TOWNSHEND — The Leland & Gray varsity baseball team topped Woodstock 6-2 on Thursday and then edged Twin Valley 6-5 on Saturday to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Max Cramp, Casper Rowe and Joe Emmons took turns on the hill for the Rebels versus the Wasps, while those three were also the team's leading hitters. Cramp and Rowe both pitched really well against Twin Valley, with the offensive damage coming from Walker Hamer (2 RBI's) and Jeremy Bovat.
Baylee Crawford went 3 for 4 to pace the Wildcats and Logan Park contributed with two hits. Kyle Murdock was solid in his 5.2 innings of work for Twin Valley (4-4).
BRATTLEBORO >> The Colonels fell to Amherst 14-13 on Thursday and then lost to Woodstock 11-4 on Friday. Jack Gagnon (7 goals), Evan Perkins (4 goals), Matt Gaboriault (3 assists) and goalie Griffin Lynde were the Brattleboro standouts versus Amherst. Perkins tallied twice against Woodstock, while Gagnon and Nate Tyler added one goal each.
"Thursday was an exhausting game versus Amherst, but the team was focused and responded well to the challenge of back-to-back games. Playing Woodstock is always a grind, and tonight was no different, but we hung tough and did a lot of good things," said BUHS coach Chris Sawyer.
The Colonels will host Woodstock on Wednesday and then welcome defending state champion CVU on Friday, with those games each starting at 7 p.m. on Natowich Field.
Track and Field
KEENE, N.H. >> The Brattleboro boys and girls teams placed first and fourth respectively at the Freshman/Sophomore Invitational in Keene on Saturday. In the Junior/Senior Meet at Fall Mountain on Friday, the BUHS boys finished fifth and the girls ended up in seventh.
The Bellows Falls girls finished second and the BF boys took fourth in the Freshman/Sophomore Invite. At the Junior/Senior event, the Terriers won the boys team meet and the BF girls wound up sixth.
BRATTLEBORO >> The Colonels defeated MSJ 6-0. Claudia Craviotto-Roca, Jazmin Smith and Kelsea McAuliffe all won a singles match for the Colonels, while the duo of Annie Takacs-Hannah Blake added a victory at first doubles. Colette Anton and the tandem of Tre Harrison-Rose Dumaine won by forfeit.
"Kelsea showed today what she can do. She was covering the court well and I was watching her make shot after shot," said BUHS coach Tom Weber, who was also happy with Smith's hustle and with the way Craviotto-Roca played after a tiring match the day before.
The 3-6 Colonels will play at Bellows Falls on Tuesday.
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WESTMINSTER >> Bellows Falls defeated Otter Valley 6-1. Reaghan Lapinski, Sarah Scarlett, Ellie Guyon, Hannah Harlow and Mikhala Sudarsky all won a singles match for the Terriers. BF's freshmen doubles team of Emily Wunderle and Bradie Harris also notched a win.
WESTMINSTER >> Murphy Hicks and Emily Stoddard had the only hits for Bellows Falls, which lost to rival Springfield 12-0. The 2-6 Terriers will host Hartford today.
Today's local sports schedule
Twin Valley golf at Black River, 3:30 p.m.
Hinsdale baseball at Mascenic, 4 p.m.
Hinsdale softball hosts Mascenic, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro boys tennis at Bellows Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley baseball hosts Proctor, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley softball hosts Proctor, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray baseball hosts Poultney, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray softball hosts Poultney, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls softball hosts Hartford, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro baseball hosts Springfield, 5 p.m.
Brattleboro girls lax hosts Hoosick Falls, 6:30 p.m.