HODGDON — Ben Tuttle pitched six strong shutout innings with nine strikeouts to lead the Hodgdon Hawks by the Woodland Dragons 6-2 in a mutual high school baseball opener Friday.
Drew Hayward pitched well for the Woodland Dragons but a few errors behind him in the third inning allowed Hodgdon to get on the board.
For Hodgdon, Matt Tuttle reached base four times, including three singles and two runs scored. Sam Horton, Jimmy Buzzell, Wyatt Foster, and Andrew Tuttle all scored as well.
For Woodland, Hayward helped his own cause by reaching base safely twice and scoring a run, Windsor Brooks reached base safely three times and also scored a run.
Woodland 000 000 2 — 2
Hodgdon 002 301 x — 6
Hodgdon 23, Woodland 3
At Hodgdon, Taylor Desrosiers struck out 14 to lead Hodgdon by Woodland in the opener.
Woodland responded with five singles and a triple, reaching home plate safely three times.
Desrosiers contributed two singles and one double, while Sidney Crane added the same, and Grace Graham contributed a single and a double. Jesse Drew, Janelle Goff, Tabetha Ganzel, Kendra Gresko, and Megan Russell all chipped in with base hits.
Southern Vt. sweeps UMPI
At Bennington, Vermont, the Southern Vermont College Mountaineers recorded 27 hits in two games to sweep the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls 8-6 and 15-1.
Zack Stacey and Austin Teitelbaum sparked the Mountaineers in the first game with a double, single and two RBIs each.
Andrew Bartlett smacked a three-run homer and RBI double to pace the Owls. Brady Rowe added two singles.
R.J. Pingitore went 4-for-4, all doubles, and drove in four runs to lead Southern Vermont (13-13) in the second game.
Matt Curry and Tommy Collins each recorded two singles for UMPI (8-12) and Matt Cauchon had a sacrifice fly.