In softball: Mt. Abe, MUHS, OV net wins

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school softball action late last week, Mount Abraham won three out of four, Otter Valley split two games, Middlebury won once in three tries, and Vergennes lost twice. Teams are entering the final week of the regular season.
The Eagles’ efforts left them at 12-2 and in first place in Division II ahead of Fair Haven, also 12-2.
On Wednesday D-I Missisquoi built a 5-0 lead and held on for a 6-4 win at Mount Abe. Sixth-inning RBI hits from Brooke Perlee,Erika Tracey andAddy Harris helped the Eagles score three times. Harris had two hits to lead the attack, while Audrey Shahan took the pitching loss.
On Friday the Eagles defeated Fairfax, 24-5, in five innings. Perlee, Tracey, Jess Murray and Camillienne Masse all doubled, and Ruby Ball earned the pitching win.
On Saturday Jenna McArdle drove in nine runs as the Eagles swept visiting Milton, 16-2 and 18-3. In game one McArdle homered, went five-for-five and drove in four runs, while Katelynn Ouellette and Murray each poked three hits. Ball got the pitching win.
In the nightcap McCardle drove in five runs with four hits; Masse homered, singled and picked up four RBIs; Perlee drove in three runs with three hits; and Emily Aldrich added three hits. Shahan picked up the pitching win.
On Wednesday host Mill River edged OV, 14-13, despite three hits from Otter Livia Bernhardt. Morgan Laporte took the loss.
On Friday the Otters topped visiting Bellows Falls, 17-14, as Gabby Poalino, Mia Politano andBella Falco all knocked  out three hits for OV, which moved to 5-9 as Laporte notched the win.
On Thursday the Tigers outlasted visiting Spaulding, 10-8, as Gwen Stafford earned the pitching win and picked up three hits. Taylor Sylvester also had three knocks, Abby LaRock doubled twice and drove in three runs, and Ashley Sunderland drove in a run and had two hits.
On Saturday the Tigers’ five-game winning streak ended with two road losses. Fairfax defeated them, 15-2, without allowing a hit, and St. Albans topped MUHS, 17-2. Sylvester’s homer against the Comets provided the day’s highlight as the Tigers dropped to 7-6.
On Thursday visiting Missisquoi topped VUHS, 27-0, as the Commodores managed one hit. Visiting Missisquoi defeated MUHS on Saturday, 37-2. Emily Jackson poked an RBI single for VUHS (0-9) in that contest.

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