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Front row, from left: Evelyn Julieano, Gionnah Levardi, Mariah Barnes, Jianna Kruger, Mia Dejesus and Madeline Harrington. Back row: coach Jorge Dejesus, Grace Julieano, A.J. Pelkey, Madison Barber, head coach Dave Pelkey, Ella Stodden, Bella Tart, Kylie Duhamel, coach Kirk Barnes.

Berkshire Force 12U Squad Wraps Up Successful Summer

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The Berkshire Force 12-and-under team placed second at this weekend's Summer Nationals at Fast Pitch in Connecticut.
Starting Tuesday, they had a record of 7-2-1.
The survived three games after entering the losers bracket early Friday morning. They then eliminated the New Jersey Blue Fire  Connecticut Seahawks, and The Diamond Club.  
They lost Saturday to the Classie Lassies, 6 to 1.
This marked the team's last tournament for the summer.
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BCC Announces New Hires, Promotions

PITTSFIELD, Mass — Berkshire Community College (BCC) announced the addition of ten new staff and faculty members, in addition to three promotions.  
New to BCC  
Chris Bodnar has joined BCC as Director of Procurement in the Administration and Finance Division, bringing 20 years of experience in buying, purchasing, planning and inventory management with KB Toys and a hardware store chain. He has studied business administration at the University of Connecticut, Houston Baptist University, Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, CT, and Berkshire Community College. A resident of Hillsdale, NY, he lives with his girlfriend Noreen and has three grown daughters. 
Lauri Byrnes has joined BCC as Administrative Assistant for Academic Advising in the One Stop Center for Student Success. Previously, she was the part-time office coordinator for Politis Family Chiropractic in Pittsfield for the past 10 years, along with other part-time positions she held throughout Berkshire County while attending college. She graduated from Berkshire Community College in 2017 with an associate degree in human services and from Maria College in 2021 with an associate of applied science degree in occupational health sciences. She and her husband Andy, who have five adult children, live in Lanesborough. 
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