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Rutland's Comstock leads Vermont past N.H.

The Lake Monsters got their final two runs of the night in the eighth inning on a J.P. Ramirez RBI groundout and a run-scoring wild pitch. Vermont was held to just six hits on the night and have just 13 hits in its last 27 innings of play at Centennial Field.

Four Spinners had two-hit nights, including Almanzar who also scored three runs, while Wilkerson was 2-for-5 with two runs and two doubles for Lowell.

Jack McGeary (1-1) allowed two runs (the back-to-back Spinner home runs) on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over five innings to take the loss for Vermont. Sferra and Sean Nicol both had two hits for the Lake Monsters.

Then following a rainout on Saturday the squads split a doubleheader on Sunday.

In the opener Lowell starter Jose Alvarez (2-1) allowed just three hits in six scoreless innings to lead the Spinners to a 4-0 shut out win. Lake Monsters starter Kyle Morrison (0-2) gave up three runs (two earned) on five hits over five innings to take the game one loss.

The Spinners scored the first run of the opener in the second inning on a two-base error by right fielder J.R. Higley, who the previous inning had made a great catch as he caught a foul ball just before flipping over the fence into the batting cage area behind the Lake Monsters clubhouse.

Lowell added three more runs in the sixth inning on a Michael Almanzar RBI single and a Ronald Bermudez two-run double to seal the 4-0 victory.

Vermont avoided being swept by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a 3-1 win in the series finale. The Lake Monsters were held scoreless for the first 12 innings of the doubleheader and found themselves trailing 1-0 after the Spinners scored an unearned run in the top of the sixth inning of the nightcap before rallying.

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