Following back-to-back one-out singles from Jimmy Evans (Tufts) and Brian Schaub (Trinity) in the fourth, Brouillette (BFA/Clarkson) worked the count to 2-1 before fouling off five straight pitches ahead of launching a three-run homer to right in the fourth for a 4-1 lead.
Schuab had tied the game 1-1 in the second inning with a leadoff homer, his first of the season for the Lake Monsters. Starting pitcher Tobey McDonough (Brown) allowed two runs (RBI singles in first and sixth innings) five hits with no walks and five strikeouts over six innings to earn the victory.
The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Lake Monsters, while the Silver Knights had their nine-game winning streak broken. Vermont (27-11) moves 7 1/2 games in front of Nashua (19-18) for first-place in the FCBL standings with 25 scheduled regular-season games remaining.
Tobey McDonough (W) 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 S0
Colby Brouillette 2-for-4, 3-run homer (3rd HR of season)Monster Highlights
* Ian Parent (Enicott), Silas Reed (Tufts) and George Goldstein (Middlebury) each tossed a 1-2-3 inning over the final 3 frames, combing for 5 strikeouts
* Schaub and Cooper Kelly (Kansas) both had 2 hits as Vermont finished with 8-5 advantage in hits
* Evans made his 1st start since June 21st, going 1-for-4 with 1 run
Beyond The Boxscore
* Lake Monsters are still franchise-best 27-11 after 38 games (previous best was 24-14 in 1996 NYPL title season)
* The 4 Vermont pitchers combined for 0 walks, 10 strikeouts marking 7th time this season with 0 BB, 10+ K in game
* Lake Monsters 12-1 when they hit homer (only loss Thursday), while 4-0 when hitting 2+ homers
* Vermont is now 5-6 when scoring 4 runs or fewer in a game (22-5 when 5+ runs scored)
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