BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro varsity baseball team dropped a pair of away games on Saturday, falling to Fair Haven 11-6 and then to Mill River 10-0 in the nightcap.
Fair Haven jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning off starting pitcher Jimmy Mills, which set the tone for the Colonels’ day. Brattleboro pulled to within three runs at 7-4 by the end of the fifth, but Fair Haven would answer with four more in the 6th to pull away.
Mills took the loss for the Colonels, but pitched pretty well according to coach David Zolnoski. Jeff Kerylow, Kassidi Rameriz, Ryan McAuliffe and Rob Heilman all had hits for BUHS.
In Game 2, Mill River jumped on Colonel starter Danny Richardson for a pair of runs in the 1st inning and they never looked back as they blanked the Colonels 10-0 in just five innings of play.
The Colonel bats were again quiet, with just three hits collected between Kevin Tao, Jeff Kerylow and Jeff Kahler. Richardson also deserved a better fate, but Brattleboro fielding woes contributed to much of the scoring.
" We need to solidify some positions that are costing our pitchers many extra outs," said coach Zolnoski after the contests.
Brattleboro (1-5) returns to action on Tuesday at home against rival MAU at 5 p.m.
South Royalton 6,
Bellows Falls 5
SOUTH ROYALTON -- The Royals rallied to pull even from deficits of 3-0 and 5-3 before scoring once in the ninth to end it.
"It was a good ball game, but leaving 13 runners on base didn’t help us," said Terriers coach Bob Lockerby. "I’m very, very happy with how my kids played. I’m very happy with the pitching."
Carson Fullam, Kyle O’Rourke and Austin Stack took turns on the hill for Bellows Falls, combining for just three walks. Fullam had four of his team’s 13 total hits.
The 2-1 Terriers may get their toughest test of the season on Tuesday, when they host an Otter Valley team that’s loaded with experienced seniors.
Twin State Hoops
BRATTLEBORO -- Vermont and New Hampshire have agreed to resume the Twin State Basketball Classic.
The game features the top senior boys and girls from each state. The first game was held in 1981 and that began a 30-game run which concluded in 2010.
This year’s game will be held at Essex High School on Saturday, July 13. The girl’s game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 8 p.m. The tentative agreement would have the game rotating from Vermont to New Hampshire each year.
Details in regards to picking coaches and players are still being worked out, but that process will begin immediately. Officials are also beginning the process to identify potential sponsors and are working to keep the cost of this year’s game under $5,000.
Greene, Wright shine
SAXTONS RIVER -- Sophomores Nate Greene and Cam Wright, both of Dummerston, helped the Vermont Academy baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Northfield Mount Hermon over the weekend. Greene made his first varsity start a memorable one as he pitched 5.2 innings and held perennial powerhouse NMH to just three runs to earn the victory. Wright finished with two hits, two runs and an RBI, and also pitched the last 1.1 innings for the save.