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Barre Post 10’s AJ Castellaneta slides safely into second base as Montpelier Post 3’s Seth Poirier fields the throw and teammate Jake O’Brien backs up the play during their American Legion game Wednesday.

MONTPELIER — Red-hot pitching and balanced offense led Montpelier Post 3 to a Legion baseball sweep over Barre Post 10 during Wednesday’s doubleheader.

The Capital City crew secured a 14-3 victory in the opener before breezing to a 15-4 win in the nightcap, which didn’t end until 10 p.m.

“We ran out of pitching and we were missing some people,” Barre coach Cody Carlson said. “We booted the ball, we walked people and our bats were a little cold. We started off hot both games, but we didn’t have the pitching to back it up.” In the opener, Post 3 pulled away with a seven-run third inning before scoring seven runs in the fourth. Ryan Semprebon earned the victory on the mound after going the distance.

Jake O’Brien went 2-for-4 at the plate in the opening game, while Semprebon was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Skylar Platt was the winning pitcher in the second game and was his team’s top hitter, going 3-for-4 and scoring three runs. The Post 3 offense scored four runs in the first inning before adding six runs in the second. Montpelier recorded seven hits in the second game but capitalized on 14 walks and numerous hit batters.

Barre’s Dalton Cody scored twice and went 1-for-2 at the plate in the opening game, while Dylan Estivill went 1-for-2 and scored one run. During the second game, Estivill went 2-for-3.

Barre pitcher Carson Corriveau had to leave the game in the opener during the third inning due to injury. He gave up one hit, but after that things fell apart quickly for Post 10.

Barre will travel to play Addison County at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Middlebury College.

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