Mount Abe, VUHS net diamond wins
ADDISON COUNTY — A winning streak for Mount Abraham provided the highlight for local high school baseball between May 4 and 10, when also Vergennes earned a win, but Otter Valley and Middlebury found tough sledding.
The Tigers also hosted the Commodores on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.
EAGLES VS. VUHS
On May 5, Mount Abe snapped a four-game skid, all against Division I teams, with an 8-3 victory at VUHS. Gus Hill went the distance for the pitching win, allowing six hits and striking out 10. Adam Mansfield paced the attack with his second two-run homer of the week, Hill singled twice, and Chance Denecker chipped in a key hit.
Tyler Kimball pitched six innings for VUHS, allowing two hits and three walks, striking out five, and the Eagles reached Peyton Paquette for three hits and a walk in the seventh. Nate Muzzy led VUHS with a double and a single.
On Saturday, the Commodores improved to 2-4 heading into Tuesday’s game at MUHS with a 10-2 win over visiting Milton. Muzzy tossed six innings of one-hit ball, allowing one run, for the win.
Zeke Dubois and Eyon Tembreull each doubled and singled for VUHS, and Gabe Scribner, Muzzy and Tyler Kimball poked two hits apiece.
On Saturday, the Eagles outlasted visiting Missisquoi, 9-6. Mansfield earned the pitching win, belted his third homer of the week, and drove in three runs, and Denecker homered and singled.
On Tuesday the Eagles made it three in a row by edging Milton, 4-3. The Yellowjackets rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game, but Carter Monks drove home the winning run in the bottom of the inning. Denecker earned the pitching win as Mount Abe improved to 5-4.
On May 5, host Hartford scratched out six unearned runs to defeat OV, 6-5, in 10 innings. Fraser Pierpont was the tough-luck loser, going the distance and striking out six.
Luca Polli had four of the Otters’ 11 hits, and Ben Adams added two hits and two RBIs.
On Tuesday, host Rutland hung on for an 11-8 victory over OV, dropping the Otters to 4-7.
Jordan Beayon started and allowed only four hits in five innings, but the Ravens scored several runs as the OV defense struggled. The Raiders knocked Pierpont around in the sixth to pad their lead.
Beayon had three hits, including an RBI single, and Adams doubled in two runs and singled for the Otters.
On May 5, visiting Colchester (6-2) bested MUHS, 13-5. Cole Warren drove in two runs for the Tigers, and Carter Paquette and Alex Sperry knocked out two hits apiece. Tucker Morter took the pitching loss.
On Saturday, Enosburg (6-1) topped the Tigers, 7-3. Paquette led the Tiger attack with two more hits, and John Wallace took the loss.
On Monday, three Mount Mansfield hurlers combined for a two-hit shutout as the visiting Cougars defeated MUHS, 10-0. Riley Disorda and Warren had the hits for the Tigers, and Tim Whitney was the losing pitcher. The Tigers dropped to 0-7 heading into their Tuesday home game vs. the Commodores.
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