Brattleboro Babe Ruth team claims state title


BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team won the state championship over the weekend in Dummerston.

Brattleboro opened with an 11-1 victory over St. Johnsbury on Friday. Leif Bigelow fanned 10 and threw a no-hitter to get the win, while Tyler Germain went 3-for-3 and drove in four runs to lead the offense.

It was a mirror image on Saturday, with Brattleboro beating Franklin County 11-1 in another five-inning affair. Ian Fulton-Black picked up the win, Tony Martinez got things going with a beautiful squeeze, Germain swung the bat well again, and Korie Cliche went 2-for-2 with three RBI’s.

Brattleboro would leave the bases juiced four times in Sunday’s first game before losing to Franklin County, 15-2.

But in the double-elimination tournament’s finale later in the day, Brattleboro won the state title with a 6-4 decision over Franklin County. In the top of the sixth, Dan Petrie’s two-run single with two away was the difference. Martinez went 3-for-4 and stole two bases, and winning hurler Leif Bigelow had great command of his pitches.

Brattleboro will now play in the New England Regionals on July 25-31 in Westfield, Mass.

The state champs are coached by Andrew Cavanagh, Luke Freed and CJ Parker. The players are Tyler Germain, Tony Martinez, Korie Cliche, Ian Fulton-Black, Ben Nelson-Betz, Leif Bigelow, Tommy Carroll, Kameron Pelkey, Tanner Bell, Dan Petrie, Matt Cutter, Bridger Grout, and Jack Trudeau.

Babe Ruth 13’s

SAINT ALBANS -- Brattleboro defeated Suburban on Saturday and then lost to Franklin County, 14-4, on Sunday, in the first two rounds of the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tournament. Brattleboro will play in a losers bracket contest on Friday at 5:30 p.m., and the championship game is scheduled for Saturday.

Soccer Camp

WILMINGTON -- The 25th annual Deerfield Valley Soccer Camp will be held this summer from Aug. 4-8. Camp is held daily from 9 a.m. to noon at Twin Valley High School and is open to boys and girls entering grades 1-8. There is also a kindergarten session which runs from 9-10:30 a.m.

Campers are separated according to their grade: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-8 all play in their own groups. The camp staff includes former and current Twin Valley High School players as well as college players. All campers receive a camp T-shirt, hand-stitched ball, team photo and a mid-morning cold snack.

All youngsters are provided with instruction on the basic techniques and tactics of the game. This instruction includes an introduction to goalkeeping. The daily schedule includes small sided soccer matches and fun-filled games. Special events such as the carnival and world cup tournament are also included.

Day camp tuition is $90 per camper and $80 per each additional child. Tuition for the kindergarten camp is $55. Go to for an application. More information can be obtained by calling 802-464-1295.


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