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7-8-21 Sea Unicorns 9 Lake Monsters 5

Sea Unicorns Come Back in Completion of Suspended Game for 9-5 Win over Lake Monsters
July 9, 2021

(Norwich, CT/Burlington, VT – In a game that began on June 30 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, the Norwich Sea Unicorns came from behind to complete a game suspended last week due to rain and beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 9-5 at Centennial Field in Burlington. Kaelen Culpepper (Memphis, TN/Kansas

(Norwich, CT/Burlington, VT – In a game that began on June 30 at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, the Norwich Sea Unicorns came from behind to complete a game suspended last week due to rain and beat the Vermont Lake Monsters 9-5 at Centennial Field in Burlington.

Kaelen Culpepper (Memphis, TN/Kansas State University) went 2-3 with three runs and two RBI’s. David Driscoll (Hingham, MA/Williams College) drove in three runs while Bryan Loriga (Hialeah, FL/Elite Squad Academy) scored three times and Ian Battipaglia (Chesire, CT/Eastern CT State Univeristy) scored twice.

On the mound, Eddie Kaftan (Old Lyme, CT/Mitchell College) earned his second win with three strong innings of relief, including just one hit and run allowed with four strikeouts. Kenny Heon (Montville, CT/Mitchell College) closed with two scoreless innings to earn his first save, allowing one hit with no walks and three strikeouts.

Down 4-3 when play resumed in the bottom of the fourth, Driscoll gave the Sea Unicorns the lead with a bases-loaded two-run single to left. Michael Torniero (East Haven, CT/Central CT State University) followed with a sacrifice fly. The Sea Unicorns added insurance in the seventh, highlighted by an RBI single to left by Culpepper and a bases-loaded walk to Driscoll. Driscoll also walked with the bases loaded as part of a three-run second inning nine days ago before rain suspended the game in Norwich.

The scheduled seven-inning game that followed the completion of suspended game was also suspended due to rain in Burlington is scheduled to be resumed Friday, July 9 at 6:05 pm, with Vermont leading 2-0 in the top of the fourth. That seven-inning game will be followed by another seven-inning game.

The Sea Unicorns return to Dodd Stadium on Saturday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. to take on the Westfield Starfires. All hot dogs will be just 25 cents, presented by Kayem. There will also be a special appearance by the entertainment act “The Entertaining Elders.”