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Davis Pulls Double Duty for Vermont Twin-Staters

NEW LONDON, NH – Recent Colchester graduate Zach Davis, son of former Craftsbury Academy (CA) great Jeff Davis, made his Vermont Lake Monsters debut last week and then joined his Vermont Twin-State baseball team in time over the weekend to help them earn a split against New Hampshire.

The reigning Vermont Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year pitched two innings in relief for the Lake Monsters on Wednesday night in a 9-5 win over the Brockton Rox. The big righty gave up a pair of hits and walked a batter in two innings of work. Davis joined his Twin-State teammates at Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon, blasting a double off the center-field fence in the top of the seventh to help break open a one-run ball game in a 7-0 win. Tobey Appenzeller of Essex was named Vermont’s Most Valuable Player with a two-for-two performance that included a three-run double. Davis also pitched a scoreless seventh inning to close out the win. New Hampshire bounced back in the nightcap with a 4-3 win. Lane LeClair was named MVP, striking out eight in just three innings of work for the Granite Staters.

Davis and the Lake Monsters will be back in action in Burlington on Thursday as they host New Britain on the July Fourth Holiday. He will attend Bryant University this fall on a baseball scholarship.

Alekson Shuts Down Nighthawks

MONTPELIER – Former Peoples Academy (PA) legend Ben Alekson was stellar last week in his third start of the season for the Vermont Mountaineers.

Alekson pitched four and two-thirds innings of shutout baseball, striking out six in a 13-0 home win over Upper Valley last Wednesday. The big right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.97 earned run average for the Mountaineers this season, striking out 14, while walking just one batter. The 2023 Vermont Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year and three-time state champion posted a 6-1 record in his freshman season with Fairfield University this past spring. The Nighthawks got their revenge over the weekend with a doubleheader home sweep, snapping Vermont’s nine-game winning streak and evening the Governor’s Cup series at 2-2. The Mountaineers sit atop of the ECBL standings with a league’s best 14-5 record.

Alekson and the Mountaineers travel to Keene on Wednesday and will be back at Recreation Field on Friday night to face the Valley Blue Sox. They welcome Keene and Upper Valley to the Capital City next Monday and Tuesday night.

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