BRATTLEBORO -- The Eagles edged DMI, 1-0, in a classic pitchers duel during a recent Babe Ruth baseball game at Fort Dummer.
Ian Fulton-Black struck out a dozen and pitched a two-hit shutout to get the win. Leif Bigelow (13 K’s, 2 hits) was the tough-luck loser.
The Eagles scored the game’s lone run in the second, when Matt Dulmaine led off with an infield hit, stole second and third, and scored on an errant throw. Defensive gems by Joe Rafus and Emmanuel Keppel preserved the shutout.
Eagles 4, DMI 2
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 and with two outs in the sixth, Ian Fenn reached on an infield hit and Matt Dulmaine walked, setting the stage for Ian Fulton-Black’s two-run double. Dan Petrie, who finished the game with three hits, added an RBI single in that frame.
Ben Nelson-Betz (7 K’s, 2 hits) earned the victory.
Tyler Germain and Treston Jordan each hit safely for DMI. Matt Cutter struck out 10 in six innings of work.
Pepsi 10 Eagles 4
Dillon Green had a monster game for the winners: he racked up eight K’s in five shutout innings on the bump and also went 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles. Tony Martinez and Hunter Beebe each scored twice for Pepsi.
Ben Nelson-Betz had a couple of doubles to pace the Eagles. Ian Fenn reached base twice and scored once.
Pepsi 15 Eagles 9
Trailing 9-7 in the sixth frame, Pepsi roared back for eight runs for the win at Dummerston Field.
Dillon Green went 4-for-4, and both Kam Pelkey and Bridger Grout contributed two hits to the Pepsi attack. Eli Lombardi had three hits and also fanned four in three innings of relief.
For the Eagles, Dan Petrie had three hits, and Ben Nelson-Betz had two hits and scored three times.