Jacob Benson hurled a complete game four-hitter, Elijah Baez popped a two-run double in the first inning and the Essex High School baseball team opened its season with a 9-1 win over Rutland.
Jacob Gaboriault went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Jonathan Palmer and Pat Brodeur each tallied two hits and two runs for Essex, which scored four runs in the second inning.
Benson allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four.
Dylan Hotchkiss took the loss and Andy Cassarino doubled for Rutland.
Article by Burlington Free Press