COLCHESTER, Vt. — After battling back from an early deficit, Adams Glass could not hold onto its lead in its first game of the Senior Babe Ruth Tournament.
Adams Glass fell to Colchester, 4-3, Saturday, but will look to bounce back today in the loser’s bracket at 11 a.m. against the winner of Franklin City and Lyndon.
Adams Glass (16-7-1) threatened in the first inning, with Nick Uliva and Nick Demarais on first and third, respectively. But, Colchester’s Devin Dessormeau got out of the jam and retired the next two batters.
Colchester took the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Dessormeau singled with two outs and stole second base. He scored on Cory Benoit’s double to grab a 1-0 lead. A lead Colchester would hold until the sixth inning.
Adams Glass rallied in the top of the sixth to grab a 3-1 lead.
Kevin Sousa led off the inning with a single and stole both second and third base. After an out, Demarais rapped a single to score Sousa and tie the game at one, but was thrown out going for an extra base for the second out of the inning.
Kyle Sprague walked and moved to second on a passed ball. Luis Pepen-Matos belted a single to score Sprague and give Adams Glass a 2-1 lead. Pepen-Matos was then brought to the plate, after a Kyle McCarthy walk, by Ryan McCall’s single to right field.
With runners on second and third, Alex Lamberton’s line drive was taken away on a strong play Colchester’s short stop.
Now trailing 3-1, Colchester had the answer.
In the bottom half of the inning, Colchester had two singles and a walk to load the bases with one out. A ground out forced in a run to make it 3-2, and with two outs Hunter McSweeney sent an 0-2 pitch over third base to knock in two runs.