January 22, 2019

Baseball heads into home stretch


The 10-2 Champlain Valley Union High baseball team travels to strong South Burlington High on Thursday, one of just four games left in the regular season. On Saturday, the team takes on Milton High at home, then heads to BFA St. Albans on May 28.

A series of late rallies, and key hits by Davis Mikell, Will Potter and Kirk Fontana gave the Redhawks a 6-4 win at Missisquoi High on May 21. Pitcher Kyle Stanley  went six innings, striking out six. Fontana added an RBI on a pair of singles.

“This is a relentless group, they refuse to go down without a fight,” Coach Tim Albertson wrote in an email to the Observer. “Kyle Stanley battled all game and settled down well. Kirk Fontana and Will Potter came up big for us.”

On May 18, CVU beat North Country Union High 9-2 after an eight-run first inning. Dylan Ireland pitched a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out nine. Rayne Supple went one-for-two with his first career home run, finishing the day with three runs batted in. Joel Lamarche went three innings, giving up five runs on six hits, and walked eight.

“Dylan Ireland pitched a great game,” Albertson wrote. “He hit his spots and changed speeds really well to keep them off guard.”

CVU racked up another win on May 16, when key hits by Mikell and Supple propelled CVU to a 5-3 win over Vergennes High. Supple who started for CVU, went four innings, giving up two hits. Supple, also went four-for-four with two singles, two triples and an RBI. Stanley earned the save throwing three innings. Michael Danyow went six innings, allowing two earned runs on eleven hits.

Alberton wrote. “Rayne Supple had a great day for us at the plate. It’s great to see production for our entire line up.”

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