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Lake Monsters widen lead

The game stayed 1-0 Vermont until the sixth when Spikes reliever Trent Stevenson walked Chad Mozingo and Stephen King ahead of Moldenhauer's two-run double to centerfield. It was Moldenhauer's first double of the season to go along with his five home runs and he nows leads the team with 13 RBI in just 11 games.

McCatty had a 16-inning scoreless streak snapped in the seventh inning when he gave up a one-out double to Matt Skirving and a two-out RBI single to Gift Ngoepe, who was tagged out trying to advance to second. Neil Holland tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save of the season.

David Freitas was 2-for-4 with an RBI to extended his hitting streak to 11 games, the longest for a Lake Monster since J.R. Higley and Francisco Soriano both had 12-game hit streaks during the 2009 season. Freitas, who is now hitting .381 overall, has nine two-hit games during the 11-game hitting streak.

Starter Tyler Waldron (0-2) gave up one run on four hits over five innings to take the loss for State College (13-12), which had won the first two games of the series to give Vermont its first series loss of the season.

Bobby Hansen tossed six solid innings and Vermont used a four-run seventh inning to pull away from the Aberdeen Ironbirds as the Lake Monsters opened a six-game home stand with a 6-1 New York-Penn League victory Wednesday, July 14, at historic Centennial Field.

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