Sam Roberts, who was 2-for-2 with two walks and scored both Vermont runs, walked with one out in the eighth and scored all the way from first as Wooten followed with a line drive double into the left-field gap for a 2-1 lead. A one-out single and walk off Vermont reliever Tucker Healy in the ninth gave the Spikes runners at first and second with one out before Healy came out of the game after throwing two balls to Rodarrick Jones. But Nate Eppley needed to face just one batter and throw four pitches to record two outs as he struckout Jones on a 3-2 pitch and Walker Gourley was caught stealing third to end the game.
Vermont got on the board in the fourth inning as Roberts led off with a groundball single, moved to second on a groundout and scored on a Miguel Marte RBI single to center. State College got its only run of the night in the sixth as Ryan Hornback led off with a double, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a Samuel Gonzalez sacrifice fly to center.
Lake Monster starter Julio Ramos tossed three hitless innings, while Deyvi Jimenez allowed the lone Spikes run on three hits in three innings of relief. Seth Streich and Ryan Dull (2-0) both tossed a scoreless inning of relief, while Eppley picked up his second save of the year. State College starter Jason Creasy allowed one run on five hits over five innings, while Logan Pevny (1-1) gave up the eighth inning run to take the loss.
With the victory, the Lake Monsters went 5-1 during the six-game homstand and 10-5 over a stretch of with 12 of 15 games at Centennial Field since June 25th. Vermont now plays 16 of its next 20 games on the road, beginning with an eight-game roadtrip that starts on Wednesday at Jamestown. The Lake Monsters will play three at Jamestown, three at Williamsport and two at Connecticut before returning home on July 19th for a two-game homestand against Tri-City.