New Hampshire stays alive, earns run-rule win over Vermont

Published on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:30
Written by RYAN AMES


BRISTOL – Mason DeVall struck out every batter he faced in New Hampshire's 10-0 win over Vermont in the New England Region bracket of the Little League East region tournament Tuesday at Breen Field.

DeVall's exceptional performance keeps North Manchester-Hooksett's season alive as it advances to face Maine in the loser's bracket quarterfinal.

Essex Town's loss ends its time in Bristol after winning its first game against Rhode Island on Sunday.

A six-run fourth inning put the run-rule into effect and ultimately ended the game.

A two-RBI triple from Cal Lucier made it 6-0 New Hampshire, before hits from Keith Townsend, Jacoby Acevedo, Tyler Chauvette and Timmy Evans made it 9-0.

A throwing error from Vermont third baseman on a bunt from Dom Labranche scored New Hampshire's 10th run.

The victors finished with 11 hits and no errors while Vermont posted no hits and four errors.

New Hampshire got on the board early after a wild pitch from Vermont pitcher Austin Ravelin scored Mason DeVall during the bottom of the first. DeVall and Cal Lucier registered singles to reach base while Keith Townsend got on base with a walk.

New Hampshire doubled its lead an inning later after another wild pitch brought in Ryson Michaud.

Tristan Lucier started the bottom half of the third inning with a bang, launching a solo homerun over the right field fence, to push New Hampshire's lead to 3-0.

Vermont starter Austin Ravelin lasted just two more batters before being replaced by Grayson Pike. Pike allowed the fourth run of the night on a low pitch that catcher Jacob Laroche couldn't corrall, extending the score to 4-0.

Wednesday's game marks a rematch of both teams' first games of the tournament as Maine topped New Hampshire 5-0 on Sunday.

Each carrying one loss and its season on the line, first pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Ryan Ames can be reached at 860-801-5094 or on Twitter @_RyanAmes.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:30. Updated: Tuesday, 10 August 2021 20:32.