Game 1 Boxscore
Game 2 Boxscore

BURLINGTON, VT — After dropping game one of Sunday’s doubleheader 1-0 to the Worcester Bravehearts, the Vermont Lake Monsters rebounded in the nightcap scoring five times in the second and 10 more runs in the third for a 17-0, five-inning Futures League run rule victory in front of 2,193 at hazy historic Centennial Field. 

Held without a run for the first eight innings of the day, Vermont sent 10 batters to the plate in the second inning of game two to plate the five runs. Erik Becker (Virginia) and Tommy Martin (Yale) had RBI singles in the inning, while Kyle McCausland (Middlebury) added an RBI double. 

The Lake Monsters then sent 16 batters to the plate in the third, finishing the inning with 10 runs on five hits, five walks, two hit batters and a throwing error. Back-to-back bases loaded walks scored the first two runs before back-to-back RBI singles for Colby Brouilllette (BFA/Central Connecticut) and Trevor Cohen (Rutgers) were followed by back-to-back bases loaded hit batters. 

The third inning was capped off with another pair of back-to-back RBI singles from Martin and McCausland. Vermont added two more runs in fourth on Becker RBI forceout and Jake Gaudreau (Bryant) RBI single. 

Stowe’s Ben Alekson (Fairfield) made his first start for the Lake Monsters in the nightcap, tossing four scoreless innings on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts to earn the victory for Vermont (20-8)

MONSTER PERFORMANCES                                                                                   

  • Becker 2-for-3, HBP 3 R, 3 RBI
  • McCausland 2-for-3, BB, R, 2B, 3 RBI
  • Martin 2-for-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
  • Alekson (W) 4 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO


  • Vermont was shutout for the 1st time this season, finishing with four hits in game 1 (left bases loaded bottom 6th and runners 2nd/3rd bottom 7th)
  • Game 1 loss snapped Vermont’s 9-game home winning streak (last home loss June 3rd)
  • The 10-run 3rd inning in game 2 marked the most runs scored in an inning by the Lake Monsters since joining the FCBL in 2021 
  • The 17 runs were also most for a FCBL Lake Monsters team and most by a Vermont team since a 17-4 win over Pittsfield Astros July 24, 2001 (New York-Penn League)
  • Vermont hitters had 8 walks, 1 strikeout in game 2 and currently have more walks (163) than strikeouts (162) for the season
  • 4th 10-run “mercy rule” win of the season for Vermont (13-1 all-time in run rule games)
  • Vermont has won 4 of last 5 and 10 of last 12 games, while 17-5 since starting 3-3
  • Lake Monsters have now swept 2 doubles, split 1 and been swept once
  • With split, Vermont remains 1 ½ games in front of Worcester (18-9) for 1st-place 

Next Game: Tuesday vs. Nashua, 6:35pm (25-cent Hot Dog Hysteria)