by Ken Brown
RICHFORD – The Danville baseball team lost a pair of games to Richford and BFA-Fairfax last week to fall to 1-4 on the season. Twinfield-Cabot student athletes are on the Bears’ roster for the second straight season.
Carter Blaney powered Richford at the plate and on the mound last Tuesday as they downed Danville 14-4 at home. Blaney drove in four runs with a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning to put the home team up for good. He also earned the win, throwing four-plus innings of two-hit ball, striking out six and working around a half dozen walks. Michael Cunningham finished up the last of the fifth for the Rockets, striking out one. Marcel Gendron added two hits and drove in a pair for Richford as they evened their record at 3-3. Denver Lindstrom belted a double and drove in two runs and Andy McReynolds had a hit and a pair of walks for Danville in the loss.
James Benjamin made a two-out bases loaded diving catch in the bottom of the seventh inning to help BFA-Fairfax escape with a 12-10 road win over the Bears over the weekend. Reagan Baumeister went 3-3 and earned the win for the Bullets, striking out five and giving up one earned run on the day. John Morgan belted a home run to fuel a five-run fourth inning for the home team to give them an early advantage. Twinfield-Cabot’s Meles Gouge led a furious Bears’ comeback with three walks, a pair of hits, including a triple. Andy McReynolds added a pair of hits and Jackson Giroux suffered the loss for Danville.
The Bears were back in action on Monday with a home rematch with BFA-Fairfax and are scheduled to travel to Peoples Academy on Thursday. They will finish up a busy week at home on Saturday afternoon against Richford.
PA-Hazen Softballers Drop Two to Start Season
MORRISVILLE – Peoples Academy (PA) finally got their softball season under way last week, dropping a pair of games to Thetford Academy and Richford. Hazen Union student athletes are on the PA roster this spring for the third straight season.
McKayla Stanley pitched a complete game, striking out seven Lady Wolves to power Thetford Academy to a 12-4 road win last Thursday. Madi Mousley belted a triple and induced a pair of intentional walks and freshman twin sisters Rebecca and Ashlyn Osgood combined for three hits, including a double and triple, and drove in four runs in the win. Thetford evened their record at 2-2 on the season.
Ella and Mikayla Chagnon hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the second inning to lead Richford to a 17-3 home win over PA on Saturday. The dynamic cousin duo combined for four hits and five RBIs in the win and Sierra Derby pitched five strong innings to earn the win in the circle for the Lady Rockets. Kyrielle Deuso had a double and two hits, Melody Tracey added a pair of hits and drove in two runs, and Vanessa Cunningham drove in a pair of runs to lead a balanced attack. Richford improved to 3-2 on the season with the win. Hazen’s Sarah Collier(Captain), Haley Michaud, and Royelle Crown are playing on the PA roster this spring.
The Lady Cat trio will be back in action for PA this week as they traveled to BFA-Fairfax on Tuesday and will stay on the road for a matchup against Lake Region on Thursday. They will wrap up a busy week with a trip to Craftsbury Academy on Saturday.
Chargers Back in Action This Week Following Break
CRAFTSBURY – Craftsbury Academy athletics paused for Spring Break last week, but the track and field, softball, and baseball teams will all be back in action this week.
The Charger track and field team are scheduled to travel to U-32 on Wednesday and will wrap up their week with a Twilight Meet at South Burlington High School.
The Lady Charger softballers were scheduled to host Blue Mountain on Tuesday, Twinfield-Cabot-Danville on Thursday, and will wrap up a busy week with a home date against Peoples Academy on Saturday afternoon.
The junior varsity baseball team was scheduled to travel to Lyndon Institute on Monday and will complete a home-and-home with the Vikings at Dustan Field on Wednesday. Richford is scheduled to travel to the Common to take on the Chargers next Monday.