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Lake Monsters split with S.I. Yankees

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Yeicok Calderon hit a three-run homer and Kale Sumner followed with a solo home run as the Staten Island Yankees snapped a 2-2 tie with four runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 6-2 on Tuesday night in the completion of a New York-Penn League suspended game from Monday at historic Centennial Field.

Vermont led 1-0 in the third inning on a Billy McKinney RBI single before the rain came on Monday to suspend the game in the fourth inning. When play resumed on Tuesday, the Yankees took a 2-1 on single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Lake Monsters tied the game in bottom of the sixth on a Michael Soto RBI infield single.

Lake Monsters reliever Dominique Vattuone gave up a leadoff single and walk in the eighth before Calderon drilled a 3-2 pitch over the rightfield fence for his 10th home run of the season to give Staten Island a 5-2 lead. Sumner made it back-to-back homers with a flyball home run to left for his third long ball of the year.

Chad Taylor (1-0) allowed two hits with one walk and three strikeouts over three innings of relief for the win in his first appearance for the Yankees after being promoted from the Gulf Coast League, whilw Eric Jagielo was 2-for-5 with two runs for the Yankees. McKinney and Soto both had a pair of base hits for the Lake Monsters.

With the loss Vermont (32-42) has now lost a club record eight straight games at Centennial Field dating back to its last home win on August 10th. The Lake Monsters had previously lost seven straight home games on four different occasions. 


Game two was a seven inning contest beginning 30 minutes after the completion of the first contest. For fans and players, a much more satisfying finish for Vermont (33-42) in the nightcap as they top Staten Island 2-0.

The offensive damage coming on solo homers from Billy McKinney and Xavier Macklin.

On the hill, pitcher Brett Powers was masterful, tossing a complete-game shutout. The win snaps the Lake Monsters 8-game home losing streak. Vermont's season wraps up tomorrow night at 7:05

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