January 23, 2020

Outlaws into second week of baseball season; home Thursday

By Mal Boright
Observer Correspondant


Coach Tim Albertson’s under-age-17 Vermont Outlaws came into their season’s second week Tuesday with a 3-2-1 record including a 2-1-1 mark in last weekend’s Keene, N.H. tournament.
This weekend, starting Friday, the Outlaws will be at a Saratoga, N.Y. tournament through Sunday after opening the week with road games Tuesday against Lake Placid in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Wednesday at Colchester against the Junior Cannons.
On Thursday (June 26), the Outlaws are playing host to the Clinton County (N.Y.) Junior Mariners at the Rice Memorial High field (5:30 p.m.).
In the Keene happenings, the Outlaws won their opener 7-4 over Lebanon, N.H. with Dan Poodiak and Connor Barton each driving in a pair of runs with two hits.
In their second contest, the Outlaws nipped host Keene 3-2 in eight innings. Sam Mikell did double duty, pitching a complete game while fanning six batters while ripping a pair of hits and driving in all three runs.
That was followed by an 8-8 deadlock with Orange, Conn. and an 8-2 loss to those same Nutmeg Staters.
Prior to the tournament, the Outlaws opened the season with a 5-0 win over the Junior Cannons as five pitchers worked a no-hitter and Poodiak drove in two runs.
On the 19th, Clinton County whacked the Outlaws 14-1.
With the demise for this year of the SD Ireland American Legion baseball team, some Champlain Valley Union High players have gained roster spots on other league teams.
Davis Mikell and Hayden Smith are two on the Essex team. This past Monday, Mikell whiffed 11 batters in a 2-0 (1 earned run) loss to Addison.
Kyle Stanley, Will Potter and Rayne Supple found diamond slots at South Burlington.

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