Published DateLACONIA — Evan Rahn (Wheaton) pitched six and one-third innings of shutout ball and the four relievers who followed him didn't allowed a hit as the Muskrats beat Holyoke 2-0 last night a Robbie Mills Field.
The win elevated Laconia's record to 13-10 and left them alone in third place in the Eastern Division of the NECBL. The Muskrats trail division leading Newport by two and one-half games.
And after a road game tonight at Saratoga, Laconia will return home for a 6:30 game on Sunday night against those same Newort Gulls. The Muskrats will also have a home game against Mystic on Monday night.
Rahn yielded just five hits in his time on the mound, striking out five. He was followed by Jacob Moody (Memphis), Andrew Melchor (Lynn U.), Adrian Longoria (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) and Ryan Tezak (West Virginia). Longoria and Tezak both worked a full inning and Tezak got credit for a save.
First baseman Ryan McBroom (West Virginia), who is hitting .396, continued to lead Laconia at the plate, collecting three hits. Center Fielder Joe Torres (Iona) had a pair of hits and drove in Laconia's insurance run with a one-out single in the seventh.
McBroom scored the Muskrats first run in fourth when he singled to lead off the inning and later came home on a fielder's choice.