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Commodore sticksters take two

The Vergennes Commodores boys lacrosse team improved to 3-1 last week with wins over the Montpelier Salons and the Milton Yellow Jackets. The week began with Elias Gallien scoring five times and adding an assist to lead the Commodores to a 13-1 thumping of the Salons at home April 30. Silas Larson added three goals and three assists, while Josh Presson contributed another pair of goals to the slaughter. The Commodores also got single goals and assists from Tim Glassberg and Mike Strong to complete their scoring. Rob Sokolowski was credited with two assists and Bobby Worley one while goalie Kyle Benjamin needed to make only four saves in a contest dominated by the Commodores. Last Saturday wasnt quite so easy, but the Commodores still earned the win. Presson and Sokolowski scored twice each to lead Vergennes past the Yellow Jackets, in Milton 7-5. Though he didnt score, Silas Larson played a key role in the road win by providing three assists. Strong, Joe Russett and Elias Gallien all added single goals, and Benjamin preserved the win by making 23 saves. Jared Read and Chris Daudelin each had two goals and one assist for the Yellow Jackets, who remained winless at 0-5 with the defeat. Sea Horses mauled by Tigers The Middlebury Tigers were in action last Wednesday, April 30 as well, and boy did they have some fun. Lance Robinson scored five goals and Asa Sargent added four more as The Tigers blew out the Burlington Sea Horses 17-1. Zach Robinson and Colin Hoefle added two more each, while Cooper Quenneville, Brian Relyea, Colin Martin and Keegan Sullivan all had single goals for the victorious Tigers, who improved to 3-3 with the win. Emelio Macy scored the lone goal for the 0-5 Sea Horses. Lady Tigers handle Burlington The Middlebury Tigers girls lacrosse team hosted the very same Burlington Sea Horses last Friday, and had nearly as much fun as the boys did. Both Abby Scholten and Joey Kelly turned in a hat trick to lead the hometown Tigers to a convincing 14-4 win. Amy Saenger contributed a pair of goals herself, while Katie Ritter, Lauren Brady, Shelby Laframboise, Spencer Willis, Liz Kelley and Kate Higgins all added single scores for the 3-2 Tigers. Middlebury goalie Laura Barber made five saves to earn the win. Laura Swanson led the 2-2 Sea Horses with two goals. Mt. Abe, Middlebury sluggers victorious Both the Middlebury Tigers and Mount Abraham Eagles baseball teams were at home April 30 and May 1 and they each captured two wins. The Tigers, starting the week winless at 0-4, improved to 2-4 with the pair of victories. The Eagles started the week at 4-0, and ended it at a strong 6-0. On April 30, Sean Harrison tossed a five-hit, complete game shutout to lead the Middlebury Tigers to a 7-0 win over the visiting Spaulding Crimson Tide. In his seven innings of work Harrison struck out seven, and only needed 75 pitches to get the win. Offensively, the Tigers were led by Chad Foley who scored twice and drove in two runs. That same afternoon in Bristol, Ben Orvis did it all for the Eagles. Orvis not only had a three-run double, but he also pitched a complete game to lead Mount Abraham past the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers 5-2. In his seven innings of work Orvis gave up just two hits, while striking out seven. Dean Butler, who had two hits, hit a big two run triple in the fifth. Commodores ruin Lyndons perfect season The Tigers and Eagles werent the only game in town on the last day of April. In Vergennes the Commodores turned in a triple play, and scored on a two-out error in the bottom of the sixth inning to squeak by the previously unbeaten Lyndon Vikings 5-4. Ben Chugg who scored the winning run and Tanner Price went two-for-three with an RBI to pace the Commodores offense. Adam Flynn banged a double for the Commodores lone extra base hit. Robert Turcott went three-for-three with an RBI to lead Lyndon, who dropped to 4-1 with the loss. Cameron Curler was credited with the win for Vergennes who improved to 2 - 2 on the year. The next afternoon Tyler McNally nailed a three run homerun and drove in four to lead the Tigers to their second win, a 14-6 defeat of BFA - St. Albans. Sam Jones contributed two singles, a double and scored four times, while winning pitcher Chad Foley tripled and also crossed the plate four times. Also aiding in the offensive surge were Duncan Tilford with two hits, including a homerun and Seth Delorme, who doubled and drove in two runs. In Six innings of work Foley allowed just five hits to get the win. That same afternoon in Bristol Kyle Kayhart tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout baseball to lead the Eagles to their sixth straight win, 7-1 over the Rice Green Knights. Kayhart paced Mount Abrahams offense too, collecting two hits and driving in two runs. Dean Butler added a triple and an RBI to the win. Rice fell to 0 - 3 with the loss.

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