, Newburyport, MA


June 24, 2013

A 'building block' win

Nor'Easters cap strong weekend with win


McNamara went 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth as O’Brien struggled with his location in the bottom of the frame, but would work out of a runner in scoring position situation.

Waters reached first with one away in the top of the fifth inning on an error at third then moved to second when Mike Lan was hit by a pitch. Wallach reached first on an overthrow that saw Waters crossing the plate for the tying run. A sacrifice fly to left field from Stead plated Lan to give Swampscott the lead again.

The Nor’Easters had to wait until the bottom of the sixth inning to regain the lead, starting when Colby Ingraham hit a one-out double to deep center field, followed by a single from Creamer that moved Ingraham to third. Ingraham came in on a sacrifice fly from Zack Rice, and Creamer slid into home for the go-ahead run on a single from Fecteau.

“We always have a tough game against these guys,” Swampscott manager Tim Cassidy said of the Nor’Easters. “It’s always tough to play them. They’re well-coached, they pitch well. They’re just good. They’re a very good team. When we have all our guys here, we’re equally good. We’re missing a couple of guys tonight.”

“It was a nice comeback win,” said Southall. “There were a couple of key plays in the game. A fly ball to get the runner in and Creamer had a big slide. I think our problem earlier was a lack of focus. We’re starting to dial it in a little bit and we’re doing the little things. It was a great win.”

Southall credited pitcher Joe Levasseur, who shut out the Hillies Saturday, for setting the tone for last night’s win.

“Corey did a good job,” Southall said of McNamara. “He threw the ball well. He located well. He had the one bad inning, but he was able to settle it down and offensively, we’re hitting the ball. Tonight we had a lot of balls up the middle and a lot of balls the other way.”

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