April 1st, 2015
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Middlebury College men’s golf team opened the spring season by winning the 2015 Sunshine Invitational, which concluded on March 26 at the 6,580-yard, par 72 Ryder Course at PGA National in Port St. Lucie, Fla. As a team, the Panthers carded a score of 293 to defeat Rensselaer (297) and Williams (301).
MADISON, Conn. — The Middlebury College softball team opened NESCAC West play on Sunday by sweeping a doubleheader from host Wesleyan, 4-3 and 6-1, in games played at Hand High School in Madison, Conn.
Saturday’s game between the two teams was postponed and will be made up at a later date. The Panthers improved to 9-3 overall with the two league wins, while Wesleyan dropped to 6-8, 0-2 in NESCAC West.
3/29 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ......................... 4-3
3/29 Midd. vs. Wesleyan ......................... 6-1
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
AMHERST, Mass. — The Middlebury College men’s lacrosse team split two games last week, including a win over a highly ranked NESCAC foe.
The Panthers carried a 7-2 record, 4-1 in league play, into a Wednesday home game vs. NESCAC opponent Hamilton. They will next host another league game, Colby at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
This past Saturday, Middlebury handed Amherst (8-1, 3-1) its first loss of the season, 17-11. The Jeffs entered that contest ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, while the Panthers were 13th.
CALIFORNIA — The Middlebury College men’s tennis team emerged from its trip to California last week with two wins in four matches against nationally ranked opponents and an 8-2 record overall. The Panthers were ranked No. 6 in last week’s NCAA Division III poll.
CALIFORNIA — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team posted a 2-2 week against four ranked opponents to conclude its recent spring trip to southern California. The 5-3 Panthers began the week ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III.
Middlebury started the week with two losses against top-20 Division II opponents, 5-4 to No. 15 University of California San Diego on March 24 and 6-3 to No. 17 Azusa Pacific 6-3 on March 25. Middlebury completed the week with 6-3 wins over two D-III foes, No. 15 Chicago on March 26 and No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Williams swept a three-game NESCAC West series in Tucson from the Middlebury College baseball team on this past Friday and Saturday, leaving the Panthers at 0-9 heading into a three-game set scheduled for this weekend at Amherst. Williams improved to 6-3, 3-0 in league play.
On this past Friday, Middlebury dropped game one vs. Williams 13-12 via a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Tyler J. Ask, 23, of Bristol pleaded guilty to a Dec. 27, 2014, charge of driving under the influence, and was sentenced to a 90-day license suspension and was fined $667.
Gerald Baitz, 44, of Barre pleaded innocent to a March 9 charge of driving under the influence and was released with conditions.