Published DateLACONIA — New Bedford beat the Muskrats 5-4 last night in a NECBL Eastern Division match-up in front of 724 fans at Robbie Mills Field. The loss dropped Laconia to fourth place in the division race, a full three games behind first place Newport.
Laconia rallied to tie the game at 4 runs each in the bottom of the ninth on a dramatic home run by second baseman Joey Bielek but the Bay Sox pushed across the winning run in the top of the tenth. With two outs, the visitors took full advantage of two singles sandwiching a pass ball.
In the bottom of the tenth, lead off hitter Joe torres (Iona) drew a one out walk and stole second but he was stranded there when shortstop Tyler Campbell (Vanderbilt) and right fielder Jake Peevyhouse (Arizona State) both struck out swinging.
Laconia managed just six hits off three New Bedford hurlers. Catcher Carter White (U Memphis) had the biggest blow, a 2 run homer in the fifth, his first of the season.
Joshue Prevost (Seton Hall) was on the mound for Laconia in the night and tenth innings and took the loss. Starting pitcher Evan Rahn (Wheaton) went eight innings, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 8.
Laconia has a home and home series with Sanford up next. The Mainers will host tonight's game and then come over to Laconia on Sunday night. Game time at Robbie Mills Field is 6:30 p.m. The Muskrats will have Monday off and then play at Mystic on Tuesday and Ocean State on Wednesday.