Baseball teams see victories slip away
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham vs. Vergennes boys’ high school baseball game on Thursday was moved to Mount Abe because of field conditions at VUHS, and the Eagles made the most of their home field advantage, pulling out a 15-14 win over the Commodores. See full game details on Page 15.
Otter Valley also pulled out a one-run win in recent activity, but fell vs. burr and Burton.
Vergennes continued its slide when it played BFA Fairfax on Friday, and the Eagles could not keep the magic when they played Burlington on Saturday, falling 16-3 (game details were not available).
Middlebury’s game vs. BFA-St. Albans that was scheduled for Saturday was postponed.
After falling to Mount Abe on Thursday, Vergennes travelled north on Friday for a game.
Host BFA-Fairfax scored in every inning of Friday’s game, putting the game away with an eight-run fifth, as it rolled to a win against Vergennes, 15-3.
Fairfax pitcher Michael Roy went the distance to earn the win, fanning seven batters and scattering five hits. Roy also had two hits and drove in three runs for the Bullets. Justice Orton had two hits and Avery Russin had two RBIs.
Thomas Richards had two hits for the Commodores.
Otter Nate Hudson, who scored a clutch hit in the 2017 Division II state title matchup that gave Otter Valley the title, did it again on Wednesday, when he gave OV a dramatic 6-5 win over Fair Haven.
Hudson tapped a two-out, walk-off single that capped a two-run seventh in the Otters’ opener. Reilly Shannon came charging home from second base and attempted to hurdle Slaters catcher Dylan Lee as he fielded the throw on a hop. The ball arrived before Shannon and it appeared that Shannon ran into the tag but the call did not go that way, so the Otters notched the victory.
The Otters hoped they would get the come-from-behind win again on Saturday when Burr and Burton built a 7-0 lead but had to hang on for a 7-5 victory over OV. In the seventh, two errors, a well-hit ball that was influenced by the wind and one near-collision between an infielder and a baserunner vexed Burr and Burton and helped OV bring the tying run to the plate. But the Bulldogs hung on for the victory.
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