In high school baseball: Vergennes and Mt. Abe come up winners

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action late last week, Mount Abraham and Vergennes won on the road, but Otter Valley and Middlebury came up short. 
The Eagles and Otters also squared off on Saturday morning in Brandon; see story on Page 16.
The Eagles edged host Rice, 4-2, on Thursday as starting pitcher George Bailey surrendered two hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings and Greg Ouellette came on to nail down the save. Wyatt Gendreau andChris Wood poked two hits apiece as the Eagles moved to 2-0 heading into Saturday.
On Thursday, visiting Champlain Valley topped MUHS, 8-2. Starting CVU pitcher Collin Vincent allowed one hit as CVU improved to 3-0. Brian Foote stroked two hits for MUHS, and Jordan Stearns took the pitching loss as MUHS dropped to 0-3.
On Thursday, visiting Burr & Burton scored five times with two out in the top of the seventh to break open a 2-0 game and defeat OV, 7-0. Derek Aines took the pitching loss, and Reilly Shannon had two hits for the Otters, who fell to 2-1.
The Commodores’ Thursday game at South Burlington was postponed.
On Saturday, the Commodores (1-1) outslugged host Randolph, 21-19. Casey Kimball (five hits, four runs, three RBIs), Jeffrey Stearns (two hits, two runs, four RBIs), Cooper O’Brien (two runs, three RBIs), Devon Kimball (two runs, two RBIs), Aidan Gardner (three runs, two RBIs), and Thomas Richards (two hits, two runs, two RBIs) did the most damage for VUHS in a 16-hit attack.
Jacob Gonyeau allowed six earned runs in 3.2 innings in relief of starter Hunter O’Connor, but earned the win, and Will Wormer allowed one run in two innings for a save. 

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