Baseball teams fall in playoffs

ADDISON COUNTY — Baseball teams from Middlebury, Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high schools all were ousted from tournament play last week, the Tigers and Commodores in quarterfinals and the Eagles in a first-round game.
In a Thursday Division I quarterfinal host No. 3 Colchester scored five times in the fourth to break open a 3-2 game on the way to a 10-2 win over the No. 11 Tigers. Laker hurler Saul Minaya allowed only three hits, including two to Skyeler Devlin. Devlin’s bunt single and an error on the play led to the Tiger runs early on. Jordy Stearns took the pitching loss.
The Tigers’ 11-7 record, the program’s best in many years, including a first-round tournament win at No. 6 Spaulding earlier in the week.
In another Thursday quarterfinal, D-III top seed Windsor eliminated No. 9 Vergennes, 8-1, as Jack ace Seth Balch struck out 12 while tossing a complete-game five-hitter. Windsor moved to 13-4.
The Commodores rallied from an 0-6 start to finish at 6-11, a record that included a first-round playoff road victory.
On Wednesday host No. 5 Fair Haven blanked Mount Abraham, 10-0, in a first-round D-II game as Slater hurler Aubrey Ramey tossed a two-hit shutout. Drew Eddy,Dustin Ellis andAustin Beyon had two hits apiece for the 12-5 Slaters.
For the 5-12 EaglesSilas Burgess andNolan Whitcomb had hits, and Dustin Whitcomb took the pitching loss.

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