The Green Mountain Union High School baseball team has been on a roll, recently winning their fifth straight game with a convincing, 12-1 win over Twin Valley, at Paul Adams Field in Chester.
The win, at press time, put the Chieftains at 8-2 on the season.
In a rather strange contest, Green Mountain notched double-figures in runs, despite only registering three hits on the day and none after the first inning.
However when the Twin Valley pitchers walked nine hitters, hit four more and the defense commits four errors, you are bound to score a lot of runs. But credit Green Mountain for taking advantage of the opportunities.
Another big key to the win, however, was the pitching of junior lefty Mike Cavacas, who went the distance for the Chiefs, scattering three hits and walking just two, while striking out six along the way.
Offensively, Green Mountain got all their hits in the first inning which produced five runs, fueled by a two-run single from sophomore Jake Walker and RBI-hits from junior Jason Albert and Dom Strohmeyer.
The Chiefs got four more runs in the second inning without the benefit of a base-hit, as the Wildcats committed three errors, walked one and hit a batter.
Green Mountain would score another run in the sixth, while Twin Valley's only run came in the second inning on a George Molner single that hit the center field fence.
After two, early season losses, Green Mountain has been steadily gaining momentum over the last couple weeks, especially after a big, road win last week over defending state champion Leland & Gray.
At press time, the Chiefs were getting ready for a big week with games against Proctor, Bellows Falls and a double-header against West Rutland.