Berkshire Adult Baseball League Finals Start Saturday

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The final round matchups are set in the Berkshire Adult Baseball League, where BBA will take on Lenox in the 20-year-old division and the Adams Aces against the Moneymakers in the 35-year-old division.
 
The best-of-three series begin on Saturday morning at Lenox's War Memorial Field (for the 20s) and the Dalton Legion Field (for the 35s) at 10 a.m.
 
On Sunday, the venues change, and the teams will play at least one game -- two if necessary -- starting at 10. The 20-year-old final will be in Dalton while the 35s will be at Hoosac Valley High School.
 
Lenox earned its berth in the final with a 2-1 series win over the defending champion Cornerstone 90s last weekend.
 
After each team won by a comfortable margin in the first two games, it came down to the wire in Game 3.
 
Cornerstone took a 3-0 lead and led, 4-1, going to the seventh.
 
Nick Greenleaf hit a two-run double to cap a four-run rally to give Lenox its first lead of the game.
 
Pat Colvin got two outs with the potential tying run on second base to secure the win and send Lenox to the final.
 
There it will face BBA, which survived a pair of pitchers' duels to sweep the Great Barrington Millers in the semis.
 
In Game 1, it was scoreless going to the bottom of the ninth before Rich Dumas drove in the winning run for a 1-0, extra innings win.
 
The 35-year-old division semi-final series each ended in two games.
 
The Aces earned the right to defend their BABL championship by holding off the Dalton Moneymakers by scores of 8-3 and 3-0.
 
In the first game, Dave Galvagni, Tom Roberts and Matt Larabee each went 2-for-4 at the plate.
 
In the second game, Pete Greenbush and Cory Hillard combined on the hill for the shutout. Dalton had eight hits in the loss, but the Adams pitchers allowed just one walk.
 
The Aces will face the Berkshire Thunder, who topped the Berkshire Bandits by scores of 9-5 and 7-3.
 
Jesus Lay hit a grand slam in the fourth inning of the first game to break open a 3-3 contest.
 
In Game 2, Darren Jefferson's two-run double highlighted a six-run sixth-inning that erased a 3-1 Bandits lead.
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American Legion Baseball Season Canceled

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QUINCY, Mass. -- Massachusetts' American Legion Baseball season Monday became the latest sports league to see its season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In a news release from the Department of Massachusetts Athletic Committee, Chairman Richard D. Paster Monday announced that the department is canceling the 2020 season effective immediately.
 
"This is a sad day indeed for American Legion Baseball in Massachusetts and marks only the second time since 1926 that there will be no program," Paster wrote "Let's hope life returns to normal in time for the 2021 season."
 
In a three-page memo to teams, post commanders, coaches and families, Paster notes that the American Legion National Organization has shout down its sponsorship of baseball for the calendar year, and the state department is following suit.
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