S.D. Ireland hits a winning streak as All-Stars finish

Photo by Al Frey
Isaiah Lawlor dives back to first base after a pick-off attempt in last Friday’s game between S.D. Ireland and White River Junction. S.D. Ireland won 7-5.

A 5-1 week for S.D. Ireland has the Legion baseball team closing in on a .500 record.

S.D. Ireland (13-16) captured five wins in a row last week before falling to the O.E.C. Kings 10-0 on Monday night.

S.D. Ireland kick-started the win streak on Wednesday, topping Franklin County 4-3. Liam Reiner allowed three hits in five innings of work to earn the win while Ian Parent got the save after two innings of relief.

S.D. Ireland beat Franklin County again on Thursday, 14-2, and then earned another win on Friday, downing White River Junction 7-5.

The Williston-based team then swept a doubleheader on Sunday, beating Addison County 4-0 and 13-3, to work the win streak to five in a row.

Hank Caswell (four innings), Ian Parent (2 ⅔ innings) and Ryan Canty all combined to earn the shutout in the first game, while Jonah Roberts had two RBIs and Baker Angstman and Caswell earn drove in a run.

In the second game, S.D. Ireland scored 10 runs in the second inning to pull away from Addison County early. Tyler Skaflestad and Ian Parent each had three RBIs and Jonah Roberts drove in a pair of runs.

O.E.C. snapped S.D. Ireland’s win streak on Monday, with Hunter Anderson taking the loss.

Babe Ruth Baseball
The Suburban District II All-Star baseball team – featuring players from Shelburne and Charlotte – fell in the championship game of the 13-year-old Babe Ruth Vermont state tournament on Sunday.

The Suburban team fell to Barre, 12-5, with the winner now advancing to represent Vermont in the Babe Ruth Regional Tournament in Westfield, Mass.

Photo by Diane Tanis
Players from the Suburban All Star team include Shelburne and Charlotte residents (left to right) Zachary Vincent, Chase Whitman, Zachary Santos, Kyle Tivnan, Kyle Tanis and Anthony Seidita. Their coach is David Santos and team manager is Tony Seidita. More Little League All Stars on page 14.

Golf
Sam Myers of Kwiniaska Golf Club was the top local finisher in last week’s Vermont Amateur golf tournament.

Myers shot a 300 in the four-round tournament (78, 76, 75, 71) to tie for 13th place. Myers, whose home course is the Shelburne-based Kwiniaska, finished 12 strokes back of winner Drake Hull.

Swimming
The EDGE Swim Team continued its strong start to the Champlain Valley Swim League season with a win over the Burlington Tennis Club on Thursday.

Triple winners for EDGE include: Ryley Morigeau (8 and under girls) fly, back, free; Heath Schnipke (8 and under boys) fly, back, free; Emma Main (9-10 girls) fly, back free; Charles Fahey (9-10 boys) fly, breast, free; Marin Hemmett (11-12 girls) fly, back, free; Lula Andrae (13-14 girls) fly, breast, free; Ella Miller (15-18 girls) fly, back, free.

Dan Coel was a double winner for EDGE in the 11-12 boys category, winning the back and freestyle race.

EDGE also earned wins over the Burlington Country Club and Winooski to move to 5-0 so far this summer.

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