LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
RUTLAND -- Kate Goodell hit for the cycle to lead the Mount Anthony Union High School softball team past Rutland, 14-5.
Goodell hit an RBI single, a double, an RBI triple and a three-run home run to lead MAU at the plate. Keira Goodell added four singles.
Jenna Crowley started and picked up the win, going four innings while giving up three hits, five walks and five strike outs. Baylee Ports pitched the final three innings, striking out two while giving up no hits.
MAU is now 12-1 on the season.
Patriots fall to Raiders
RUTLAND -- Kyle Cassarino pitched a one-hitter to lead Rutland past Mount Anthony Union High School 7-1 on Tuesday.
Carson Cushman recorded the lone hit, an RBI single, but that was all the offense MAU could muster.
Ellis Baker took the loss, pitching four innings while giving up five runs, four earned, on seven hits and five walks. Devin Babson pitched the final two innings, giving up two hits, three walks and striking out two.
MAU is now 4-8 on the season. The Patriots return to action today at Burr and Burton in a make-up game.
MAU girls tennis wins
HARTFORD -- Behind a strong performance from first singles player Jessie Kuzmicki, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls tennis team topped Hartford, 5-2, on Tuesday.
Kuzmicki won her match 7-5, 6-1, while Keara Sternberg won 6-1, 7-6 at second singles. Erica Frost lost for MAU, while Margaret Curtin won at fourth singles.
In doubles action, Nicole Monick and Taylyr Tobin won at first singles, while Samantha Greene and Julia Parks won at second doubles.
MAU finished the regular season at 6-6.
Panthers routed by Witches
GREENWICH, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team ran into a buzzsaw on Tuesday in the form of Greenwich, falling 15-2 in a Section II Class C playoff game.
Greenwich, the No. 2 seed in Class C, was led by Glen Taylor, who had four goals and two assists. Dennis Dauphin added three goals and two helpers.
Damon Dubois scored both goals for Hoosick Falls, while Mark Hackett had an assist. Chris Shielding had 12 saves for Hoosick Falls.
Bulldogs top Rutland
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy golf team finally got one over on Rutland, winning by seven strokes on Tuesday.
After the Raiders seemed to have the Bulldogs’ number all year, Will Tate hit a 74 to lead BBA to the win. Drew Herbert had an 80, Hunter Caler shot an 81 and Joe Shehadi shot an 82. For Rutland, Drake Hall took the medalist honors with a 72.
LaBadia makes regional team
BENNINGTON -- Becoming just the second all-region selection in program history, Southern Vermont College junior first baseman Cody LaBadia was named to the D3baseball.com 2014 All-New England Third Team as announced by the online outlet Monday.
This accolade follows LaBadia’s making of the All-New England Collegiate Conference First Team after he led the league with a .438 batting average in 2014. He also garnered the Southern Vt. Sportsman of the Year Award at the College’s annual spring banquet in late April. LaBadia has since been chosen to play for the Syracuse Salt Cats of the New York Collegiate Baseball League this summer.
"This accolade for Cody is a testament to his work ethic," commented SVC head coach Dave Gage. "It is the topping to everything he has earned this year. I am very proud of what he has accomplished and am excited he has another year in our program."
The junior’s batting average in 2014 was second-best in SVC single season history. The one-time NECC Player of the Week also tallied 31 RBIs, the third-most in the conference, and 49 hits which ties for fourth-most in program single season history. The junior scored 25 runs on the season and cranked nine doubles, two triples and two home runs.