Baseball and Softball Falcons Go 1-1 on Road Trip

Staff ReportsBURLINGTON, VERGENNES–The North Country baseball and softball teams had identical results this past weekend when they traveled to take on Vergennes and Burlington.On Thursday both teams defeated BHS. The girls, won their contest 6-4, with Mariah Roberts going 3-4 to lead the offensive attack.Kelsea Cutting was 2-3 with an RBI and Madison Mosher had a homerun.Kayla Desheneau went 1-1 on the trip.The boys won 7-5 behind five and two thirds of pitching from Joel Lamarche.Trevor Monty, Nate Stewart and Jason Hatin each had two hits.Jacob Barry got the save, throwing one and a third innings in relief.On Saturday at Vergennes both teams suffered losses with the girls falling 5-3 and the boys 6-3.The girls got out to an early lead in the first with Anna Bingham driving in two with a double, but Vergennes tied it up quickly and then moved ahead to stay in the third.The boys ran into one of the top pitchers in the state Charlie Stapleford, who fanned fourteen Falcons, but also walked seven.Jon Boyer took the loss, going four and two thirds allowing 4 runs.Each team scored two in the first, Vegennes added two in the second and NCU put up one in the third, and it was a pitchers duel through the middle frames until sixth when the home team plated two more insurance runs.The Falcons will be back in action Tuesday when they play host to Rice. Game time is slated for 4:30.