LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys tennis team made history on Wednesday afternoon -- but not the kind they would like.
In playdown action in the Division I tournament, the top-seeded Bulldogs fell to Mount Mansfield 5-2 at home. It was the first time a No. 16 team won a playoff match.
BBA’s top two singles players took home the two wins for BBA, as Peter Oh and Sam Cochrane beat their respective opponents in straight-sets.
But MMU picked up matching 6-2, 6-1 wins at third and fourth singles, then Erik Antonassi beat Christian Webb 6-4, 6-7, 8-6 to give MMU the edge in singles play.
In doubles action, Conor Harrington and Nick Fayette fell at first doubles 4-6, 1-6 to Liam Jennings and Ben Hallman, then the MMU duo of Colby Antonacci and Tom Junge topped Justin Walla and Justin Tegen 4-6, 6-1, 10-7.
BBA finishes the year at 13-1 with the loss. MMU advances to play Stowe in the next round.
HINESBURG -- Traveling north on Wednesday, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys tennis team ended its season with a 7-0 loss to Champlain Valley in the Division I playdowns.
The No. 11 Patriots fell in straight sets, with the closest coming at second singles where Hao Guo fell 7-5, 6-2.
Blake Greenawalt, Brian Murphy and Flavio Iudica all fell in singles action, while MAU did not have a fifth singles player.
In doubles, Ben Michon and Austin Ulrich fell at first doubles and Haziq Qari and Nick Gauthier fell at second doubles.
MAU ends the year at 6-7-1, CVU advances to play BFA-St. Albans.
BBA wins in 9 innings
BRATTLEBORO -- Burr and Burton Academy baseball player Dylan Bibeau got on base in the top of the ninth, hustled from first to third on a passed ball then scored on a throwing error, all with two outs, to give BBA the game-winning run and lift the Bulldogs to a 4-3 win over Brattleboro on Wednesday.
In the bottom of the inning, Noah Rizio struck out all three batters to secure the win.
Rizio also chipped in with a two-run single in the fourth to help out with the scoring, and Colin McLeish hit a sac-fly in the second to give BBA an early 1-0 lead.
On the mound, John Iris and Griff Stalcup combined to pitch the first eight innings. Brattleboro forced extras with an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh.
BBA moves to 6-8 on the year with the win.
BBA softball downed
MANCHESTER -- The Burr and Burton Academy softball team fell to West Rutland 17-1 in six innings on Wednesday.
BBA scored its lone run in the first inning, when Caitlyn Arrelano led off with a double, then after advancing to third on a passed ball Kristi Lewicki hit a sac bunt to bring Arrelano home.
Arellano also got the start in the circle, while Darien Halliday pitched in relief.
Brooke Raiche went 4-5 for West Rutland, while Morgan Raiche went 3-4. Kaelin Reopell took the win.
BBA falls to 3-10 on the year.