Bucks Soar Past Falcons in Season Opener



The Bucks surround home plate after Evan Dennis’s solo homerun in their season opener against the Richford Falcons on Thursday, April 13th.

Evan Dennis, Managing Editor

WELLS RIVER- The Blue Mountain Bucks defeated the Richford Falcons 14-4 in their first game of the season on Thursday, April 13th. The Bucks sent Senior south-paw Ricky Fennimore to the hill, going 3 innings, fanning seven, giving up five hits, two walks and two runs. In relief the Bucks would bring in Sophomore Brody Kingsbury; he would pitch one inning, giving up two runs on three hits, two walks, and no strikeouts. For the fifth and final inning the Bucks sent Junior Owen Murray to the bump who looked almost un-hittable, surrendering no hits, no runs, and no walks, with two strikeouts.

The Falcons would start Junior Carter Blaney, going 1 and 1/3 innings surrendering 10 runs, on seven hits, six walks and fanning two. In relief sophomore Mikey Cunningham would pitch 2 and 2/3 innings letting in four runs on six hits, three walks and one strikeout.

The Bucks start the season off with a bang on the offensive end, with 14 runs on 13 hits. Kason Blood started right where he left off last season with a screaming double down the left field line to get the bucks going in the first. Blood would add on a triple in the 4th inning and end the night with two hits, two walks and three runs. Senior Evan Dennis also had a strong night at the plate, with a double in the second inning and a solo blast clearing the right field fence in the fourth inning. Dennis would finish with two hits, two runs, two RBIs and a walk at the dish. Ricky Fennimore, Keegan Frigon and Owen Murray would also contribute in a big way on the offensive end with two hits a piece. Fennimore said “I thought it was a great start to the season, we have some things to work on but its early and we will fix those things”.

In the first inning the Falcons would apply some pressure to the Bucks, loading up the bases after a single from Carter Blaney and a couple walks. But Fennimore would get out of trouble after a fly ball to right field. The Falcons would then get a run in the second inning to get themselves on the board after a double by Mitchell Kane. They would later tack on a couple more runs, finishing the contest with four. Carter Blaney led the Falcons on offense with two hits, one walk, one run and an RBI.

The Flacons will drop to 0-1 and host Enosburg on April 18th. The Bucks start their season off in the win column and host cross-river rival Woodsville on Saturday, April 15th.