New England and Northwest traded the lead back-and-forth on Monday, but eventually New England prevailed 14-6. New England took the lead for good in the fourth inning. The game was tied at five with New England batting in the bottom of the fourth when Ethan Righter doubled off of Drew Coleman, driving in one run.
New England collected 12 hits and Northwest had five in the high-scoring affair.
New England took the lead for good with eight runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Christian Smith homered off of Drew Coleman, driving in three runs, Michael Iannazzo singled off of Drew, driving in one run, Carson Jones uncorked a wild pitch, scoring one run, and Aidan Rivera doubled off of Carson, driving in two runs.
Northwest scored three runs in the third inning. Northwest's big inning was driven by a single by Keegan Weston and a single by Hayden Lomeli.
Tyler Bauer earned the win for New England. He threw five innings, surrendering six runs, five hits, striking out seven, and walking one. Drew took the loss for Northwest. He tossed three innings, allowing eight runs, eight hits, striking out four, and walking one.
Home runs for New England came when Christian homered in the fourth inning and Michael homered in the fifth inning.
Michael and Ethan Righter each collected multiple hits for New England. Christian and Michael each drove in three runs to lead New England.
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