BURLINGTON, VT —The Lake Monsters hit three home runs overall, including both a three-run and grand slam in a nine-run sixth inning as Vermont defeated the New Britain Bees for the second straight day by a 10-run mercy rule with a 16-0 seven-inning victory Sunday at historic Centennial Field.
Vermont (23-5) have now won 23 of its last 25 games, including a 15-game winning streak at Centennial that ties franchise record for consecutive home victories (final 13 home games of 2000 season and first two games in 2001)

Ryan Marra (Brown) had Vermont’s first home run of the game in the third inning, a solo shot to right to rightfield that was followed by a Colby Brouillette (BFA/Clarkson) double and Cam Conley (Pepperdine) RBI triple for a 3-0 lead. Lake Monsters added four runs in the fifth including RBI singles from Conley, Tyler Favretto (Crowder) and George Cooper (Harvard).

Jordan Kelly (Princeton) got the nine-run sixth started with a two-out, three-run line drive home run off the light pole in right field for a 10-0 advantage. The homer was followed by two singles, a walk and two more singles before Andrew Kanellis (Vassar) capped off the inning with a pinch-hit grand slam off the leftfield press box.

Nick Berger (Rollins) retired 16 of 20 batters faced over six scoreless innings allowing three hits with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the victory. Over the last six games, Vermont starting pitchers have given up just four runs (three earned) on 10 hits with five walks and 35 strikeouts over 32 innings (0.84 ERA)

Monster Performances
* Nick Berger 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO
* Ryan Marra 3-for-3, 2 BB, 4 R, solo HR
* Colby Brouillette 3-for-3, 3 R, 2B, RBI

Monster Highlights
* Despite batting in just six innings, Vermont set new team FCBL records with 16 runs (had 15 vs. Pittsfield 6/22) and 17 base hits (most by a Lake Monsters team since August 14, 2019 in NY-Penn League game vs. Brooklyn)
* Marra reach safely in all 5 plate appearances (3-for-3, 2 walks) as did Jackson Kline (2-for-2, 2 BB, HBP), while Brouillette was 3-for-3 with a sac fly in his 4 times at plate
* Marra scored 4 runs, tying him for team FCBL record for runs in a game (set by Harrison Didawick 6/22), and Conley was 3-for-3 in his last 3 plate appearances
* 1st time that Vermont has hit 3+ homers in a game since August 2019 at Aberdeen and 1st time at Centennial since Game 1 of 2017 NYPL semifinals vs. Mahoning Valley
* 1st 9-run inning for Vermont in the FCBL and 1st overall since September 3, 2018 vs. Tri-City

Beyond The Boxscore
* Since July 1st of 2021, the Lake Monsters have a 53-11 regular-season record (30-6 to end 2021, 23-5 in 2022)
* 4th 10-run mercy rule victory of the season and 7th time in last 11 games Lake Monsters 10+ runs
* Vermont team batting average of .330 with 110 total runs scored last 11 games
* Lake Monsters have now scored 5 or more runs in 10 of last 11 games, 15 of 17 and 22 of 28 overall
* 1st shutout win of the season for Vermont, who lowered league-leading ERA to 3.12
* The 16-0 final also set a new franchise record for largest margin of victory (18-3 vs. Williamsport 7/26/94)

Next Game: Tuesday at Pittsfield, 6:35pm
Next Home Game: Thursday vs. Nashua 6:35pm