2016 Season Standings
|Mad River Valley||7||1||.875|
|Woodsville River Rats||5||5||.500|
|Chelsea Bat Company||4||6||.400|
2015 Champions Colchester Lakers
TIER 1 PLAYOFF: Colchester 4, Williston 3
On a spectacular day for baseball the Vermont Men’s Senior Baseball Championships were held at the brand new, and beautiful Maxfield Sports Complex in Hartford, Vermont.
In a clean, competitive game Colchester and Williston played to an extra inning decision. With Williston leading for most of the game Colchester persisted, scratching out two runs in the top of the eighth to knot the game at three apiece. Neither team was able to score again in regulation.
In the top of the tenth Colchester continued its comeback, scoring one run. Despite a promising initial response in the bottom of the tenth, Williston was unable to produce the tying run. Colchester had completed an impressive comeback victory.
The game was marked by timely hitting, terrific defensive plays and top of the line pitching. Eric Muttilainen and Dana Perrotte shared mound duties for Colchester, while Ken Freeman went the distance for Williston. Two long balls deserve note: a powerful homerun by Colchester’s Nick Goodreau and a deep gap-shot triple by Williston’s Reid Crosby.
Further congratulations to Williston for its league leading season record of 14-1.
Montpelier Monties Tier 2 Champions
TIER 2 PLAYOFF: Montpelier 1, Newport 0
The first game of the day was a nine inning pitching standoff featuring Montpelier’s Bill Mack and Newport’s Rick LaFoe.
The only run of the game was scored by Dave Rubin when he led off the fifth inning with a walk and took second on a single by Bill Mack (One of only 2 hits allowed by LaFoe). Joe Gagne then hit a deep fly ball to left, and Dave and the pinch runner for Bill both tagged and advanced. Randy Boucher drove in the run with a ground ball to second.
Bill Mack continued to power through the Newport lineup as Montpelier held on to come out on top of this pitching dominated contest.