Athletes ages 13-16 from Peoples Academy and Stowe High School are playing American Legion baseball for the Franklin County Post 1 U-16 team known as the Vermont Jays.
The players come from Craftsbury, Morrisville, Sheldon, St. Albans, Stowe and Swanton. The team plays its home games at Peoples Academy.
Here’s a rundown on the team’s latest games.
Champlain Cougars 10, Vermont Jays 4
Vermont built an early 2-1 lead, but Champlain used a six-run third to pull ahead for good, then added three late insurance runs in a game played in Plattsburgh.
Chris Mulheron had a two-run double for the Jays and Peyton Graham and Jack Lund each had a single. Mulheron took the loss on the mound, giving up three earned runs in two innings.
For Champlain, Brayden Lavelley had a double and was the winning pitcher, with five strikeouts in four innings.
Vermont Jays 6, Colchester Cannons 5 (9 innings)
Vermont feasted on Colchester’s relief pitching, scoring four runs in the seventh and eighth inning, then foiled the visiting team’s comeback bid in the top of the ninth.
The teams were tied 2-2 after four innings. The Jays scored three runs in the seventh and one in the eighth. Colchester bounced back with three runs in the ninth, but the rally stalled there.
Kevin Adams and Jack Lund both went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Jays offense and Joe Buonanno, Gabe Day, Chis Mulheron and Cole Woodland all had singles.
Ben Alekson got the win for Vermont, striking out eight and giving up just one hit and no earned runs in eight innings, and Chandler Follensbee got the save.
For Colchester, Nolan Simon had a single and Colby Beaupre took the loss, striking out two and allowing three hits in six innings.