Shawn Marcelle tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, at Bristol last Saturday to lead his Mount Abraham Eagles to a 1-0 win over the visiting Spaulding Crimson Tide. The game's lone run came in the first inning when Sam Lieberman delivered a two-out single that scored Marcelle. Sam Fuller suffered the complete game loss for the Crimson Tide, who fell to 2-3 with the loss. In six innings of work Fuller gave up the lone run on four hits, with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks. A strong outing, but not good enough. The Eagles fared much better than other area baseball teams last weekend.
In Vergennes on Saturday, Matt Goulet clubbed a three-run homer and a two-run double to lead the Milton Yellow Jackets to a 10-8 win over the hometown Commodores. Behind 7-6 going into their final at bat Milton tied the game at 7-7 when Anthony Campbell hit a solo homerun. The next two hitters reached base and Goulet doubled home a run. Milton would plate one more on a wild pitch to take a 9-7 lead. Dustin Paquette would then drive home Goulet with a suicide squeeze making it 10-7 Milton, and they hung on to win 10-8.
In addition to Goulet's heroics the Yellow Jackets got offensive production from elsewhere. Dylan Leggett had two hits and drove in a pair, while Patrick Gilbert contributed a solo homerun to the win. Garrett Baker picked up the win in Relief for Milton, who claimed their first win of the win becoming 1-3 on the year.
Collin Curler smacked two doubles while Logan Williams blasted a double and a RBI single for the Commodores in defeat. Andrew Lucia blasted a three run homerun and Charlie Stapleford pitched in with a triple, adding two more huge hits for the Commodores offense.Williams took the loss on the mound for Vergennes, who fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Meanwhile it took the BFA-St. Albans Bobwhites just six innings to blast the Middlebury Tigers 17-2. Skyler Bushey led the Bobwhites offense by ripping two triples and driving in three runs. Dylan Newton and Ruben Gilbert added RBI doubles for the Bobwhites, who improved to 3-0 with the win. Matt Wainscott was credited with the win. In his three innings of work Wainscott gave up two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and five walks.
Kaden Odell drove in both Tiger runs, while Emerson Conlon took the loss for Middlebury.
The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks didn't fare much better in South Burlington when they took on the undefeated Rice Green Knights. Devon Hathway and Chris McCormick each went 3-for-5 with two RBIs to lead Rice to a 17-4 win. Sean Rugg added two hits and also drove in three for the Green Knights, who put together a twelve hit attack to improve to 4-0 on the year. In addition to his offense Rugg also pitched four innings to pick up the win.
Drew Nick had two hits and an RBI to pace the Redhawks offense. Tucker Kohlasch drove in a pair too, while Curt Echo suffered the loss.for CVU who dropped to 2-2 on the year.
The Mount Abraham Eagles softball team also deliverd a one run loss to the Crimson Tide last Saturday in Bristol. With the game tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning the hometown Eagles had the bases loaded. Hoping to cut the run down at the plate Spaulding had theur infield drawn in. Mount Abraham's Alyssa Charboneau took advantage of that and drove a hit over them to score Courtney Jipner from third and gave Mount Abraham an exciting 5-4 win.
Allison Hayes had a triple and scored twice to Pace the Eagle's offense. Amber Fay picked up a complete game win on the mound. In seven innings of work Fay gave four runs and four hits, while recording nine strikeouts and issuing just two walks.
Gabrielle Willey had a two run single for the Crimson Tide, who fell to 1-3 on the year. Losing pitcher Chalaun Blanchard gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking three.
The Middlebury Tigers weren't so fortunate when they visited St. Albans last Saturday. Erika Gravelin and Kathryn Howrigan blasted RBI doubles to lead the hometown BFA-St. Albans Comets to a 7-2 thumping over the visiting Middlebury Tigers. Celsey Lum bra went the distance to pick up the win for the Comets, who improved to 2-1 on the year. Mattea Bagley had two hits for the visiting Tigers and Lea Gipson took the loss.
At South Burlington, Emily Himberg and Heather McLaughlin went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs each to lead the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks to a 10-2 thumping of the Rice Green Knights. Cayla McCarthy picked up the complete game win for CVU who evened their record at 2-2 with the win. In her seven innings of work McCarthy gave up two runs on five hits with ten strikeouts.
Angie Dupont went two-for-four and Kelly Carrull took the loss for Rice, who dropped to 1-3 on the season.
The Castleton State College Spartans and Middlebury Panthers hooked up for two last Saturday in Castleton.
In the opener the Spartans squeaked out a 1-0 win behind the arm of pitcher Hilary Bemis, who turned in an impressive outing. Bemis got the complete game shutout to up her personal record to 8-8 on the year. Sarah Flore singled home Megan Blongy in the fifth inning for the games only run. Ali McAnaney took the loss for the panthers, dropping her to 7-4 on the year despite a strong outing.
In the second game Middlebury's Megan Martel broke a 6-6 tie by driving in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth, giving her Panthers a big 7-6 win. Emma Katz went the distance for the Panthers in her first career start to pick up the win. After the split the Panthers stood at 17-10, while Castleton Crusaders were 15-18