Rebels are Reformer Team of the Season


BRATTLEBORO >> The Leland & Gray varsity baseball team received 29 votes to run away with Brattleboro Reformer Team of the Season honors.

Head coach Eric Durocher's club went 13-2 during the regular season to clinch the Marble Valley League title and also earn the top seed in the Division 3 Tournament. The Rebels then defeated Montpelier and Oxbow respectively in the first two rounds of the playoffs, before being upset by Windsor in a semifinal.

Designated hitter Walker Hamer and first baseman Nicolas Morrow each went 2 for 3 at the plate and also combined for three runs batted in to lead the Townshend team past the Solons 12-2 in a playdown game. And then center fielder Jeremy Bovat went 3 for 3 and drove in three runs as Leland & Gray scorched the Olympians 11-4 in a quarterfinal.

Freshman hurler Casper Rowe and sophomore shortstop Patrick McDonald were the standouts in the team's 3-1 loss to Windsor in a Final 4 contest. Rowe fanned five, walked three and scattered seven hits, while McDonald made a pair of highlight defensive plays and also hurdled the opposing catcher to somehow score.

"I'm so proud of these guys for taking what we had and winning 15 games. I'm pretty excited about the future," stated coach Durocher.

Leland & Gray Roster

Coaches — Eric Durocher, Mack Neal, Matt Rosenthal. Statistician — Gregg Morrow. Players — Owen Beattie, Jeremy Bovat, Max Cramp, Luc DuGrenier, Joel Emmons, Robert Hallock, Walker Hamer, Bryce Karg, Patrick McDonald, Patrick Meyer, Nicolas Morrow, Casper Rowe, Storm Rowe, Grayson VanHenrick.

Leland & Gray Results (15-3)

April 8: 14-1 loss to Bellows Falls

April 14: 22-9 over MSJ

April 27: 17-2 over Arlington

April 29: 10-4 loss to Proctor

May 5: 6-2 over Woodstock

May 7: 6-5 over Twin Valley

May 9: 4-1 over Poultney

May 11: 16-1 over Green Mountain

May 16: 8-3 over Long Trail

May 17: 7-1 over West Rutland

May 19: 4-3 over Poultney

May 23: 17-6 over MSJ

May 25: 11-7 over Woodstock

May 26: 5-2 over Twin Valley

May 27: 1-0 over Green Mountain

Playdown: 12-2 over Montpelier

Quarterfinal: 11-4 over Oxbow

Semifinal: 3-1 loss to Windsor (8 innings)


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