BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro 12-year-old Little League All-Star baseball team is dedicating the remainder of its season to Kathleen Galanes, a Brattleboro Little League supporter, who died Monday morning.
Her grandson, Charlie, had a couple of hits and also drove in two runs to help Brattleboro to a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over Bennington in Game 1 on Saturday. Bennington would then pull even with a 14-4 victory in Game 2 on Sunday.
Adam Newton went the distance for the win in the opener. Bennington was leading 8-3 after three innings of play, but Brattleboro rallied back. Kris Carroll and Galanes each drove in one run in the fourth and fifth frames, while Dylan Carrasquillo chipped in with an RBI single of his own.
A fine catch in the gap by center fielder Kris Carroll would be the final out of the game.
Nick Campbell went 2-for-3 to lead Brattleboro offensively on Sunday. Carrasquillo had one hit and was also a gold glover at the hot corner.
"This is a wicked good group of kids," said Brattleboro coach Chris Millerick. "Tuesday is a big game for us. I’m hoping that our bats will come alive."
Millerick has named Kris Carroll the starting pitcher for Game 3, which is tonight at 6 on the South Main Street field in Brattleboro. Hailey Derosia will pitch in relief if needed.