Wildcats win on diamond


WOODSTOCK >> Joey Rafus limited Woodstock to just four hits in five innings of work as the Twin Valley varsity baseball team prevailed, 11-4.

"We were much more aggressive at the plate and we did a great job of putting the ball in play to make things happen. Our baserunning was a big part of today's game as well," said Wildcats coach Brian Monroe.

Ethan Fox went 2 for 4 and scored two runs for the winners. Rafus helped himself with one hit and by crossing the plate twice.

The 5-5 Wildcats will play at Leland & Gray today at 3 p.m.


WESTMINSTER >> Bellows Falls erupted for 14 runs in the fourth frame to beat Windsor, 23-8, in a game that was stopped in the fifth inning.

Emily Stoddard, Brooke James and Murphy Hicks all finished with three hits for the Terriers. Aly Bashaw drove in five runs and Macie Streeter crossed the plate four times.

Hicks earned the win for Bellows Falls, which improved to 3-7 overall.


BRATTLEBORO >> On Wednesday, the A's defeated the Reds 10-5 in a game on the South Main Street field that pitted a pair of unbeaten teams against each other. It was a matchup featuring A's pitcher Zinabu McNeice and Reds hurler Huxley Holcombe. The A's offense benefited from a four-hit game from Alex Bingham and three hits from McNeice. Morgan VanIderstine unloaded the bases with a late double that plated three insurance runs. Holcombe, Willem Thurber and Alex Palomba had big hits for the Reds.


WILMINGTON >> Twin Valley's D.J. Lazelle is one of 11 student-athletes in Vermont to win a $500 scholarship from the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association. The others are Windsor's Jacob Meagher, Winooski's Brandon Bigelow, Spaulding's Liam Hogan, Hartford's Kristen Davis, Proctor's Abigail McKearin, Hazen's Kira Hislop, Otter Valley's Amy Jones, and the CVU trio of Sadie Otley, Madison Randall and Annabelle Pugliese. Athletes were nominated by their coaches and the scholarship committee picked the best of the nominees.


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