Lowell's top two hitters, Garcia and lead off hitter Felix Sanchez were on fire, going 7-for-10 between them. Sanchez was 3-for-5, scored twice and he drove in a run. Garcia was 4-for-5 with a double. First baseman Sean Killeen had a huge three run homerun in the ninth to seal Lowell's win.
Starter Madison Younginer was the winning pitcher for the Spinners. He pitched 5 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just two hits and a walk, while registering 8 strikeouts in an impressive outing. He as relieved by Charles Rosario and Cesare Angeloni.
Vermont's designated hitter Stephen King had a pair of doubles in his 4 trips to the plate. Shane McCatty picked up the loss in relief for Vermont by pitching 3 1/3 innings and allowing 6 runs on 8 hits, while striking out 3.
The first two split games set the stage for the rubber game last Sunday. Vermont took this one 3-1 on the strength of their pitching. The Lake Monsters Matt Swynenberg, Wilson Eusebio and Dustin Crane combined to hold the Spinners offense to just one run and three hits as Vermont captured the rubber game 3-1 in front of 2,307 people at Centennial Field in Burlington.
Swynenberg started, and picked up the win for Vermont. He worked the first 5 innings, pitching shutout baseball, giving up just one hit while striking out 3. He was relieved by Eusebio, who claimed his first hold of the season. He earned it by working 2 2/3 innings, giving up just a pair of hits. Unfortunately on of those hits was a solo homerun by Killeen, his second of the year and the series. Crane pitched hitless baseball the final 1 1/3 innings to pick up his first save of the year.
Offensively designated hitter David Freitas and shortstop Jason Martinson led Vermont. Freitas was 2-for-4 with a double and he drove in 1 of Vermont's 3 runs. Martinson matched those numbers, replacing the double with a run scored.