Brattleboro 14's go 1-2


BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team, which won the state title with a 6-4 decision over Franklin County on July 13 in Dummerston, finished with a 1-2 record in the New England Regional Tournament in Westfield, Mass.

The Brattleboro Stars were blanked by Maine, 2-0, in their opener on Friday. They then came from behind to beat New Hampshire, 5-4, on Saturday -- ending with Dan Petrie's three-run double in the seventh.

After being rained out on Sunday, Brattleboro fell to Connecticut, 10-0, in a losers bracket contest on Monday. Defensive miscues put the Vermont champs in an early hole. Tony Martinez had a hard single up the middle and Petrie legged out an infield single for Brattleboro.

After the first two rounds, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were both 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament.

Members of the 14-year-old Brattleboro Babe Ruth All-Star team are: Coaches -- Andrew Cavanagh, Carnell Parker, Luke Freed. Players -- Leif Bigelow, Dan Petrie, Ian Fulton-Black, Tyler Germain, Tanner Bell, Ben Nelson-Betz, Bridger Grout, Jack Trudeau, Matt Cutter, Tony Martinez, Korie Cliche, Kameron Pelkey, Tommy Carroll.


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