Published DateNEWPORT, R.I. — The Muskrats fell two games behind Newport in the NECBL Eastern Division standings after losing to the Gulls 7-2 here Wednesday night. Laconia's 8-5 record is now good enough for a second place tie with Mystic.
Laconia scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the fourth but Newport came right back to tie and then scored a single run in the fifth to take the lead for good.
Laconia managed just five hits. Designated hitter Joey Bielek (Arizona State) had the only extra base hit, a double in the fourth that plated a run.
Evan Phillips (North Carolina-Wilmington) started for Laconia and took the loss. He yielded three runs on seven hits over 5 innings of work.
Laconia plays at Holyoke tonight before returning home to host Mystic on Friday night at Robbie Mills Field. Game time is 6:30 p.m.