Lake Monsters loss tough for local fans

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A painful loss marked the end of a successful season for the Vermont Lake Monsters.

The Hudson Valley Renegades beat the Lake Monsters six-to nothing at Centennial Field Thursday night, clinching the New York-Penn League Championship. It was Vermont's first championship finals since winning the franchise's only New York-Penn League title back in 1996.

Thursday night's loss was a tough one for fans, including season ticket holders like George Slusser. "You have nothing to be ashamed about, it was a great season," Slusser said.

"This has been a great season for us. We have had a winning record. We've had a great team. The guys have been as solid as can be," said Justin Kelley.

"I'm proud of you guys, you did your best and it's not about the trophy and winning, it's just about going out there and having fun," said Liam Kelley.

The Lake Monsters may have had a few unexpected fans at the game tonight. A bunch of Burlington kids said they were there because they had no school Friday because of the strike.