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Pittsfield's Own - Chad Shade

By Helen Lucas, The Pittsfield Suns
PITTSFIELD - After coming off a record-breaking season at Springfield College Pittsfield native, Chad Shade, is back playing baseball in his hometown for the summer.
“There’s no other place I would rather play than in my hometown with the Suns this summer. It’s  a great opportunity to play in this very competitive league with a lot of good players,” Shade said.
 
In his sophomore season with the Pride, Shade broke the Springfield College baseball program’s single-season record for runs scored. In a doubleheader against conference rival WPI, Shade scored three runs, bringing his season total to 43. By the end of the season Shade totaled 49 runs, which beat the previous program record of 41 set back in 1994.
 
Shade, who also plays football for the Pride, is a graduate from Pittsfield High School.
 
“I do have some memories which include singing “take me out to the ball game” on the field with my brother and father at a Pittsfield Mets game. I also remember going to a Pittsfield Colonials game as a kid and watching Buddy Pellerin coach first base,” Shade said. “I then had the honor of having him as a coach later on in my baseball career. The most recent memories I have at Wacohnah Park is playing our home football games there while I was at Pittsfield High School.”
 
Shade was a key player in leading the Pride to a 23-14-2 season. This past spring Shade received New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference honors by being named to the First Team. He also led the Conference in bases stolen with 32.   
 
“I expect to enjoy the experience and work towards improving my game by playing quality competition. I really believe playing in this league will help me become a better ball player. I look forward to having a great year as a team,” Shade said.
 
 
 
Chad Shade is currently batting .286 with four hits, and two RBI's. 
 
 
 
By Helen Lucas, The Pittsfield Suns
 
PITTSFIELD, MA (June 3rd, 2018) - After coming off a record-breaking season at Springfield College Pittsfield native, Chad Shade, is back playing baseball in his hometown for the summer.
“There’s no other place I would rather play than in my hometown with the Suns this summer. It’s  a great opportunity to play in this very competitive league with a lot of good players,” Shade said.
 
In his sophomore season with the Pride, Shade broke the Springfield College baseball program’s single-season record for runs scored. In a doubleheader against conference rival WPI, Shade scored three runs, bringing his season total to 43. By the end of the season Shade totaled 49 runs, which beat the previous program record of 41 set back in 1994.
 
Shade, who also plays football for the Pride, is a graduate from Pittsfield High School.
 
“I do have some memories which include singing “take me out to the ball game” on the field with my brother and father at a Pittsfield Mets game. I also remember going to a Pittsfield Colonials game as a kid and watching Buddy Pellerin coach first base,” Shade said. “I then had the honor of having him as a coach later on in my baseball career. The most recent memories I have at Wacohnah Park is playing our home football games there while I was at Pittsfield High School.”
 
Shade was a key player in leading the Pride to a 23-14-2 season. This past spring Shade received New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference honors by being named to the First Team. He also led the Conference in bases stolen with 32.   
 
“I expect to enjoy the experience and work towards improving my game by playing quality competition. I really believe playing in this league will help me become a better ball player. I look forward to having a great year as a team,” Shade said.
 
 
 
Chad Shade is currently batting .286 with four hits, and two RBI's.