Eagle softball knocks off the Commodores, 14-8

BRISTOL — The visiting Vergennes Union High School softball team took an early 4-0 lead at Mount Abraham on a chilly, windy Thursday afternoon, but the Eagles responded with seven runs in the second inning on the way to a 14-8 victory.
The Commodores knocked out six hits off two Eagle pitchers, four of them by freshman shortstop Audrey Tembreull, who hit for the cycle in four at-bats. VUHS also took advantage of four errors committed by what Eagle Coach Don McCormick called his “usually solid” defense.
VERGENNES OUTFIELDER JORDAN Kimball is out at first as Mount Abe’s Cora Funke takes the throw. After an early Commodore surge the Eagles won the game, 14-8. Below, Vergennes infielder Audrey Tembreull hares for home after hitting an inside-the-park homer.
Independent photos/Steve James
Ruby Ball started pitching for the 2-0 Eagles and earned the win, striking out 12 and allowing one earned run, and Cami Wilsey threw in relief.
Sierra Bertrand took the pitching loss for the 0-3 Commodores, whose game vs. Randolph on Saturday was postponed, will entertain Middlebury at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. 
Ball also did damage at the plate, tripling twice, singling and driving in six runs. Abby Hoff tripled three times in three at-bats and heading into the Eagles Saturday game at Burlington has drilled seven hits in two games. Molly Murray also contributed to the Eagle offense by scoring three runs and stealing three bases.
The Eagles will visit Middlebury at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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