BF baseball team advances to title game
MONTPELIER >> The sixth-seeded Bellows Falls baseball team shocked second-ranked U-32, 9-3, in Monday's Division 2 semifinal.
After giving up a pair of runs in the first frame, BF starter Zac Streeter allowed just one hit the rest of the way. He struck out seven, walked two and threw a four-hitter.
Liam Hackett's RBI triple tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth and then Alex Groenewold singled to give the Terriers the lead. And BF's biggest hit in the seventh was Groenewold's two-run single.
Bellows Falls (11-8) will face No. 8 Mount Abraham in the championship game in Burlington, with the date and time to be announced.
BRATTLEBORO >> Degan Gundry threw 4.1 innings of three-hit ball while holding his foes to just two runs as the Giants dropped the Reds, 12-2. He was also on base four times and hit a double that nearly cleared the wall in right-center field. Sam Hall had two hits and scored two runs. Forrester Avard added two hits and scored four times. The Reds offense was led by Brett Parson who had a pair of extra-base hits. Alex Palomba pitched effectively out of the Reds bullpen. Javvan Patterson showed off a great arm and made solid plays in the outfield.
ROCKPORT, MAINE >> This year's annual Tri-State Tournament will be hosted by Maine at the beautiful Samoset Resort on June 14-15. The tournament is a team competition among Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont with each state sending a 30-person team. The first day of the two-day competition is an alternate shot format with two-person teams playing a three-way match against teams from the other states, with a total of six points per match at stake. The second day of play is in the traditional individual match play format with each player playing for a maximum of six points. The team with the most points at the end of play is the winner. Vermont, which has Elizabeth Walker of the Brattleboro Country Club on its side this year, has won the last six Tri-State Tournaments.
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