Sievers, Strong Pitching Lead Dalton-Hinsdale to Little League District 1 Final

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Cam Sievers went 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles Monday to lead the Dalton-Hinsdale Little League 12-year-old All-Stars to a 9-1 win over Adams-Cheshire in the Don Gleason District 1 Tournament at Clapp Park.
 
The win gives Dalton-Hinsdale a record of 2-1 in the four-team district round robin and sends it to the best-of-three championship series against Pittsfield that begins on Wednesday evening at Deming Park.
 
Alex Esko went 2-for-2 with a double, and Brayden Heath and David Duquette doubled in Monday's win.
 
Nathan Dearborn, David Duquette and Sully Duquette split the pitching duties for Dalton-Hinsdale, combining for 11 strikeouts and a six-inning no-hitter.
 
"Dalton-Hinsdale will go into the championship with all pitchers available besides C.J. Wilds, who battled hard against Pittsfield in pool play, available for the [if necessary game on Friday]," DH coach Dustin Sievers said.
 
Wyatt Cross scored a run for Adams-Cheshire (1-2).
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Berkshire Force 12U Tops Greylock Thunder in Dalton CRA Tourney

By Leland BarnesiBerkshires.com Sports
DALTON, Mass. — The Berkshire Force 12U travel softball team ended the day with a 15-5 win over the Greylock Thunder, going 2-0-1 on the day in the CRA Softball Tournament on Saturday.
 
It was a busy day Saturday for the Force with games against the Greylock Thunder Black, the Purple the ACS Swat. Berkshire came away with the top seed in the four-team field heading into Sunday's semi-finals.
 
The Berkshire Force will play the Greylock Black again at 8 a.m. The Thunder Purple and ACS Swat will hook up at 9:45 with the winners advancing to the 1:15 tournament final.
 
On Saturday, Cassidy Flynn started in the circle for the Berkshire Force, she pitched three innings while recording four strikeouts, two on called third strikes.
 
The weather gave both teams a lot of fatigue on top of their constant playing after each game. Prior to the Force and Thunder meeting, the Greylock Thunder Purple defeated ACS SWAT, 10-2.
 
The Force will have to get used to even hotter temperatures in the days ahead. This weekend's local tournament is a tune-up for its trip to Alabama for the Babe Ruth 12-and-under World Series.
 
Berkshire had command most of the game on Saturday. Due to the time constraints made by the tournament, the game only made it through four innings.
 
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