Berkshire Hills Country Club is hosting the UNICO of Pittsfield induction dinner for five new members of the Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame on Friday.
The event starts at 18.00, and those interested in participating can buy tickets at the door.
Jaclyn Candelet, Robert Drury, Glenn Gagliardi, Don Lucy and Judy Tierney-Nichols will all be inducted into the Hall of Fame, which has had 133 members since 1996.
Candelet, educated at Taconic in 2007, won a Western trade show. championship as a member of the school’s softball team and finished as finalists in the state tournament. The Green and Gold were undefeated in their final year and Candelet was named to the All-Berkshire team twice as a catcher and twice as a second baseman. Candelet currently coaches the Taconic softball team.
Drury graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in 1976 and was a four-year member of the university’s football, basketball, and baseball teams. He was captain of all three teams in the senior year. On the diamond, Drury was named the All-Conference, All-Berkshire and All-Western Mass. team as catcher. St. Joe reached the three-straight state finals championship and took the 1975 title.
Gagliardi graduated from Pittsfield High and was part of the baseball team that made it to the state championship in 1974. He went 7-1 on the ground with an earned running average of 1.99 in the last year. In addition, he was named to the All-Berkshire team and was an honorable mention at the All-Western Fair. made during the senior season.
Lucy, who graduated from Lee High in 1967, was captain of the football, baseball and basketball teams. He was All-Berkshire and All-Western Mass. in every sport. Lucy had an unbeaten 5-0 record on the shock and hit 389 on the record. In addition, he received the Bobby Powers Award for Sportsmanship in Basketball and was named the 1966 WBEC Sports Caravan Athlete of the Year for Berkshire County.
Tierney-Nichols captained the Pittsfield High softball, football and basketball teams before graduating in 1985. She was promoted to the Northern Division and All-Berkshire All-Star teams in both softball and basketball. She was the all-western fair. second team in both sports. Tierney-Nichols has coached basketball, soccer and softball at the high school level, along with training travel soccer and serving as the girls’ basketball director at the Catholic Youth Center and the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires.