Navs’ bats produce fireworks

Peabody native Pat Holleran went 3-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's win.

Local neighbors surrounding Fraser Field provided plenty of actual fireworks on Sunday night for the Navigators game, but North Shore’s offense also provided plenty of sparks in a 10-2 win over the New Bedford Bay Sox.

The Navigators (11-8) exploded for a season-high 17 hits in the victory and now sport a four-game winning streak in addition to sole possession of first-place in the NECBL’s Eastern Division.

Four players – Saulyer Saxon (Oklahoma State), Eric Jagielo (Notre Dmame), Clinton Harwick (Point Loma) and Pat Holleran (Tusculum) – all had three-hit performances in the win, while starting pitcher Junior Mendez (So. New Hampshire) got his first victory of the season with five innings of two-run ball.

Holleran and Dario Pizzano (Columbia) both had three RBI, while Matt McGovern (Boston College) and Saxon also drove in a pair apiece.

Holleran got the Navs on the board with an RBI single in the second, but a solo blast by New Bedford’s Colin Gay in the third tied it up. North Shore extended its lead to 3-1 in the fourth on an RBI single by McGovern and a run-scoring double by Jagielo. The Navigators then really opened things up with six runs on five hits in the fifth inning.

North Shore returns to action on Independence Day in Laconia. They are off Tuesday before returning home to Fraser Field for 6:15 p.m. games on Wednesday and Thursday night.

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