Bigelow, Petrie named to Vermont team
BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Union High School seniors Leif Bigelow and Dan Petrie were named to the Vermont team, which will take on New Hampshire in the annual Twin State Baseball Classic on June 23 at the Maxfield Complex in White River Junction.
Pre-game festivities will start at 9:30 a.m., followed by the first pitch of Game 1 of a pair of seven-inning contests. The last six showdowns between the neighboring states have all been decided by a single run.
The dynamic duo helped the Colonels earn the No. 2 seed in the Division 1 Tournament. The purple and white finished with a 17-2 record — only losing to Keene during the regular season and then Colchester in a semifinal.
Petrie, who is a catcher, had five hits during the postseason including a solo homer in a playdown game. He also threw two potential base thieves out in a comeback victory over Essex in round two.
Bigelow went 1-1 on the hill in the playoffs and played shortstop in a quarterfinal win. The ace fanned 10, walked just one, and scattered five hits when beating Lyndon in the tourney opener.
"The Chief" will begin playing for UConn next spring. According to MLB.com, Brattleboro's right-hander was the top draft prospect in the Green Mountain State.
Vermont roster: Coaches — Mike Czok (Randolph), Shawn French (Oxbow), Marcel Girouard (Burlington), Jason Tarleton (Woodstock). Players — Leif Bigelow (Brattleboro), Dan Petrie (Brattleboro), Sky Rahill (Burlington), Jay McCoy (Burr and Burton), Jacob Bortnick (CVU), Liam Reiner (CVU), Brayden Howrigan (Enosburg Falls), Tyler Hamilton (Hartford), Jake O'Brien (Harwood), Nick Fitzgerald (Lamoille), Nate Selby (Lamoille), Brandon Brunell (Lyndon), Dustin Whitcomb (Mount Abraham), Jake Choiniere (Saint Johnsbury), Jasper Rankin (Saint Johnsbury), Sammy Premsagar (South Burlington), Seth Balch (Windsor), Owen Tarleton (Woodstock).
Coaches for the Green Mountain State will be Mike Czok of Randolph, Shawn French of Oxbow, Marcel Girouard of Burlington and Jason Tarleton of Woodstock.
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