The Danbury Westerners downed the Navigators 9-5 at Rogers Park on Tuesday to even North Shore’s record at 7-7 at the one third mark of the season.
Navs starter Carter Watson gave up nine runs on 11 hits over four innings and was really hurt by a six-run fourth inning from the Westerners. Dario Pizzano and Matt McGovern both had three hits, as both players have heated up of late. Pizzano is now hitting a team-best .405 and has five hits over his last two games, while McGovern is hitting .500 (4-for-8) with three stolen bases his last three games to raise his average to .357.
North Shore took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Pizzano in the first, but Danbury’s Tanner Krietemeier and Andrew Garner both hit solo shots in the bottom half to take a 2-1 lead. McGovern then plated Saulyer Saxon (Oklahoma State) to tie it back up in the second, but the Westerners again responded with an RBI single against Watson later in the inning to retake a one-run lead.
Their six runs in the fourth came on five hits and an error, as Westerners designated hitter Tyler Horan delivered the backbreaker with a two-out, three-run home run.
The Navs got one back with a solo home run by Anthony Galli (St. Petersburg JC) and added two more in the eighth on an RBI double by Michael Dunster (Clemson) and an RBI single by Saxon.