Local Roundup: Woodstock Graduate Leads Colby-Sawyer

Friday, April 27, 2018

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College baseball team got in just one game of its scheduled doubleheader against Thomas College on Friday. Dougie Avellino helped make sure it counted.

Avellino, a senior and former Woodstock Union High standout, plated both the go-ahead and insurance runs as Colby-Sawyer edged Thomas, 4-2.

Avellino scored Austin Butler (bunt single) on a sacrifice fly to break a 2-2 tie in the third inning before making it 4-2 with an RBI groundout in the fifth to score classmate Tim Donovan (single).

Freshman Noah Yeingst pitched 6⅓ innings, allowing six hits while striking out three. Senior closer Andrew Carbone got two outs on one pitch to earn his second save of the season.

The Chargers have another doubleheader against Thomas scheduled for senior day today.

Men’s College Tennis

Colby-SawyerReceives Awards

New London — The Chargers swept the three major North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division All-Conference awards.


Senior Gustav Jigrup was named Player of the Year, freshman Nick Mathieu earned Rookie of the Year and senior Andrew Peloquin was named the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Barry Schoonmaker also earned Co-Coach of the Year honors.


In addition to the major awards, Jigrup and Mathieu earned First Team Singles and Doubles accolades. Sophomores Matt Burke and Cam Lynch were named to the Doubles First Team.


Burke and junior Alex Wright also landed on the Singles Second Team. Sophomore Mike White represented Colby-Sawyer on the All-NAC Sportsmanship Team.


Jigrup, a three-time Player of the Year, has been in the No. 1 spot in the Chargers’ lineup since he stepped on campus three years ago. Jigrup is 5-6 at the top singles flight and 10-4 at No. 1 doubles this season. Against conference opponents, he went a perfect 4-0 in both singles and doubles. In three years of action, Jigrup is undefeated against NAC competition, going 13-0 in singles and 13-0 in doubles.

One of his conference wins came against a Thomas player who was previously unbeaten.

H.S. Girls Lacrosse

Bow 9, Lebanon 1

Bow, n.h. — The Raiders trailed, 3-0, at halftime and fell to 0-3. Bow is 3-0.

Clara Cole scored off a Katie Berthasavage feed and Lena Nowell had 15 saves for Lebanon, which visits Derryfield (4-1) on Wednesday.

H.S. Girls Tennis

St. Johnsbury 7, Hartford 0

St. Johnsbury, Vt. — The Hurricanes (1-1) were shut out by the Hilltoppers (2-2) at the St. Johnsbury field house.


Former Woodstock Union High standout Dougie Avellino plated both the go-ahead and insurance runs as Colby-Sawyer edged Thomas College, 4-2, on Friday. Avellino was misidentified in an earlier version of this story.