Muskrats end tough road trip with 9-2 loss in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. — The Muskrats last night dropped their third road game this week, beaten here by the Blue Sox, 9-2.
Laconia returns to Robbie Mills Field tonight to host Mystic at 6:30 p.m. After traveling to New Britain for a Saturday game they will play again at home on Sunday against Ocean State (South Kingstown, RI).
The loss to the second place team (8-7) in the NECLBL's Western Division left Laconia (8-6) in a tie with Mystic for second place in the East, but now three games behind first place Newport. The Gulls beat Mystic 10-0 on Thursday night.
The Muskrats pounded out 11 hits against Holyoke but stranded 14 runs on base. Center fielder Joe Torres (Iona), right fielder Ryan McBroom (West Virginia), left fielder Jordan Lee (Texas A&M-Corpus Christie) and designated hitter Carter White (U Memphis) each had two hits. McBroom is now hitting .350.
Laconia starter Peter Lenstrohm (Tennessee) worked 4 2/3 innings and got the loss. He gave up six runs on seven hits.
Paid attendance in Holyoke last night was announced as 1,876.