By Banner Sports
BENNINGTON — For the second straight day, the Mount Anthony softball team run-ruled an opponent, this time beating Taconic, 15-0, on Saturday in six innings.
Taylor Dicranian led the way in the circle, pitching all six innings and allowing five hits and striking out three. At the plate, Dicranian was 3-for-4 with three singles and two RBI.
Other multiple hitters include Kaidin Gauthier, who was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles, and three RBI; Jamie Boyle was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Erin Farrell was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
MAU is 2-0 and hosts Wahconah on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Cambridge splits games at Maple Hill tournament
MAPLE HILL, N.Y. — The Cambridge baseball team split two games on Saturday at the Maple Hill Wood Bat tournament.
In the first game, the Indians scored a 5-2 win over Germantown. Nate Woodworth picked up the victory in relief, throwing three innings, striking out two and allowing no runs. He came in for starter Nethanel Woodcock, who struck out three in four innings of work, leaving with the game tied at 2-2.
Offensively, Woodworth added an RBI double, while Brian Hall had an RBI hit. Patrick Robertson had two hits, scoring a run and had an RBI, while Kyle Spiezio added two singles and a run driven in.
Dean Ruzich hit a homer for Germantown.
The second game was a bit tougher for the Indians, as they allowed 12 runs in the final two innings of a 13-0 loss to the host Wildcats.
The teams were only separated by a third-inning run as Cambridge’s Patrick Robertson went 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts, allowing only two earned runs. Ben Epler added a hit for the Indians, who only had three for the game.
Robertson was named to the all-tournament team for Cambridge, who drop to 1-2 and are scheduled to travel to Hoosick Falls today at 4:15 p.m.
SVC drops pair in home opener
BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College was finally able to play baseball on its home diamond Saturday, but the Mountaineers’ Opening Day was spoiled as Newbury College swept the doubleheader.
In the first game, Newbury won 7-2 before an extra-inning 6-5 victory in Game 2.
GAME 1: Newbury 7 – Southern Vermont 2
The Nighthawks never trailed in the opener after putting up a pair of runs in the top of the first. They would lead 5-0 before Southern Vermont got on the board in the fifth, but NC allowed the Mountaineers to cross the dish just one more time the rest of the way while padding its cushion with a pair in the seventh.
SVC shortstop John Arancio went 2-for-3 with a run scored as center fielder Zack Stacey was 1-for-4 with another run.
Newbury’s Jim McGrorry went all seven innings from the hill while striking out two and allowing just one earned run in the complete-game win (5-3). SVC senior Nick Hartman also went the distance — recording three strikeouts in the loss (3-3).
In Game 2, SVC led the entire way until Newbury scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.
Arancio went 2-for-4 and scored a run while junior catcher Dan Mason was 1-of-3 with a pair of RBIs.
SVC sophomore Rees Lesoine was hit with the loss (0-4) after tossing the eighth and giving up the game-winning run.
Newbury improves to 11-17 overall and 5-8 in Conference play with the sweep while the Mountaineers fall to 5-12 on the year and 3-5 against the NECC.
SVC softball swept in NECC doubleheader
BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College softball team was defeated by a pair of 9-1 tallies during its Opening Day as Becker College took the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) sweep at Willow Park on Saturday.
The visitors used five runs in the third to go on top 6-0 before SVC got on the board with a lone run in the bottom of the box. Becker then extended the separation the rest of the way while keeping the Mountaineers from crossing the dish.
SVC second baseman Brooke Gates went 2-for-3 with a run scored while center fielder Taylor Jarosz knocked in the Mountaineers’ run on a sacrifice bunt.
Shea Wilson was tagged with the loss in the circle.
In Game 2, Nicole Matthews was 1-for-2 with a homer and Gates was also 1-for-2 at the plate.
SVC women’s lacrosse scores conference victory
FRANKLIN, Mass. — For its second win in three days, Southern Vermont College went on the road and cruised to a 20-2 New England Collegiate Conference women’s lacrosse victory over Dean College at Grant Field.
SVC stopped Dean the first goal, but then scored 11 in a row to take a big lead to halftime.
Eight Mountaineers tallied goals with freshman Alex Safford registering six of her own in addition to an assist, four ground balls, and three draws. Aubrey Vierstra tied her career-high of four goals while also notching an assist, and freshman Mia Prouty posted two goals and game-bests of six ground balls and five draw controls.
Meagan McSweeney would record her first career hat trick with 13:19 left on the clock, and Safford then capped her second of the day with her team-leading 27th goal of the year. Freshmen Brittney Potter and Courtney McGannon each tallied their first collegiate goals in the waning minutes as the visitors finished off the decisive victory.
Goalie Kristiana Goldup made five saves.
Southern Vermont improves to 2-0 in league play (3-5 overall) and is next in action on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. non-conference home game against The Sage Colleges.
BBA rolls past Brattleboro
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys lacrosse team won their second straight game, topping Brattleboro 15-2 on Friday.
Jake Baker and Matt Kleckowski had four goals each in the victory as 10 different players scored points on the day.
Egan Schmitt had three goals and dominated at the faceoff X, while Cam Hedberg had one goal and two assists. Tommy Redmond, Duncan Chamberlain and Mark Carthy each scored one goal each.
Defensively, BBA put up an extremely strong effort led by long poles Steven Schmitt and Conor Stauss. Mike Duddy and Liam Halstead also contributed as well as LSM’s Ned Thompson and Justin Fusco in shutting down the Brattleboro’ offense throughout the game. Trevor Finaldi and Olivier Cazadumec shared time in the cage, each allowing a single goal.
BBA is 2-2 and will return to action next week, April 25th against Mount Anthony.
Undermanned Bulldogs fall to Rutland
MANCHESTER — Rutland swept all five singles matches as they topped Burr and Burton in girls tennis, 7-0.
With players out of position, the Bulldogs had trouble with the Raiders.
No. 1 Hannah Hedberg lost 6-4, 7-5 to Cabby Chadwick, while Katie Kelly dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Sakshi Dholakia at No. 2
Kali Brandt and Shannon Wathelet had to go to a third set tiebreaker, with Wathelet getting the better of it, 4-6, 6-4 and 10-5.
Katie Liell fell to Maddi Bourassa and Rachel Kimball lost at No. 5 to Madison Santiago.
BBA forfeited the two doubles matches.
“Our skeleton roster today was like going into a boxing match with both arms tied behind our backs,” said BBA coach Jeff Grimshaw. “We pressed a lot of players into very unfamiliar positions and everyone gave it their very best, but ultimately a complete team is required to adequately compete.”
BBA has the break off and the next match is on April 23 against MAU at the Bennington Rec Center.
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