Staten Island, NY– The Staten Island Yankees played the Vermont Lake Monsters on Saturday night with their playoff hopes barely alive going into the last three games of the season. The Yankees would lose the game to the Lake Monsters in extras.
The Yankees started off on a promising note managing to plate two runs in the Bottom of the Third against the Lake Monsters thanks to a two RBI single by Billy Fleming. That put the Yankees up two to nothing against the Lake Monsters.
The Lake Monsters did not stay down for long though as they managed to cut the deficit in half by plating a run in the Top of the Fourth due to a Max Kuhn RBI single. The score was now two to one in favor of the Yankees.
That would hold until the Lake Monsters struck again in the Top of the Sixth due to a ground-out and a sacrifice fly that would put Vermont up three to two over Staten Island with the game winding down. The Yankees would not go into the night quietly though.
In the Bottom of the Eighth the Yankees managed to score the tying run on a Ty McFarland RBI single. With the score all ties up at three at the end of nine innings there would be extra baseball played in St. George on Saturday.
The extra innings though would be enough for Vermont. In the Top of the Eleventh the Lake Monsters managed to score two runs to go up five to three over the Yankees. Austin Aune managed to keep some hope alive for the Yankees by picking up a single and then advancing to second due to defensive indifference. It was not to be though as a ground out by Vicente Conde would end the game and give the Lake Monsters the five to three win in the game.