In high school baseball: Eagles and Otters are victorious
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball late last week, only Otter Valley and Mount Abraham earned victories. Teams wrap up their regular seasons this week.
On Wednesday, host D-I Hartford rallied for a 6-5 win over the Otters. The 8-3 Hurricanes rallied from a 5-3 deficit against starter Nate Hudson and reliever Angelo McCullough in the seventh and scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk. The Otters scored three in the fourth on a Derek Aines two-run double and Colby McKay’s RBI single, and later added runs on a wild pitch and Daniel Allen’s RBI hit.
On Friday, host Bellows Falls topped the Otters, 4-1. Payson Williams allowed five hits in taking the loss. OV is 7-6.
In a game completed on Friday, the Eagles rallied past Milton, 6-4. Milton led, 2-0, when a thunderstorm struck on Thursday. Adam Whitcomb had RBIs in the third and in the Eagles’ four-run fifth. He started and pitched three innings, and Dustin Whitcomb pitched the final four innings for the win. The Eagles moved to 6-7 heading into Saturday’s home game (see story on Page 16).
On Thursday, Spaulding’s Nick Blow tossed a two-hitter to outduel Wyatt Cameron as the Tide defeated the Tigers, 3-1. Austin Friend andBrian Foote had the MUHS hits, and Hale Hescock walked, stole second and scored on an error.
On Saturday, host Missisquoi topped the Tigers, 8-5. Patrick Messenger (three hits) and Cameron (two hits) each scored twice as MUHS dropped to 1-13.
On Friday, visiting Colchester blanked the Commodores, 12-0, in a game started on Thursday but delayed due to the thunderstorm. On Saturday, visiting Essex scored 12 runs in the sixth to snap a 3-3 tie in a 16-7 win. Many of the VUHS runs were unearned. The Commodores are 4-10.
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