The UVM Club Baseball team started out the season with 2 solid wins in the NECBA opener at Centennial Field on Saturday. In the opener in the win over a solid UMass Lowell team 8-1 excellent pitching was evident with Ryan Connor (BFA St. Albans) and Jacob Sprague (Randolph HS) in giving up 1 unearned run through the 7 inning contest. Offensively the Club was led by Ryan (2 hits, 2 runs), Dave Lacroix, Colchester (2 runs and 2 stolen bases), Matt Bouvier, South Burlington (2 hits and 2 RBI). Defensive standouts were Jamie Martell, Brattleboro and Derek Amodei, Carlisle, MA.
In the second game again solid pitching prevailed with Luke Russell (Harwood Union) and Zac Roy (BFA Fairfax) combined a 4 hitter for a 4-1 win for the Club Team. The offensive came up with big hits from Jacob (2 RBI) and Matt (2 RBI). Outstanding defensive plays were turned in by Luke Dolan (Underhill) and Antonio Forehand (Burlington).

This weekend will be the 2nd annual FRIENDS of VERMONT BASEBALL INVITATIONAL at Centennial Field.
The schedule is:

FRIDAY - 5pm:  St.Michaels' versus The Black Sox
7:30 St. Michael's versus the UVM Club Team

SATURDAY - noon: Norwich U versus St. Michael's
2:30pm: The Black Sox versus Norwich U
5pm: Norwich U versus The UVM Club Team

The next NECBA game is Sunday, the 20th at Centennial Field versus the University of Southern New Hampshire with the first game of the doubleheader starting at noon.

There is no admission charge. The purpose of the event is to showcase Vermont baseball and historic Centennial Field.