Groeger’s gang edges Keene


KEENE, N.H. -- Danny Richardson went the distance as the Brattleboro varsity baseball team topped Keene, 3-1, on Tuesday night.

"This was a huge win for us. Keene is a team you can always measure yourself up against. Last year, they blew us out," said BUHS coach Chris Groeger.

Richardson fanned five, walked just one and gave up four hits. He also picked off a runner and had two double plays turned behind him.

"Dan was outstanding. And our defense was very, very good," added the Colonels coach.

Chris McAuliffe, Ryan McAuliffe and Hunter Smith all had a pair of hits for the winners. Ryan McAuliffe and Smith each drove in a run, while Rob Heileman drew an RBI walk.

Brattleboro scored single runs in the second and third frames. Keene pulled to within 2-1 in the fourth, before Ryan McAuliffe drove in an insurance run in the seventh.

The Colonels (9-5) will host Burr and Burton on Tuesday at 7 p.m., which will be Senior Night at BUHS.


Green Mountain 2,

Twin Valley 1

WILMINGTON -- It took eight innings to decide Wednesday’s nailbiter between the Chieftains and Wildcats.

Sammy Cunningham-Darrah went 2-for-3 to lead Twin Valley offensively. Hannah Swanson and Colton Butler each hit safely.

Butler struck out four and walked six for the 5-7 Wildcats.

Middle School Baseball

TOWNSHEND -- Carson Petty and John Paloso each had a pair of hits to help Leland & Gray to a 16-0 romp of Kurn Hattin on Tuesday. Pat McDonald and Luc Degrenier took turns on the hill for the 6-1 Rebels, who will play at Marlborough, N.H., on Tuesday.

Small Fry Baseball

BRATTLEBORO -- Kaidyn Jarvis had some clutch hits and Ben Berg scored the winning run for Cocoplum in a 15-14 decision over Dompier. Thaddeus Engstrom-Keep swung the bat well and Charlie Clark made some heads-up plays defensively for Dompier.

Nick Girard had the game-winning hit and Jay Pierce was the gold glover for American Legion, which edged Dead River 13-12 in extra innings. Jackson Emery and Eliza Speno both played well for Dead River.


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