NORWICH, CT — Ryan Marra went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two-run single, while Cam Conley was 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles as the Vermont Lake Monsters rallied from a one-run deficit by scoring six times in the top of the ninth inning for a 9-4 Futures League victory over the Norwich Sea Unicorns Sunday afternoon at Dodd Stadium.
Trailing 4-3 Vermont loaded the bases with no outs to start the ninth on a walk, single and walk before Jimmy Evans (Tufts) was hit by the first pitch he saw to tie the game. Norwich’s next pitch went to the backstop allowing Henry Godbout (Virginia) to come home with the go ahead run.
Marra (Brown), who had given the Lake Monsters a 2-1 lead in the third with his first home run of the season, then lined a two-run single to rightfield to increase the Lake Monsters advantage to 7-4. Conley (Pepperdine), who was in an 0-for-18 slump after his first at bat of game, collected his fourth straight base hit with a RBI single to left and two outs later Tyler Favretto (Crowder) added another RBI single to cap off the six-run inning.
* Ryan Marra 2-for-4, 2 R, HR, 4 RBI
* Cam Conley 4-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B, RBI
* Henry Godbout 2-for-4, HBP, R (14×27 during 7-game hit streak)
* Nick Berger (Rollins) allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts over 5 innings in his Lake Monsters debut
* Norwich tied game 2-2 bottom 3rd on RBI single and took 4-2 advantage in 5th on another RBI single and sac fly
* Conley led off 6th with 2nd double of game and later scored on a Jordan Kelly (Princeton) RBI groundout
* Vermont bullpen 1 H in 4 scoreless IP with Joe Mascio (St. John’s) 2 IP, Zach Lewis (Wake Forest) 1 IP for win and George Goldstein (Middlebury) 1 IP
* Harrison Didawick (Virginia) also made his Vermont debut, going 1-for-3 with 2 walks and 1 run scored
Beyond The Boxscore
* Vermont fell 1 run short of scored 10+ runs in its 5th straight game, but Lake Monsters have now scored 52 runs in last 5 games (10.4 rpg)
* Since July 1st of 2021, the Lake Monsters have a 47-11 regular-season record (30-6 to end 2021, 17-5 in 2022)
* Vermont (17-5) has won 17 of its last 19 games and tie 2010 Lake Monsters for franchise best record after 22 games
Next Game: Tuesday vs. Pittsfield, 6:35pm