Top Seeded Eagles Reach Semis
After shutting out their Addison County Rivals, the Middlebury Tigers, 7-0 in opening round action (Wednesday, June 3rd) the top seeded Mount Abraham Eagles advanced to the Division - II baseball semifinals by thumping the ninth seeded Burr and Burton Bulldogs 18-2 last Saturday in Bristol. In a game that just went five innings Shawn Marcelle went 5-for-5 with a home run and drove in four runs. Corey Barnes joined in on the fun by blasting a two-run homer and Nate McCormick registered two hits and two runs for the Eagles. Ben Orvis (three innings) and Marcelle (two innings) split pitching duties for the victorious Eagles, allowing just one run on one hit each. Mount Abe advanced to the semifinals with a 15-3 record.
Burr and Burton advanced to the quarterfinals by eliminating another Addison County team in the opening round. On Wednesday, June 3rd in Vergennes, Eddie Lewicki went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and drove in five runs to lead the Bulldogs past the eighth seeded Vergennes Commodores 9-7. Logan Williams went 2-for-3 with a two-run double for the Commodores in their final game. Burr and Burton finish their year at 8-9, while
The Commodores wrap it up at 9-8.
Tigers Escape Upset
In Division I girls lacrosse action the second seeded Middlebury Tigers overcame a three-goal deficit with nine minutes left to eliminate the seventh seeded Woodstock, 15-14, last Saturday in the quarterfinals. Katie Ritter paced the Tiger attack with five goals while Liz Kelley contributed three more. Alex Sears recorded eight saves for the Tigers who enter the semifinals at 13-4. Carrie Weschler led the Wasps with four goals. Woodstock winds up their year at 9-6.
In the Division I boys field both the third seeded Champlain Valley Union Redhawks and the fifth seeded Middlebury Tigers are in the final four.