Well, the regular season has ended for everyone except Staten Island. The Trenton Thunder made the postseason and will start their quest for the Eastern League Championship tonight against Binghamton.
Staten Island beat Vermont 6-2 in Game 1:
This game began on Monday and Michael Soto doubled to start the third. He scored on a single by Billy McKinney, giving the Lake Monsters a 1-0 lead before rain delayed the game until Tuesday. After the game restarted, the Yankees got their first run in the top of the fifth. Kale Sumner drew a walk and Trent Garrison lined a single to right. A ground out to short plated Sumner and the game was tied. With two outs in the sixth, Staten Island struck again. Eric Jagielo singled to right and Mike Ford reached on an error. A single by Yeicok Calderon scored Jagielo for the 2-1 advantage. Vermont got the run back, however, as Ryan Huck drew a walk and Chad Pinder knocked a double to center. Huck scored on a single by Soto and the game was tied again. The Yankees used a big eighth inning to take the in. Jagielo singled to right and Ford drew a walk. Calderon drove a homer over the wall in right and Sumner followed with a solo shot of his own, for the 6-2 Yankee homer.
Jagielo went 2-5 with two runs scored. Calderon went 2-4 with a run scored, a homer and four RBIs. Sumner and Garrison both went 1-3, with the former scoring twice and picking up a homer. Conner Kendrick gave up one run on two hits and three Ks in three innings. Sam Agnew-Wieland gave up one run on four hits and two walks. He struck out one in his three innings. Chad Taylor finished out the game, giving up a pair of hits and a walk, striking out three.
Staten Island lost to Vermont 2-0 in Game 2:
After two scoreless innings, Vermont once again took the lead in the third when Billy McKinney homered to right. A homer by Xavier Macklin to start the fifth gave the Lake Monsters the 2-0 lead. Staten Island had a couple chances to start a rally in the last couple innings. Abiatal Avelino started the sixth with a single, but Michael O’Neill struck out, Jagielo popped out and Calderon grounded out. Branden Thomas drove a single to left in the seventh, but once again the next three batters went down in order and the Yankees took the 2-0 loss.
Calderon went 2-3. Avelino, Jagielo and Thomas all went 1-3, with Thomas getting the lone Yankee extra base hit of the day. No one took a walk and the Yankees combined for nine Ks. Giovanny Gallegos gave up two runs on six hits in 4.2 innings. He walked no one and struck out five. Cale Coshow threw the last 1.1 innings, walking one and striking out one.