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June 26th, 2011
BARREâ€“The Lake Region Rangers girls Babe Ruth softball squad improved their summer record to 3-0 Wednesday, with a drizzly 12-6 victory over Barre.
Played in a constant mild rain, the Rangers jumped out to an early 8-3 lead. They would maintain that lead before the game was eventually called due to field conditions after five innings of play.
Hannah Leroux, Michelle Thibeault, and Whitney Poginy had two hits apiece for LR, while Alyssa Royer swiped a pair of bases and scored three times.
Thibeault picked up the win on the bump, allowing just three hits while striking out five.
The Lake Region Softball team was honored with three selections to the Mountain Leagueâ€™s first team, two selections to the second team, and one for the honorable mention team.
Junior Callie-Rae Cashin and seniors Paige Wells, and Danika Gallup were selected to the first team. Cashin in the outfield, Wells as a 2nd baseman, and Gallup at the designated hitter position.
Freshman catcher Corrina Cota and sophomore outfielder Whitney Poginy made it on the second team, while junior short-stop Emily Comins received an honorable mention.
MONTREALâ€“After two complete innings of play it looked like Orleans Red Sox from Ontario was going to run away with the championship game as they had amounted a 14-3 lead over the North Country Heat from Vermont. However, displaying an excellent example of a "never say die" spirit, the North Country Heat began there comeback. In the third inning the Heat would score ten runs and then in the fourth inning they would go onto score another seven more runs to take a 20 - 14 lead that they would never relinquish.
Junior camp 2011 has been a great way to kick off the summer this year! The main goal of the junior camp is to introduce the kids to the game of golf without the pressure of walking on the course as a first timer. Our main goal as instructors is to make sure the kids are having fun while working on their swing. Being a product of the junior camp myself, it really feels great to be able to give back to the game what it gave me as a junior golfer.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country Athletics got back to .500 with an 11-4 victory over Lake Region 1. The first five NC batters all reached base and then came around to score Ăźand the Athletics never looked back..
LR 1 made an attempt to get back into the game in the sixth inning, plating three runs in their half, but with one out reliever Shane Goodell came in to promptly retire the next two batters.
LYNDONVILLEâ€“ The OEC Kings American Legion baseball team swept the Burlington Lynx by scores of 4-2 and 6-5 at Skip Pound Field on the campus of Lyndon State College in the teamâ€™s home opening doubleheader on Sunday.
In game two, OEC shortstop Chris Sevigney ended a 12-inning marathon with a walkoff infield single to lift the Kings to 2-1 on the season.
NEWPORTâ€“In senior baseball action Sunday, the Newport Thunder Dogs defeated the Caledonia Bucks 6 to 5.
The Thunder Dogs jumped out to a 3 to nothing lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a walk to Jamie Fourner and base hits from Eric Trucott, Scott Burdick, Doug Oliver, and Brian "Bear" White.
The Bucks answered with a run in the 5th inning, but Newport got that run right back in the 6th when Oliver lead off with a double off the right center field fence, followed by a single by Bear and a fielderâ€™s choice RBI by Scott Wing.
LYNDONâ€“Haley Kennedy and Emma English combined for 6 hits in their Babe Ruth fastpitch softball debuts, as Lake Region held off the Lyndon Orioles Wednesday evening, 8-6.
The Rangers opened their Babe Ruth season (for ages 13-16) with 13 hits to back the strong pitching performance of Michelle Thibeault (six hits allowed, seven strikeouts).
Kennedy led off the game with the first of her four hits on the night, and later came in to score on a Chelsey Thibeault ground out to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country 2 Babe Ruth team, known as the Athletics, hosted their first home game of the season on Tuesday evening after their previous meetings were either canceled or postponed due to various reasons.
The still unnamed Lake Region One team paid a visit the to the North Country Union High School baseball field to challenge the Athletics under favorable weather conditions.
The visiting team would walk away with the 9-3 win, with Alex Beauregard picking up the win while going two for three at the plate.
JAYâ€“The Green Mountain Rock Crushers held their first player try-out camp this past weekend at the Ice House at Jay Peak. Twenty-two players made the trip to northeastern Vermont to try to win a roster spot, and while not all of them were offered an invitation to the come back, they enjoyed their experience.
"It's absolutely beautiful up here, it's so scenic," said Jonathan Reynolds, a twenty-four year old goaltender from Toronto.
GM and Governor Andy Makal was pleased with the camp and the level of play the athletes brought with them.