Muskrats are beaten at New Bedford, 7-6; now 1 game back

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The Muskrats rallied for three runs in the 8th inning here last night but it was not enough to overcome an early 4-run deficit and Laconia was beaten by New Bedford, 7-6.
Laconia had 11 hits for the game, three by right fielder Jake Peevyhouse (Arizona State) and each each by left fielder Joe Torres (Iona) and second baseman Joey Bielek (Arizona State). Bielek drove in three runs and first baseman Ryan McBroom (West Virginia) added two more.
With the loss, Laconia dropped to 8-4 in the Eastern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, one game behind division leading Newport (Conn.). New Bedford is now 4-9.
Starting Laconia pitcher Joe Donino (Columbia) went four innings and took the loss. He surrendered just three hits but walked five.
Torres, Peevyhouse and McBroom all singled during the Muskrat's eighth inning rally that also benefited from a couple of walks and four New Bedford wild pitches. Catcher Tanner Hill (Texas State) flied out to right with two men still on base to end the threat.
Laconia plays at Newport tonight and at Holyoke on Thursday night before returning to Robbie Mills Field for a Friday night game against Mystic. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.