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Another Walk Off Win

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Chris Bostick lined a 2-out, 2-run game-ending home run to right field in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Vermont Lake Monsters a 4-2 extra-inning New York-Penn League victory over the State College Spikes on Saturday evening at historic Centennial Field.


Dayton Alexander singled with two outs in the 10th and appeared to be picked off first by left-handed reliever Tom Harlan, but was able to sneak back into first base beating the throw of shortstop Chris Diaz. Bostick then smashed Harlan's 0-1 pitch just over the fence in right field for Vermont's first game-ending home run since Blake Stouffer against Batavia on July 7, 2008.

After both teams scored single runs in the first inning, the Spikes took a 2-1 lead in the third as Alex Fuselier doubled with one out and scored on a two-out wild pitch from Vermont starter J.C. Menna. The Lake Monsters tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on three consecutive two-out singles from Bruce Maxwell, Chad Lewis and Wilfredo Solano to tie the game at two.

From there the pitchers took over as Spikes starter Luis Heredia, reliever Lance Breedlove and Harlan combined to retire 15 straight Lake Monster batters from a one-out Brett Vertigan single in the fifth until Alexander's two-out single in the 10th before the Bostick homer. Vermont relievers Kris Hall and Tucker Healy (1-0) were just as efficient, allowing just one hit with one walk and seven strikeouts over the final four innings after Menna had given up two runs on five hits over six innings.

Solano went 2-for-4 for the Lake Monsters and Diaz was 2-for-4 for State College (11-9), which came into the contest after having swept a three-game series at Stedler Division-leading Tri-City.
 
--Vermont Lake Monsters Media Release--
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