NEW BRITAIN, CT — The Lake Monsters scored at least one run in eight of the nine innings they batted, finishing with the night with 13 runs on 19 hits to complete a two-game Future League series sweep of the New Britain Bees 13-4 Wednesday night at New Britain Stadium.

The 13 runs were the most by a Vermont team since July 23, 2022 when they scored 13 runs vs. Worcester and most runs scored on the road since the Lake Monsters joined the FCBL in 2021. The 19 hits are also most by a FCBL Vermont team and 1 hit off the Lake Monsters all-time record of 20 set at New Jersey June 21, 1996 in NY-Penn League. 

After a pair of Vermont runs in the first inning,Tyler Wells (St. Johnsbury/UNew Haven) added a solo home run in the second. The Danville, VT native is just the third Vermonter to hit a home run for the Lake Monsters in three FCBL seasons (Georgia’s Colby Brouillette and Burlington’s Sky Rahill).

Eduardo Diaz (Navy) added an RBI single and Brouillette (BFA/Central Connecticut) a two-run single in the fourth before a Tommy Martin (Yale) RBI double and Diaz RBI singles in the fifth for a 9-0 lead.

After New Britain scored four times in the fifth (including a Freddy Forgione three-run double) and the Lake Monsters were held scoreless for the only inning of the night in the sixth, Martin added an RBI in seventh, Wells a two-run single in eighth and Logan Keller (Navy) an RBI single in ninth.

Vermont (5-3) wraps up the five-game roadtrip with a pair of games at Brockton Thursday and Friday at 6:30pm.

MONSTER PERFORMANCES                                                                                          

  • Wells 3-for-5, 2 R, HR, 3 RBI
  • Diaz 3-for-4, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
  • Martin 2-for-4, 2 BB, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBI
  • Brouillette 2-for-6, 3 RBI
  • Reliever Thomas Santana (Columbia) 2.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 SO for win


  • 27 of Vermont’s 48 batters in game reached base safely (19 hits, 7 walks, 1 hit batter)
  • 8 of the 9 Lake Monster batters finished with 2 or more hits, led by Wells, Diaz and Keller with 3 hits apiece
  • Vermont has scored 10 or more runs in 2 straight regular-season games for the 1st time since 11-1 and 16-0 wins vs. New Britain June 25-26, 2022 at Centennial
  • Starter Evan Maloney (Wake Forest) allowed 2 hits over 4 scoreless innings before four runs and one out in the fifth inning
  • Lake Monsters now 16-2 vs. the Bees in FCBL games, including 6-1 at New Britain

Next Game: Thursday at Brockton, 6:30 pm
Next Home Game: Saturday vs. Westfield, 6:05pm