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Post 68 Juniors Shut Out North Adams

By Leland BarnesiBerkshires.com Sports
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PITTSFIELD , Mass — A monster fifth inning led the Post 68 Juniors to a 4-0 win against North Adams Post 125 in American Legion baseball action on Saturday at Buddy Pellerin Field.
 
Late in the game for Post 68, a rally started which led to their ultimate victory.
 
A combination of hits from Derek Roy, David Wildgoose and, Ethan O’Donnell resulted in two of Post 68’s runs scored.
 
On the bump, Gavin and Ethan O’Donnell combined for seven strikeouts.
 
“Today was a hot one,” Ethan said, “Had to work consistently and get flyouts and groundouts.”
 
And the pair combined to allow just three total hits.
 
In the shutout Post 68’s defense was on point the entire game, only allowing two errors on missed throws to first base.
 
For Post 125, Noah Arnold recorded 6 strikeouts in his four innings pitched, only allowing three hits, one on which was an RBI double.
 
Post 125 made many defensive changes during the game, one of which was putting Brayden Durant in left field.
 
In the bottom of the fourth, Gavin O'Donnell rirpped a line droive to left field, and Ethan O'Donnell decided to test Durant's arm. Durant launched a throw to catcher Nolan Booth, who applied the tag.
 
Towards the very end of the game, Post 125 looked to make a comeback.
 
This started with an Joseph Prengruber single up the middle followed by Julian Feliciano's four-pitch walk.
 
But the rally was cut short by Gavin O’Donnell's back-to-back strikeouts and a hard groundout to Post 68’s Jason Codey.
 
Offensively for Post 125, Jake Newburry and Booth collected of their team's three hits.
 
Post 68 improved to 4-2 this season. Post 125 (1-3) took its second loss to its rival from Pittsfield.
 
The pair will play again July 13 in North Adams.
 
Post 68 faces Belchertown Post 239 (1-2) on Tuesday in Belchertown.
 
As for Post 125 now stands at an (1-3) record.
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Dalton Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee Discusses Next Steps

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
DALTON, Mass. — The town's Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee held its first meeting on last Wednesday. 
 
The committee voted to have two co-chairs and elected Don Davis and Craig Wilbur for the positions. 
 
The committee will be examining all the options for a new police station or combined public safety facility. The goal is to have a recommendation for the Select Board by a year from December. 
 
"The Public Safety Facility Advisory Committee shall examine all issues regarding the proposal for a new police station, including the potential for a new building to house the fire station and the emergency management director," Town Manager Thomas Hutcheson said. 
 
He also emphasized not to feel limited in this scope. 
 
"Issues include, but may not be limited to, whether and where to lease, buy or take property or to use existing town property, including whether to build a new building," he said 
 
The ex-officio seats are Bob Bishop as the Select Board representative, Police Chief Deanna Strout, Hutcheson, and Building and Grounds Superintendent Jeff Burch. 
 
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