In high school baseball: Otter Valley, Eagles earn first wins

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham topped Vergennes for its first win of the spring to highlight local high school baseball action in the latter half of last week. In other games, Otter Valley also picked up its first win, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.
The Eagles also hosted the Otters on Friday; see story.
The Eagles earned their first win on Thursday, edging host VUHS, 3-2, in eight innings. Winning pitcher Adam Whitcomb squeezed home George Bailey with the decisive unearned run. Whitcomb allowed three hits and one earned run, striking out 11, in a complete game performance. Chris Wood had three hits and scored a run for the Eagles, Caleb Bonvouloir singled in a run, and Coleman Russell plated a run with a squeeze bunt.
Hunter O’Connor started and tossed seven innings for Vergennes, allowing five hits and no earned runs and fanning 10. O’Connor also singled in a run. Josh Sickles andNate Rowell each singled and scored for Vergennes (1-7). Casey Kimball took the loss in relief.
On Wednesday, OV broke into the win column by blanking host Windsor, 4-0, behind the two-hit pitching of Derek Aines, who fanned five and walked three. The Otters broke the game open with three runs in the seventh on an error, walk, a bunt hit by Colby McKay, a wild pitch and two RBI grounders.
On Thursday, visiting Colchester blanked the Tigers, 15-0, in five innings, as Andrew Lynch threw a two-hitter for the 5-2 Lakers. Patrick Messenger andAustin Friend poked the two hits for the 2-5 Tigers, and Jordan Stearns took the pitching loss.

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