Published DateMYSTIC, Conn. — The hometown Schooners took a half game lead over Laconia in the Eastern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League with a 5-3 win over the Muskrats here last night. Mystic is now 6-2, while Laconia stands at 5-2.
The same two teams play the back end of a home-and-home series tonight in Laconia. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Robbie Mills Field.
Centerfielder Joe Torres (Iona) had two hits, stole and base and scored two runs to pace the Laconia attack.
Starting pitcher Peter Lenstrohm (Tennessee) gave up three runs on four hits in 5 innings and took the loss for Laconia. He struck out six.
Down 5-1 in the 8th, Laconia scored a pair of runs on two hits to make it close. Tyler Campbell (Vanderbilt) scored on a field's choice and then Torres , who had doubled, scored on another fielder's choice.