BRATTLEBORO -- Some say 13 is an unlucky number.
This proved to be true for Brattleboro’s Post 5, as the team fell to Bennington, after Post 13 rallied to pull out a 5-2 win at a Legion baseball game held Tuesday night at Tenney Field.
The game changer came in the sixth inning, when Post 13’s Matt Parmenter socked a two-RBI triple that drove in Tanner Williams and Tyler Kunzmann and gave Bennington a 4-2 lead.
The team’s final run came in the following frame, as Bennington caught Brattleboro off guard again when Russell Krebs singled, stole two bases, then went home as Post 5 attempted to tag out a runner stealing second.
Brattleboro went ahead 2-0 with a pair of runs in the second inning, when Tommy Heydinger’s single plated Sawyer Olson and Kevin Tao.
With his team down by a run in the third inning, Cody LaFlamme, Post 13’s starter, gave a rallying cry that everyone at Tenney could clearly hear.
It was enough encouragement, as Zach Bahan plated Bennington’s first run with an RBI single to sent LaFlamme home, after he himself doubled. Kunzmann had a single that inning for the cause.
By game’s end, Williams had a triple, Bahan had earned two more singles for a 3-for-4 performance, and LaFlamme added another single.
Hoosick Falls graduate LaFlamme pitched a complete game striking out eight. Olson, from Brattleboro Union High School, also went the distance, fanning out three.
Bennington won its fifth in a row after a loss last week to ace Dan Brown and Lakes Region. Post 13 will travel to Castleton on Thursday to face Lakes Region at 5:30 p.m.