Local high school baseball teams come up short

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action earlier this week, Middlebury dropped a home contest, while Mount Abraham, Vergennes and Otter Valley lost on the road.
The regular season ends this week, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Eagles made a late run at visiting St. Johnsbury, but fell short, 7-5. The 12-3 Hilltoppers took a 7-0 lead before the 4-10 Eagles rallied for five runs in the sixth inning. Coleman Russell led the Eagles with two hits, and Caleb Bonvouloir took the pitching loss. Mount Abe will wrap up by hosting Spaulding on Thursday.
On Tuesday, BFA-St. Albans (14-1) topped the Tigers, 18-4. Pierson Beatty doubled and singled and Jordan Stearns took the pitching loss for the 5-8 Tigers, who will visit Burlington on Friday.
On Monday, host Milton earned its first win of the spring by rallying past VUHS for an 8-5 win. Hunter O’Connor took the pitching loss, but scored twice and drove in a run. Josh Sickles singled and scored, Casey Kimball and Tom Richards singled and drove in runs, Will Wormer scored twice, and Devon Kimball picked up an RBI for the 1-14 Commodores. VUHS (1-15) was set to host North Country on Wednesday afternoon.
On Monday, host Springfield scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and plated the winning run in the eighth to defeat OV, 8-7. Derek Aines took the pitching loss, and he, Tyler Allen andGreg Whitney did most of the heavy lifting for the OV offense. The Otters dropped to 2-11, while the Cosmos moved to 5-8.  

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