A four-run seventh inning secured a 6-2 victory for the Vermont Lake Monsters Thursday night at Centennial Field.
Starting pitcher Jean Ruiz struck out the first nine batters he faced and struck out four batters in as many innings on the hill. 2-for-4 days from Greg Deichmann, Kevin Merrell and Payton Squier who each had an RBI.
With the win, Vermont (23-20) increases its lead in the Stedler Division to 1.5 games. The series will wrap up Friday night at 7:05.