Game two on Saturday didnt go much better for the Vermonters. The Muckdogs struck for four runs I the first two innings and held on to win 6 - 3. Mark Gildea had a three hit day for the Lake Monsters, going three-for-five with an RBI. Daniel Lyons contributed two hits including a double to the losing effort. Cole Kimball took the loss for Vermont. Kimball worked the first four and two third innings, giving up four runs on four hits, while striking out seven and walking four. His personal won-loss record fell to two wins and three losses with the defeat.
The Lake Monsters bats exploded on Sunday, enabling them to take the final game of the series 10 - 4. Leadoff hitter and left fielder Brandon Whiting led the attack, going three-for-five, with a double, a homerun, he scored a run and drove in four. First baseman Bill Rhinehart had a solid day at the plate himself, going two-for-five with a homerun, a run scored and three RBIs. Centerfielder added a double and a triple to the win. Edulin Abreu got the win in relief, going two innings and giving up one run on two hits. In his brief outing he struck out two and walked one, improving to three and three on the year with the win.
In last weeks edition of the Rutland Tribune I reported that Corey Robinson threw an interception in the closing seconds of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl that set up New Hampshires winning field goal. That was wrong. Sam Reynolds threw the interception in question.
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 55 based in Brandon is hosting a one pitch, coed softball tournament the weekend of Sept. 15- 16. The cost of the tournament is $125 with all the profits going to benefit our troops and local veterans. It is going to be a double elimination format, and we are limiting it to the first eight teams to sign up. The tournament will receive full coverage in the Rutland Tribune, including pictures of the top two teams. So if you enjoy playing softball, and would like to help out our troops and veterans get a team together and call Fred at 247 - 6722. But dont delay because once eight teams sign up that will be it. So hurry and call today.