Pittsfield defeats Dalton-Hinsdale to reach 10-year-old final / iBerkshires.com

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Hector Reyes-Colon drove in four runs on Wednesday to lead Pittsfield’s 10-year-old All-Stars to their third win by the point in the pool stage of the Don Gleason District 1 Little League Tournament.

The win moves Pittsfield (3-0) into the best-of-three championship series that begins Saturday afternoon when Great Barrington visits Deming Park. Great Barrington (2-1) advanced with a 14-13 win over Adams-Cheshire on Wednesday.

Pittsfield started the game with extreme energy against Dalton-Hinsdale (1-2).

Pitchers Blake Jamula and Hector Reyes-Colon combined for five strikeouts in a three-inning no-hitter.

DH showed patience at the plate, allowing the Pittsfield pitcher to earn their outs and get some walks along the way.

And Dalton-Hinsdale’s pitching was very consistent from the start, throwing strikes and putting the ball in play for their defense. Unlucky bounces of the ball and quick rollers allowed Pittsfield runners to reach base.

Pittsfield’s Mason Fox was a base-running demon, collecting three stolen bases. He also accounted for two of his team’s eight hits.

Hector Reyes-Colon’s power shone with a deep double to the left field fence. While he recorded four RBIs, he was responsible for two of the runs his team scored.

Chase Albano finished the day 2-for-2 with a single and a double, while scoring twice. Myles Morrison-Gould kept his red-hot batting alive, going 1-for-2 with a single and reaching on an error, while scoring twice.

Tye Shove helped Dalton-Hinsdale put pressure on the Pittsfield defense, scoring a single and stealing two bases.

“These kids are great players and even better people,” Dalton-Hinsdale coach Adam DeMarsh said. “They never quit and play with a lot of energy. I couldn’t be more proud to work with a team of players like them.”

Pittsfield coach Jack Chevalier agreed.

“They were great,” he said. “They fought all the way. Even to the last out, they fought hard. They didn’t give up. They never gave up. That’s a good team, they were well-coached. They’re a good group of kids. They worked hard.”

Pittsfield finished the round robin game with a three-game score of 44-4.