SPRINGFIELD -- Mike LaBeau is in a zone.
The Bellows Falls starter fanned 14, walked zero, and scattered four hits as the Terriers blanked Springfield 7-0 on Monday. LaBeau also went 3-for-4, with three doubles, three runs batted in, two stolen bases, and one run scored.
"He had a career day. He had a day that most kids dream about having," said Bellows Falls skipper Bob Lockerby.
Ethan Illingworth chipped in by going 2-for-2 with a pair of RBI’s.
"Who wouldn’t be happy about being 7-3? Every day, we’re learning more whether it’s practice or a game," said Lockerby, adding that he feels his young team is the furthest behind on hitting as opposed to pitching and defense.
The Terriers will host Woodstock on Wednesday.
Newport 9, Hinsdale 7
HINSDALE, N.H. -- The Pacers took a 4-2 advantage early on, but were unable to hold on against a talented Division 3 team.
"It was a good game. The girls played hard. Elise (Atkins) threw strikes, we played good defense, we hit the ball well," said Hinsdale coach Terry Bonnette, whose team dropped to 7-6 overall.
Kenzie Bonnette and Colleen Bedaw each had three hits for the hosts. Skylar Bonnette, Allison Scott and Atkins all finished with two.
Brattleboro 6, Hartford 1
BRATTLEBORO -- The Colonels used a different lineup as they won their eighth consecutive match.
Brattleboro took three of the four singles matches played. Tony Acevedo prevailed 6-1, 6-0 in the top spot, Lochlan Francis got a 6-3, 6-3 decision at third singles, and Gideon May triumphed 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.
The Hurricanes forfeited at fifth singles and No. 2 doubles. At first doubles, Jake Gartenstein and Luke Cionci outscored their Hartford foes 6-0, 6-1.
"Tony’s really coming along," said BUHS coach Justin Duncan of Acevedo. "Francis and May usually play doubles. They had a ball today."
The 8-4 Colonels, who started out 0-4, will play at rival MAU today.
The Bellows Falls girls and boys each placed fifth at the recent CVC meet. David Dunbar won the high jump and long jump to pace the boys, while TJ Bernier added silvers in both hurdles and a bronze in the discus, and Jamie Moore was the runnerup in the 800. Enny Mustapha prevailed in the shot put, and finished second in the discus and javelin to lead the Terrier girls. Brit Moyna took second in the pole vault, third in the 300 hurdles and fourth in the 100 hurdles.
Keene won the boys team meet and Lebanon finished first in the girls team meet. Brattleboro placed ninth and 13th respectively.
Paxton Reed was third in the triple jump to pace the Colonels. Miles Goldenbird (javelin) and Brattleboro’s 4x800 relay team each ended up fourth. That foursome consisted of Mike Cioffi, Spencer Olson, Dan Burke and Ryan Gilligan.
Legends Softball Game
BRATTLEBORO -- On Saturday at West River Park, the Legends Softball Game will begin at 12:30 p.m. during the official Grand Opening of WRP. All retired Brattleboro Area Softball Association players are invited to bring their glove, a bat and uniform if they have it in order to play on the new field. There will be food, beverages, seating, a tent and other events at the Grand Opening that begins at 9 a.m. Past and former BASA players, along with the rest of the community, are invited to this special day. The rain date is Sunday.
BRATTLEBORO -- The results for this year’s BASA men’s league games are as follows:
Division 1 -- Barnaby’s 17-2 over Marina/DMI, Brattleboro Elks 27-9 over Fletcher’s Auto, Fletcher’s Auto 27-9 over Roadhouse Bar and Billiards, Brattleboro Elks 22-6 over Barnaby’s. Division 2 -- GSP Coatings 10-6 over Newton Business, Roadhouse Bar and Billiards 19-16 over In Pursuit 365, GSP Coatings 21-9 over Zooters. Division 3 -- Aerodyne 19-4 over W&B Maintenance, Hescock 18-15 over Newton, VFW 21-7 over W&B Maintenance, Aerodyne 16-3 over Lane Construction, MT3 19-13 over W&B Maintenance. Division 4 -- Farnum/New England House 20-6 over Chelsea Royal, Brattleboro Fire 22-12 over Seth Powers, Falvey Pools 19-6 over Farnum, Chelsea Royal 23-11 over GSP, Twin State 19-4 over Brattleboro Deaf Club, Mocha Joe’s 26-12 over Chelsea Royal, Falvey 17-12 over GSP, Brattleboro Fire 12-10 over Twin State, Twin State 11-10 over GSP, UNFI 13-10 over Farnum, Mocha Joe’s 13-1 over BFHC.
Today’s schedule: 6:15 p.m. on upper field -- GSP vs. BFHC, 7:15 p.m. on upper field -- MT3 vs. Marina/DMI, 8:15 p.m. on upper field -- Lane vs. Hescock, 6:30 p.m. at West River Park -- Falvey Pools vs. Chelsea Royal,
BARRE -- The Saxtons River Pirates swept the Vergennes Dwights in a Mother’s Day doubleheader.
Strong pitching performances from Issac Bissell and Marty Vallender, backed by solid defense and timely hits by David Lockerby and Shane Tansey, led the Pirates to a 4-1 victory in Game 1. In Game 2, Jesse Ballard, former NAIA honorable mention all-American pitcher at Lyndon State in 2004 and 2005, held Vergennes to one run over seven innings as the Pirates cruised to a 7-1 victory.
Again the Pirates played solid defense, including an oddity in the third inning when third baseman Toby Miller made more catches than Saxtons River catcher Brendan Hackett as Miller caught all three popups in a five-pitch inning by Ballard. In another oddity, Hackett was hit by four pitches during the doubleheader.