The Staten Island Yankees fell to the Vermont Lake Monsters in what was supposed to be the first game of a doubleheader on Friday night. The second game was postponed, being made up when Vermont visits Staten Island in July.
Juan De Paula took the loss for the Yankees, allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four batters, throwing 66 pitches in the game. He was followed by Branden Pinder who struck out two and walked one in an inning of work.
At the plate, Staten Island had just three hits with Wilkerman Garcia, Dalton Blaser, and Kendall Coleman each having a base hit. Jason Lopez worked a walk but was 0-for-1 in the game.
Blaser and Coleman’s singles game in the top of the seventh inning but after a lengthy delay, the game was called with Vermont declared the victors.
Even though the Yankees took the loss in the game, they remain in first place in the McNamara Division with a 7-2 record and 1.5 games above the second-place Hudson Valley Renegades.