In high school baseball: Commodore pitcher shuts out Eagles; Tigers knock off Lakers

ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes picked up two wins, including one at Mount Abraham, and Middlebury broke into the win column in local high school baseball late last week.
At Mount Abe on Thursday, VUHS senior hurler Hunter O’Connor tossed a five-hit shutout, allowing one walk while striking out 11 as the Commodores defeated the Eagles, 8-0. The win evened the Commodores’ record at 4-4 and gave them a season’s sweep over county rivals MUHS and Mount Abe.
VUHS got all its runs off Eagle starter George Bailey. O’Connor and Casey Kimball each had two hits and two RBIs, Devon Kimball had a hit and scored twice, Will Wormer and Thomas Richards scored twice, and Aidan Gardner poked an RBI hit.
Chris Wood finished with three hits for the 4-4 Eagles, and Dustin Whitcomb tossed 3.2 innings of scoreless relief.
On Wednesday, the Commodores picked up a 2-1 walk-off win vs. visiting Spaulding. Wormer tossed a complete-game two-hitter, walking three and striking out three. Casey Kimball doubled, singled, drove in a run and scored the winning run on Richards’ seventh-inning hit. Jeffrey Stearns contributed three of the Commodores’ eight hits.
   EAGLE SHORTSTOP CHRIS Wood tries to turn a double play against Vergennes last Thursday afternoon. The Commodores won the game, 8-0.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
On Thursday, Jordy Stearns (four innings) and Austin Friend (three innings) combined on a one-hitter as the Tigers knocked off host Colchester, 3-1. A Pierson Beatty RBI gave MUHS the lead in the first inning, and Wyatt Cameron, Simon Fischer and Skyeler Devlin each picked up two hits for the Tigers, who improved to 1-7 with the upset over the 5-2 Lakers.

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