VUHS softball bests Eagles: OV also wins

ADDISON COUNTY — The Vergennes softball team kept a winning streak alive at Mount Abraham’s expense to highlight recent local high school softball and baseball play earlier this week.
In other games, Otter Valley edged both visiting Windsor and an oncoming thunderstorm, Middlebury softball dropped another extra-innings heartbreaker, and the OV and MUHS baseball teams came up short.
The Eagle baseball team also hosted VUHS; see story on Page 1B.
On Tuesday, the Commodores topped host Mount Abe softball, 6-3, for their third straight win. Tamara Aunchman sparked VUHS with five innings of two-hit hit pitching and by driving in two runs with a pair of hits.
Nicole Stearns also tripled for the Commodores, who took charge with five runs in the third inning. VUHS is now 5-5, as two games scheduled vs. Winooski and Burlington early in the season have been declared forfeits in the Commodores’ favor. VUHS hosts North Country on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Eagles dropped to 5-6 with their fourth straight setback. Ashley Boise led the Mount Abe attack by doubling home two runs and adding a single and a walk. Rachael McCormick went the distance in taking the pitching loss. The Eagles host South Burlington on Thursday.
On Monday, the Otter softball team outlasted visiting Windsor in six innings, 9-7, as Amy Jones slugged two homers and Laura Beth Roberts went four-for-four. Hannah Williams went the distance for the pitching win. Her fourth and final strikeout came with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the sixth just before officials suspended the game due to bad weather. OV improved to 4-7 heading into a Friday home game vs. Brattleboro.
On Tuesday, host Milton topped the MUHS softball team, 9-8, in 10 innings. Yellowjacket pitcher Katie Rayner struck out 18 and allowed nine hits in going the distance, outdueling Payton Buxton, who also tossed a complete game.
Buxton, Abby Lane and MaKayla Foster had two hits apiece for the Tigers, who dropped to 2-4 with their third extra-inning loss this spring. They visit BFA-St. Albans on Thursday.
On Tuesday, host Milton scored nine times in the second inning on the way to a 16-4, five-inning win over the Tiger baseball team. Oakley Gordon poked an RBI double for the Tigers, and Bruce Wright took the pitching loss. The 0-7 Tigers travel to BFA-St. Albans on Thursday.
On Monday, the host OV and Windsor baseball teams were battling in the eighth inning with the score tied at 4-4 when officials suspended the game due to bad weather. No makeup date was immediately announced.
On Tuesday the Otters fell to 1-9 with a 15-4 setback at Leland & Gray. Details on that game were unavailable before deadline for this paper. The Otters will play at Burr & Burton on Friday. 

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