BROCKTON, MA — Tobey McDonough tossed six scoreless innings as the Lake Monsters built a 4-0 lead, but after Brockton rallied to tie game 4-4 with three runs in the ninth, Vermont needed four homers from Colby Brouillette in the Futures League tie-breaking Home Run Derby Thursday night at Campanelli Field to give Vermont their 20th win in last 22 games.

With each team getting 10 outs (any swing not resulting in a home run), Brouillette (BFA/Clarkson) hit homers on his third and fourth swings before then homering with six and nine outs for four total. Brockton was able to hit just one home run in their half, giving Vermont a 4-1 win in the Derby.

McDonough (Brown) retired the first 11 Rox batters and 16 of minimum 18 faced with seven strikeouts over his six innings. Only baserunners against McDonough came on two-out singles in fourth (erased on caught stealing) and fifth (erased trying to stretch the single into double).

Vermont took 2-0 lead top of the first inning with four straight two-out base hits. M.J. Metz (Trinity) singled and scored on a Ryan Marra (Brown) RBI double to deep centerfield. Logan Keller (Navy) followed with an RBI single scoring Marra. The Lake Monsters added another run in the second inning on Harrison Didawick (Virginia) RBI triple to center field for 3-0 advantage.

Monster Performances
* Tobey McDonough 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 SO
* Ryan Marra 2-for-4, BB, R, 2B, RBI

Monster Highlights
* Didawick added a bases loaded RBI forceout top of 8th inning for his 2nd RBI to increase lead to 4-0
* Brockton got 1 run in the 8th, then tied the game in the 9th on a 1-out, 2-run homer

Beyond The Boxscore
* Vermont has won 20 of its last 22 games and improves to a franchise record 20-5 after 25 games
* Since July 1st of 2021, the Lake Monsters have a 50-11 regular-season record (30-6 to end 2021, 20-5 in 2022)
* Lake Monsters are now 1-1 in Home Run Derbys this season and 2-1 all-time

Next Game: Friday at Nashua, 6:00pm
Next Home Game: Saturday vs. New Britain, 6:05pm