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Ashlyn Lesure struck out five in a complete-game, four-inning win.

ACS Softball Opens CRA Tournament with a Win

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires.com
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DALTON, Mass. -- Maryn Cappiello went 4-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs batted in on Friday to lead the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Swat to a 17-3 win over the South County Bolt in the opening game of the Dalton CRA Softball Tournament at Pine Grove Park.
 
ACS broke the game open with an 11-run second inning to break a 2-2 tie.
 
Cappiello had two hits in that rally, delivering an RBI double to center her first time up to score Hannah Lord.
 
Ashlyn Lesure struck out five to earn the win in the circle.
 
The Swat struck early with Cappiello leading off the game with a single, stealing second, taking third on a ball to the backstop and scoring on Nora Moser's infield single.
 
Moster stole second and eventually scored on an error to make it 2-0.
 
In the bottom of the inning, the Bolt took advantage of a pair of walks to Amber Raifstanger and Ava Ross in a two-run rally of its own.
 
A couple of steals and a passed ball got them into scoring position for Jenna Free, who singled to left to drive in both runners and tie the game.
 
Lesure ended the threat with a strikeout and a ground ball to the left side.
 
And ACS took control in the top of the second. Hannah Shears, Moser, Aiden Champney, Paige Rochelo, Hannah Lord and Lesure each had hits in the rally in addition to Cappiello's double.
 
The Bolt got one run back in the bottom of the second, but ACS put the contest out of reach with four more in the fourth.
 
This time, Cappiello again led off with a single and ended up scoring her game-high third run of the contest.
 
Free and Maya Dupont split time in the circle for the Bolt, striking out a pair.
 
The Swat will be back in action on Saturday morning against the Berkshire Force. The Bolt are slated to play host Dalton at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The four teams in the bracket will be seeded for a pair of semi-finals scheduled for Sunday morning with a championship set for 1:15 on Sunday.
 
There were three games Friday on the first day of the tournament. Also in the 14U Division, the Berkshire Force topped Dalton, 12-2. In the 10U group, the Greylock Thunder beat ACS, 12-0.
 
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Adams Board of Health to Rewrite COVID-19 Directive

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The Board of Health will rewrite its COVID-19 Public Health Directive to establish more clarity in the advisory document.
 
The board said it will reconsider some of the wording and content, and Chairman David Rhoads agreed to pass the advisory document off to member Peter Hoyt.
 
"I guess what we are reiterating is what we have been saying for the past 15 months: wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance, and by the way there is a vaccine out there," Hoyt said. "... I think what we are trying to do is just reiterate that we don't want things to spiral out of control again."
 
On Sept. 9, the Board of Health held an emergency meeting to discuss the directive that asks the town to re-up its efforts to combat COVID-19 with more stringent mask and sanitation policies.
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