The Orleans County 13-year-old All-Stars swept a doubleheader on Saturday to win the District III Babe Ruth Baseball tournament at Legion Field. In the first game, Orleans Country nipped Lyndonville, 14-12, and followed that up with a 7-5 victory.
BABE RUTH BASEBALL
Orleans County jumped out to a 8-1 lead after 3_ innings in the first game, but Lyndonville came roaring back with five runs in the bottom of the fourth to get it back to within two. In the fifth, Lyndonville tallied four runs to Orleans County's three to get within one, but that's as close as they would come.
Kenny Bacon, in relief of Greg Jones, picked up the win, while Lyndonville starter Lars Gundersen suffered the loss.
Orleans was led on offense by Jones, who went 3-for-S, with Ryan Buttice and Chris Tetrault chipping in with two hits each. Lyndonville had nine different batters get hits for them.
In the championship game, Orleans County scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the second and never looked back.
Randy Fox (two doubles), Bacon and Tetrault paced Orleans' 13-hit attack with three hits each, followed by Ryan Buttice with two hits.
Gundersen topped all Lyndonville batters with two singles, with Stanley Weed and Andrew Lefebvre recording the other Lyndonville hits.
Tetrault, with relief help from Jones, picked up the win, while Gundersen recorded the loss.
Orleans will play in Brattleboro on Thesday in the Vermont State 13 year-old Tournament.
14- AND 15-YEAR-OLDS
Triangle swept two games from Newport West on Sunday to win the District III 14- and 15-year-old Babe Ruth championship, which earned the team the right to play in the Vermont State Tournament in Colchester on Tuesday.
Triangle 12, Newport West 2
In the championship game, Tim Kingsbury allowed only four hits, as Triangle 10-run ruled Newport West in 4_ innings, 12-2.
Kingsbury helped himself at the dish, picking up two of Triangle's nine hits. Triangle also got a two-hit performance from John Murray.
Sean Butterfield, who started on the hill for Newport West, suffered the loss.
quot;It was total team effort all weekend long,quot; said Triangle coach Jay Holden. quot;We got outstanding pitching from Murray, Smith and Kingsbury. Kingsbury also had a career weekend at the plate. In three games, he had nine hits and 10 RBIs.
quot;As a team, we played outstanding defense. Our catcher, Jacob Holden, shut down their running game, throwing out three runners.quot;
Triangle 14, Newport West 7
Triangle got to Newport West's pitching for 19 hits in Sunday's first game, allowing them to down Newport West, 14-7
John Murray topped Triangle's 19-hit attack with a perfect 5-for-S performance. Murray was followed by Jon Smith, who was 3-for-3, Jacob Holden and Tim Kingsbury, who were both 3-for-S. Triangle also got two hits from Mark Snider.
Nate Maxwell and Craig Barns topped Newport with two hits each.
Smith went the distance in picking up the win, while Maxwell absorbed the 1055
Triangle 8, Lyndonville 3
NEWPORT - Triangle downed Lyndonville on Saturday, 8-3, to win the right to play Newport West in the championship round on Sunday.
Triangle pounded out 16 hits en route to the win. The team was was propelled by Tim Kingsbury's perfect 4-for-4 performance at the dish. Triangle also got three hits from John Murray and two from Chuck Simmons and Justin Bryer.
Lyndonville was led by Joe Royer and Josh Berman, who both had two hits.
Murray picked up the win on the hill for Triangle, while Mike Dwyer suffered the loss.