Published DateLACONIA — The Laconia Muskrats will look to get back on the winning track tonight and exact a little revenge for their only loss of the season when they travel to the Nutmeg State to take on the Danbury Westerners.
The Muskrats, who were rained out on Monday night when they were due to play the Plymouth Pilgrims, are 2-1 so far this year.
They won their home opener 4-3 against the Pilgrims last Thursday, were rained out Friday night when they were scheduled to play at New Bedford and beat the Vermont Mountaineers 3-0 Saturday behind the two-hit pitching of Josh Prevost.
Sunday night the Muskrats fell to the visiting Westerners 7-6 in a sloppy game which saw errors, 9 walks, and 4 hit batters.
Nevin Wilson (Vanderbilt) made the start on the mound for Laconia Sunday in his second summer in the Lakes Region. Wilson pitched 4.2 innings, striking out 2 and allowing 1 earned run. He worked out of trouble most of the night before giving way to reliever Hayden White (East Carolina) with 2 outs in the 5th.
The Muskrats scored first, plating a run in the bottom of the 1st inning on a fielders choice from Taylor Drake (McNeese State). The lead was short lived as the Westerners tied the game in the top of the 2nd. A pair of singles and a wild pitch allowed Danbury to score to even the game at 1. Laconia then added 2 runs in the 3rd. Kaleb Barlow (West Florida) grounded into a double play with the bases loaded to score Taylor Drake who singled to lead off the inning. Tyler Campbell (Vanderbilt) notched his first RBI with a single to right to score Tanner Hill (Galveston College) who also singled in the inning.
The Westerners scored a run in the 5th to make the score 3-2. The 7th was when the game got wild. Danbury scored 5 runs in their half, all unearned. The Muskrats made 4 errors and used 3 different pitchers in the 7th. Down 7-3 the Muskrats were gifted some runs in the bottom of the 7th as Danbury committed 2 errors in the frame.
The Muskrats play the Ocean State Wave Thursday night before before returning home to host the Wave on Saturday night.