June 10th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY —The No. 2 Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team on Friday scored four times in the final 4:16 of the first half on the way to a rain-soaked, 14-7 Division I quarterfinal victory over No. 7 Mount Mansfield.
The Tigers will be seeking yet another berth in a D-I final when they host No. 3 Mount Anthony (13-6) on Tuesday at 4 p.m., with two-time defending champion South Burlington almost certainly awaiting the winner at Castleton State College on Friday. The 14-0 Rebels will host No. 4 Brattleboro (9-7) in Tuesday’s other semifinal.
VERGENNES — As a few rays of sunlight fought through Saturday afternoon’s ominous clouds, the Vergennes Union High School baseball team fought to hold off elimination, rallying from a 5-0 hole against visiting Missisquoi. But just as the sun faded behind the clouds, so did the Commodores’ rally, and their season.
In their quarterfinal match-up with the No. 5 Thunderbirds, the fourth-seeded Commodores fell 6-4, ending their bid to repeat as champions of Division II vs. the team they defeated in the 2012 final.
BRANDON — A school could get used to this: Otter Valley Union High School pitcher Brett Patterson threw a one-hitter in the No. 2 Otters’ 6-0 win over visiting No. 7 Lake Region in a Division II quarterfinals on Thursday.
A model of efficiency, Patterson threw just 67 pitches, struck out nine and walked none in just an hour and 20 minutes to send Lake Region packing. And the senior hurler and co-ace Justin Owen have been consistently on their pitching all season, helping the Otters to a 17-1 record.
VERGENNES — Another strong pitching effort backed by timely hitting and solid defense on Saturday means another trip to the Division II semifinal round for the Vergennes Union High School softball team.
In their 8-2 quarterfinal win over No. 6 U-32, the No. 3 Commodores’ got two-hit pitching from Taylor Paquette; a combined seven-for-seven effort with six runs and three RBIs from Nos. 4 and 5 hitters Cat Chaput and Dani Brown; and four RBIs from No. 7 hitter Tamara Aunchman.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
6/7 #4 Brattleboro vs. #5 MUHS............. 11-9
6/5 #5 U-32 vs. #12 VUHS ..................... 15-3
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This week’s writer is Kelly Stoddard, director of government relations and advocacy in Vermont for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.