Colin Foefle scored five goals and provided two assists in Middlebury last Saturday to lead his Tigers to a 13-11 win over the Bellows Falls Terriers in boys high school lacrosse action. Asa Sargent blasted in four more goals and Colin Martin contributed a pair of goals and assists for Middlebury.
Rounding out the scoring for the victorious Tigers, who improved to 3-1 with the win, were Cooper Quenneville and Justin Combs with single goals. Though he didn't score Devlin Rutherford played a huge part in the Tigers offense with four assists. Middlebury goalie Ross Lengyel made 18 saves to preserve the two goal win.
The Terriers were led in defeat by Kris Sabourin with four goals and an assist. Colt Smelstor and Chris Gratton scored twice each while Nohea King, Jeff Lawler and Ryan Gaudette added single goals for Bellows Falls.
The Vergennes Commodores were in action at home the same afternoon, and like the Tigers emerged victorious. Joe Russett scored four goals to lead the Commodores to a 12-7 win over the visiting Randolph Ghosts. Gary Grant, Tim Glassberg, Morgan Stinchfield and Silas Larson knocked in two goals apiece, with Larson also supplying an assist for Vergennes. Bobby Worley rounded out Vergennes scoring with a single, while their goalie Seth Stone got his first career varsity win with an 18 save performance. Alex Green recorded five goals and Matt Simpson supplied the remaining two for Randolph, while their goalie Morgan Angell finished with eight saves. Vergennes improved to 1-1 with the win.
Commodores Down Eagles
The Vergennes Commodores put together a six run sixth inning to knock off the Mount Abraham Eagles 9-4 in a clash of Addison County rivals last Saturday at Bristol in high school baseball action. Cam Cutler, who led the Commodores offense with three hits, smashed a grand slam in that six run sixth. J.C. Dugan and Hans Westenfeld had good games at the plate for Vergennes, each slapping out a pair of hits. Adam Flynn started for Vergennes but gave way to Cutler, who picked up the win by pitching three innings of hitless ball. The Commodores improved to 2-1 with the win.
Dean Butler belted a two-run homerun for Mount Abraham, who fell to 1-1 with the defeat. Eagle starter Ben Orvis was effective giving up two runs (just one earned) over five innings of work. Shawn Marcelle took the loss in relief.
The Tigers were in action last Saturday too, losing at home to the Burlington Seahorses. The visiting Seahorses scored five times in the fifth and sixth innings to pill away from their hosts and pick up the victory. Out of Burlington's nine hits, two of them were singles off bat off George Buteau, and they also included huge doubles from Alex Goddard and Dylan French. Starter Grady Jackson was the winning pitcher for Burlington, who improved to 2-1 with the win.
James Danyow had two hits and Tyler Malloy added a single and two RBIs for Middlebury, who fell to 0-2 with the defeat. Seth Delorme was the losing pitcher
Tigers Sisters Act Nip Burlington 3-2
The Middlebury Tigers softball team fared better in their home game against the Burlington Seahorses last Saturday. Sisters Lea and Jess Jipson combined effort yielded a seven hit win over the visiting Seahorses. Starter Lea Jipson worked the first five innings, recorded six strikeouts and picked up the win. She was relieved by her sister Jess who threw the final two innings to pick up the save. On the offensive side Heather Bagley and Kali Trautwein had a pair of hits apiece to lead the Tigers to their first win (1-1) of the year. Meagan Russ, who took the loss on the hill for Burlington , also blasted an RBI triple in the seventh inning. Burlington fell to 1-2 with the loss. In the softball version of the Mount Abraham Eagles vs. Vergennes Commodores rivalry it was the Eagles who came out on top in Bristol this past Saturday. Shanna Gebo led the Eagles to a 7-5 win, doing her thing at the plate and on the mound. Offensively Gebo went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Julia Wilkinson matched Gebo with three hits while Angela Volk had two hits and two RBIs for the victorious Eagles. Lindsey Smith threw six innings of one hit softball to pick up the win. Smith however did struggle with her control, yielding seven walks, including three to load the bases in the top of the seventh innings. That is when Gebo showed she could do more then hit, by coming in and shutting down the Commodores to pick up the save. Mount Abraham improved to 2-0 with the win.
Alyssa Kilburn walloped a two-run homerun in the top of the sixth inning for the Commodores lone hit. Devon Lane went the distance for the 2-3 Commodores, picking up six strikeouts and the loss in the process.
Editor's Note: Due to a lifelong physical disability, sports writer Fred Pockette is unable to attend every game in our coverage area. However, he maintains close touch with school coaches and athletic staffers around the region for game details. You can contact Fred directly at: email@example.com.