Coming off a 6-0 shutout of Haverhill Saturday, the Newburyport Nor’Easters (5-3) took on Swampscott/Marblehead (3-3) last night and showed not only that they are coming around, but that they can come back from an early deficit.
Newburyport beat Swampscott/Marbelhead 4-3 at Eiras Park.
“It’s two good wins against two very good teams,” said Nor’Easters coach Tim Southall. “We’ve got a lot of baseball games left, but it’s a building block.”
Corey McNamara took the mound for the Nor’Easters, and the right-hander give up a one-out walk to Casey Stead, who stole second before being sent home on a double to centerfield from Sean O’Brien. Al Wallach reached on a single that sent O’Brien to third, but Wallach would be gunned down trying to steal second to end the threat.
O’Brien walked to the hill for Post 57/32 in the bottom of the frame and gave up a two-out single to Rico Fecteau, who stole second then moved to third on an error at shortstop that saw Colt Fontaine at first. But O’Brien was able to get Fontaine’s older brother, Brett, to ground out to send things into the second inning.
Corey Carmody had a one-out single to start the second frame, then stole second base and moved to third on a groundout from Trey Blackmer. But McNamara got Kyle Waters to ground out to send his boys back to the plate, where O’Brien would take care of business again, only hitting Tyler Chaisson with a pitch.
McNamara had his first 1-2-3 inning of the night in the top of the third before O’Brien hit Fecteau with a pitch in the bottom of the frame. Fecteau stole second then made it to third on a single from Colt Fontaine. Fecteau scored the Nor’Easters’ first run of the night on a single from Brett Fontaine before brother Colt crossed the plate on a single from Mac Short.