Local teams see mixed results on the diamond

ADDISON COUNTY — In action on the area high school diamonds, the Mount Abe softball team won then suffered their first loss of the season, Otter Valley softball fell, then garnered their first win, Mount Abe baseball split a pair, Vergennes softball lost one, and the Vergennes and OV baseball teams each lost two.
Saturday’s Middlebury softball and baseball games at North Country were postponed.
Eagle freshman Audrey Shahan tossed a complete-game victory in her first start, fanning four batters and scattering six hits, as host Mount Abe routed Champlain Valley, 18-7, on Thursday.
Rachel McCormick led the Eagles at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple, double and a walk. Brooke Perlee was 3-for-4 with a homer, Kendra Thompson added a double and a triple and Dani Forand (two hits) drove in three runs.
Mount Abe traveled to Brandon on Saturday and suffered their first setback in a game with Otter Valley (see story).
Before the Mount Abe game, Otter Valley hosted Mount Anthony on Thursday. The Patriots beat the Otters, 21-14; no game details were available.
The Vergennes softball game vs. Burlington scheduled for Thursday was not played. The Commodores fell to visiting Champlain Valley 15-0 in five innings on Saturday.
Visiting Champlain Valley scored seven runs in the third inning and eight in the seventh to roll to a win over Mount Abe, 19-3, on Thursday. Chris Wood had two of the Eagles’ three hits and scored twice. CVU pitcher Will Potter struck out six in five innings.
Mount Abe rebounded with a victory in Brandon on Saturday (see story).
Otter Valley fell to host Hartford, 9-2, on Thursday; no game details were available. The Otters hosted Mount Abe on Saturday (see story).
On Thursday, Burlington came to Vergennes and beat the Commodores, 14-1. Winning pitcher Zach Mazuzan earned 12 strikeouts.
The Seahorses (1-1) tallied four times in the second and third innings to take control. Commodore Dylan Raymond hit a double and scored. Pitcher Hunter O’Connor took the loss for the Commodores.
Champlain Valley came to Vergennes Saturday morning and dispatched the Commodores, 15-0, in six innings.

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