Baseball, softball to take on Middlebury

The Champlain Valley Union High School baseball team will welcome Middlebury to its home diamond on Thursday, after a busy opening week.

On Tuesday, the Redhawks beat St. Johnsbury 3-0.

Rayne Supple threw six shut-out innings, striking out 10 and walking four, while Davis Mikell struck out batters in the seventh inning.

Alex Henning had a two-run single in the top of the fifth, sending Kyle Stanley and Will Potter home. Dylan Ireland singled in Hayden Smith in the sixth inning.

“Rayne Supple threw the ball well for us today,” Albertson wrote in an email on Tuesday. “We made the routine plays and minimized our mistakes. Luckily between some hits, we were able to capitalized on their mistakes.”

Tuesday’s win brings the CVU record to 2-1.

“Overall I am proud of the hard work and constant drive to improve that this team has,” Albertson wrote.

On Saturday, the Redhawks lost to South Burlington 10-12.

“It was great to see how relentless the boys were,” Coach Tim Albertson wrote in an email to the Observer. “Nobody likes to lose, but they fought hard to keep themselves in the game. Being down by six runs twice and answering back with five runs each time shows a lot about the character of this team.”

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff