The Connecticut River Valley Baseball League wraps up the 2013 regular season this weekend with all eight adult town teams in action with playoff seedings and matchups at stake. The action begins on Friday evening at 6:30 in Claremont as the defending league champion Cardinals host the Walpole Wild Blue. The two teams are currently tied for second place with records of 8 wins and four losses. Sunday morning at 10, the Putney Fossils and Brattleboro River Rats meet at Dummerston Field, and a win for Putney could move them ahead of the Newport Polar Bears in the playoff seeding. The regular season wraps up with a pair of games at 11 a.m. Sunday as Claremont hosts the Sunapee Old Lakers at Barnes Park while the Keene Black Dawgs take on Walpole at Keene State College.
In recent CRVBL action, Keene outslugged Newport 13-10, with Rob Smith hitting a bases loaded triple to account for three of his four runs batted in. Nate Wood and Seth McLean each had four hits for the Black Dawgs. The Old Lakers of Sunapee defeated Brattleboro 10 to 6, with pitcher Tom Frederick getting the complete game win and driving in a pair of runs.
Walpole beat Putney, 14-4, with Chris Ballou hitting a home run and getting the win on the mound. And, the league’s first place team, the Chester/Saxtons Crush shut out Claremont twice, sweeping a doubleheader, 4-0 and 1-0.
All CRVBL games are free of charge, and to learn more about the league, visit the CRVBL website at http://www.crvbl.org/ .
Chester/Saxtons 11 1
Claremont 8 4
Walpole 8 4
Sunapee 7 6
Newport 5 7
Putney 5 8
Keene 3 8
Brattleboro 2 11