May 25th, 2011
NEWPORTâ€“"I have been around high school baseball for a long time, and I haven't seen many better games than this."
Those were the first words from Coach Bonvechio after North Country's tough 6-4 loss to Missisquoi on Wednesday.
"It was well played, not many errors, some exciting plays, well hit balls, good pitching from both teams, it was a fun game to be part of, I'm just sorry we ended up on the losing end."
NEWPORTâ€“North Country ran into a tough pitching Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds team on Tuesday, as Dakota Raleigh threw seven strong innings in the T-Birds 8-0 win over the Falcons.
"They pitched a lot in to us, and some of them (NCU) couldn't make the adjustment," said Coach Dunn.
The Falcons were in striking distance most of the game, but a five run top of the seventh made it a much tougher mountain to climb.
Kayla Desheneau went the distance for the Falcons, and Mariah Roberts and Anna Bingham had the lone hits for North Country.
HARDWICK-It took ten innings but the Lake Region boys finally finished off the Hazen Wildcats by a wide open 18-12 score. Deadlocked at ten, the Rangers exploded for eight runs in the top of the frame.
HARDWICKâ€“One day after scoring 14 runs against Oxbow, the Lake Region Lady Rangerâ€™s continued their offensive outburst by scoring 14 runs against the Hazen Wildcats.
With the playoffs looming, Coach Matt Tinkerâ€™s Lady Rangers know they need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to make a deep run in the Division 3 Playoffs. On Tuesday afternoon they pounded out 14 runs off of 10 hits, and stole an astounding 18 bases.
BRADFORDâ€“Coming off their 1st loss in 6 games, the Lady Rangers showed why they are a tough team to beat in Division 3 high school softball. Matt Tinkerâ€™s scrappy and spunky bunch of girls beat the Olympians of Oxbow, to the tune of a 14-2 drumming on Monday afternoon. The Lady Rangers pounded out 14 runs off of 11 hits. Of their 14 runs, 11 came with 2 outs in the inning, highlighted by the 6 run rally with 2 outs in the 3 inning to blow the game wide open.
Bradford-The Lake Region boys dropped a tight 7-6 loss to the 9-3 Oxbow Olympians in Bradford Monday afternoon. Oxbow made a squeeze play work in the bottom of the sixth for the winning margin. Lake Regionâ€™s Trevor Royer absorbed the loss for the now 6-6 Rangers. Junior Darik Messier recorded two RBI's and two hits for Lake Region.
LYNDONâ€“North Country took advantage of the mistakes made by an inexperienced Lyndon Institute team en route to a 13-5 win on on Monday.
The Vikings walked 11 batters and committed 10 errors in the game as Coach Bonvechio likened the contest to one of those long drawn out Yankees Red Sox games.
"It was a very sloppy game, there were three catcher's interference calls which created a lot of confusion on the field," said Bonvechio, "I mean when was the last time you saw that?"