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Local roundup: Post 84 splits with Brattleboro

  • Brattleboro Post 5's Evan Finnell safely steals into second base as White River Junction Post 84's Brady Clark attempts the tag during their game on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in White River Junction, Vt. Brattleboro won the first game of the doubleheader, 10-0. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • White River Junction Post 84 pitcher Ethan Belvin snags a bunt during the first game of its doubleheader with Bratleboro Post 5 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in White River Junction, Vt. Brattleboro won, 10-0.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

Staff Reports
Published: 7/2/2019 10:08:56 PM
Modified: 7/2/2019 10:08:48 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — White River Junction Post 84 recovered from a 10-0 loss to Brattleboro to Post 5 to take the nightcap, 4-3, and salvage a split of Tuesday’s doubleheader at the Maxfield Sports Complex.

In game 2, Post 84 (3-6 league, 5-11-1 overall) trailed 3-0 after four innings before it scored four straight runs.

WRJ pitcher Alex Bushway allowed four hits over seven innings while walking three and striking out four.

Post 84 hosts S.D. Ireland on Friday, the first of six games in four days.

Lebanon Srs. 5, Keene 0

KEENE, N.H. — Kegan Silovich tossed a 7-inning no-hitter as Lebanon Post 22 (4-1 district, 5-1 overall) shut out Keene Post 4.

Parker struck out eight and walked two.

Andrew Hadlock had three hits and scored a run; Jack Loftus had two hits, including a triple, and a run scored; and Ethan Bruckner scored a run.

Lebanon faces Keene again in a Fairday doubleheader at Lebanon.

NECBL Muskrats 8, Nighthawks 5

LACONIA, N.H. — A pitching disaster was enough give Upper Valley a loss to the team with the NECBL’s worst record.

Nighthawks starter Phillip Sanderson (UNC-Greensboro) gave up five runs on six hits in the first inning and Davis Mikell (Castleton) surrendered two more runs on four consecutive walks in the second as Upper Valley fell to Winnipesaukee at Robbie Mills Field.

The Nighthawks (11-8) are in a tight race for first place in the NECBL’s Northern Division with the Vermont Mountaineers, Keene Swamp Bats and North Adams SteepleCats. They host the Sanford Mainers for a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Maxfield Sports Complex. Game 1 is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Adam Smith (UNC-Wilmington) took over in the second inning, giving up a run on two hits and two walks over the next two innings to cut the collapse short. But the damage was done: Winnipesaukee, which entered the game with a NECBL worst 3-13 record, built a commanding 8-0 lead on eight hits after three innings.

Upper Valley responded in the fifth with a three-run home run from Gehrig Anglin (Wright State) and a two-run shot from Easton Kirk (Troy).

The Nighthawks are 1-2 against the Muskrats this summer.

Jordy Allard (Babson) is scheduled to start Game 1 against the Mainers on Wednesday.

Hawks’ Carnley named pitcher of the week

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Upper Valley’s Will Carnley was selected the NECBL’s pitcher of the week.

Carnley (Troy) made two appearances for the Nighthawks last week, including one start, amassing 16 strikeouts over 11⅓ innings of work. He started with a no-decision against Valley, throwing 4⅓ innings of nine-strikeout relief. Six days later, Carnley picked up a win over the Blue Sox with seven shutout innings in a 5-0 victory.

Carnley owns a 2.10 earned-run average and 27 strikeouts this summer, and opponents are batting just .225 against him. He’s the second Nighthawk to win a weekly award in as many weeks, following Cole Frederick’s hitting honor last week.

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