Legion baseball opens up with a win
BARRE — The Addison County American Legion baseball team opened its season this past Wednesday with an 8-0 win over Barre, a program returning to the Northern Division after a long absence.
AC’s Thursday home game vs. OEC was called off due to poor weather. AC was set to play two at OEC at Saturday and one at Colchester on Sunday.
This week AC is set to visit Essex on Tuesday, South Burlington on Wednesday and Franklin on Thursday before hosting its first games of the season, a Saturday doubleheader vs. Barre beginning at 11 a.m.
This past Wednesday Wyatt Cameron tossed six innings of one-hit shutout baseball, striking out six and walking one.
Dustin Whitcomb led the offense with three hits and three RBIs, two of them on a two-run single to score Hale Hescock and Tucker Stearns that keyed AC’s four-run fifth inning. That rally broke the game open by pushing the score to 5-0.
Jeffrey Stearns scored in the second inning to make it 1-0 after being hit by a pitch. He moved around on an error, a Casey Kimball sacrifice bunt and an RBI grounder. AC tacked on its final three runs in the seventh.
Whitcomb, Tucker Stearns and Jeff Stearns each scored twice, and Kimball had two hits and drove in a run.
The victory made a winner of Coach Cameron Curler in his Legion coaching debut.
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