Muskrats beat Ocean State 6-3, home for 2 games this weekend

LACONIA — Slugger Ryan McBroom (West Virginia) homered and drove in 3 runs Thursday night at Robbie Mills Field to lead the Muskrats to an important 6-3 win over Ocean State.

The win improved Laconia's record to 19-16, good for third place in the Eastern Division of the NECBL. Ocean State stands just ahead of Laconia at 22-15.

The Muskrats are on the road at Keene tonight but will be home for a Saturday night game with division-leading Newport and a Sunday night game against Sanford. First pitch is always at 6:30.

McBroom is now hitting .333, the same as Joe Torres (Iona), who also had 2 hits. Those averages are good for fifth place in the league. McBroom's 4 home runs puts him a tie for third.

Eddie Macaluso (Iona) went 6 innings to get the win for Laconia. He scattered six hits, striking out 4 and walking 2. Ryan Tezak (West Virginia) allowed no hits over the last inning and two-thirds to get credit for a save. He struck out 4 batters.