Baseball: MUHS tops VUHS; OV holds onto first
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury topped Vergennes to highlight local high school baseball late last week. In other games VUHS won twice, MUHS had mixed results, Otter Valley lost its perfect record, and Mount Abraham won once in four outings.
On Wednesday host MUHS avenged an earlier loss to VUHS with a 6-1 victory. Wyatt Cameron tossed a three-hitter and struck out 10 Commodores. Cameron and Sean Deering led the MUHS offense with two hits apiece.
Cooper O’Brien poked two hits for VUHS, and Jeff Stearns doubled. Tucker Stearns took the pitching loss.
On Thursday the Commodores defeated visiting Missisquoi, 5-2. Jarret Muzzy tossed a complete-game win, striking out eight and walking none. Tucker Stearns led the offense with two hits.
On Saturday VUHS outlasted host Spaulding, 13-10, to move to 10-4. The Commodores enter the final week of play in third place in Division III.
On Thursday host Spaulding (6-5) edged the Tigers, 8-7, scoring the winning run in the seventh on a hit-batsman with the bases loaded.
The Tigers on Saturday defeated host Fairfax, 6-5, scoring all six runs in the first inning. Devon Kearns and Simon Fischer each drove in two runs, and Hale Hescock earned the pitching win as the Tigers improved to 5-5.
On Wednesday, OV edged visiting Hartford, 4-3. The Otters scored twice in the third to snap a 2-2 tie, and Josh Beayon pitched 3.2 innings of scoreless relief for the win. Alex Polli had three hits, including doubling in a run, and Marcus McCullough singled in a key run. Beayon and Logan Trombley hit RBI grounders.
On Friday host D-I Brattleboro dealt the Otters their first loss, 13-3. OV managed three hits, a two-run Beayon single and two Kollin Bissette safeties. Patrick McKeighan took the loss.
On Saturday Beayon tossed a three-hitter and the Otters turned two double plays as they topped visiting D-I foe Burr & Burton, 6-2, to pad their first-place lead in D-II. The Bulldogs dropped to 9-3. Reilly Shannon (three hits) and Beayon and Polli (two apiece) led the offense as OV improved to 12-1. The Otters will play second-place Fair Haven (10-3) twice this week.
On Wednesday host Missisquoi topped the Eagles, 3-0. Nolan Whitcomb took the pitching loss, and Colby Lathrop doubled.
On Thursday the Eagles broke out for an 11-4 victory over visiting Fairfax. Jake Thomas doubled twice and drove in five runs for the Eagles, and Whitcomb drilled three hits to back winning pitcher Eben Clifford.
On Friday host Spaulding shut down Mount Abe in an 11-1 victory. Max Breault singled and doubled for the Eagles.
On Saturday host Milton edged the Eagles, 6-4. Ethan Bissonette took the pitching loss, but drove in two runs with two singles. Breault also singled twice and picked up an RBI as the Eagles dropped to 5-8.
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