BURLINGTON, VT — The Vermont Lake Monsters scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to erase a one-run deficit and defeat the Worcester Bravehearts 6-2 in Futures League action Thursday night in front of a season-high 4,117 at historic Centennial Field.

Vermont trailed 2-1 when they scored five times in the fifth on just one hit, a Jimmy Evans (Tufts) RBI single that gave the Lake Monsters a 3-2 advantage. The inning had started with a one-out error, a walk and another error that plated the tying run. Then after a hit batter and Evans RBI single, Brian Schuab (Trinity) walked with the bases loaded to force home a run and Vermont scored twice on Worcester’s third error of the inning.

Starter Ian Parent (CVU/Endicott) allowed two runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings to earn his fifth win of the season. Liam Reiner (CVU/St. Lawrence) tossed a scoreless sixth and seventh with one hit, while Wyatt Cameron (Middlebury HS/NE College) a 1-2-3 ninth with a strikeout in the ninth.

The victory was the 42nd of the season for Vermont (42-18), matching the 42 regular-season wins for the 2021 Lake Monsters (42-24) during their first FCBL season. Vermont is now 84-42 (.667) in FCBL regular-season games.

Monster Performances
Ian Parent (W, 5-0) 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 SO
Jimmy Evans 1-for-3, 1 BB, 2 RBI

Monster Highlights
* Evans had an RBI groundout bottom 1st for 1st RBI of game and now leads the FCBL with 47 RBIs
* 7 combined hits in the game (Vermont 4, Worcester 3) and 6 errors (Vermont 2, Worcester 4)

Beyond The Boxscore
* Vermont is now franchise-best 24 games over .500 for the 3rd time this season (also at 39-15, 41-17)
* While Parent improved record to 5-0, the 6 native Vermonter on the rosters are now a combine 15-5
* Season-high attendance of 4,117 increased Lake Monsters season home attendance to 66,864 (an average of 2,026 per game)

Next Home Game: Friday vs. Worcester, 6:35pm
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