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Pittsfield American 10-Year-Olds Win Tourney Opener

By Stephen Sports
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DALTON, Mass. – The Berkshire County Little League Baseball All-Star season got underway on Saturday with a solid win for the Pittsfield Americans and a soggy outing for the teams from Dalton and Great Barrington.
The Pittsfield American League 10-and-under All-Stars defeated their crosstown rivals from the Pittsfield NL, 14-5, at Chamberlain Park.
In the second game scheduled, host Dalton-Hinsdale jumped out to a 3-0 lead in bottom of the first before a torrential rain left the field unplayable. The teams will pick up the game in progress on Thursday.
The Americans took control in the opener by batting around and scoring six runs in the top of the second.
Lennon Greene got things started when he bunted his way aboard to start the rally. He stole second and eventually scored on a ball to the backstop to make it 2-1.
Jowell Malave, Landen Marquis and Jake Knauth each drew a walk, and Alec Houghtaling and Brennan Lyon each doubled in the rally, which left the Americans with a 7-1 lead.
The Nats got three back in the bottom of the third.
Troy Maloy and Seth Laprade started the inning with back-to-back singles, and Sawyer Lane drove in a run on a groundout to the left side, moved to third on Spencer Kotski’s single and stole home to make it 7-4.
But the Pittsfield AL scored two in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the sixth to keep the game out of reach.
Will Nichols and Greene each had an RBI double in the later innings, and Houghtaling drove in a pair of runs in the sixth.
Knauth and Lyon each had three hits in the win.
Knauth also earned the win on the mound, striking out a pair and allowing four runs in four innings of work. Lyon struck out the side after coming in with a runner on first in the fifth, and Greene worked the sixth.
Lane went three innings for the Nats. Gavin Fol went the rest of the way.
The Pittsfield AL continues play in the four-team round-robin on Sunday at 10 against Dalton-Hinsdale. The Nats will look to stay alive in the quest for Saturday’s championship game when they face Great Barrington at noon on Sunday.
The Don Gleason District 1 Little League Tournament features three age groups, with the games hosted this summer by the Adams-Cheshire and Dalton-Hinsdale leagues.
The three-team 11-and-under tournament gets underway on Tuesday at 5:30 in Adams. The five-team 12-year-old, or Williamsport, tournament, also starts Tuesday in Adams, with first pitch at about 7:30.
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BCC to Hold Series of Three Culinary Classes for Alumni

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Community College (BCC), as part of its Workforce Development and Community Education program, is offering a series of three culinary classes to BCC alumni: handmade pasta making, basic poultry butchery skills and basic bread-making skills.
All classes will be taught in BCC's Berkshire Culinary Institute, located in the Susan B. Anthony Building Annex on the main campus. 
Classes are free for BCC alumni with a donation to the Alumni Board Student Scholarship. To register for classes, or for more information, contact Caterina Penna, Director of Alumni Relations & Events, at (413) 236-3071 or
Area chef and farmer Jeremy Stanton leads the handmade pasta making class on Monday, June 26 at 10 am. The class, which will be approximately three hours in duration, will focus on Italian varieties of pasta that showcase the creative ways in which delicious pasta can be made with simple techniques. Stanton, former owner and operator of The Meat Market, Fire Roasted Catering and Stellar Pasta Company, will teach participants how to make brightly colored pastas using fresh, local ingredients. 
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