Panther baseball improves to 5-3

The Middlebury College baseball team opened its California trip by outslugging two out of three opponents. The Panthers stood at 5-3 heading into a Wednesday evening game at Redlands. Middlebury’s California visit will conclude with three games on Thursday and Friday at Cal Lutheran. 

Panther baseball takes two of three from Swarthmore

The Middlebury College baseball team swept a Sunday doubleheader from Swarthmore, 4-2 and 9-2, to improve to 3-2 on the season.

Panther nine wins one of three to open spring

The defending NESCAC champion Middlebury College baseball team opened its season this past weekend with one win in three non-league games played at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. 

Karl Lindholm: ‘Value on the margins’: Phillies scout Erick Dalton

The image of a baseball scout in the popular mind is that of a wise and wizened veteran of the game, the way scouts are portrayed in “Money Ball,” for example, or like Clint Eastwood in the movie “Trouble with the Curve.” Well, the game has changed.

Karl Lindholm: ‘Candlesticks always make a nice gift’

I love watching movies with my kids, now adults. These days, that usually means watching from home in a darkened living room on the big TV, without phones and other distractions.  

Karl Lindholm: The Castigliones of Middlebury — and Joe!

Now, dear readers, what you may not know is “Voice of the Red Sox” Joe’s relationship to Middlebury and Middlebury College. 

Karl Lindholm: Sox-Yanks and Bill Carrigan’s house

In 1972, Peter Gammons started writing baseball “notes” in the Sunday Boston Globe, a whole page of baseball news in which the baseball beat writer “empties out the notebook.” Over the years it has become a Globe staple, a must read. 

Karl Lindholm: A genuine love of the game

It could hardly have been more exciting: in the championship winner-take-all game at Centennial Field, the Vermont Lake Monsters, defending champs in the Future College Baseball League, were down by a run, 6-5, in the bottom of the ninth to the Nashua (N. … (read more)

Karl Lindholm: Matty and Me: A story of baseball and writing

William Clarence Matthews and I are very close, though he was born in Selma, Alabama, in 1877 and died in Washington, D.C., in 1928. My home is festooned with pictures of Matty, I have a vast collection of Matthewsiana, eBay treasures, displayed throughou … (read more)

Local Little Leaguers split in Mass., first from Vt. to win at ‘Champions’ level

The Addison County age 9-11 Little League baseball team won one game and lost one at the East Regional Tournament of Champions in Beverly, Mass., last week. Unfortunately that was not enough for the team to advance to the next round.

Legion baseball just misses postseason

The Addison County American Legion team took two out of three games over this past weekend, including a 12-2 home win over fellow playoff contender S.D. Ireland on Sunday that Coaches Tim Paquette and Dwight Burkett believed put their team in position to … (read more)

County Little League team nets state crown

The Addison County 9-11-Year-Old Little League Baseball All-Star Team on Saturday defeated host Brattleboro, 6-3, to win the age-group title and complete an undefeated 3-0 run through the championship tournament.

Legion nine drops three out of five

The Addison County American Legion team picked up two victories, one by forfeit in five outings, between July 15 and 19, a stretch that put AC into fifth place in the Northern Division standings at 7-8 with three games to go.

Legion nine in contention for postseason

Visiting Essex topped the Addison County American Legion team on Tuesday, 8-2, a result that doesn’t disguise the fact that a young AC team remains in contention for a playoff berth.

Local boys named baseball stars

Fourteen baseball players from Mount Abraham, Vergennes, Otter Valley and Middlebury union high schools have earned postseason recognition from either the Lake Division or the Southern Vermont League B Division.