In softball, Mt. Abe tops OV, MUHS wins

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball late last week Mount Abraham topped Otter Valley, a Middlebury pitcher tossed a no-hitter as the Tigers won twice to reach .500, and Vergennes remained in search of its first victory.
On Thursday host Mount Abraham parlayed 20 hits, including four homers, into a 25-8 victory over the Otters. Jenna McArdle drilled two of the homers and also singled to drive in five runs. Addy Harris andCamilienne Masse also went deep for the Eagles, while Ruby Ball and Masse shared pitching chores. Mount Abe improved to 9-1 and remained atop the Division II standings.
Morgan LaPorte took the loss for Otter Valley (3-8), which collected four hits, including Renee O’Connell’s RBI triple and a Kate Coolidge double.
On Thursday Tiger hurler Gwen Stafford tossed a no-hitter and knocked in three runs with two hits as MUHS blanked host Milton, 14-0. Also for MUHS Bridget Audet tripled and singled three times, and Abby LaRock doubled, singled and drove in four runs.
On Saturday the Tigers breezed past visiting South Burlington 11-4, as Audet tossed a three-hitter and drove in three runs with three hits. Stafford also picked up three RBIs with a pair of hits, Ashley Sunderland tripled and drove in three runs, and Taylor Sylvester tripled, singled and drove in a run. The two wins pushed the Tigers to 4-4.   
On Thursday visiting BFA-Fairfax topped VUHS, 18-1, in five innings, to improve to 4-5. Winning pitcher Bridget Hamel held VUHS to two hits. Losing pitcher Jordan Norris gave up eight hits for VUHS (0-7).

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