In high school baseball, OV, MUHS win; VUHS tops Eagles
ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley and Middlebury kept up their winning ways and Vergennes knocked off Mount Abraham to highlight local high school baseball play earlier this week.
The Otters won twice to move to 6-2 and into fifth place in Division II heading into a game at Mount Abe on Thursday.
On Monday OV edged visiting D-I Mount Anthony, 6-5, with a walk-off win. Payson Williams walked to lead off, moved up on a passed ball, and scored on Josh Beayon’s two-out double.
Beayon homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs for OV, while Williams tossed a complete-game five-hitter, striking out three, walking two, and allowing no earned runs as OV had a tough game in the field. Williams also drove in a run and had two hits.
On Tuesday Patrick McKeighan tossed a complete-game six-hitter, striking out nine and walking one as OV won at Springfield, 7-3. OV scored six runs with two outs in the first on six walks and three hits, including a Reilly Shannon two-run single and a McKeighan RBI single. The Otters added an unearned run later.
On Tuesday the Tigers edged host Missisquoi 3-2, as Wyatt Cameron tossed a complete game, allowing eight hits and striking out eight. MUHS plated two runs on a third-inning squeeze bunt laid down by Skyeler Devlin, and Hale Hescock and Brian Foote each doubled and singled as the Tigers improved to 4-2.
On Monday the host Commodores avenged an earlier defeat at Mount Abe with a 10-2 victory. Tucker Stearns earned the complete-game pitching win, striking out eight, and also drove in two runs with a pair of hits. Rob Bicknell also drove in two runs with two hits, Cooper O’Brien stroked three hits, and Thomas Richards homered for VUHS.
Nolan Whitcomb took the pitching loss for Mount Abe, striking out five in 3.1 innings. Jared Forand drove in a run for the Eagles.
On Tuesday the Eagles fell to visiting Spaulding, 18-5, despite four hits from Forand. Dustin Whitcomb took the pitching loss for the 2-7 Eagles.
On Tuesday VUHS (2-6) lost to visiting Harwood, 15-1. Jake Gonyeau took the pitching loss, striking out six in 5.1 innings.
The Commodores had picked up their first win on the previous Saturday, 9-2 over visiting Milton. In that game Will Wormer tossed a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 15. O’Brien doubled and scored twice, and Richards and Stearns each had two hits and scored a run.
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