Baseball: OV moves to 7-0; VUHS splits

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball in the latter half of last week Vergennes won once, but then saw its winning streak end, while Otter Valley kept up its winning ways to remain undefeated.
Middlebury’s Thursday home game vs. Fairfax was postponed. Mount Abraham defeated visiting Milton on Thursday; see story.
On Wednesday the Otters topped visiting Windsor as hurler Patrick McKeighan struck out 15 in a complete-game five-hitter. Reilly Shannon’s two RBIs paced the offense.
On Saturday OV pitcher Josh Beayon tossed 6.2 innings of two-hit baseball and whiffed 13 Rutland batters as the Otters knocked off host Division I Rutland, 7-2. Kollin Bissette got the final out for OV.
Alex Polli and Shannon each knocked out two of OV’s seven hits, and Shannon scored twice. Bissette doubled, and McKeighan, Jack Adams andMarcus McCullough drove in runs.
OV improved to 7-0 and remained on top of the D-II standings.
On Thursday the Commodores topped visiting Spaulding, 3-1, as winning pitcher Jarret Muzzy tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out eight. The Commodores played errorless ball to support Muzzy, and Aiden Gardner,Robbie Bicknell andXander DeBlois finished with multiple hits.
On Saturday VUHS fell to host Milton, 5-4, as the Yellowjackets picked up their first win. Cooper O’Brien led the Commodores with two hits and two RBIs. VUHS (6-2) saw a six-game winning streak end. Mount Abe is set to visit VUHS on Monday.

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