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Vermont got its only run of the opener in the fifth when Justin Bloxom walked, was singled to second by Jack Walker, advanced to third on a walk to Francisco Soriano and then scored on a J.J. Sferra groundout.

The Renegades had a chance for insurance runs in the sixth off reliever Shane Erb as they loaded the bases with no outs, but Erb got a forceout at home and a strikeout before Clayton Dill came on to record a strikeout to end the threat without a run scoring.

Vermont had one more opportunity in the seventh, but couldn't cash in. Walker started the seventh inning with a walk and moved to third on a wild pitch and groundout, but Zachary Quate struckout Soriano and Sferra with the tying run on third to end the game for his second save of the season.

J.P. Ramirez's RBI double snapped a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning of the nightcap to lead the Vermont Lake Monsters to a 4-2 win at Dutchess Stadium.

The Lake Monsters took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on a two-run homer from Ricky Nolan, playing in just his second game of the season for Vermont. The Renegades quickly tied the game in the bottom of the fourth with a pair of runs, including an RBI double from Elias Otero.

Sean Nicol reached on a two-base fielding error to lead off the fifth. Ramirez then drove him home when he smacked a double off Renegades reliever Devin Fuller (0-1) for a 3-2 Lake Monsters lead. Vermont added an insurance run in the sixth on a Nicol RBI single that scored Justin Bloxom, who had led off the inning with one of Lake Monsters six walks in the game.

Starter Graham Hicks (1-1) picked up his first professional win as he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits over five innings for the win, while Johan Figuereo tossed a scoreless ninth for his first save. Hudson Valley starter Glenn Gibson, a member of the 2007 Vermont Lake Monsters, allowed two runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts in four innings for a no-decision.

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