Local Roundup: Wasps Double Up Royals
Woodstock — After winning by an average score of 13-6 against weaker competition through four games, the Woodstock Union High baseball team met its first real test of the season in Saturday’s 4-2 win over South Royalton.
The Royals led 2-1 after the first inning, holding it until the fifth when Dylan Kuhn’s two-RBI double put the Wasps ahead to stay. Kuhn’s blast scored Dougie Avellino, who’d bee intentionally walked, and Zach Cole.
Avellino finished with two runs and a double for Woodstock, which improved to 5-0.
Wasps senior Matt Poljacik tossed a two-hitter, both of them given up in the first inning.
South Royalton, last year’s Vermont Division IV champion, is in D-III this season and fell to 7-2.
Both teams play at home Tuesday, the Wasps hosting Leland & Gray and the Royals taking on Whitcomb.
Whitcomb 9, Black River 8
Bethel — Paul Fleming (two RBIs, two runs), Bradford Allen (RBI, run) and Cody Snelling (RBI, two runs) all had two hits as the Hornets improved to 4-2.
Allen pitched and finished with two earned runs on two hits.
Whitcomb led 8-3 in the fifth inning before a pair of errors helped allow the Presidents to get closer.
The Hornets play at South Royalton on Tuesday.
Lyndon 6, Hartford 3
Lyndon Center, Vt. — Lyndon handed Hartford (4-1) its first loss of the season.
Steve Cerrone was 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored for the Hurricanes, while teammate Cam Gaudette had a triple and a walk. Pitcher Greg Shinn allowed five hits, struck out six and walked three in a complete-game effort.
Hartford visits Mount Anthony on Tuesday.
S. Royalton 9, Woodstock 1
Woodstock — The Royals improved to 6-3 while the Wasps fell to 0-6.
Rachel Moore had two triples, Rebecca Paige had a double and a triple and Jacqueline Fulcher had two hits including a double for the Royals.
Emily Ballou (seven innings, five hits, seven strikeouts, one walk) pitched strongly for the Royals,
Woodstock hosts Marble Valley League foe Burr & Burton on Monday. South Royalton goes to Whitcomb for a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Black River 5, Whitcomb 3
Bethel — Sarah Rumrill (10 strikeouts, seven walks) gave up two hits in a complete game for the Presidents as the Hornets slipped to 1-2.
Jonnie Thompson made one of Whitcomb’s hits count, blasting a two-run homer to tie the game 3-3 in the third inning.
Laura Vailancourt (six hits, five strikeouts, two walks) pitched a complete game for the Hornets, who host a doubleheader against South Royalton on Tuesday.
Windsor 6, Leland & Gray 3
Windsor — The Yellowjackets improved to 5-3.
Mariah Marsh cracked a two-run single in the first inning, then tripled in the third and scored on Erin Wierzbicki’s ground out.
Ashleay Wilcox (two runs) had an RBI single for the Jacks.
In the circle, Windsor’s Ashlee Bly gave up no earned runs on five hits and no walks, striking out four.
The Yellowjackets travel to Fair Haven on Tuesday.
KUA 24, Holderness 2 (5)
Holderness, n.h. — Lizzie Palker went 5-for-6 and scored three runs as Kimball Union (2-4) earned an easy victory.
Kayleigh Coombs struck out the side in the first two innings and Cayla Crumb relieved her for the final three.
Danielle Lewis went 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs for KUA, which hosts Tilton on Tuesday.
Brattleboro 19, Hartford 5
Wilder — The Hurricanes fell to 0-6 with a loss to the Colonels at home.
Esme Cole tallied a hat trick for the Canes, Emily Ruffing had two goals and an assist and Megan Potter added an assist.
Jaden Sanborn (first half) and Leea Seaver each made a pair of saves for Hartford, which plays at Woodstock on Tuesday.
Exeter 13, Hanover 12
Hanover — The Marauders (5-1) suffered their first loss in a tight battle with the Blue Hawks.
“It was a good test, with a lot of hustle on both sides,” said Hanover coach Chris Seibel. “Our scoring percentage was only 30 percent, which isn’t going to win you a lot of close games.”
Hannah Seibel and Molly Seibel each had a hat trick, while JJ Daniell (assist) and Rachel Boghosian scored two goals each. Christine Croitoru added a goal for the Marauders, who received a four-save performance from goalie Emily Gougelet.
Hanover plays at Windham on Monday.
U-32 17, Randolph 3
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts fell to 1-7.
Sam Tuller and Libby Start were among the scorers for the Ghosts, while Kim Buckholts made 13 saves in net.
KUA 13, Cushing 11
Meriden — Kimball Union scored two goals in the final 5:32 to snap an 11-all tie and defeat Cushing Academy.
Storm Sideleau scored seven goals for the Wildcats, and teammates Ellie Harrigan (three goals), Aurora Braswell (two) and Morgan Walsh (one) rounded out the scoring.
JoJo Schafer led the defense with four caused turnovers.
KUA visits Deerfield Academy on Wednesday.
KUA 5, Cushing 2
Ashburnham, Mass. — Kimball Union (5-0) remained undefeated with a win over Cushing Academy.
The Wildcats’ doubles pair of Maggie Sewall and Meriden’s Molly Adams won 8-4, and Sunapee’s Carly Jefferson and Lindsey Landwehrle teamed up to win 8-2.
In singles, Sewall (8-4), Jefferson (8-2) and Landwehrle (8-4) were victorious.
KUA visits Proctor Academy on Wednesday.