BARRE — Spaulding slugger Evan Parent hit a home run Monday and wound up with six RBIs, fueling a 12-7 baseball victory over U-32.
“We wanted to pitch up in the zone and (Parent) didn’t miss,” U-32 coach Geoff Green said.
Winning pitcher Jalen Lewis threw six innings for the Crimson Tide, neutralizing a Raiders offense that has produced double-digit scoring four times this year.
“(Lewis) threw a lot of strikes,” Green said. “He got ahead early, and a lot of hitters had to battle back from behind in the count. And Spaulding definitely made the plays in the field when they needed to.”
Parent connected for a three-run double in the first inning. He followed with a three-run homer to left-center field in the sixth. Losing pitcher Ryder Hoffman gave up five runs over the first four innings. Carter Pelzel, Owen Kellington and Thomas Shanley finished up on the mound for U-32. The Raiders’ top offensive contributors were Kolby Tanner (2-for-3, two RBIs), Pelzel (one-run double) and Kellington (double). U-32 (6-4) will travel to play Oxbow at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“It’s always a bummer when you lose, but we can take a few things away from it,” Green said. “It illustrates some areas we have to work on in practice. We can’t give away too many outs, and we need to make sure we’re making the plays we need to make.”
Spaulding (7-5) will travel to play Milton at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Montpelier 2, Thetford 0
MONTPELIER — Solons pitcher Nathan LaRosa threw a complete-game two-hitter Monday, recording three strikeouts and issuing no walks.
Nicholas Beavin led off with a double and scored on a single to left field by Avery Paull. The Solons also scored in the fifth inning after Oliver Plavin reached base on an error and stole second base. He stole third and crossed home on an overthrow. Montpelier’s Isaak Donahue connected for a single in the second inning. Thetford starter Aiden Nichols recorded five strikeouts and issued no walks.
“It was strange to see a high school game with no walks,” Montpelier coach JB McCarthy said. “They had two errors and we had one error, but they didn’t really affect anything. The game was over in 90 minutes. It was like a men’s softball game.”
Montpelier (7-4) will host Lake Region at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Solons are ranked sixth in the Division II standings, and several underclassmen have been stepping up lately.
“A couple of freshmen played really well today,” McCarthy said. “Braedan Adams made five ground-ball plays. He threw four to first base and had a force-out at second. Caleb Richardson played right field for us and caught some line drives. One ball got by him in the third inning, but he threw the kid out at second when he was trying to stretch a single into a double.”
Williamstown 7, Randolph 5
RANDOLPH — Colby Gingras went 3-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored Monday, lifting the Blue Devils to Monday’s rivalry victory over the Galloping Ghosts.
The Blue Devils scored four runs in the second inning and two in the fourth before adding an insurance run in the top of the seventh. Winning pitcher Carson Corriveau went 2-for-2 at the plate with one RBI. Teammate Jacob Tassie belted a two-run double in the second inning, while Garrett Metcalf reached base twice and scored two runs. Corriveau gave up 10 hits, issued two walks and recorded five strikeouts. Randolph scored two runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
“The guys played great,” Williamstown coach Troy Busconi said. “Carson threw lots of strikes and we didn’t have a single error behind him. We took advantage of every opportunity we had today. And when our pitchers throw strikes and we play this caliber of defense, we are a tough baseball team to beat.”
Williamstown (8-4) will travel to play Northfield at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Spaulding 17, U-32 6
EAST MONTPELIER — Spaulding used a six-run second inning to build an 8-4 lead Monday and the Crimson Tide never looked back against the Raiders.
The Tide pushed across three runs in the fourth inning before adding six runs in the fifth. Winning pitcher Emily Cetin recorded nine strikeouts, gave up six hits and issued one walk.
“Being a former pitcher myself, I really appreciate how strong Emily is on the mound,” Spaulding coach Kody Lyon said. “She could probably pitch every day if we played every day. She wouldn’t even bat an eyelash — she would just power through. She’s pushed through the tough times this season and we keep here in there.”
Cetin went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and five RBIs. Marley Ostrout (4-for-5) and Izzy Wilder (triple) also had big games for the Tide. U-32’s top hitters were Brianna Rich (2-for-4, double), Cady Burgess (2-for-3), Allie Guthrie (triple), Elizabeth Guthrie (double) and Faith Hall (double). Losing pitcher Grace Johnson gave up seven hits over four innings. The Raiders issued 11 walks and hit five Tide batters. Spaulding (5-7) will travel to play Milton at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lyndon 7, Oxbow 5
LYNDON — The Vikings rallied in the sixth inning to hand the Olympians their first loss of the season Monday.
