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Buzzards Bay, MA- MCLA left handed pitcher Bobby New tossed a complete game as the Trailblazers earned a MASCAC twinbill split defeating Mass. Maritime 2-1 in the nightcap. The Trailblazers dropped a heart breaking 4-3 decision in 12 innings in the opener.
MCLA improves to 9-9-1 on the season and is 2-3-1 in the MASCAC. MMA drops their first MASCAC game of 2018 as they are 5-1 in the league and 12-10 overall.
MCLA struck first in the opening game posting a run in the top of the third when sophomore Ben Durland (Paxton, Mass.) scored on a throwing error. The Buccaneers answered in the bottom of the frame putting up three runs, the first coming when senior Connor Kennedy (West Barnstable, Mass.) hit a leadoff tripled and scored on a wild pitch. A two run RBI base hit by junior Robert Dembitzki (North Dartmouth, Mass.) later plated Logan Sullo (Achushnet, Mass.), who had reached on a walk and senior Billy Keane(Braintree, Mass.) who reached after being hit by a pitch.
Massachusetts Maritime starter Mason Ashburn (East Freetown, Mass.) went five and two-thirds frames giving up a double in the top of the fifth to MCLA junior shortstop Jeff Blink (Albany, N.Y.) that plated a pair of runs to knot the contest at 3-3 and eventually send the game into extra frames.
MCLA senior starter Liam Nolan (Pittsfield Mass.) went eight innings striking out six before turning the ball over to freshman Brandon Condon (Stamford, VT) who held the Buccaneers in check until putting runners on second and third with no outs in the twelfth. The Trailblazers turned to sophomore right hander Brody Farnum (Bennington, VT) who registered the first out of the inning before surrendering a pinch hit base hit down the third base line to Sances that scored sophomore designated hitter Ethan O'Hare (Marshfield, Mass.) with the game winner, handing Farnum the loss.
New was outstanding in the nightcap as he went the distance and improved to 3-1 on the season. The complete game was his fourth of the season for the Trailblazers as he struck out five Buccaneers.
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