Bulldogs surprise in DI baseball

BURLINGTON -- Holding onto a one-run lead in the eighth inning on Wednesday, No. 13 Burr and Burton Academy turned to its bullpen to try and see itself out of a bases-loaded jam against No. 4 Burlington.

Jon Iris came in to pitch, relieving Noah Rizio after Rizio had tossed 120 pitches.

Iris threw one -- a ball that was hit sharply towards Andy Ishu at third base. Ishu corralled the ball, stepped on third and recorded the final out that lifted BBA to a 4-3 upset over the Seahorses.

Rizio's gem over 7 2/3 innings helped BBA get to that point, and Rizio also hit a two-run single in the fourth that tied the game at 2-2.

The winning run came from Colin McLeish, who squeezed home Rizio in the top of the eighth.

BBA now travels to No. 5 South Burlington on Friday.

Bulldogs fall in playdown

SWANTON -- It was the end of an era for Burr and Burton Academy softball coach Dan DeForest, as the Bulldogs were knocked out of the D-I tournament, 12-2, by No. 4 Missisquoi on Wednesday.

In her final game, senior Caitlyn Arellano took the loss for BBA.

Emily Fournier was 3-for-3 for Miss while Lindsey Daly earned the victory.

Rutland captures D-I golf crown, BBA fifth

WATERBURY -- Rutland's Drake Hull blazed through the course at the Country Club of Vermont, firing a 6-under 66 to lead the Raiders to the Division I team championship on Wednesday.

Teammate Max Major tied for the second-lowest score on the day, shooting a 74 to tie with St. Johnsbury's Rodrigo Garcia. Garcia's Hilltoppers finished third in the match behind Essex, which was led by Stuart Irwin and Connor Calhoun, both of whome shot a 78.

Burr and Burton finished fifth as a team, with Hunter Caler the low-scorer with an 80. Will Tate shot an 83 and the trio of Kyle Boucher, Drew Herbert and Joey Shehadi all shot an 84.

Mount Anthony Union High School had one individual golfer participating in Ethan Anderson. The junior shot an 85.


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