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Minutemen thrash Presidents

Jamie MacDonald and Tyler Wood rapped out four hits apiece last Saturday, in Ludlow, leading their Mill River Minutemen to an easy 16-2 win over the hometown Black River Presidents, in boys high school baseball action. One of MacDonald's hits was a three run homer. Kippy Turco paced the hometown Presidents offense. Tuco blasted a double and had two singles to go with it, while Dave Creaser contributed two hits to the losing cause.

Mill River improved to 11-4 with the win, while the Presidents fell to 5-9 on the year.

Meanwhile in Chester the visiting West Rutland Golden Horde were being absolutely annihilated in a double header by the Green Mountain Chieftans. In the opener Chris Albert paced the Chieftan's offensive attack with a homerun and a single, while his teammate Mitchell O'Neil added another 2 hits to the one-sided win. Mike Cavacas picked up the complete game win. He worked all seven innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven. Green Mountain won easily 14-1.

As easily as they won the opener, the nightcap was even a larger massacre. The Chieftans defeated the visiting Horde 28-3, wrapping it up in just 5 innings due to the mercy rule. Dom Strohmeyer did it all for Green Mountain in this one. At the plate he haf four hits in five appearances and drove in two. Justin Veysey helped him out offensively by contributing three hits and scored four runs. Strohmeyer was also the winning pitcher. He threw all 5 innings, giving up 3 runs on five hits, while striking out seven. Grren Mountain outscored their guests 42-4 over the two games and improved to 12-2 with the sweep

In Rutland last Friday night the Brattleboro Colonels slipped past the Rutland Raiders 2-1 in the most exciting game of the weekend. The two teams battled to a scoreless tie until the top of the sixth inning. In the sixth inning Rutland starter Justin Godzik walked the Colonels leadoff hitter Mark LaValley. One out later Brattleboro's pitcher Devin Rhodes singled to right, advancing LaValley to third. Then Rob Meyer laid down a perfect squeeze bunt that scored LaValley putting the Colonels on tp 1-0. Then with one out and runners on first and second Derek Sargent drilled a base hit that scored Rhodes from scored Rhodes from second, making it 2-0 Brattleboro.

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