at Bullens Field.
 
The Pacific Southwest Champions took a 1-0 lead in the first and led by one run until Pittsfield rallied to go on top, 3-1.
 
The win gives Pittsfield, the New England Champion, a 2-0 record midway through pool play.
 
Pittsfield Sunday evening faces Southeast Regional Champ Greenville, N.C., (1-1), before closing pool play Monday afternoon against Pacific Northwest Champ Spokane, Wash., (1-1).
 
Hawaii and Centre County, Pa., both sit tied for fourth in the tournament's National Division at 1-2 through three games.
 
The top three teams in each of the World Series' two five-team divisions advance to bracket play that begins on Tuesday.
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