Mount Abe earns the only local softball win

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham was the bright spot in local girls’ softball action recently as the Eagles earned a big win over Burlington.
But  Vergennes posted two lopsided losses, and Middlebury’s Saturday game in St. Albans was postponed. A Commodores vs. Eagles Thursday game was also postponed.
On Tuesday visiting Fair Haven improved to 3-0 with a 41-1, five-inning win over the Otters. OV pitchers, including Gabby Poalino and Morgan LaPorte combined to walk 19 batters in the first three innings as the Slaters took a 26-1 lead. Christa Wood also took the mound for OV. OV scored off Slater ace Olivia Bowen on a Stephanie Palmer double and an error. Bella Falco also had a hit for OV.
Kassidy Mack tripled and singled for the Slaters, and Bowen and Katrina Bean each had two hits.
On Friday in Brandon, Springfield’s Hannah Crosby picked up the win and tripled to help her own cause as Springfield defeated Otter Valley, 31-3.
Gabby Poalino took the loss for the 0-3 Otters; Springfield evened its record at 2-2.
Otter Valley hosts Mill River on Tuesday.
On Friday, Mount Abe plated six runs in the second inning and seven more in the next frame to pull away for a win over Burlington.
Erika Tracey was 3-for-4 for the host Eagles. Katelynn Oullette (two RBIs), Camilian Masse, Addy Harris and winning pitcher Audrey Shaman each chipped in two hits.

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