Baseball wrap-up: Eagles, OV prevail on diamond

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball play earlier this week, Otter Valley and Mount Abraham picked up big wins, but Vergennes and Middlebury found themselves on the wrong side of the score sheet.
On Monday, the Otters moved to 2-0 with their second straight road win, 12-1 over defending Division III champion Windsor (1-1). Payson Williams earned the pitching win, and Dom McCullough mopped up.
OV got three runs in the third and then broke the game open with five in the fifth and four in the sixth. In the third Reilly Shannon and McCullough singled, Josh Beayon doubled and then Williams tripled. Nate Hudson keyed the fifth inning with a two-run single, and four Otters picked up RBIs in the sixth.
The Otters will host another defending champion on Saturday at 11 a.m., D-II’s Mount Abe.
The Eagles pounded out a 17-5 victory over visiting Mount Mansfield on Tuesday in their opener, scoring in every inning. Zach Hines tripled with the bases loaded and singled in another run, Chris Wood totaled three hits, and George Bailey andEli Rickner poked two hits apiece. Adam Whitcomb earned the pitching win, going five innings, allowing five runs, two earned, and fanning seven. Dustin Whitcomb tossed two innings of scoreless relief.
Visiting St. Johnsbury on Tuesday blanked VUHS, 17-0, as Hilltopper Patrick Greenan struck out 12 batters and walked none in a five-inning one-hitter. Hunter O’Connor took the loss for the Commodores in their opener and also singled for their only safety.
On Tuesday, Essex hurler Maverick King tossed a two-hitter and struck out 12 as the visiting Hornets topped the Tigers, 11-1. Hale Hescock andSkyeler Devlin had the base knocks for MUHS, which dropped to 0-2, and Wyatt Cameron suffered the loss.

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