Rutland's Comstock leads Vermont past N.H.

Rutland's own Mark Comstock poured in 18 points last Saturday, with a dozen of them coming in the second half, to lead the Vermont seniors past New Hampshire 96-85 victory in the Merchants Bank Rotary Twin State Classic. Comstock, who was named Vermont player of the game, had help from two Burlington Seahorses Clancy Rugg and Shane Norris. Rugg poured in 14 points and hauled down a doxen rebounds for a double-double, while his teammate Norris matched his 14 points. Jason Gray from Thetford added another 12 points to the Green Mountain State's 11 point win.

Spinners Take Two of Three From Monsters

The Boston Red Sox short season A affiliate, the Lowell Spinners came into Burlington last weekend and took two of three from the hometown Vermont Lake Monsters.

In the series opener last Friday night Lowell pounded out seven extra-base hits, including back-to-back home runs, and took advantage of five Vermont errors to score six unearned runs in a 10-3 victory over the Lake Monsters.

The Spinners back-to-back home runs came from Chris McGuiness and Michael Almanzar to lead off the fourth inning and give Lowell a 2-1 lead. They added three more runs in the sixth. Shannon Wilkerson belted an RBI double and Roberto Feliz added an RBI single, for a 5-1 advantage.

Lowell then scored five runs, all unearned, on just one hit in the eighth inning for a 10-1 lead. The Spinners used two hit batters and three Vermont errors to score the five runs in the inning, which was capped off by a Joantoni Garcia three-run triple to right center.

Vermont had taken an early 1-0 lead on when Francisco Soriano walked, stole second and scored on a J.J. Sferra RBI single. But that was all the offense that the Lake Monsters could muster off Lowell starter Yeiper Castillo (2-1), who allowed just the one run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over six innings for the victory.

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