In baseball, Commodores cruise; Eagles grounded
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school baseball action last Thursday, Otter Valley won on the road, Vergennes won really big at home, and Mount Abe feel to out-of-town competition in Bristol.
Middlebury was off during spring break, but the Tigers return to action Tuesday at Fair Haven and will host BFA-Fairfax on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
In Windsor, OV pitcher Josh Beayon picked up his first win of the season as the Otters defeated host Windsor, 11-5. OV Coach Mike Howe of Beayon told the Rutland Herald that Beayon “was efficient today.”
Beayon threw five innings of one-hit ball with 11 strikeouts.
Patrick McKeighan had three hits in the Marble Valley League win.
Kollin Bissette had a two-run double and three RBIs. Beayon and Nate Hudson drove in two runs apiece as the Otters’ record rose to 4-0.
Justin Smith took the loss for the 3-2 Yellow Jackets.
OV will visit Mount Anthony on Monday, and host Windsor on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Mount Mansfield traveled to Bristol and slipped past the Eagles, 3-2. The teams were stalemated at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning when the Cougars secured two runs that were good enough to secure the win.
Cougar pitcher Ben Powell struck out seven and allowed only two hits in his complete game on the mound. He had three hits himself.
Mount Abe junior pitcher Eben Clifford recorded the loss for the Eagles. He allowed nine hits and pitched five strikeouts.
Eagle baseball will host Missisquoi on Monday at 4:30 p.m., in a game postponed from Monday. Mount Abe will then play at BFA Fairfax on Tuesday and host Milton on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
In an away game switched to Vergennes, the Commodore baseball team hardly made it worthwhile for the Twinfield nine to travel all the way from Plainfield on Thursday. VUHS led 19-0 after one inning, took the pedal off the medal and cruised in for a 27-0 win in five innings.
Sophomore pitcher Barret Barrows struck out nine in a one-hitter and fellow 10-grader Tucker Stearns went four-for-five.
VUHS travels to play at Missisquoi Valley on Tuesday, then is scheduled to host Spaulding on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
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