PITTSFIELD, MA —  Tim NooneWyatt Cameron and George Goldstein combined on a seven-hit shutout, while Tyler Favretto had an RBI triple and run scored in as Vermont scored three insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning for a 4-0 Futures League victory over the Pittsfield Suns at Wahconah Park on Sunday afternoon.

The victory was the 40th of the season for Vermont (40-17), marking the second straight year that the Lake Monsters have won 40 or more FCBL regular-season games (42-24 in 2021) after just one time (2000) previous 23 years as member of the NY-Penn League.

Noone (Babson), making his first start since July 22nd, allowed three hits (all Brendan Hyde singles) with no walks and eight strikeout over six innings. Cameron (NE College) tossed two scoreless innings on three hits and, with Vermont leading just 1-0, got out of a two-out bases loaded jam in the eighth on a great defensive play by shortstop Cooper Kelly (Kansas) for inning-ending groundout. Goldstein (Middlebury) allowed one hit in the ninth to wrap up the shutout.

Vermont took 1-0 lead in fifth on leadoff infield single, back-to-back bunt singles and a Jimmy Evans (Tufts) sacrifice fly. In the ninth, Favretto (Crowder) smashed a one-out RBI triple to right center, then scored on a Harrison Didawick (Virginia) sac fly and Kelly added an RBI single for the 4-0 lead.

Monster Performances
Tim Noone (W, 5-0) 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 SO
Tyler Favretto 2-for-4, R, 3B, RBI
Cooper Kelly 3-for-4, RBI

Monster Highlights
* Cam Conley (Pepperdine) had 2 singles as Vermont outhit Pittsfield 10-7
* Tommy Martin (Yale) had bunt single to extend his hitting streak to 8 straight (12-for-29)
* Vermont had allowed 9 runs each of last 2 games (losses at Westfield) before recording 2nd shutout of season (16-0 win vs. New Britain June 26th)

Beyond The Boxscore
* While having secured FCBL playoff top seed Thursday, Vermont secured the outright regular-season championship on Sunday for the 2nd straight year (Lake Monsters has 82-41 regular-season record past 2 years)
* Lake Monsters are now 9-10 when scoring 4 or fewer runs in a game
* Vermont finished with 16-10 record in month of July

Next Game: Tuesday at Norwich, 6:30pm
Next Home Game: Thursday vs. Worcester, 6:35pm