The Mystic Schooners fell to 0-3, dropping a 13-6 decision to the North Adams SteepleCats Sunday in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
The Schooners trailed 6-1 after six innings but scored three times in the top of the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-4. Then the SteepleCats (4-0) blew the game open in the bottom of the seventh, scoring seven runs for a 13-4 lead.
Conor Biggio, the son of former Houston Astros great Craig Biggio, hit a three-run homer in the seventh for North Adams. Sheehan Planas-Arteaga and Jeff Roy had three hits each for the SteepleCats.
Former Fitch standout Anthony Turgeon doubled and scored twice and Andrew Santomauro and Eric Yavaronne had two hits each for Mystic. Turgeon plays at Central Connecticut State, Yavaronne is from UConn and Santomauro plays at Lafayette.
Greg Porter, another former Fitch standout, pitched in relief for the Schooners. Porter, who plays at Eastern Connecticut State, allowed two runs and one hit in an inning of work.
The Schooners return home today to play the New Bedford Bay Sox. Game time is 6:05 p.m. at Fitch High School. Mystic also has home games on Thursday (Vermont), Friday (Laconia) and Sunday (New Bedford). All three games also start at 6:05 p.m.
- Day staff reports