Pittsfield, MA Little League Makes Memorable Run
For the first time ever, a little league baseball team from Pittsfield, Massachusetts made it all the way to the New England regional championship game in 2018. That's where the Pittsfield Americans met the squad from Coventry, Rhode Island. After a rainout on Saturday, the bounces literally didn't go Pittsfield's way last Sunday morning.
A bad hop at shortstop in the third inning opened the gates for a couple of Rhode Island runs to score and then, down to their final ABs, two Pittsfield players were thrown out at second base after reaching on hits in the bottom of the sixth. A late rally was nullified and Pittsfield lost by one run.
Pittsfield manager Joe Skutnik has been coaching little league since the late 1990s and his team made history this time around despite falling one win short of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. Joe Skutnik joined Rodger and Chris on Big Board Sports this week: