BURLINGTON, VT — The Nashua Silver Knights hit three home runs, including a pair of Kyle Wolff two-run homers, to hand the Vermont Lake Monsters their first loss at historic Centennial Field in over a month with a 9-3 Futures League victory Thursday night.
The loss snapped a 15-game home winning streak for the Lake Monsters, who had not lost at Centennial since their first two home games of season May 27-28. Despite the loss Vermont (24-7) has still won eight of last 10, 11 of last 14 and 24 of its last 28 games overall.
Vermont led 3-1 when Wolff tied the game in the sixth inning with a two-run blast to left off Lake Monsters starter Tim Noone (Tufts), who allowed three runs on on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over 6 innings. The next inning Kyle Lavaigne gave the Silver Knights a 4-3 lead with a solo homer on the first pitch of the seventh from reliever Zach Lewis (Wake Forest).
Nashua scored five more times in the top of the eighth to open up the six-run advantage with the first two runs coming on Wolff’s second homer of the night and fifth of the season for a 6-3 lead.
* Tim Noone 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
* Lake Monsters took 1-0 lead bottom 1st on a Harrison Didawick (Virginia) sacrifice fly, then snapped a 1-1 tie on a run-scoring wild pitch and Colby Brouillette (BFA/Clarkson) bloop RBI single in bottom of 3rd for a 3-1 advantage
* Vermont had just 1 hit, a 2-out Connor Bowman (Tufts) double in 7th inning, after the 3rd inning (18 of final 21 Monster batters retired)
Beyond The Boxscore
* Since July 1st of 2021, the Lake Monsters have a 54-13 regular-season record (30-6 to end 2021, 25-6 in 2022)
* Including 2021 playoffs, Vermont had 58-14 record over that 365-day span July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022
* 1st time this season that the Lake Monsters have allowed 3 home runs in a game
* Loss was just the 2nd in 17 games all-time vs. Nashua in FCBL (11-1 last year and 4-1 this year)
Next Game: Friday vs. Nashua 6:35pm
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