Pittsfield Babe Ruth Squads Go 2-1 at New England Regionals

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Two Pittsfield Babe Ruth All-Star teams improved to 2-0 in pool play at their New England Regionals with victories on Saturday.
 
In Westfield, the Pittsfield 13s defeated the Vermont champs from Lyndon, 16-5. They will wrap up action in their four-team pool on Sunday morning against Norfolk, Conn., also 2-0 through the first two days of the competition.
 
In Rochester, N.H., the Pittsfield 14-year-olds also squared off against a group of Green Mountain boys. Pittsfield edged Franklin County, Vt., 5-3, to remain the only unbeaten team in its pool. Pittsfield (2-0) finishes pool play on Sunday evening against Eastern Massachusetts champion Fall River.
 
In Trumbull, Conn., the hosts earned a 4-3 win over the Pittsfield 15-year-olds.
 
Cam Sime gave up just one earned run in 4-1/3 innings. The hosts added three more unearned runs in the fifth to go ahead, 4-0.
 
Pittsfield scored three in the bottom of the fifth. Damon Pause and Owen Salvatore each earned a walk, a double steal put both in scoring position, and Antonio Scalise drove them home with a double. Sime singled to drive in Scalise.
 
Pittsfield Sunday afternoon plays Vermont champion Three Corners in a battle of teams with 0-2 pool play marks.
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