Oxbow led 5-1 after five innings but LI scored six runs in the sixth inning. Losing pitcher Madison Fornwalt recorded eight strikeouts, allowed 11 hits and issued three walks. Winning pitcher Kelleigh Simpson scattered four hits over seven innings. She registered 10 strikeouts and issued four walks. Offensively, Fornwalt (2-for-4) and Aspen Longmoore (two doubles) paced Oxbow.
“Sometimes a loss is good and you learn from it,” Olympians coach Carl Hildebrand said. “Just one inning can do it, but the rest of the game we were winning it.”
Oxbow (12-1) will host U-32 at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Peoples 20, Northfield 5
MORRISVILLE — Amy Yando earned the victory on the mound Monday, giving up three hits while recording five strikeouts and issuing seven walks.
Northfield’s Dana Stone took the loss on the mound and had one hit at the plate. The top hitters for the Wolves were Athena Myers (triple, double) Amber Everett (2-for-5, double), Adele Biasini (2-for-4, double) and Amy Yando (2-for-4). Peoples (7-7) will travel to play Richford at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
White River 17, Williamstown 0
WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wildcats scored three runs in the first inning and three in the second Monday, leading to a five-inning victory over the Blue Devils.
Sarah Howe went 3-for-5 with a double for White River. Reese Clayton and Leah Cole recorded hits for Williamstown and combined efforts on the mound, along with Brianna McLaughlin. The Blue Devils will travel to play Northfield at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Montpelier 5, North Country 2
NEWPORT — The Solons earned four singles victories to sink the Falcons on Monday.
At No. 1 doubles, Montpelier’s Joseph Mensah and Ryan McSweeney netted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Even Trembley and Andrew Carbanneau.
“Our No. 1 doubles team have been knocking on the door and they came through strong today,” MHS coach Lilli Cain said. “The last time they played that duo they lost in the third-set tiebreaker 13-11. And this time it was a very convincing victory. They played as a team with strong net play.
They made nice cross-court shots to keep the ball away from the opponents’ net play, and everybody endured a fierce wind up there.”
Emmett Kolber clinched the team victory at No. 3 singles by prevailing 6-0, 6-1. Montpelier (4-5) will host Spaulding for a doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Ben Hancock-Song (M) def. Nick Bliss 6-0, 6-0
Connor Davis (NC) def. Josh Golonka 6-3, 6-0
Emmett Kolber de. Colin Archer 6-0, 6-1
Greg Golonka (M) def. Derek Medley 6-0, 6-3
Willem Slade (M) def. Chris Johnson 6-2, 7-6(6)
Joseph Mensah and Ryan McSweeney (M) def. Even Trembley and Andrew Carbanneau 6-3, 6-4
Max Roberts and Colin St. John (NC) def. Ben Gambill and Sam Watson 6-1, 6-1
Stowe 5, South Burlington 2
The Raiders handed the Wolves their first loss of the season on Monday.
Sam Walker (SB) def. Rai Blida 6-1, 6-0
Ryan Anderson (SB) def. Ben Salvas 6-2, 0-6, 10-7
Alex Tilgner (S) def. Michael Cafiero 6-2, 6-0
Jack Seivwright (S) def. Sebastian Bolh 6-0, 6-1
Sam Schoepke (S) def. George Huffman 6-1, 6-0
Max McKenna and Jono Nissenbaum (S) def. Sriram Sethuraman and Pierce Goslovich 6-2, 6-4
Henry and Oliver Paumgarten (S) def. Christopher and James Bialis 6-4, 6-3
Montpelier 5, North Country 2
MONTPELIER — Lilli Curtain, Isabele Boutin, Dominique Savard, Evie Caserta and Meredith Stetter celebrated Senior Day during Monday’s victory over the Falcons.
Bella Luhr defeated Brianna Ghosn, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7, at No. 1 singles. Teammate Isabelle Boutin defeated Sam Goulet, 6-3, 6-0, at No. 2 singles. Lily Gingold and Dominique Savard also earned singles victories for the Solons. Teammates Grace Murphy and Azwayla Taylor won at No. 2 doubles.