Colonel girls tennis team falls to Pats

Tuesday May 21, 2013

BENNINGTON -- The Colonel girls tennis team took a 6-1 loss on Monday to the Patriots. "We did a little better this time," said BUHS coach Tom Weber. "At one point, we had three tie-breakers going at once."

In their previous match, MAU shutout the Brattleboro team.

Brattleboro’s Aliza Racine and Anna Kerlin-Smith took No. 2 doubles, 6-2, 6-2 for the team’s only win.

Michelle Chase edged out Halie Lange, 6-2, 2-6, 10-8 to give MAU the first singles match. "Lange had a good turnaround," said Weber. "We had a few close ones."

Aaron Winseman beat out Brattleboro’s Aidan Earley, 4-6, 6-0, 10-7 in second singles, Holden Thomas handled Libby Annis, 6-2, 6-1 in third singles, Jesse Kuzmicki crushed Katie Tsukamoto, 6-0, 6-0, Mary Curtain got past Jennifer Hutton, 6-3, 6-4 in No. 5 singles, and Keara Sternberg and Erica Frost battled to a 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 No. 1 doubles win over Linnea Jahn and Kara Piergentili.

Brattleboro will play Wednesday at Fair Haven at 4:30 p.m.

Chester / Saxtons sweeps Bratt, Sunapee edges Putney

BRATTLEBORO -- The Chester / Saxtons Crush vaulted into first place in the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League by sweeping a doubleheader against Brattleboro, while the Keene Black Dawgs handed Claremont its first loss of the year.

In other town team action, Sunapee’s Old Lakers edged Putney and the Walpole Wild Blue defeated the Newport Polar Bears.

The weekend’s action began in Walpole, and the host Wild Blue rode the hitting and pitching of Joey Parrott and Chris Ballou to a 14-7 victory over Newport. Parrott got the win after striking out 10 Newport Batters and giving up just four hits in eight innings before Ballou closed things out in the ninth. At the plate, Parrott singled and doubled, scoring two runs and driving in another. Ballou also singled and doubled and drove in a pair of runs while scoring one himself.

In Sunapee, Old Lakers pitcher Tom Frederick gave up just one earned run in his team’s 3-2 win over the Putney Fossils. Jake Stout was the offensive star, going 3-for-3 and scoring two runs. Richard Bissell went the distance for Putney on the mound, surrendering seven hits and striking out four.

At Keene State College, the Keene Black Dawgs needed 11 innings to give defending league champion Claremont its first loss of the year, 3-2. Tim Santaw got the win for Keene on the mound and scored the game winning run after doubling in the bottom of the 11th and coming home on a walkoff single by Nate Wood.

At Vermont Academy, the hitters of the Crush were just too much for the Brattleboro River Rats as Chester moved into the league’s top spot by sweeping a doubleheader by scores of 11-2 and 9-0. The Crushs’ first four hitters went a combined 22-for-31 on the day, with Scott Renfro going 6-for-7 with six runs scored.

Small Fry Baseball

Fleming Oil 11,

American Legion 5

BRATTLEBORO -- Fleming Oil got the victory against American Legion, Monday afternoon on Larry Robinson Field. Alex Palomba led the winners with a pair of doubles, and teammate Alex Carpenter provided great defense at shortstop. Sara Parsons and Jay Pierce had three hits apiece to carry American Legion.


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