Published DateLACONIA — The Muskrats rallied for a run in the bottom of the eighth last night to beat Mystic 5-4 at Robbie Mills Field and reclaim first place in the Eastern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Laconia moves to 6-2 and the Schooners fall to 6-3.
Mystic took a half-game lead by beating Laconia 5-3 in Connecticut on Wednesday night.
Laconia plays at home again tonight, against Plymouth (Mass.), and Sunday night, against Vermont. Both games start at 6:30 p.m.
With one out in the eight, right fielder Jack Peevyhouse (Arizona State) reached second on an error, stole third and scored on a single by shortstop Tyler Campbell (Vanderbilt). It was Campbell's third hit of the night.
Dylan Parker (South Carolina-Lancaster) got the last two outs of the eighth inning for Laconia as was credited as the winning pitcher.
Adrain Longoria (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) pitched around a two out walk in the ninth to each a save.
Joshua Prevost (Seton Hall) started for Laconia and went six full innings. He gave up two runs of seven hits, walking four and striking out 3.