Shelburne’s 11/12 fall baseball team’s season came to an end with a 10-2 loss to Williston last Saturday, Sept. 29. Shelburne finished a great season with a 4-2 record.
Shelburne had strong pitching performances from Hank Caswell and Trevor Mitiguy. The game was played in rainy, cool conditions and a strong effort was put in by all players.
Offensively, Shelburne’s game was highlighted with Hank Caswell’s two hits and the speedy Mackenzie Miller stealing home not once but twice which accounted for both runs. At second base, Michael Casarico had two defensive gems in the first inning; throwing runners out from his knees.
Ben Herskowitz had a great game behind home plate carrying the catching duties for the entire game.
The season was celebrated with a soggy post-game cookout enjoyed by players and parents from both Shelburne and Williston.
Coach Arthur Prentice said, “I couldn’t be prouder of our team. Given the unique challenges presented by many of our players playing in a multi-sport season, while also playing other sports like football, soccer and lacrosse, our ball players put in 100 percent effort. Most importantly they all got to play ball for another couple of months after Little League season had ended thus improving their skills and getting more playing experience. It has been a long time since Shelburne fielded an 11/12 fall baseball team, but I’m sure we will be part of this league annually for years to come. I’d like to thank all the parents and players for their scheduling efforts and support in the last couple of months.”