PLAINFIELD, Vt. - Going into Monday night's game, both the Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars have gone without giving up a run in District W Little League action. Both streaks ended Monday, but Lyndonville's unbeaten streak is still alive after downing St. Johnsbury, 7-2.
Lyndonville jumped out to the early lead, tallying two runs in the top of the first inning. Tadd Dwyer tallied the first run and Nick Guyer the second. Dwyer reached via an error and stole second. Guyer then singled to put runners on first and third. Dwyer scored on a ground out, while Guyer crossed the dish on a wild pitch.
In the third inning, St. Johnsbury was able to get back to within one run when Brett Rowell reached on an error and went to second on a ground out. Danny Hale then singled to plate Rowell.
Lyndonville put the game in the win column with four runs in the fourth. Jordan Royer started the barrage with a shot over the fence in right-center. Paul Walker then doubled and stole third base, coming in to score on a passed ball. Casey Lotspeich was hit by the pitcher and, afer stealing second and third, scored on Matt Scott's two-out single. Scott tallied the fourth run when he scored on a Dwyer base hit.
In the top of the fifth inning, Royer was hit by a pitch, stole second and third and came home on a passed ball.
St. Johnsbury tallied its second run in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Mike Briggs doubled and came home on Simon Darling's single.
Lotspeich went the distance in recording the win. He gave up five hits, while walking three and striking out six. Danny Hale absorbed the loss, striking out 11 while allowing two walks and giving up six hits.
quot;Lyndonville has a real good defensive team,quot; said St. Johnsbury coach Mike Hale. quot;They made all the plays.quot;
quot;We ran the bases well and were able to take advantage of their mistakes and came up with the big hit when we needed it,quot; said Lyndonville coach Gary Royer.
St. Johnsbury will play Barre in a losers bracket game tonight at 6 p.m. in Plainfield, while Lyndonville will meet Central Valley at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Plainfield.