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Berkshire Americans Go 3-0 on New York Swing
10:12AM / Monday, August 17, 2020
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The Berkshire Americans 14-and-under travel baseball team went 3-0 over the weekend with a trio of wins in New York.
On Saturday, Noah DeBenedetto drove in the winning run with the score tied, 8-8, in the bottom of the seventh as the Americans beat the Twin Town Warriors 13-plus team, 9-8, in Ballston Spa.
Josh Worthington went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the win.
Mike Szabo was 2-for-4 with a double, and Collin Booth registered two hits and a pair of RBIs.
Lukas Rylander got the win on the mound with one inning of scoreless relief, striking out one and not allowing a base-runner.
Booth and Nick Gilman split the first six innings, combining to strike out nine.
The Americans played a double-header on Sunday in Troy.
In the opener, it was another nail-biter, but the Americans prevailed, 5-4, over the NE Hurricanes 14-year-olds.
Worthington threw an inning of scoreless relief in the seventh to shut down a two-run rally and get the save for starter Gilman, who struck out six in six innings of work.
DeBenedetto went 2-for-3 at the plate, and Worthington doubled in the victory.
The Americans wrapped up the weekend with an 8-4 win over the Frozen Ropes Outlaws.
Berkshire worked five third-inning walks in a four-run rally that opened up a 7-2 lead.
Booth drove in a pair of runs, and Jacob Howland stole two bases in the win.
Booth also went the distance on the mound, striking out five.
The Americans evened their season record at 9-9 with the perfect weekend.
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