BURLINGTON, VT — The Vermont Lake Monsters have clinched their second straight Futures Collegiate Baseball League regular-season title and will be the top seed for the upcoming FCBL four-team playoffs, which is scheduled to begin Monday, August 8th with the first of a three-game semifinal series at historic Centennial Field starting at 6:35pm.
Tickets for game one of the semifinal series will go on sale at 11:00am Tuesday August 2nd on www.vermontlakemonsters.
Ticket prices for all post-season games at Centennial Field will remain the same as during the regular season. Anyone wishing to purchase group tickets or Field Level Suite Box seating should contact the Lake Monsters ticket office in person or by phone (can not be purchased on the website).
Vermont, which started the 2022 season 23-5, clinched the title with nine games left in the regular season with a 5-4 victory over Westfield on July 28th. The win improved Vermont’s overall record to 39-15, the first time the team has been 24 games over .500 in the franchise’s 28 seasons (previous best before 2022 was 48-25 at end of 1996 NY-Penn League Championship season).
The Lake Monsters are in their second season in the Futures League after 26 years as a member of the New York-Penn League season. Vermont finished 42-24 during their inaugural FCBL season and went on to win the 2021 Futures League Championship with a 3-2 victory over Pittsfield in game three of the best-of-three championship series.