In local high school baseball, Eagles and Otters win; Tigers and Commodores fall

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham recorded a shutout win at Middlebury to highlight local high school baseball action late last week. In other action, Otter Valley remained unbeaten, Vergennes lost a pair of contests, and MUHS also dropped a weekend home game.
On Thursday, the Eagles’ Sawyer Kamman blanked the host Tigers in Mount Abe’s 5-0 win. Kamman wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the fifth with Mount Abe clinging to a 2-0 lead, and then Mount Abe scored three times in the sixth. Cody Driscoll picked up two hits and an RBI for the Eagles, who improved to 2-4, while Josiah Benoit took the loss for MUHS.
On Saturday, the Tigers erased visiting Rice’s early lead to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the fourth, but the Green Knights scored five times in the fifth on the way to a 9-5 victory. Tyler Delancey led the MUHS offense with two hits, while Taylor Patterson took the pitching loss.
On Thursday, the Otters improved to 7-0 with a 7-0 win at an 0-7 Springfield team.Brett Patterson tossed six innings of one-hit ball to earn the pitching win, while Ryan Kelley singled twice and drove in a run, Justin Owen picked up a pair of RBIs, and Thomas Roberts doubled twice.
On Thursday, host Rice took a Metro Conference game from VUHS, 12-3. Charlie Stapleford took the pitching loss, and Ferrisburgh resident and former Commodore Tim Shea helped the Green Knight cause with a pair of hits.
On Saturday, visiting St. Johnsbury evened its record at 4-4 by pulling away late to claim an 8-4 victory over the Commodores. VUHS remained near the top of the Division II standings with a 4-3 mark.

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