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BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity baseball team erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning to beat Fair Haven 13-3 on Tuesday.

Aaron Petrie made a diving catch in center, singled and added a pair of RBI sacrifice flies to lead the way. Greg Fitzgerald went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, while Zinabu McNeice and Jack Pattison pitched in with a couple of hits each.

McNeice went all five innings on the bump for the victory. He struck out six, walked two and scattered four hits for the 5-1 Colonels, who will play at Windsor on Friday.

On Monday, Brandon Weeks (8 Ks, 1 BB) fired a no-hitter and Brattleboro bested Springfield 17-1.

“It was a very nice performance for his first time as a varsity pitcher,” BUHS coach Chris Groeger said of the freshman. “I thought it would be a good way to get his feet wet.”

Pattison went 5-for-5, including a double and triple, and had four RBI to lead the attack. Turner Clews was 3-for-3 with a run driven in. Fitzgerald and McNeice each doubled. Caden Wood chipped in with an RBI single.

Softball

BRATTLEBORO — Alexa Kinley was 3-for-4 with a triple and home run to power the Brattleboro varsity softball team to an 8-0 win over Springfield on Tuesday.

“We hit the ball well throughout the lineup today. Our contact was solid and they were really patient at the plate,” said winning coach Kelly Markol

Aliza Speno and Leah Madore had two hits apiece for the 3-3 Colonels. Natalie Hendricks, Taylin Bauer, Brenna Beebe and Brittney Wright all hit safely.

Madore fired a two-hit shutout to earn the win. She fanned 17 and walked just two.

“She did a nice job moving the ball around the plate and kept Springfield hitters off balance,” noted Markol.

On Wednesday, Bellows Falls lost to Windsor 16-1. Aliya Farmer pitched five innings for the Terriers, striking out two, walking one and giving up six hits.

Boys Tennis

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro got decisive two-set wins from Nathan Kim, Ben Luna and Ty Smith and outscored Hartford 6-1.

“Ty Smith, before the match, told me that it was a goal for him that in his high school career he wanted to go out and get a straight set victory. Well, he did that and then some. Ty was composed and his shot making all match was above average. His work ethic over the last few years has been remarkable, and it’s paying off for him,” said BUHS coach Ben Brewer.

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Ben Berg added a 6-0, 6-0 victory in his first varsity singles match ever. Dorian Paquette and Ben Berkson Harvey won back-to-back tiebreakers in their doubles match.

Kim picked up a 6-0, 6–1 win at No. 1 singles to pace the Colonels during a 6-1 loss to Rutland on Monday. Luna had the match of the day, winning the first set 6-4, losing the second 4-6, then losing a tough 10-point super breaker 6-10.

Ultimate

WESTMINSTER — The Brattleboro Ultimate Frisbee team defeated Bellows Falls 15-6 in its season opener on May 6.

“It was an excellent team effort and a great start to the season,” said first-year BUHS coach Tokeem Talbot.

The Colonels would then lose to Burr and Burton 10-7 on Tuesday. Rio Coursen, Jasper Everingham and Martin Cataldo all scored a couple of goals for Brattleboro. Ronan Kennedy also caught a pass in the end zone.

Brattleboro roster: Coach — Tokeem Talbot. Players — Martin Cataldo, Rowan Chamberlin, Rio Coursen, Ben Diamondstone, Jasper Everingham, Ronan Kennedy, Linus Talbot, Ada Melton-Houghton.

Leland & Gray edged Bellows Falls 12-11 on Tuesday in Westminster. Emma O’Brien (2 goals, 2 assists) had a nice day, Liam Towle added nine blocks on defense for the Rebels, and Jackson Fillion finished with three blocks, two assists and one goal.

Baseball

HINSDALE, N.H. — Freshman hurler Ben Dean threw a no-hit shutout to lead Monadnock past Hinsdale 8-0 on Thursday. He fanned a dozen and walked just two.

“We took a lot of positive strides defensively after losing to this team Tuesday 23-4,” noted Hinsdale skipper Sam Kilelee.

Aidan Davis pitched six innings for the Pacers. He struck out five, walked one, hit one batter and scattered five hits.

In Vermont, Bellows Falls downed Woodstock 13-2 in five innings on Tuesday. Matt Hayes (10 Ks, 1 BB, 5 hits) went the distance for the victory. Colton Baldasaro had a huge day at the plate for the Terriers, going 2-for-3 and driving in four runs.

Auto Racing

WINCHESTER, N.H. — Vernon’s Hillary Renaud placed third in Saturday’s Street Stock race at Monadnock Speedway. Pat Houle, of Vernon, wound up 11th in the Mini Stocks heat.