Seventh Inning Rally Falls Short, Falcons Lose 11-9 to BHS

NEWPORT–After a Friday night full of rain, the heavy winds that swirled across the Kingdom dried out the field at North Country Union High School, allowing the Falcon baseball team to play host to the Burlington Seahorses on Saturday morning.The Falcons' bats came alive over the weekend, as they plated nine runs, but Burlington was two runs better, topping the maroon and white 11-9 for the win."Today we were a much better team defensively than the other day," said NCU Coach Brian Bonvechio in reference to Thursday's 14-1 loss to Vergennes."We don't have the kind of pitchers that are going to strike out a ton of guys, so we have to be solid defensively. So, up until the seventh, when we had a little misplay, we played pretty well."Joel Lamarche went 2 2/3's, striking out 2 and walking 6 for the now 0-3 Falcons.Austin Pine went five innings, with 3 K's and 5 walks for Burlington.Shane Goodell took the loss, while Holden Ackerman earned the win.Next up is a trip to South Burlington to face Rice on Wednesday at 4:30.For the full story, see the Express on Monday 4-22-13.