The North Shore Navigators dropped a 4-2 decision on Tuesday to the Vermont Mountaineers at Fraser Field, wasting a strong performance by starting pitcher Crayton Bare (Baylor) in the process.
The lefthander from Texas allowed just one hit and one walk over five shutout innings before leaving the game with a one-run lead. He also had four strikeouts.
But Vermont plated the tying run in the sixth inning off North Shore reliever Dan Duval (RPI) – albeit unearned – on a John Mishu RBI single.
The Mountaineers then broke the 1-1 tie in the eighth against reliever Nolan Corr (Wheaton), who allowed three runs on three hits and a pair of walks in the frame. Corr walked Brett Johnson with one down before a double by Derek Jones plated Johnson for a 2-1 lead.
Mishu followed up with a single, and another single by Rob Kelly plated another run. The Mountaineers tacked on another when Jeff Cammans was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded by Corr.
The Navs scored first scored in the third inning before tacking on a run in the ninth on an error.
Dario Pizzano (Columbia) and Eric Jagielo (Notre Dame) both had two-hit nights for North Shore.