Jamestown Holds On For 6-5 Win Friday To Complete 3-Game SweepJuly 13, 2012 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) Vermont Lake Monsters
With a 1-0 lead in the sixth Jamestown loaded the bases with no outs on a pair of singles and a walk off Vermont reliever Stuart Pudenz, who almost escaped the inning after getting the Jammers to bounce into their second pitcher-to-catcher-to-first double play of the game. But Gomez followed with a two-run single to center and then scored on a Cameron Flynn RBI double for a 4-0 Jamestown lead.
The Jammers added another run in both the seventh and eighth innings, while Rhett Stafford hit a solo homer in the top of the eighth, for a 6-1 lead heading to the ninth. Vermont was able to load the bases with a pair of one-out singles and a walk before a Jacob Tanis RBI single and Miguel Marte sacrifice fly cut the Jammer lead to 6-3. Wilfredo Solano followed with a two-out, two-run double to leftfield to get the Lake Monsters within a run at 6-5. After a walk to Stafford put the go ahead run on base, Nicholas Whittgren got Sam Roberts to flyout to left for the final out of the game and Vermont's third straight loss.
Lake Monster starter J.C. Menna (0-3) allowed just one run on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts over the first five innings. Pudenz, who entered the game having allowed just one hit in 9 1/3 scoreless innings, was charged with four runs on six hits in 1 2/3 innings. Jammer starter Matt Milroy (1-2) gave up just three hits with four walks and six strikeout over five innings for the win, while Wittgren picked up his seventh save for Jamestown (12-12).
Solano and Bostick both had two hits for the Lake Monsters, while Austin Booker's ninth-inning single extended his hitting streak to nine games (12-for-29, .414). After a three-game sweep of State College to end their last homestand with a 5-1 record, Vermont was swept in a three-game road series for the first time since August 11-13, 2009 at Batavia and for the first time in any series since August 25-27,Â 2010 by Connecticut at Centennial Field.
Vermont (14-11) continues its eight-game roadtrip with the first of a three-game series at Williamsport on Saturday beginning at 7:05. The series continues Sunday at 5:05 pm and ends Monday at 7:05 pm before the Lake Monsters head to Connecticut for games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Vermont returns home to historic Centennial Field for a two-game series with Tri-City starting on Thursday.
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