, Salem, MA

August 6, 2013

Navigators shade Titans in 12 innings with Moquete's help

By Matt Williams
Staff writer

---- — Jamill Moquete has only been a North Shore Navigators for a few days and he’s already helping his new team win ball games.

The Navs’ trade deadline acquisition walked to begin the 12th inning last night, stole second, advance to third on a throwing error and came home with the winning run on Kyle Devin’s sacrifice fly as North Shore won, 7-6, over Torrington at Fraser Field.

North Shore (25-22) gave up four runs in the eighth to allow the Titans to tie the score, but rallied to win in extra frames thanks in part to Moquete’s patience at the plate and smart baserunning.

The Navigators remain two games ahead of Pittsfield for the final playoff Futures Collegiate Baseball League playoff spot with a week to go in the regular season.

The middle of the order powered North Shore last night, as the three, four, five and six hitters all had multi-hit nights.

Eddie Reese led the barrage with three hits and Tim Hendricks, Moquete and Devin (two RBI) all had two.

Third baseman Joe Love also had two RBI for the Navs, who built a 6-2 lead after falling behind 2-0 early.

Torrington (20-27) took advantage of two North Shore errors during their rally.

Tom Crispi threw seven innings for the home team and struck out nine, but didn’t get the decision.

Brandon Walsh threw 2 2/3 innings and allowed just one hit with three strikesouts and winning pitcher Mat Snider also fanned three over the final two frames.

He walked four but was able to get out of trouble and keep the score knotted, 6-6.