Brattleboro 11s win opener

BRATTLEBORO — Karson Elliot starred for Brattleboro in Game 1 of the 11-year-old Little League state tournament held at the Brattleboro Little League field, highlighted by a go-ahead, two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning of a 10-7 victory over Barre on Saturday.

Elliot also had another hit in the late innings and his defense at shortstop was stellar as he speared several well-struck balls. Nick Gerard went 3-for-3 and played a solid backstop. Alex McClelland laced an RBI double in the third inning after Will Hill had singled. Hill scored two runs in the game. Jett Emery also scored two runs while hitting in the second spot in the order. Willem Thurber pitched into the fourth inning, Jackson Emery relieved, and Brandon Weeks closed it out with a scoreless sixth inning.

Barre was down 4-2 but rallied to take a 7-6 lead heading into the sixth inning. Brady Lewis had two hits and two runs scored. Matthew Redmond went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

The Brattleboro team is coached by Chad Gundry, Rich Fagley and Chad Emery, with the players including Nolan Chisholm (Reds), Alex McClelland (A's), Degan Gundry (Giants), James Fagley (Cardinals), Jett Emery (Reds), William Miskovich (Mets), Troy Forkin (Pirates), Jackson Emery (Reds), Brandon Weeks (A's), Karson Elliot (A's), Nick Girard (Pirates), Willem Thurber (Reds) and William Hill (Red Sox).

In Saturday's second game, Williston outscored Essex Junction 11-3. Chris Robinson provided the big blow as he clobbered a two-run home run in the first inning. He would later add a single at the plate while throwing a complete game four-hitter and striking out nine batters on the mound.

Steven Rickert had two hits and scored four runs. Russell Willoughby went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Essex Junction gave up the early runs but came back with three runs in the sixth inning. Lucas Mercier had two of Essex Junction's four hits. Logan Smith, Nate Ducham, and Elijah Jacobs scored the late runs.

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BRATTLEBORO — Brayden Shannon fanned eight and allowed just one hit as Rutland repelled Brattleboro, 1-0/ Chayse Cunniff struck out four and gave up just two hits in five innings of work for Post 5. Jeremy Rounds had the only hit against Shannon.


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