Pro ball in the form of the independent Can-Am Association returned to historic Wahconah Park today, as the Pittsfield Colonials won their first game in their new home.Pro ball in the form of the independent Can-Am Association returned to historic Wahconah Park today, as the Pittsfield Colonials won their first game in their new home.
Colonials starter Matt White hurled six shutout innings and former Jackals Jerod Edmondson and Rafael Cabreja drove in all three runs to lead the Colonials past the New Jersey Jackals, 3-0, in front of 3,223 fans at Wahconah Park on Monday afternoon. The contest marked the return of professional baseball to Pittsfield for the first time since 2003 when the Berkshire Black Bears last played in the Northeast League, the predecessor to the Can-Am League.
White, a twelfth-year pro who was born in Pittsfield, returned to the mound after a one-year hiatus from baseball and held the Jackals to five hits while striking out two without yielding a walk. The former major leaguer picked up the win in the Colonials’ home opener.
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