Published DateNEWPORT, RI — The Laconia Muskrats moved into a tie for first place in the Eastern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League last night with a 7-1 win over the Newport Gulls. Laconia and Mystic (Conn.) are now tied atop the standings with 6-1 records. The two teams play a home and home series later this week.
Four Muskrats batters had two hits for the game, led by catcher Carter White (U Memphis), who had a double and drove in two runs. Right fielder Jordan Lee (Texas A&M Corpus Christi) had a triple and a single.
Evan Phillips (North Carolina-Wilmington) worked the first 4 and 2/3 innings for Laconia, giving up two hits and the Gulls lone run. He struck of six but also walked six. Phillips was relieved by Eddie Macaluso (Iona), who pitched an inning and a third of hitless ball and got credit for the win.
Laconia plays at Mystic on Wednesday night and then returns home to play the same Schooners at Robbie Mills Field on Thursday. Game time is 6:35.