Muskrats keep up with Eastern Divison pace by beating New Bedford 10-2

LACONIA — The Muskrats stayed within 2 1/2 games of first place Newport in the NECLB's Eastern Division race by beating New Bedford 10-2 last night at Robbie Mills Field.

Third baseman Joey Bielek (Arizona State) had three of Laconia's 10 hits, including his second home run of the season, a two-run blast in the eighth. He also drove in a run with a double in the seventh.

First baseman Ryan McBroom (West Virginia) went 1 for 3 at the plate, walked twice and drove in two runs. He is now hitting a league-leading .373.

Nevin Wilson (Vanderbilt) went the first 5 2/3 innings on the mound for the Muskrats and picked up the win. He yielded 1 run on just 3 hits, striking out 5 and walking 4.

Laconia plays at Plymouth (Mass.) Thursday night before returning to host Sanford at Robbie Mills Field (6:30) on Friday night.