Luke Salerno struck out 12 in a three-hit, complete-game effort, leading Essex to a 4-1 high school baseball win over South Burlington on Tuesday.
Tyler Warren singled and drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Josh Baez also had an RBI on a sac fly for 2-1 Essex.
Connor Bradley doubled and Patrick McMackin took the loss for the Rebels (2-1), whose pitching staff walked eight Essex batters.
* BFA-St. Albans 14, Rice 1: Darren Callan hurled a two-hitter and BFA-St. Albans plated 11 runs in the fourth inning to pull away from visiting Rice.
Nick Berno and Doug Saffo each clubbed two singles and a double while Dan Duquette also doubled for BFA, which had nine hits during its big fourth inning.
Rice (2-1) scored in the first inning, Charlie Boardman’s triple driving in Will Conroy. Cam Bourbeau was the losing pitcher.
* Mount Mansfield 15, Milton 8: Mount Mansfield only scored runs in two innings, but both were huge for the Cougars as they fought back against Milton.
After facing a seven-run deficit in the fourth, the Cougars bounced back with six runs behind four hits, five walks and a few Milton errors. Going into the final inning, Mount Mansfield trailed 8-6 before unloading nine runs in the final frame. Luke Dolan was 3-for-5 for MMU and Monte Green was the winning pitcher.
Travis Giard, Ryan Nichols and Colby Darling each contributed two hits for Milton (0-3).
* Colchester 4, Middlebury 3: Sean Callahan struck out six in Colchester’s victory over Middlebury.
Mitch Thayer had the game-winning hit for the Lakers (3-0) in the top of the seventh and Joss Rylant closed out the game for the save.
Aaron Smth went 2-for-2 with three RBIs for Middlebury (1-4) and Taylor Patterson suffered the loss.
* Champlain Valley 3, St. Johnsbury 0: Rayne Supple struck out 10 and Champlian Valley scored two runs in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless game as it beat host St. Johnsbury.
Alex Henning went 1-for-2 with two RBIs and Dylan Ireland went 1-for-3 with an RBI single for the Redhawks (2-1). Supple went six innings, giving up two hits, while Davis Mikell earned the save, striking out the side in the seventh.
Colton Hudson took the loss despite going seven innings and giving up only three hits.
* Missisquoi 6, Burlington 2: Matt St. Armour fanned 15 batters in a complete-game effort, lifting host Missisquoi over Burlington.
R.J. Machia had a key double in the Thunderbirds’ four-run fourth inning. Chris Brousseau and Josh Laroche each connected for two hits
* Vergennes 13, Winooski 5: Charlie Stapleford tossed five scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters as Vergennes defeated visiting Winooski.
Nick Richer (3-for-5), Chris Leach (2-for-3) and Nathan Unger (2-for-4) contributed offensively for 2-0 Vergennes. Stapleford also doubled.
Derrick Langlais went 4-for-4 with a double for Winooski, which scored all of its runs in the seventh inning.
* Rutland 7, Spaulding 1: Andy Cassarino took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as visiting Rutland defeated Spaulding.
Cassarino, who struck out 11, walked two and gave up two hits in the complete-game win, also went 3-for-4 at the plate, scoring three times. Collin Clark went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Jake Alerico’s 1-for-3 effort included a pair of RBIs for 4-1 Rutland.
Zach McWain broke up Cassarino’s no-hit bid, singling with one out in the sixth. Josh Kennison took the loss for Spaulding (2-1).
* Colchester 8, Middlebury 0: Emi Eakin twirled a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Miranda Turner’s three hits included a triple as visiting Colchester blanked Middlebury.
Sierra Cummings lashed two singles and Taylor Losier stroked a double for Colchester (3-0).
Hannah Lawrence singled in the fourth inning for Middlebury and Kristen Zosselin took the loss.
* Vergennes 15, Winooski 0 (6): Taylor Paquette racked up 18 strikeouts and allowed one hit in Vergennes’ victory over visiting Winooski.
Dani Brown went 3-for-4 with a double and Molly Ambrose had two singles for Vergennes (3-0).
Ashley Bushey, the losing pitcher, produced Winooski’s hit in the second inning.
* Essex 15, South Burlington 0 (5): Lauren Gilbert’s grand slam during a 10-run first inning sparked Essex’s win at South Burlington.
Karyn Svarczkopf was impressive on the mound, striking out six and allowing one hit for the Hornets.
Alex Groen broke up the no-hit bid with a single in the fourth inning for the Rebels (0-3).
* Enosburg 20, Lamoille 2: Emilee Bose struck out 11 and allowed only five hits as Enosburg downed host Lamoille.
MacKenzie Gleason led Enosburg (2-0) at the plate, going 3-for-5.
* Missisquoi 8, Burlington 1: Dakota Raleigh hurled a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk, leading host Missisquoi past Burlington.
Raleigh also banged out three hits, including a pair of doubles, as the 3-0 Thunderbirds pulled away with a four-run sixth inning keyed by Kirstin Ward’s two-run double.
Ward finished with two hits while Raleigh, Katie Campbell and Emily Gold had RBI singles in a three-run first inning. Hannah Bourdeau added a pair of hits.
Olivia Maher took the loss and Ilona Maher doubled and scored for BHS (2-1).
* Mount Mansfield 20, Milton 5: Maryel Likhite went 4-for-6 with three RBIs to power visiting Mount Mansfield past Milton.
Sydney LeBourveau (two doubles, three RBIs), Felicia Forsyth (3-for-4, two RBIs) and Molly Burke (3-for-5) also produced for MMU, which scored seven runs apiece in the fifth and seventh innings. LeBourveau also earned the win, allowing five hits while striking out four.
* St. Johnsbury 23, Champlain Valley 0 (5): St. Johnsbury capped off its rout of Champlain Valley with a 13-run showing in the bottom of the second.
Carys Potter, Gabbie Willey and Brigette Rankin each had two hits for St. Johnsbury (2-1) and Kayla Allard tossed a two-hitter for Hilltoppers.
* BFA-Fairfax 4, Harwood 0: Kayla Mathieu twirled a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts in host BFA-Fairfax’s win over Harwood.
Kaitlyn Barnack went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Mathieu doubled for the Bullets.
* Lamoille 11, Colchester 10 (OT): John Sciortino’s third tally came in overtime and sent Lamoille past Colchester to avange a loss in last year’s Division II semifianls.
Marcus Wadlington and Bennett Anderson each had two goals and three assists for Lamoille (3-0) and Thomas Meyer stopped seven shots.
Quinn Trabulsy led all scorers with six points (five goals, one assist) and Josh Gervais netted two goals and had an assist. Barry Bergeron’s 18 saves kept the Lakers (2-1) close.