Local roundup: WRV baseball improves to 2-0

Staff Reports

Published: 04-15-2023 10:26 PM

SOUTH ROYALTON — Brayden Russ collected four hits and scored three runs to lead the White River Valley baseball team to a 9-4 win over Leland & Gray on Saturday.

The Wildcats plated six runs in the fifth inning to break the game open.

On the mound, Zander Clark allowed just two hits and no runs with seven strikeouts in four innings with Wyatt Cadwell pitching two and one-third innings giving up a run and one hit. Ty Couture got the final two outs.

Robby McShinsky scored twice on one hit and Cadwell also had a hit and scored once for the Wildcats.

WRV (2-0) welcomes Springfield on Tuesday.

SoftballWindsor 13, Thetford 9

ORFORD — In a game moved to Rivendell Academy because of poor field conditions at Thetford, the Yellowjackets defeated the Panthers to give coach Wendy Moody her first win leading the varsity team.

Trailing by three runs entering the seventh, Windsor scored nine runs in that frame, keyed by a Mackenzie Kleefisch single and a Sydney Perry double. Molly Burke walked 11 batters and struck out eight.

“Proud of our grit to dig in late in the game to battle back for the win,” Moody said. “We once again made some fielding position changes as we are still figuring out what works best collectively.”

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The Yellowjackets evened their record at 1-1 and will play Hartford at home on Tuesday. Thetford (0-1) welcomes Craftsbury on Thursday.

West Rutland 20, White River Valley 9

SOUTH ROYALTON — Mackenzie Vesper had three hits and Tanner Drury and Abigail Jarvis two hits each in the losing effort to the undefeated Golden Horde.

Carlie Robinson took the loss in the circle, and June Brown scored twice and had one hit. Liyah Fisk Turkvan doubled and scored a run.

The Wildcats fell to 0-2 and will be at home against Randolph on Thursday.

Girls LacrosseSouth Burlington 14, Woodstock 5

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — The Wolves broke open a close game in the second half to defeat the Wasps on Saturday.

Isabel Konijnenberg scored three goals and Gracie Laperle added two for Woodstock. Maggie Mello had an assist, and freshman Jessica Baumann, in her first varsity game, made nine saves in goal.

“We had a really good first half, staying tight with them, and then they came out in the second half and went on a bit of a scoring run that we just weren't able to keep up with,” Wasps coach Amanda Hull said.

Woodstock (0-1) is off until a rivalry matchup with Hartford on April 24.

Boys LacrosseMiddlebury 17, Woodstock 2

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps fell in their season opener to the Tigers. Woodstock (0-1) is at BFA-St. Albans next Saturday.