The Laconia Muskrats fought but could not pull out the win in Friday night’s cat-and-mouse type matchup with the North Adams SteepleCats.
It started early for both teams when the SteepleCats picked up six runs in the first inning. The Muskrats could not compare, putting up only two runs on a Regan Flaherty homer.
Muskrats starter John Healy had a tough outing on the mound, only getting two outs, giving up three hits, six runs, and walking three, before Manager Matt Alison pulled the trigger.
Both teams put up a run in the second, and from there on out, went their separate ways. The Muskrats picked up five runs through the middle innings. Among the highlights, Regan Flaherty homered for second time of the game, and Joe Torres had an RBI single. The SteepleCat offense cooled down through the middle innings, only picking up three runs.
With a score of 11-8 going into the ninth, the Muskrats put the SteepleCat offense down in 1-2-3 order. The Muskrats started a rally in the home half of the ninth, getting runners on base and even loading the bases, but they could not plate any runs.
In the end, the Muskrats take the 11-8 loss and fall to a record of 9-15. The SteepleCats move to a record of 15-8.
The win was credited to North Adams’ Dan Kolodin, and the loss was charged to John Healy. The save was given to the SteepleCats lefty Matt Longfield.
The Muskrats travel to New Bedford to play the Bay Sox tomorrow at Paul Walsh Field. First pitch is at 6:30 PM, and Tyler Raymond is expected to pitch for Laconia.