June 28 in Vermont
Lake Monsters batters shellacked Brooklyn early and often, scoring 14 runs in the first four innings of last night’s blowout. Clones starter Briam Campusano took the brunt of it — and the loss — giving up seven hits and four runs in just under two innings.
Our boys started off strong, scoring two in the first. Jose Miguel Medina doubled to left and moved to third on a single from Jose Brizuela. Wagner Lagrange then drove in Medina with a single that moved Brizuela to second, and Brizuela scored on an error after Vermont attempted a force out.
The Clones scored again in the second. Brooklyn native Manny Rodriguez popped a single to left and moved to second on a base hit from Medina, and Brizuela later drove Rodriguez in with a double.
The Cyclones put more on the board in the fifth, when Brian Sharp batted in Chase Chambers, who had singled, moved to second on a base hit from Nick Meyer, and to third on a ground out from Ross Adolph.
Our boys scored two more in the sixth and one in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough to eat into Vermont’s massive lead.
With the loss, Brooklyn has slipped into second place in the New York-Penn League McNamara Division, just below the Hudson Valley Renegades, which is completely unacceptable.
The Clones seek revenge tonight night in Vermont at 7:05 pm.