Grega Throws Perfect Game in BABL

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CHESHIRE, Mass. -- Will Grega struck out 13 in a perfect game on the mound Sunday to lead the Berkshire Bandits to a 3-0 win over the North County Kraken in a first-place battle in the Berkshire Adult Baseball League.
 
The Bandits (5-1) took over sole possession of first place in the league's 20-and-over division over the Kracken (4-1) with the win.
 
Grega helped his cause by going 1-for-3 with an RBI double and scoring a run on offense.
 
Demitri Ayers was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and a runs scored, and Abdiel Cotto singled and scored a run in the win.
 
Jacob Hall took the loss on the mound for the Kraken with a complete-game effort, striking out eight and walking five while allowing two earned runs.
 
In the league's 33-and-over division, the Berkshire Thunder leads the way with a 5-0 record after an 11-2 win over Pontoosuc Lake Monsters on Sunday.
 
Jesus Lay was 2-for-3 with a double, and Ryan Phillips was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in for the Thunder.
 
Lay also teamed up with Joe Bateman and Seamus Morrison to split time on the mound, striking out eight and allowing one earned run.
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United Counseling Service Wins Wellness Award

BENNINGTON, Vt. — United Counseling Service is a winner of the 2024 Vermont Governor's Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award, presented by the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in partnership with the Vermont Department of Health. 
 
This award is presented each year to organizations across the state that make employee wellness a priority.
 
The UCS Worksite Wellness Committee engaged staff in several worksite wellness initiatives this year, including a Community Supported Agriculture program in partnership with Full Well Farm in Adams, Mass., chair massages for staff, a potluck soup event for staff, quarterly lunches at rotating office locations, and facilitating ergonomic updates for workspaces following recent ergonomic assessments.
 
"We are honored to receive the Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold Level Award," said Amy Fela, director of operations and co-chair of the Wellness Committee. "This achievement highlights our ongoing dedication to creating a supportive and healthy work environment."
 
UCS is a private, non-profit community mental health center that has been a part of Bennington County's integrated health-care system since 1958. The organization has been designated as a Center of Excellence by Vermont Care Partners.
 
Learn more about the Department of Health's Worksite Wellness Awards here. Learn more about United Counseling Service here.
 
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