Home Runs Plentiful as SteepleCats Drop Twinbill

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DANBURY, Conn. -- Joseph Skarad went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, and the Danbury Westerners hit six home runs in five innings to complete a double-header sweep of the North Adams SteepleCats on Thursday night.
The Westerners exploded for 16 hits in a 16-9 win in the nightcap, which also saw Ryan Galanie and William Binder homer for North Adams.
In Game 1, Danbury won, 13-11, Hank Thomas, who went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers and six RBIs en route to a three home run night.
Dixon Black and Trey Ciulia-Hall each homered for the SteepleCats in that loss.
North Adams (10-32) finishes the regular season in Bristol on Friday night and at home against the Valley Blue Sox on Saturday.
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Mass MoCA, North Adams Seek Study on Downtown Connections

By Tammy DanielsiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Getting people from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art to the downtown has been a goal since the museum opened more than two decades ago. 
But despite bringing in millions of dollars every year, the massive museum's ability to revive Main Street has been tepid at best. 
Now the city and museum are "thinking big" on a federal grant to see if they can make a connection that's frustrated past arts and community leaders for years. 
"I think you all are aware that it's not enough to just put up a sign that says downtown's that way in the hopes that a global audience will find their way there," said Jenny Wright, the museum's director of strategic communications and advancement. "There are actual physical and psychological barriers that put Mass MoCA on one side and downtown on the other side of the highway. We're bifurcated by infrastructure."
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