Published DateNORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Muskrats recent road woes continued when they lost 6-4 to the Steeplejacks in an Independence Day game last night.
Laconia is now 9-7 on the season and in third place in the Eastern Division of the NECBL, two games behind division leading Newport. Ocean State is a game ahead of the Muskrats.
Laconia hosts New Bedford tonight at Robbie Mills Field (6:30 p.m.)., then goes back on the road for a Saturday game at Sanford (Maine). The Mainers returns the favor on Sunday night, traveling to Laconia for a 6:30 p.m. start.
Free tickets for tonight's Area Appreciation Night game are available courtesy of Belknap Landscape Company of Gilford. A coupon that can be exchanged for a free ticket is printed on page 24.
Last night, Laconia outhit North Adams 10 to 5 but surrendered four runs in the seventh. The Steeplejacks had a single and a double in the inning but were greatly aided by four walks and a couple of wild pitches.
First baseman Ryan McBroom (West Virginia) had 3 hits for the Muskrats, including his first home run of the season. Designated hitter Taylor Drake (McNeese State) and second baseman Tyler Campbell (Vanderbilt) both had a couple of hits.
Pitching in relief of starter Nevin Wilson (Vanderbilt) in the ill-fated seventh, Hayden White (East Carolina) got the loss. Wilson gave up just three hits over six and a third but walked five batters.