Tigers, Eagles win in high school softball

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham a win over Vergennes, to highlight local high school softball games earlier this week, with all games played on Monday. Rainy weather wiped out Tuesday’s slate.
The Eagles cruised to a five-inning, 18-2 victory over host VUHS. Ruby Ball picked up the pitching win, striking out six over three innings. Sam Rathbun sparked the Eagle attack with three hits, including a two-run homer. Commodore Ema Gernander took the pitching loss.
The Eagles improved to 7-2. Their Tuesday date at Spaulding was postponed and not immediately rescheduled.
Vergennes fell to 0-9. Their Tuesday game at Harwood was moved to Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
On Monday the Middlebury Union High School blanked Spaulding as Tiger hurler Gwen Stafford tossed a one-hitter, striking out 14 and walking seven. Stafford lost her no-hit bid in the sixth.
Stafford also singled three times, while Carly Laroque doubled, singled twice and drove in five runs. Aby LaRock added two singles and an RBI, while Sydney Provencher and Ashley Sunderland each doubled and drove in a run.
The Tigers improved to 3-2 in a schedule that has been abbreviated by rain and a wet home field. Their Tuesday game at Missisquoi was moved to this coming Monday.
On Monday Mount Anthony’s Emily O’Brien tossed a five-inning no-hitter vs. the Otters as MAU (3-2) rolled to a 15-0 victory. Morgan LaPorte took the loss as OV saw a five-game winning streak snapped and fell to 5-3. OV will host Mount Abe on Thursday.

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