Huge fifth inning leads Patriots to victory
WESTMINSTER — The Mount Anthony baseball team won its fifth straight to start the season, with a 7-2 win over Bellows Falls on Wednesday afternoon.
Leading 1-0 going into the top of the fifth inning, the Patriots offense struck for five runs in the inning to put the game out of reach.
Junior starter Ryan O'Neill went the distance, giving up two runs on seven hits and struck out seven Bellows Falls batters in another solid performance on the mound this season for MAU.
Patrick Powers went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Patriots with a game-high three RBIs.
Seniors Noah Normyle and Brody Farnum and junior Austin Condo, each had RBI hits in the win for the Patriots.
MAU will travel to play Hoosick Falls today at 4:15 p.m.
MAU girls trump Rutland on the court
RUTLAND >> In girls tennis action, Mount Anthony took it to Rutland on Wednesday, winning the match in domination fashion, 6-1.
After No. 1 singles Margaret Curtin dropped the first match for the Patriots in three sets, MAU rebounded with winning all the remaining six matches in the contest to pick up the win.
No. 2 singles Grace Page won her match in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, to get the ball rolling for the Patriots.
No. 3 singles Anna Salem followed Page's win with a straight set match win of her own, dropping only one game in her 6-1, 6-0 match victory. No. 4 singles Ally White won her match 6-4, 6-0 and No. 5 singles Phebe Hall won her match 6-3, 6-4.
In doubles action, the No. 1 pair of Thea Pappas and Cameryn Bentley won their match, 6-1 and 7-5.
No. 2 doubles pair Kaitlin Banks and Trinity Galipeau won 6-0 and 6-2.
MAU will host Woodstock on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
MAU boys drop match to Rutland
BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony boys tennis team was shut out by Rutland in their loss on the court to the Raiders on Wednesday afternoon.
The Patriots lost all seven matches in straight sets for the 7-0 defeat.
MAU will try to get back on the winning track this Friday when they travel to play Bellows Falls at 4:30 p.m.
BBA shows off offensive power in win over Fair Haven
MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton Academy baseball team brought their record to 4-0 to start the season, with an offensive eruption of 21 runs in their 21-3 win over Fair Haven.
The big inning for the BBA offense came in the bottom of the second inning, when the Bulldogs exploded for 13 runs to help them cruise.
Cody Roberts had the best day at the plate for BBA, going 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs and 4 runs scored, including a home run in the Bulldogs 13-run second inning.
Griff Stalcup had two hits and scored four runs in the win for BBA.
Daniel Hatheway added two hits and pitched two scoreless innings as well in the Bulldogs win, while Cooper Weir had a two-run single in the game.
BBA will go for a 5-0 start on the season when they host Windsor today at 4:30 p.m.
BBA falls to Colonels
MANCHESTER >> The top two singles won for the Burr and Burton boys tennis team, but it wasn't enough in a 5-2 loss on Wednesday.
Sam Cochrane and Justin Tegen both won — Tegen in a second set tiebreak. But the No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles all went down in straight sets.
The No. 1 doubles lost in straight sets as well and the No. 2 doubles lost by forfeit.
BBA is 1-2 and faces Woodstock today.
SVC loses regular season finale
NORTHBOROUGH, MASS. >> The New England Collegiate Conference regular season baseball schedule concluded on Wednesday afternoon for Southern Vermont College, as they dropped their regular season finale 11-9 to Newbury.
SVC led 4-2 before Newbury tacked up five runs in the top of the sixth to go ahead 8-4.
The Mountaineers responded immediately with five of their own in the home half to regain the upper hand, but Newbury would cross the plate twice in the next frame and add an insurance tally in the eighth while preventing Southern Vermont from crossing the plate the rest of the way.
The Mountaineers drop to 18-18 on the season and head into this weekend's league tournament as the No. 3 seed with a 10-8 record in conference action.
SVC will line up with No. 2 Elms College on Friday in the opening day of the double-elimination tournament, playing the Blazers at 3 p.m. at top-seeded Mitchell College.
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