In baseball: Eagles win, Otters split, Tigers lose

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham won, Otter Valley split a pair of games, while Middlebury lost at home.
On Thursday, Mount Abe pounded out a 14-8 win over visiting Missisquoi. Austin Lafayette and Ernie Brouillard each poked four hits and Aaron Benway launched a homer to lead the Eagle attack. Josh Cyr notched six Ks in six innings to earn the pitching win.
The 3-5 Eagles’ Saturday game at Mount Mansfield was postponed until Monday.
On Wednesday, OV defeated visiting Leland & Gray, 18-3, in five innings. Shane Quenneville hit a three-run homer as the Otters took the lead with six runs in the second inning, and also doubled twice and drove in another run. Tyler Allen drove in four runs with a single, grounder and two bases-loaded walks; Mike Winslowhad three hits and drove in three; Tyler Jones and winning pitcher John Winslow had two hits apiece; and Emmett Thurston singled home a run.
On Thursday, visiting Mill River improved to 8-2 with its second win of the spring over OV, 8-1. Jones allowed only one hit for OV over the first four innings, but struggled with his control while the Otters did not play their usual crisp defense. OV finished the week at 6-3.
On Thursday, visiting Spaulding edged MUHS, 1- 0, as the Tide’s Josh Kennison tossed a three-hitter to help his team improved to 3-6. He outdueled the Tigers’ Josh Benoit.
The 4-2 Tigers’ Saturday game at Essex was postponed until Monday.

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