Allie Hunt: The Best of a Rare Breed

PITTSFIELD — There are a few things Allie Hunt has never done as a student-athlete.

Pittsfield High School’s star has never played a junior varsity game, in any of her three chosen sports. Nor has she ever missed out on qualifying for the postseason tournament. However, entering her final season as a high school athlete, the one thing she has never done that stands out most is win a Western Mass title.

Berkshire Force Head to World Series on Strength of Battery Triumvirate

PITTSFIELD — As the Berkshire Force 16U squad moves through New England Regionals in Charlestown, New Hampshire, and prepares for the Babe Ruth Softball World Series in Jensen Beach, Florida, they will do so while led by a triumvirate of talented stars in the pitching game.

Ashley Keegan is a three-year veteran of the 16U team with a cannon on her right shoulder, while Giuliana Pierce is a newcomer with a plethora of off-speed options in her repertoire. Both, however, would seem to have a lot less direction without catcher Hayley Tobin managing things from behind the plate.