|Little League District Tourney Sets One Title Game Matchup|
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09:47AM / Wednesday, July 07, 2021
|The Pittsfield National League 9-to-11-year-old All-Stars celebrate a big play in Monday's win over the Pittsfield American League.|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. -- The Pittsfield American League and Dalton-Hinsdale have advanced to the title game of the Don Gleason District 1 Little League 8-to-10-year-old championships at Olympian Meadows.
The Pittsfield AL earned the top seed after a four-team round-robin with a record of 3-0. It will face Dalton-Hinsdale (2-1) on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the title.
On Tuesday, Dalton-Hinsdale earned its spot in the finals with a 4-2 win over the Pittsfield National League, which finished 0-3 in the round robin. Host Great Barrington ended up with a record of 1-2.
Also on Tuesday, Great Barrington’s 12-year-old team defeated the Pittsfield NL, 4-2. Earlier this week, the Pittsfield AL defeated Adams-Cheshire, 14-3, on Monday afternoon.
In the 9-to-11-year-old division on Monday, the Pittsfield NL held off a sixth-inning rally to edge the rival Pittsfield AL, 11-9.
Kevin Smith earned the win on the mound for the Nats and had two hits to help his cause. Kalvn Phillips had a double and a triple, and Quincy King added a pair of hits.
Eli Kristensen went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles for the American League. Jonathan Parsons was 3-for-3, and Ben Sykes had a pair of hits in the loss.
Tuesday’s game in the 11-year-old division between the Pittsfield NL and Great Barrington was rained out and rescheduled for Wednesday at 5:30*. The loser of that game will play the Pittsfield AL on Thursday in a knockout game of the double-elimination tournament.
The 11-year-old title game is set for Saturday at noon at Olympian Meadows with an "if necessary" game on Sunday.
Also on Wednesday* at Olympian Meadows, in the 12-year-old division, the Pittsfield AL will face Dalton-Hinsdale in round robin play.
Photos from Monday's games here.
*Wednesday's games were postponed late Wednesday afternoon.