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Spaulding senior AJ Castellaneta hits a grand slam Friday during the fourth inning of the Crimson Tide’s game against Mount Abraham.

BARRE — AJ Castellaneta belted a grand slam in the fourth inning Friday, lifting Spaulding to its third win in a row with an 11-1 victory over Mount Abraham.

Winning pitcher Evan Parent threw five innings, while Jackson Pierson, Seth Poirier and Castellaneta had three hits apiece. Ryan Whitcomb took the loss on the mound and had three hits along with teammate Jackson Gepfert. Mount Abraham’s Max Breault went 2-for-4 with a double.

Spaulding (6-4) will host Vergennes at 11 a.m. Saturday.


Peoples 12,

Williamstown 5

MORRISVILLE — The Wolves scored 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to silence the Blue Devils on Friday.

Losing pitcher Gabe Dexter allowed 10 runs during six-plus innings. He gave up 13 hits, struck out one batter and issued zero walks. Cameron Eaton pitched the last inning for Williamstown, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks. Offensively, Williamstown’s Ethan Robie went 2-for-3 with a two-run single and two RBIs. Dalton Cody had a triple for Williamstown, which led 5-2 after the top of the sixth inning before things unraveled quickly.

“I think having to play three straight days just caught up with us and we found ourselves with very little pitching depth available,” Williamstown coach Troy Busconi said. “Gabe did a terrific job. He’s just a freshman and he threw lots of strikes, which is all we ever ask of our pitchers. He just tired and then we sort of forgot how to play defense. Those long innings can snowball and we got caught up in that today.”

Williamstown (6-4) will travel to play Randolph at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Rivendell 14, Twinfield 1

MARSHFIELD — Winning pitcher Luke Streeter retired the side in order during the third inning and kept the Trojan hitters off-balance all game Friday.

Zach Gould scored two runs for the Raptors. Twinfield starter Noah Slayton took the loss on the mound after pitching into the fifth inning. He limited the Raptors offense at the start, with Rivendell leading 4-1 after the fourth inning. Slayton recorded two strikeouts in the first inning, one in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth.

During the third inning, Twinfield’s Nathan DeForge belted a two-out double to left field and scored on a passed ball. The Raptors scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to establish some breathing room.

Twinfield (0-6) will host Rivendell at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Harwood 10, Oxbow 4

DUXBURY — Seniors Chase Reagan and Charlie Zschau were hot at the plate and freshman Chris James was in control on the mound for the Highlanders.

Reagan went 2-for-3 with a double, while Zschau was 2-for-4. Chris James earned the complete-game victory and added a double.

“It was a good defensive game and we hit the ball,” Harwood assistant coach Scott Lamson said.

The Highlanders (6-2) will carry a six-game winning streak into Saturday’s 11 a.m. game at Lake Region.


Stowe 6, GMVS 5

FAYSTON — Hans Huber and Jace Boerger scored two goals apiece to help the Raiders outlast the Gumbies on Friday.

Tanner Ketchel (one goal, two assists) and Jackson Jewell (two goals, one assist) led the way for Stowe. Seb Segre and Ryan Beardsley also scored in the loss and teammate Raymo Blancato dished out one assist. Stowe goalie Nathan Rice made 14 saves, while GMVS goalie Cristian Riis stopped 10 shots.


Spaulding 5, Harwood 2

BARRE — Five straight-set victories gave the Crimson Tide some late-season momentum on Friday.

Makayla Boisvert, Camryn Fewer and Halle Pletzer won in singles action. Aliza Lindley and Grace Patterson won at No. 1 doubles, while Julia Fewer and Ashley Boisvert triumphed at No. 2 doubles.

“Aliza and Grace have become a great duo at No. 1 doubles,” Spaulding coach Kelly Cleveland said. “They are really coming together with good communication. And some of those net shots are pretty cool.”

Spaulding’s Faith Raymond suffered a 6-2, 7-5 loss against Claire McGeorge at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Harwood’s Lilianna Ziedins earned a 6-2, 6-1 win over Megan Brier.

“Faith had a tough first set but she regrouped and had a comeback in the second set,” Cleveland said. “She still lost but she never gave up.”

Spaulding (4-2) will travel to play Middlebury at 3:30 p.m. Monday, kicking off a string of five matches next week.


Claire McGeorge (H) def. Faith Raymond 6-2, 7-5 Lilianna Ziedins (H) def. Megan Brier 6-2, 6-1 Makayla Boisvert (S) def. Marcella Grimaldi 7-5, 6-3 Camryn Fewer (S) def. Gretchen Kogut 6-3, 6-3 Halle Pletzer (S) def. Anda Gulley 6-2, 6-2


Aliza Lindley and Grace Patterson (S) def. Maggie Alberghini and Lila Derryberry 6-0, 6-2 Julia Fewer and Ashley Boisvert (S) def. Claudia Derryberry and Charlotte Mays 6-1, 6-0

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