ADAMS, Mass. -- Victoria Blanchard singled in the bottom of the fourth Wednesday to give the Adams-Cheshire-Savoy Swat 10-and-under softball team a 21-20 win over the Greylock Thunder in the Championship Game of the Berkshire County Softball League.
After ACS jumped out to a 17-3 lead, the Thunder roared back to tie the game.
The Swat tallied 11 hits in the gamewith multiple hits from Blanchard, Liana Steiner and Olivia Archembault, who also had a home run in the second inning.
Genna Greene stole five bases to lead the ACS attack on the basepaths.
Tenley Biros struck out nine for ACS to earn the win in the circle.
The Thunder scored 17 runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 20-17 lead.
"Getting to go through the batting order twice in the fourth inning, we scored on lots of walks and speedy bas-running, and all 10 players scored at least once that inning," Thunder coach Morgan Shafer said.
Lilliana Arnold, Brixton Moran, Baleigh Tatro and Lennon Kirby each had big hits for Greylock in its comeback bid.
But after watching that big lead evaporate in the top of the fourth inning (the last due to the game's time constraints), the Swat stayed positive and rallied for the win.
"Our final power word for the year was 'smile,' " ACS coach William Greene said. "Because smiling makes the world a better place. These girls did exactly that after finishing the Berkshire county season off undefeated champions. They weren’t all easy games -- a few last inning wins including [Wednesday’s]. But they stayed positive and never gave up till it was over."
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