In baseball: Otters top Mount Abe; VUHS splits; Tigers fall

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school baseball action late last week, Otter Valley rolled to a big win over Mount Abraham to remain undefeated, Vergennes split two games, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.  
On Thursday the 10-0 Otters topped the visiting Eagles, 16-0, in six innings. Josh Beayon tossed a shutout and drilled three hits, including an RBI double in a three-run first inning. OV put the game away with 11 runs in the third.
Logan Trombley doubled and singled and drove in a run, Reilly Shannon andPatrick McKeighan each drove in three runs with three hits, Nate Hudson doubled home a run, and Marcus McCullough finished with two hits off four Eagle hurlers, including starter and loser Nolan Whitcomb. The Eagles dropped to 4-6.
On Wednesday the Otters doubled up visiting Springfield, 6-3, snapping a 3-3 tie with a three-run fifth inning. Beayon’s two-run single broke the tie, and he had two of OV’s four hits. Winning pitcher Kollin Bissette capped the rally by singling in an insurance run. Bissette allowed three hits and two earned runs while whiffing six batters. OV is in first place in Division II.
On Thursday the Commodores blanked host BFA-Fairfax, 12-0, as Jarret Muzzy tossed a five-inning shutout, fanning six and walking none.
Muzzy,  Ira White and Rob Bicknell paced the attack with multi-hit games.
On Saturday host Harwood edged VUHS, 10-9, after taking an early 10-0 lead. Cooper O’Brien launched a grand slam to spark the Commodore rally; Jeffrey Stearns doubled twice and singled; and Muzzy and White added another two hits apiece. The 8-3 Commodores remain in the hunt for a top-four seed in D-III.
On Thursday visiting Milton rallied for five runs in the final two innings to defeat the Tigers, 6-3. Jordy Stearns took the loss despite striking out nine Yellowjacket batters. The 2-4 Tigers’ Saturday game at South Burlington was postponed.

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