Baseball playoffs: Eagles are only local winners
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rallied for a win to provide the only local baseball highlight as the postseason began with a full slate of games on Tuesday.
The Eagles, seeded No. 8 in Division II, scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to edge visiting No. 9 Lyndon, 9-8. Adam Whitcomb, who picked up the pitching win in relief, drove in George Bailey with the run that ended the game.
Bailey had reached with the final of his four hits; he doubled twice and drove in three runs. Coleman Russell andChris Wood added two hits apiece as Mount Abe improved to 6-11 after an 0-6 start.
The Eagles will visit top-seeded Lamoille (14-3) on Friday afternoon at 4:30.
In D-I, top-seeded BFA-St. Albans improved to 16-1 with a 16-0, five-inning win over the Tigers. Wyatt Cameron took the pitching loss for MUHS, which finished 5-11 a year after failing to win a game.
In D-II, the No. 15 Commodores held No. 2 U-32 (13-4) in check until the sixth inning, but the Raiders erupted for 13 runs in the bottom of that inning to wipe out an 8-2 VUHS lead and claim a 15-9 victory.
Josh Sickles (four hits) and Devon Kimball (three hits, three RBIs) led the VUHS attack, and Hunter O’Connor took the pitching loss for the 1-16 Commodores.
Finally in D-II, No. 4 BFA-Fairfax (14-3) blanked the Otters, 7-0, scoring six times in the first four innings. OV finished its season at 3-14.
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