The Laconia Muskrats (4-1) stayed undefeated at Robbie Mills Park in Laconia Tuesday night, with a 10th inning walk-off win. Anthony Iacomini (University of South Carolina) hit a 2-run home run down the left field line to give the Muskrats a 6-4 victory over Lowell.
“It felt great,” said Iacomini, who went 2-4 and also scored to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the 9th. ”I just wanted to be aggressive. I knew it was gone as soon as I hit it.”
The Laconia Muskrats stayed unbeaten at home, and in extra-inning games, winning 7-6 on a walk-off walk in the bottom of the 13th inning Saturday night against the Newport Gulls.
In his sixth at-bat of the night, Muskrat designated hitter Casey Kalenkoski (Cisco College) worked a bases-loaded walk from Gulls reliever Gardner Leaver, (University of Rhode Island) plating Bryan Bass (East Carolina University) for the game-winning run.
The Laconia Muskrats lost 4-1 in Connecticut Sunday night, against the NECBL’s other first-year team, Bristol Collegiate.
Pat Epps (Central Connecticut State Universty) scored Laconia’s lone run on a wild pitch in the second inning. The Muskrats were held to just two hits the rest of the game.
Bristol starting pitcher Matt Carasiti (St. John’s University) earned the victory in his first start of the season. He pitched five innings, allowing an earned run on five hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.
Laconia’s Dan White (UMass Lowell) took the loss. In five innings pitched he struck out two, walked three and allowed four hits. All three of Bristol’s runs were earned. Boxscore
Laconia is back on the road Monday night, as they face the Lowell All-Americans at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Despite being in their home state and playing at a neutral venue, the Laconia Muskrats fell to 0-5 on the road, losing 2-1 to the Lowell All-Americans at Holman Stadium in Nashua, New Hampshire.
The Muskrats scored right away in the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Niko Fraser (Elon University) reached on an error and eventually scored on a Casey Kalenkoski (Cisco College) single. Unfortunately, thats all the Muskrats would get.
Taylor Lasko (Boston College) took the hard-luck loss in his Muskrat debut. In six full innings of work, Lasko gave up three hits, while walking only one and striking out five. One of Lowell’s two runs was unearned.
Dan Feehan (UConn) got the win for Lowell. Josh Fink (Trinity University) and Scott Oberg (UConn) also came out of the bullpen to shut the Muskrats out. Effrey Valdez (NY Institute of Technology) and Nik Balog (University of San Francisco) drove in runs for the All-Americans.Boxscore
The loss puts the Muskrats’ record at 5-5, as the team falls to third place in the NECBL East. Laconia will have another shot at their first road victory of the season Tuesday night at New Bedford.
Summer months mean summer baseball, wooden bat style here in the great Northeast. And so, as the New England Collegiate Baseball League launches into another exciting season, I’m back for my second season as “The Voice of the Laconia Muskrats!” As much as I’ve found my true calling calling the game I love in front of the setting sun, I’m still very torn about my own retirement. On the field or in the booth, either way I’m reminded everyday by the hundreds of migrant ballplayers just how lucky I am to have this team in my own backyard. Follow us all season long!
Pitching surrenders only 3 hits in shutout
The Laconia Muskrats used dominant pitching and aggressive base running to force their first win of 2011, a 5-0 shutout victory at New Bedford.
On the other side of the field, the Bay Sox did themselves no favors, only mustering three hits, two in the final inning, while committing four errors.