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Local Roundup: Rivendell baseball tops previously undefeated Green Mountain

  • Woodstock's Charles Greene advances the ball towards the goal during the varsity boys lacrosse game against Rice in Woodstock, Vt., on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Woodstock won by mercy rule, 16-2. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodstock's Isaac Emery shoots and scores a goal despite the efforts of Rice's Reilly Hickey (23) and Owen Palmer (5) during their varsity boys lacrosse game in Woodstock, Vt., on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Woodstock won by mercy rule, 16-2. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Louis Piconi and Crista Cimis serve cheeseburgers to Woodstock's Mason Harkins, left, and Andrew Gubbins after their 16-2 win against Rice in Woodstock, Vt., on Saturday, May 18, 2019. A grill and a food truck fed athletes and spectators during the annual Woodstock Lacrosse Jamboree, a day of boys and girls lacrosse games all in succession. (Valley News - Joseph Ressler) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Sunapee's Jackson Cooney.

  • Oxbow's Cody Grant.

  • Rivendell's Dylan Ricker.

  • WRVS' Sarah Howe.


Staff Reports
Saturday, May 18, 2019

ORFORD — Ty Newman threw a complete-game one-hitter to help Rivendell’s baseball team to a 2-1 win over previously undefeated Green Mountain on Saturday afternoon.

The Chieftains scored first, getting a single, two walks and a hit batter off of Newman, taking a 1-0 lead after the second inning. Newman struggled early with six walks but bounced back, finishing the game with seven strikeouts. He also didn’t allow a Green Mountain runner on base after the third inning.

“Ty had trouble finding the strike zone early on,” Raptors’ head coach Eric Reichert said. “But he came back and battled alongside a great defensive effort to get the win. I’m very proud of the kids today.”

Green Mountain entered the game as the top seed in D-III with an 11-0 record.

Rivendell’s offense came in the fifth inning from Dylan Ricker, who hit an RBI single with runners on second and third to tie the game, 1-1. Zach Gould scored the game-winner later in the inning, bolting home on a pitch that got away from Green Mountain’s catcher.

Ricker was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Ryan Woodbeck also went 1-for-2 for the Raptors, who travel to Twinfield on Tuesday.

Lamoille 7, Oxbow 3

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow had 10 hits but couldn’t put together enough runs in the loss.

Lamoille jumped in front early, leading, 4-0, headed into the fourth. The O’s cut the deficit to one with three runs in the sixth inning, losing out on a chance to tie the game on a throw out at home.

Lamoille answered with three more runs in the final inning to close things out.

Oxbow (9-4) travels to Lyndon on Monday.

Lebanon 11, Pembroke 6

PEMBROKE, N.H. — Caleb Smith led the Lebanon offense, going 3-for-3 with three doubles and three runs scored as the Raiders improved to 7-6.

Smith also earned his second win of the week, pitching two innings of relief of Raiders starter Kyle Pelletier; he gave up three hits, two walks and one earned run. Pelletier gave up one run on two hits and one walk in three innings.

Kobe Benoit had three hits, two RBIs and two runs for Lebanon. Calvin Bates had two hits, three RBIs and two runs.

Lebanon plays rival Hanover at Dartmouth College on Monday.

Windsor 5, Stevens 4

WINDSOR — Josh Gaudette won the game on a walk-off single in the seventh inning for the Yellowjackets.

William Heim led off seventh with a single, then stole second and got to third on a sacrifice bunt. Gaudette got him home with a soft grounder to third, helping Windsor snap a seven-game losing streak.

Gaudette went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs and one run. Justin Smith went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Robert Slocum pitched a complete game for the Yellowjackets, gave up 10 hits, four runs, two earned runs, one walk and one strikeout.

Windsor (4-9) hosts Mill River on Wednesday.

Sunapee 11, Pittsfield 3

SUNAPEE — The Lakers trailed, 3-2, before scoring nine unanswered runs in the sixth inning against the top-ranked team in NHIAA Division IV.

In the sixth, Sean Shisko had a two-run double. Jackson Cooney and freshman Drew Clifford each had two-run singles.

Gabe Hastings pitched six innings for Sunapee, giving up three runs in the first inning before shutting down Pittsfield. Hastings had 11 strikeouts, five hits and four walks.

“I’m really proud of the boys and the way they competed to beat the top-ranked team,” Lakers head coach Tom Frederick said. “I’m really impressed. It was a total team win.”

Sunapee (12-2) hosts Newport on Tuesday.

ConVal 4, Hanover 1

HANOVER — The Marauders fell to 6-7 in a loss to the Cougars.

Nolan Gantrish led with two hits and had 10 strikeouts. Sam Gallimore had one walk.

Hanover (6-7) hosts Lebanon at Dartmouth College on Monday.

BOYS LACROSSE

Hanover 9, Middlebury 4

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Hanover went on a 5-0 run in the fourth quarter to improve to 9-3.

The teams were tied, 2-2, at halftime, 3-3 headed into the fourth quarter and 4-4 minutes into the final stanza. Hanover’s Kyle Rozzi led all players with five goals and two assists. Eli Silovitch added two goals and one assist. Brendan Brigham went 11-for-13 at the faceoff mark.

The Marauders visit Pinkerton on Monday.

Woodstock 16, Rice 2

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock freshman Keaton Piconi led the offense with five goals and five assists as the Wasps improved to 8-4.

Caden White added four goals and two assists, and David Willis scored one goal and added an assist in the mercy-rule victory. Gabe Marsicovetere made three saves.

Woodstock hosts Hartford on Monday.

Girls LacrosseRutland 19, Woodstock 9

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock fell to 2-11 despite having six different goal-scorers in the loss.

Sophie Leggett led the way with two goals and one assist. Sidney Pilot and Addie Gray scored two goals apiece. Audrey Eggun, Gina Sorrentino and Izzy Jones each added one goal.

Woodstock travels to Stowe on Tuesday.

Softball

ConVal 21, Hanover 10

HANOVER — Hanover compiled 16 hits but fell to 1-11.

Bella Bardales was a double shy of the cycle, getting four hits on the day including one single, one triple, two inside-the-park home runs and three runs scored.

Arabella Meacham-Snyder had three hits and a run. Bri Elder had two hits and an RBI.

Hanover will play Lebanon on Monday at Dartmouth College.

Pembrooke 28Lebanon 0 (5)

PEMBROOKE, N.H. — The Raiders fell to 0-11 after a loss to the Spartans(8-6).

Kaitlyn Veraka, Keira Hines, Alexandra Amature, and Autumn Cromwell each had one hit, accounting for all of Lebanon’s offense.

Lebanon plays Hanover at the Dartmouth College’s Softball Park on Monday.

WRVS 11 Rivendell 2WRVS 23 Rivendell 2

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats pitching duo of Fiona Vaillancourt and Chelsie Trask teamed up to sweep a doubleheader with the Raptors.

In the first game, Vaillancourt earned 15 strikeouts on the mound and scored two runs at the plate, going 2-for-4 at bat. Sarah Howe went 3-for-4 at bat and scored three runs for her team.

Ryleigh Butler scored both runs for Rivendell in the loss. Natalie Martin pitched a complete game, giving up four walks. She also struck out three.

In the second game, Trask went 4-for-5 and scored five runs. Vaillancourt went 4-for-5 at bat and scored four runs. Julia Morse went 2-for-2 hitting a double and a triple.

Kendyl Boisvert and Emma Gagner each scored a run for the Raptors. Emma Marsh struck out two in two innings. Rivendell fell to 2-5.

White River Valley (11-1) visits Williamstown on Monday.