Roundup: Post 31 sweeps Post 13



BENNINGTON -- Playing in an American Legion baseball doubleheader, Rutland Post 31 swept Bennington Post 13 on Saturday at Mount Anthony Union High School with a 4-2 win and a 7-0 shutout.

Game one of the contest featured lights-out pitching through the early going, as Post 31’s Noah Rizio and Post 13’s Matt Upright duked it out on the hill.

But in the fifth inning, Post 31 opened up the game.

Jake Alercid led off the inning with a double that dropped just inside the left field line, then advanced to third on a throwing error. Jordan Godfrey came up next and hit an RBI single to the hole behind the short stop, then three batters later Collin Clark hit a sacrifice single to plate Godfrey.

In the sixth, Godfrey hit another double down the left field line to make it 3-0, then in the seventh Andy Cassarino hit an RBI triple to make it 4-0.

Post 13’s bats finally came alive in the bottom of the seventh, with Upright hitting an RBI single off of relief pitcher Ryan Bellomo to make it 4-1. Another run came in on a wild pitch, but that would be all Post 13 could muster.

Rizio struck out four in his outing, while Bellomo got all three of hits outs in the seventh on strike outs. Upright struck out four in his outing.

In game two, Skylar LaFerriere hit an RBI single in the second to start the scoring, then Rutland added single runs in the third and fourth to open up a 3-0 lead.

In the fifth, Post 31 did the majority of its damage as Andy Kenosh, who took the start in game two, hit an RBI single, then an error allowed another run in and two consecutive walks by Devin Babson, who came in to relieve Brady Sausville, allowed two more runs to come across.

Weston Lozier had a double and a single in game two, while Adam Maitland and Kaz Kusumi each had singles. Kenosh went the distance in game two and added a double to go with his RBI single while striking out four and walking four. Sausville struck out two and walked four in his outing, while Wyatt Whitman pitched the final 2 2/3 innings and struck out two batters.

Post 31 is now 15-4 on the year after sweeping another doubleheader, against the Vermont Outlaws, on Sunday. Post 13 falls to 3-7 with the loss. Post 13 returns to action on Tuesday at home against Hartford.

Storm football camp

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will host its youth football camp from July 21-24 at the vocational field at Mount Anthony Union High School.

Former Mount Anthony Union High School coach and Storm all-star Jim Fischer will lead the camp, along with current Storm and MAU football players.

The clinic, for players 8-14, will teach the fundamentals and techniques of the game, and provide instruction on running, throwing, catching, blocking, tackling and speed drills.

Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied, so campers should bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants.

The clinic costs $80 and the deadline for registration is July 19. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Baseball clinics

BENNINGTON -- There will be three separate youth baseball clinics starting in Bennington on July 16.

Hosted by former Mount Anthony Union High School and Post 13 coach Mark Upright, the three clinics will focus on pitching, fielding, and hitting respectively.

On July 16, pitching will be the focus. There will be a camp for kids ages 9 and 10 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., then a camp for children ages 11 and 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On July 17, the camp will focus on fielding. All four ages will practice from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On July 23 the hitting camp will take place, with all four ages meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The sessions will be held at the Bennington Little League Fields, and will be $10 per session or $25 for all three. Current and former MAU and American Legion players will be at the camp to help.

For more information, contact Upright at 379-0082.

Football tickets on sale

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Tickets are now on sale for the Hoosick Falls Central School football team’s game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Sept. 7.

The Panthers will play the Owego Indians in the season opener for both sides.

The game is part of 10 games played at the Carrier Dome during the weekend, with the Panthers playing at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The school has 300 general admission tickets on sale in the high school office. Tickets cost $7 each.

For more information, contact coach Ron Jones at or call the high school at 518-686-7321, ext. 1500

Play it Forward weekend

SHAFTSBURY -- The third annual Blue Lollipop Road Play it Forward weekend is back on July 18 and 19 in Bennington.

Put together by Mount Anthony Union High School alum Diane Peacock, the event starts on Friday with a Welcome Back party at Ramunto’s in Bennington, then continues on Saturday at Howard Park in Shaftsbury for an alumni soccer game.

The game will start at 2 p.m. and soccer alumni from all classes can sign up to play. Registration is $25 until June 30 and $30 after that.

The Blue Lollipop Road Memorial Travel Scholarship will be awarded in honor of former MAU soccer players Maria Greene and Brandy Brown.

For more information, visit or e-mail Peacock at

To sponsor or donate, call Peacock at 804-339-6514.

Lady Patriots camp

BENNINGTON -- The Lady Patriot Basketball School will run the week of July 14 through the 18th at Mount Anthony Union Middle School for players between the ages of 7 and 14.

For more info, contact MAU coach Brian Harrington at 442-9834.

Lax camp registration

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp for boys will be held from July 14 to July 17 at Willow Park in Bennington.

Boys from kindergarten through second grade will go from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. with a registration fee of $75, while grade three through 10 will go from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a registration fee of $150.

Equipment is available, if needed. To print out a brochure, visit and click on the camp and clinic link. For more information, contact Chris at 802-779-4837.

SVC basketball camp

BENNINGTON -- Registration is open for the Southern Vermont College basketball camp. Interested boys and girls entering grades 3 to 11 can sign up by going to the SVC website and downloading a camp brochure.

The camp will run three separate weeks: July 14 to 18, July 21 to 25 and August 4 to 8. Each day’s session goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday from the last three weeks ending at noon.

For more information, call SVC men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad at 447-4012 or e-mail

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