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Plymouth Beat Mystic 5-1

July 2, 2016 - New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) - Mystic Schooners News Release

The Schooners looked to get back in the win column Saturday night but couldn't get men across the plate even though they had 10 hits on the night.

The Schooners were able to get the offense going early by scoring a run in the first inning Nick Mascelli singled and then stole second base to get in scoring position with only one out. Rich Slenker moved Mascelli over to third when he grounded out to second base. With two outs Brett Bond singled to center scoring Mascelli from third.

For the Schooners this would be the only base runner they could push across the plate the entire game. The Schooners would strand 9 runners over the next eight innings, 4 of which were in scoring position. Starting Plymouth pitcher Nick Margevicius would really bare down after giving up the early run.

The Schooners got a brilliant starting pitching performance from Kyle Dube. He pitched five innings in which he gave up only one hit and striked out seven.

The Pilgrims would finally get on the board in the 6th when Ryan Connolly was brought in for relief. Back to back doubles from Cole Gordon and Tyler Kirkpatrick to left field tied the ballgame at one a piece.

Plymouth would break the game wide open in the 8th inning scoring 4 runs off of 3 hits and an intentional walk. The Pilgrims would take a 5-1 lead and this would be the final as the Schooners would not be able to produce a comeback.

The Schooners fall to 10-10 (.500) on the season and slide down into 3rd place in the Southern Division. The Schooners next game is against the New Bedford Bay Sox on Sunday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM at Paul Walsh Field.

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