Lewis, Granier Lead Vermont To Game One Win
Lewis had a huge game for Vermont.
Lewis had a huge game for Vermont.
Senior Editor
Posted Sep 7, 2011

First-baseman Chad Lewis provided the offensive firepower and starter Drew Granier shut-down the Auburn Doubledays early, as the Vermont Lake Monsters took a 1-0 series lead over Auburn on Tuesday night. The best-of-three series now moves to Auburn.

Chad Lewis won't soon forget his first professional playoff game. The 19-year-old fell just a double short of the cycle and drove-in four runs to pace a balanced Vermont offensive attack. Starter Drew Granier struck-out nine over five strong innings to earn the win in game one of the New York-Penn League playoffs.

Sean Jamieson scored twice out of the lead-off spot, Chad Oberacker had two hits and Michael Fabiaschi added a triple and two walks to help Vermont's cause. The Lake Monsters totaled nine hits and five walks in all.

Vermont got going early with four runs in the first inning. The big blow in that inning was Lewis' triple, which came with the bases-loaded and two outs. He would later homer in the eighth.

Although Vermont would tack on three more runs later in the game, those four first-inning runs were all that Granier and the Vermont bullpen would need. Granier allowed only two hits and one run over his five frames. Drew Bailey then worked two perfect innings, striking out four, before yielding to Jeff Urlaub (who pitched the eighth) and Tanner Peters (who pitched the ninth) to close out the game. Peters struck-out the side in the ninth inning.

Vermont's best-of-three series moves to Auburn tonight. Brent Powers gets the call for the Lake Monsters, taking on Auburn righty Taylor Hill.

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