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North Adams starting pitcher Kaleb Sophy went three innings on Saturday.

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Matt Shilling drove in a run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to complete a comeback for the North Adams SteepleCats, who tied North Shore, 4-4, in the Cats' home opener on Saturday.
It marked the first home game since the 2019 season for the SteepleCats, who saw their entire 2020 season wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
North Shore jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the top of the third at Joe Wolfe Field.
Aidan Wilde hit a two run double in the bottom of the fourth to get North Adams within a run.
In the eighth, Jon Kozarian reached on a walk and moved up on a wild pitch ahead of Shilling's single.
Jeremy Lea went 3-for-5, and Charles Middleton and Shilling each had a pair of hits.
The SteepleCats used three pitchers in the contest, which ended in a tie score after 11 innings. Jordan Yoder and Landon Wileman each went four innings with no runs allowed.
North Adams (0-1-1) goes to Vermont on Sunday.
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NBCC Honors NBEOC Team, Remembers Joe Manning

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition presented the Northern Berkshire Emergency Operations Center Team with the Hero Award at their 35th annual meeting.
"This goes to a group of individuals that came together as a team to make sure this community stayed connected, informed, and were supplied with the necessary resources," board President Jennifer Civello said Friday at the meeting that was held at Greylock Works. "All while ensuring the safety systems continued uninterrupted during the pandemic."
Every year at its annual meeting, NBCC presents the Hero Award to a group or individual who has made a difference in the region.
This year the choice was clear — the Northern Berkshire Emergency Operations Center (NBEOC) Team, who quickly mobilized and reacted to a global pandemic that was firming its grip around Berkshire County.
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