Otter Valley tosses two no-hitters as area baseball prevails

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action in the latter part of last week Otter Valley pitchers tossed two no-hitters, Vergennes won twice, Mount Abraham took three out of four, and Middlebury split two games, but retained a share of first place in the Lake Division.
On Wednesday Josh Beayon tossed a five-inning no-hitter and struck out 11 as OV topped host Hartford, 12-0. Reilly Shannon, Nate Hudson (two RBIs), Payson Williams (two RBIs) and Pat McKeighan (three RBIs) each had three hits.
 On Friday Williams threw a perfect game and struck out nine as OV topped host Bellows Falls, 6-0. Williams also drove in two runs with two hits, and Daniel Allen added two hits. OV improved to 10-3 and remained undefeated against Division II competition.
On Thursday VUHS topped visiting Missisquoi, 8-2, as Ethan Bissonette tossed a complete-game pitching win and drove in two runs with two hits. Tucker Stearns drove in four runs for VUHS, and Tommy Richard and Casey Kimball each doubled and singled.
On Saturday the Commodores edged Spaulding, 4-3, when Jeffrey Stearns plated Tucker Stearns with the winning run on a sixth-inning suicide squeeze. Tucker Stearns earned the complete-game win, striking out seven and allowing one earned run, and also poked two hits and scored twice.
The win was the third in four games for VUHS (5-9). The loss was the first for Spaulding in the Lake Division and dropped the Tide into a tie for first place with MUHS.
On Wednesday the Eagles rolled to a 9-3 win over visiting Missisquoi as Dustin Whitcomb threw five one-hit innings and drove in two runs. Nolan Whitcomb doubled and singled for the Eagles.
On Thursday the Eagles edged host Fairfax 4-1 as Nolan Whitcomb tossed a complete-game five-hitter and struck out 10. Jared Forand doubled in a run for the Eagles in the first inning and later singled.
 On Saturday Dustin Whitcomb earned the pitching win as the Eagles topped Milton, 9-5, in the first game of a home doubleheader. Whitcomb struck out 10 over 6.2 innings and had two hits. Parker Hines drove in three runs with two hits, and Forand tripled and drove home a pair.
 The Yellowjackets outlasted Mount Abe in the nightcap, 6-3. Losing pitcher Jon Jennings singled in a run, Forand drove in three runs with three hits, Dustin Whitcomb poked three hits, and Eli Rickner tripled and drove in a run. Mount Abe moved to 5-9.
On Thursday visiting Spaulding edged MUHS, 4-2, in a first-place showdown. The Tigers scored twice in the fifth to tie the game at 2-2, but the Tide answered with a pair off losing pitcher Jordy Stearns in the sixth. Brian Foote andWyatt Cameron each had two of the Tigers’ six hits.
On Saturday the Tigers outscored host Fairfax, 17-7. Hale Hescock and Aaron LaRocque each drilled three hits and drove in two runs, and Hescock earned the pitching win for the 8-4 Tigers.

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