Different Breed Captures BABL Title

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Christian Womble homered and drove in four runs Sunday to lead Different Breed to an 8-3 win over B.B.A. in the finals of the Berkshire Adult Baseball League's 20-year-old division.
 
The win evened the best-of-three championship series for Different Breed, which then took the league title when B.B.A. forfeited Game 3 of the series.
 
In the 35-and-over division, the Adams Aces earend a 5-1 win over the Berkshire Thunder on Sunday to force a Game 3 in their championship series.
 
The Aces and Thunder will play for the league title on Wednesday at 5:15 at the Dalton American Legion Field.
 
On Sunday, Jeremy Broadwell scattered six hits in a complete-game victory on the mound.
 
Matt Larabee doubled and drove in three runs, and Jonathan Boucher doubled and drove in a pair in the win.
 
Livernay Vasallo doubled for the Thunder in the loss.
 
In the 20-year-old final on Sunday, Nick Taylor and Nick Rufo split time on the mound to earn the win.
 
Taylor struck out four and allowed one earned run in four innings of work. Rufo struck out a pair in three innings of scoreless relief.
 
Scott Blanchette doubled, and Jett Steinman drove in a pair of runs for Different Breed.
 
Christian Robitaille and Marc Massery each had a pair of hits for B.B.A., and Richard Dumas struck out 10 in a complete-game loss on the mound.
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Pittsfield Seeks Input For Draft Bicycle Facilities Master Plan

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield is requesting public input for its draft Bicycle Facilities Master Plan.
 
The plan aims to establish a safe, comfortable and connected bicycle network throughout the city that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
 
"With this project, the City of Pittsfield is taking a significant step in its steadfast commitment to plan and implement a safe and accessible citywide network for people who bike for various reasons to a range of destinations throughout Pittsfield," City Planner CJ Hoss said. "The development of this master plan will be a collaborative process, and we are seeking to hear from the community."
 
The master plan will allow the city to develop a long-term citywide vision for a bicycle network and grow beyond a "one-street-at-a-time" planning approach, Hoss said. The city has retained Kittleson and Associations Inc., a nationally renowned transportation focused consulting firm, to lead this project.
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