LI Ball Games

LIbaseballLYNDON- Spring sports are in full swing for local high schools, and Lyndon Institute's baseball and softball teams have been working hard before and during the season.

The baseball team currently has a 3-2 standing. The season is looking positive to the fans.



"They're playing well together and coming together as a team," Mark Deluca, father of a senior right fielder, said. "It's still early in the season, but they're doing a lot of good things."

The team played against North Country on Saturday, but lost 6-5. But Deluca says the game still showed how much hard work the players have been putting into the season.

"It looks like they've got a lot of leadership this year from last years group," Deluca said. "They're definitely going to go far this year and be contenders in the end."

Last year, the baseball team received new coaches -- varsity head coach is Jeremy Wheeler and the assistant coaches are Doug D'Olimpio and Robert Trucott.

Deluca said the new coaches have been a positive influence for the team, and the team has been doing well with the new coaching style.

The Lyndon Institute baseball team was not the only team who got new coaches last year; the softball team did as well.

The Vikings softball team is undefeated in their season so far with a 3-0 record.

"This is their second year," Aaron Bergeron, father of senior player, said. "I think any time you're new to a program there's a little bit of a learning curve, so they've obviously made those adjustments too, so that's going to be a positive thing for the outcome of the season."

The girls also played North Country on Saturday, and were able to come out with a 12-11 win.

"An outstanding game. Lyndon came back in the final inning, one run down, to score two runs," Bergeron said.

Bergeron said the girls worked hard during the off-season as well. The team was able to practice to prepare for the season.

Both teams have a lot to look forward to in the rest of the season.

The LI baseball teams's next game will be Thursday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. at home against Lamoille High School. The softball team is heading to Oxbow Tuesday, April 26 for a 4:30 p.m. start against Oxbow High School.

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