Only OV prevails on the diamond
ADDISON COUNTY — Otter Valley won two out of three games in recent local high school baseball action, during which Vergennes and Middlebury each came up short.
Mount Abraham also saw action, see story on Page 1B.
On April 28, host OV topped Stratton, 10-4, as Fraser Pierpont returned to the mound after resting his arm and tossed four strong innings, allowing three hits and fanning 10.
Caleb Whitney, Jordan Beayon, Ben Adams and Ethan Blow each had two hits and drove in runs for OV
On Saturday Beayon homered, singled, drove in two runs and earned the pitching win as OV defeated visiting Springfield, 10-7. Beayon went 6.1 innings, fanned seven and allowed two earned runs. Whitney came on to earn the save. Whitney and Andy McEnerny each added three hits and an RBI for OV.
On Tuesday visiting Windsor edged OV, 5-3, despite good pitching from McEnerny, who fanned 11 and allowed two earned runs. Luca Polli and Ben Adams led the Otter offense with two hits apiece. OV is 4-5 after winning two out of the three games.
On April 28, visiting Montpelier bested VUHS, 8-2. Tyler Kimball took the pitching loss, but allowed only two hits and three walks while striking out nine over four innings. Peyton Paquette tripled and Eyon Tembreull doubled for VUHS, and Nate Muzzy added a single and three stolen bases.
On Saturday, host U-32 scored nine runs in the fifth to defeat VUHS, 13-3. Winning pitcher Kevin Dowling scattered five hits, struck out five, and allowed one earned run. Raiders Shane Starr and Ben Bourgeois each picked up three RBIs.
The Commodores dropped to 1-3 heading into a Thursday home game vs. Mount Abraham.
On Tuesday, visiting Missisquoi defeated the Tigers, 5-2. Details of that game were not reported. MUHS dropped to 0-4.
The Tigers will look to get into the win column when they host Colchester on Thursday afternoon and Enosburg at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
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