Baseball: VUHS tops Eagles again; OV still unbeaten; Tigers lose
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes defeated rival Mount Abraham for the second time this spring to highlight local high school baseball action earlier this week, all on Monday. In other games Otter Valley remained unbeaten, while Middlebury came up short.
Rain washed out Tuesday’s schedule.
On Monday the Commodores rode the two-hit shutout pitching of Tucker Stearns to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Eagles. Stearns, Jeff Stearns,Robbie Bicknell and Xander DeBlois each poked two hits to lead the VUHS attack against losing pitcher Ryan Whitcomb.
The Commodores improved to 7-2. Their Tuesday game at Harwood was moved to Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Eagles saw their three-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 4-5. Their Tuesday game at Spaulding was postponed, with no makeup date immediately set.
On Monday, the Otters pounded out a 14-4, five-inning victory over host Springfield (2-7). Patrick McKeighan went four innings for the win, allowing one earned run and fanning seven.
Nate Hudson led the OV attack with two hits and three RBIs, and Alex Polli drove in two runs with a pair of hits. Reilly Shannon, McKeighan andJosh Beayon added two hits apiece for the 8-0 Otters.
OV’s Tuesday home game vs. Springfield was moved to Wednesday after the deadline for the sports section.
On Monday visiting Spaulding bested the Tigers, 4-0. A.J. Castellaneta’s two doubles sparked the Tide attack. The Tigers, plagued by weather and a wet home field this spring, fell to 2-3. Their Tuesday date at Missisquoi was moved to this coming Monday.
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