Softball: Eagles off to good start, Otters fall twice

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school softball action this past weekend, Mount Abraham started the season strong with a victory, but Otter Valley fell twice.
Middlebury has yet to play its first game of the season, as it saw two more postponements: its home game vs. St. Johnsbury on Thursday and its date at Rice on Saturday.
Vergennes was idle. The Commodores are scheduled to host BFA-St. Albans on Tuesday in their season opener.
Mount Abe sophomore Rachel McCormick had a good outing both on the mound and at the plate in the Eagle’s 15-8 victory over visiting Colchester. McCormick whacked a three-run homer in her 4-for-4 performance (5 RBIs) and she got the complete game victory.
Brooke Perlee also tallied a homer (two-run shot) in going 3 for 3 at the plate; and also garnering three hits were Dani Forand (4 RBIs) and Katelynn Ouellette.
Mount Abe travels to Burlington on Tuesday, hosts Champlain Valley on Thursday and plays at Otter Valley on Saturday morning.
On Thursday, host Brattleboro scored six times in the sixth inning to snap a 4-4 tie on the way to a 10-5 win over the Otters in OV’s opener. OV hurler Hannah Williams allowed seven hits and struck out 10 in her six-inning complete-game effort, but walked four, all in the decisive sixth inning.
Megan Santell led OV with four hits, one run and two RBIs, whileGabby Poalino contributed two hits and a run.
Things didn’t improve for the Otters in Bennington on Saturday; Mount Anthony blanked OV, 15-0.
Bailey Ports struck out 10 Otters and hit a three-run homer as the Patriots opened their season with a convincing victory. Williams took the loss for Otter Valley as the team fell to 0-2. The Otters travel to Fair Haven on Tuesday.

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