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Fort Ann Comes Up Just Short in Class D Final
Fort Ann led 1-0 heading to the bottom of the seventh but Germantown rallied to win 2-1 in the Section II Class D championship game at Joe Bruno Stadium.
The Cardinals covered the bases all contest long, but had trouble getting them to home plate. They loaded the bases in the top of the seventh without plating a run and left 12 stranded on the afternoon.
Fort Ann struck quickly. The Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single from Cullen Jackson to score Dylan Brown.
Meanwhile Cardinal starter Callon Suftliff was cruising. He kept the Clippers from scoring for six innings and only gave one hit until the Germatown rally in the final stanza.
In the seventh Germantown tied the game at 1-1. Jonathon Mollo tripled to drive inthe tying run and scored on a single to left field by Logan McDonald to hand the Clippers the walk-off win.
It was the second year in a row that Fort Ann lost to the Clippers by a run in the finals. The loss ends the Cardinal's season. Fort Ann turned their season around after a 1-4 start.
Mason Ferrer earned the pitching win for Germantown in relief of Mollo
Blue Devils Blast Rebels
Lydia Book filled in for regular Poultney pitcher Kait DeBonis and got the job done in the circle as the Blue Devils blasted Leland & Gray Saturday 18-6 in SVL softball. It was Senior Day for Poultney and the Blue Devils sent Hannah Webster and Kaylah Bennett off on a high note.
Book's soft tosses were enough to keep the Rebels off balance and the Poultney bats did the rest.
Leland & Gray scored two runs in each of the first three innings to lead 6-2, but could not plate another run from there. Meanwhile, the Poultney bats came to life.
Poultney scored four runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game 6-6.
The Blue Devils grabbed the lead in the fourth when Bennett drove in Hannah Welch to make it 7-6.
The Blue Devils scored 11 runs in the fifth to end the game. Emily Handley had a two RBI hit in the inning and Welch added a two run single to close the contest.
Hannah Greenwood had a double and a single for the Rebels. Ava LeCours also had a pair of hits.
Lealnd & Gray pitchers walked 13 and hit four batters.
Poultney ends the regular season 9-5.
Otters Roll Over Fair Haven in Softball
It was Senior Day for Fair Haven but Otter Valley had other plans for the party as they rolled over the Slaters 21-6 in SVL softball.
With the score knotted at 4-4 the Otters scored seven runs to build an 11-4 lead and never looked back.
Sydney Gallo and Grace O'Connell led Otter Valley at the plate.
Fair Haven seniors Mercedes Cathcart, Ashley Carvey and Olivia Almeida were honored prior to the game.
Otter Valley heads to the playoffs with a 10-6 mark. Fair Haven ends the season 6-9.
Westside Edged By Bellows Falls
West Rutland and Bellows Falls met on the softball diamond for the second time this season with the Terriers winning 6-5 to avange an earlier loss.
Izzy Stoodley had a solid outing in the circle for the Terriers, striking out four and yielding just up seven hits to earn the win.
Peyton Guay struck out five and allowed seven hits, pitching well despite the defeat.
Bellows Falls was led at the plate by Aliya Farmer, Jenna Dolloph and Grace Wilkinson who each had two hits and an RBI.
Guay had two hits and two RBIs for the Golden Horde. Kennah Wright-Chapman chipped in two hits and an RBI for Westside.
West Rutland finished the regular season 11-5, Bellows Falls end the season 10-6.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.