CHESTER — Green Mountain hiked its softball record to 10-2 Tuesday with a 7-2 victory over Twin Valley at McKenzie Field.

Erika Knockenhaur was overpowering in going the distance for the win. She struck out 16.

"She is pitching much better," Green Mountain coach Terry Farrell said.

Annie Lamson had a home run among her two hits and Kim Cummings also contributed two hits for the Chiefs.

Green Mountain visits 7-2 Proctor on Wednesday.

L&G 21, BBA 6

TOWNSHEND — The Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs and Leland & Gray completed their softball game suspended from Monday and it was worth the wait for the Rebels. Leland & Gray got the job done in five innings with the 15-run rule, winning 21-6.

Sarah Andersen notched the win by going all five innings. She struck out seven against two walks and limited BBA to five hits.

Izzy Ameden had two hits with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored for the Rebels. The other big stick for the Rebels was wielded by Abby Lowe — three hits with a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored.

The 5-5 Rebels host Poultney on Wednesday.

"We have a goal to be 10-6 so we've got some work to do," Leland & Gray coach Tammy Claussen said.

White River Valley 29, MSJ 7

SOUTH ROYALTON — Mount St. Joseph is still learning in the second year of its softball program after it was brought back following a hiatus.

Coach Keleigh LaBlanc takes delight in any signs of improvement, including the one put forth by Sophie Markowski in the circle in Tuesday's 29-7 loss to White River Valley.

"Sophie did a good job of getting the ball over the plate," LaBlanc said.

The Wildcats elevated their record to 8-1 and the Mounties, who only have eight games this season, fell to 0-4.


BR, Poultney postponed

POULTNEY — The Black River baseball team made the trip to Poultney but shortly before the scheduled start, the skies opened up.

"The field was under water," Poultney coach Dan Williams said.

"Playing on Saturday at 10 a.m. is a possibility," Williams said, but that will not be determined until later Wednesday.


Rutland 21, MAU 12

BENNINGTON — The Rutland girls lacrosse team completed the sweep of the season series with Mount Anthony on Tuesday by rolling to a 21-12 victory. The Raiders also toppled the Patriots in the season opener, 13-4.

Francie Ettori led a sparkling Rutland offense with five goals but she had plenty of help. Kendra Sabotka and Logan Kinsman each had three goals and three assists. Brianna Beauchamp had three goals. Jenna Sunderland contributed two goals and two assists, as did Elise Magro. Rylee Burgess added a goal and an assist and Maggie Schillinger had a goal with two assists. Makieya Hendrickson also had a goal for the 9-3 Raiders.

Caroline Musinski led the Patriots with five goals.

Rutland goalie Leah Zmurko had four saves.

The Raiders established an 11-5 lead by halftime.

"We played good defense on the first half," Rutland coach Matt Zmurko said.

The Raiders are scheduled to travel to Woodstock on Saturday and a makeup game with BFA-St. Albans on Thursday is pending.


Area runners in field

There are a number of runners from the Rutland Herald's coverage area who will be at the start for the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington's Battery Park on May 26.

Here is a listing of registered runners from the area:

Brandon: Melissa Blair, Amy Buck Churchill, Kristen Carr, Cassie Ciejko, Jim Leary, Katie Mack, Molly Mortensen, Brittni Racine and Dianna Sharon.

Castleton: Fritz Asuncion, Natalie Brewster, Richard Mallette and Mary Lou Thompson.

Chester: Scott Peterson and Tracey Peterson.

Danby: Kimberly Wildman and Gina Jones.

Dorset: Gloria Palmer.

Fair Haven: Ann Irons, Martin Irons, Megan Irons and Christopher Stanton.

North Chittenden: Josh Bassett.

North Clarendon: Daniel Sheena and Katie Todriff-Yrsha.

Pittsfield: Alli Kozick.

Pittsford: Margaret Daly and Morgan Daly.

Poultney: Laurie Bland, Katie Duffy, Erika Eckrote, Rich Eckrote and Karen Swyler.

Proctor: Katha Pehm.

Proctorsville: Lisa Marks.

Rutland: Julia Bizzarro, Kayla Bourgeois, Brittany Cavacas, Brendan Collins, Patrick Collins, Samantha Collins, Steve Costello, Brian Crane, Collin Fingon, David Hyde, Kathie Hysell, Diane Nelson, Kenneth Nelson, Kathleen O'Hara, Shannon O'Sullivan, Meg Schindler, David Wallstrom, Erica Wallstrom and Elizabeth Whitcomb.

Springfield: Joe Cerniglia, Charles Howard and Ericka Schoff.

Wells: Makenzie Gates, Greg O'Brien, Jessica O'Brien and Kellie Sykes.

West Haven: Jennifer Jackson.

West Rupert: Brian Sherras.

West Rutland: Melissa Cox, Tom Cox, Stasia Dziubek, Stefcia Dziubek and Matthew Haley.


Mikell on LEC first team

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Davis Mikell, of the Castleton University baseball team, was named to the Little East Conference All-First Team on Tuesday afternoon after putting together a campaign in which he batted over .570 through the season's first 13 games.

Recording 62 hits — fifth best in the Little East — during the 2019 season, Mikell finished with a conference-leading .446 batting average. Putting together 19 multi-hit games, Mikell slapped two hits in 11 games, three hits in seven contests and reached the five-hit plateau once. The CVU graduate tallied nine multi-RBI games and had a 16-game and 22-game hitting streak and reached-base streak, respectively, throughout the year.

Mikell also notched an LEC leading .552 on-base percentage and a .676 slugging percentage, good for third in the league. On a national scale, Mikell ranked 11th in batting average. Mikell earned 94 total bases, consisting of 10 doubles, two triples and six home runs while driving in 33 runners. Walking a team-leading 29 times, he was hit by five pitches, stole six bases and scored 32 runs.

He was Week and National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association Hitter of the Week.

A dual-threat talent, Mikell tossed 17 innings and recorded seven saves — good for top 25 in the nation. He struck out 19, limiting their batting average to just .234, while posting a 1.59 earned-run average.

OV lacrosse postponed

BRANDON — Tuesday's boys lacrosse game between Otter Valley and Stratton Mountain School was postponed. The game will be played Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Otter Valley.

Maniery, Capman honored

Two Rutland County high school athletic directors picked up awards at the Vermont Athletic Directors Association's meeting. Mill River's Kim Maniery was the Division II Athletic Director of the Year and Poultney's Dave Capman received the same honor for Division IV schools.

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