Tigers are only local baseball team to win in recent action
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury picked up a road win to highlight area high school baseball action late last week, while Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley all came up short.
On Thursday, the Tigers pulled away late to defeat host Milton, 9-1, as Bruce Wright earned the complete-game pitching win. Pierson Beatty poked two hits and drove in a run, and Austin Friend,Patrick Messenger andWyatt Cameron each had one hit and two RBIs.
The Tigers improved to 3-6. Their Friday game at North Country was rained out; no makeup date has been announced.
On Thursday, Mount Abe suffered its second straight one-run loss on the road, 6-5 at Missisquoi. The T-Birds scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh off losing pitcher Adam Whitcomb, who went the distance and allowed just three earned runs and struck out six.
Chris Wood led the Eagle offense with two doubles, two singles and two stolen bases, and Wyatt Gendreau doubled, singled, scored three times and stole two bases.
On Saturday, host Colchester (9-2) scored eight first-inning runs on the way to a 14-3 win over the Eagles. Gendreau sparked the Eagle offense with a double, two singles and two RBIs, and losing pitcher Dustin Whitcomb andZach Hines added two hits as Mount Abe dropped to 2-9.
On Thursday, visiting BFA-St. Albans improved to 9-1 with a 9-1 at VUHS. Josh Sickles drove in the run for the Commodores, and Hunter O’Connor took the pitching loss.
On Saturday, visiting Rice erupted on offense in a 20-0, five-inning win. A Sickles double was one of the 1-10 Commodores’ two hits.
On Thursday, host Brattleboro used one hit, two walks and three Otter miscues to take a 4-0 first-inning lead on the way to a 6-0 victory. Derek Aines took the complete-game loss, allowing only three hits and two earned runs, while Austin McCullough led the OV offense with a pair of hits.
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