ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action late last week, Middlebury picked up a pair of wins, one at Mount Abraham’s expense; the Eagles lost another game; and Otter Valley picked up a road win.
On Thursday, MUHS broke open a tight game at Mount Abe with a five-run seventh inning to earn a 9-3 victory. Aaron Smith tossed a complete-game six-hitter, striking out nine, to earn the win, and also led the MUHS attack with three hits. Josiah Benoit,Josh Stearns andIsaac Rooney added a pair of hits apiece as the Tigers picked up the road win.
Aaron Benway andJoe Payea’s two hits apiece led the Mount Abe attack, and Josh Cyr was tagged with the pitching setback.
On Saturday, D-I Metro team St. Johnsbury got strong pitching from Sam Grenier, who whiffed 10 Eagles in a 19-0, six-inning win. Mike Jerome took the pitching loss as the Eagles dropped to 1-5.
The Eagles’ Wednesday game vs. Otter Valley, already postponed once, was moved again, this time to May 16.
On Saturday, the Tigers improved to 4-1 by topping winless Fair Haven, 15-3; that win total equals their 2013 output. Sam Messenger drove in four runs with four hits, winning pitcher Stearns plated four runs with three hits, Joe Hounchell picked up three hits, and Benoit tripled and drove in two runs. Owen Dougherty drove in two runs for the Slaters, and Cody Adams was the losing pitcher.
On Friday, the Otters scored seven times in the seventh inning to erase host Windsor’s one-run lead and prevail, 12-7. Will Claessens andShane Quenneville’s RBI singles highlighted an inning helped along by Windsor miscues. John Winslow homered for OV, and Claessens singled twice to help make a winner out of pitcher Dean Douglas, who allowed three hits in 5.2 innings. OV improved to 4-2.