In softball: Eagles win outright, Commodores by default

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball late last week, Mount Abraham and Vergennes both picked up road wins in their openers, although the Commodores had theirs handed to them via forfeit.
Middlebury’s Thursday game at St. Johnsbury was postponed to this Tuesday. That game will still serve as the Tigers’ opener. They are scheduled to play at Rice on Thursday and to host North Country on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Mount Abe doubled up host Colchester, 16-8, on Saturday by breaking open a close game in the late innings. The Eagles scored three runs in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to pull away from the 1-2 Lakers.
Sarah Smith sparked the Eagle attack by driving in three runs with three hits.
The Eagles are scheduled to play their home opener at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday vs. Burlington.
VUHS showed up at Winooski on Friday only to learn the Spartans were missing a player and could not play a legal game. The forfeit win moved the Commodores to 1-0. VUHS athletic director Peter Maneen said the teams played a scrimmage.
The Commodores are scheduled to play at St. Albans and Burlington on Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, this week, before hosting Champlain Valley on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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