|Big Weekend Ahead At Joe Wolfe Field|
|By John Wood, North Adams SteepleCats|
10:45AM / Thursday, July 19, 2018
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —As the summer edges closer to its final month, Joe Wolfe Field is jammed full of great summer baseball action this weekend for the whole family to enjoy.
Starting on Friday, the North Adams SteepleCats return home to take on the Upper Valley Nighthawks at 6:30 PM. The SteepleCats look to get back on track as they hope to make a final playoff push in the last few weeks of the season.
Then beginning on Saturday, a North Adams staple in the 28th annual LaFesta Baseball Exchange holds its first game at 6 PM pitting local youth against those from the North End of Boston. As many from around the area have fond memories from playing in the exchange, Saturday’s game also will mark their 100th game played, hitting another milestone in their rich history. The teams will then play another game on Sunday at 10 AM to conclude the contests at this end of the state. Admission to both games is free.
Following the second LaFesta game, the SteepleCats hold another battle against the Upper Valley Nighthawks on Sunday, this time at 4:30 PM. The SteepleCats will also welcome a special guest in former professional baseball player Pedro Sierra to throw out the first pitch. Sierra, the last player to play in both the Negro Leagues and the Major League, also spent time playing baseball in Pittsfield as a member of the Pittsfield Senators. After his pitch, Pedro will be selling various baseball collectibles at the ballpark.
Tickets for any of this weekends SteepleCats games can be found online at www.steeplecats.org or one hour before the game’s start at the ticket booth.