Twenty-three members of the Mount Abraham, Middlebury, Otter Valley and Vergennes high school softball teams received postseason recognition from the Lake Division or the Southern Valley League B Division.
Two well-matched high school softball teams from Addison County met in Friday’s Division II state championship in Castleton, and both No. 2 seed Mount Abraham and No. 5 seed Middlebury Union High School entered the game primed to win.
MUHS softball’s three runs in the top of the first inning proved to be enough to beat the tournament’s top seed.
The Mount Abraham Union High School Eagle softball team used timely hitting, good defense and the right arm of star pitcher Eve McCormick to conquer the Lyndon Institute Vikings, 10-2, in a Division II softball semi-final showdown played in Bristol on Tue … (read more)
In high school softball action, at least one local team secured a spot in this weekend’s Division II title game, and a second was due to play for a spot in that contest in a game played after the deadline for this edition of the Independent.
The Vergennes Union High School softball team, the No. 6 seed in the Division III playoffs, on Tuesday shrugged off an early deficit to visiting No. 11 White River Valley and cruised to a 10-4 victory.
The Mount Abraham, Middlebury and Otter Valley high school softball teams were all seeded in the top six in the Division II tournament and won first-round games on Tuesday.
Mount Abraham prevailed over Middlebury, and the Tigers defeated Vergennes in softball rivalry games to highlight local high school softball action between May 17 and 23.
Host top-seeded Tufts on May 12 ousted the eighth-seeded Middlebury College softball team from the NESCAC playoffs, 3-2 in eight innings. Tufts, the No. 6 team in NCAA Division III, improved to 36-3, while the Panthers finished at 18-17.
Mount Abraham knocked off both its Addison County rivals Middlebury and Vergennes to highlight recent high school softball action, while elsewhere MUHS won twice, Otter Valley took two of three, and VUHS won once in three outings.
It was a well-played duel on Saturday between Division II softball contenders Mount Abraham and Enosburg, and the Eagles flew high.
The Middlebury Union High School softball team on Tuesday picked up a needed win after a recent rough patch, playing excellent defense and getting hits from everyone in the lineup in a 12-3 victory at Vergennes.
Mount Abraham picked up three wins, one over Vergennes, to highlight high school softball action between May 4 and 9.
Local high school softball teams found success before rain washed away games scheduled for Tuesday, including Middlebury’s only scheduled outing.
The Middlebury College softball team won four recent games, including Coach Kelly Bevere’s 300th victory leading the program. Her career record now stands at 300-209-1.