Muskrats tied for 2nd after beating Plymouth 7-5

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The Muskrats moved into a tie for second in the Eastern Division of the NECBL last night with a 7-5 win here over the Pilgrims. Now 18-13 on the season, Laconia and Ocean State are both 2 1/2 games back of Newport.

Laconia will be back at home tonight, hosting Sanford at Robbie Mills Field at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, the Mainers will return the favor and host the Muskrats. On Sunday evening, Laconia will entertain the league's annual All Star Game.

Laconia, greatly aided by 8 walks, managed to score its 7 runs against Plymouth with just 8 hits, none of them for extra bases. Center fielder Joe Torres (Iona) and catcher Carter White (U Memphis) each had 2 of them.

Evan Rahn (Wheaton) worked 6 innings for the Muskrats and got credit for the win. He allowed 2 runs on 8 hits, walking 3 and recording 1 strikeout. Adrian Longoria (Texas A&M-Corpus Christie) worked a perfect ninth and got credit for a save.