NEWPORT, RI — The Sanford Mainers (17-16) were unable to keep the Newport Gulls (22-11) offense off the board as Mainers pitching allowed 13 runs on 15 hits in a 13-6 loss Wednesday night at Cardines Field.

Newport scored in six different innings while the Mainers offense was unable to keep pace with the offensive attack from the Gulls. The Mainers trailed all game long and had chances to close the gap in the third down 2-1 after two-and-a-half innings and 9-5 after the top of the fourth. However, whenever the Moose scored, Newport was there to answer.

The Mainers pitching was unable to cage the Gulls as starter Ben Greenberg (1-5/Fordham University) scuffled on the mound allowing seven earned runs on ten hits in just four innings of work. Offensively for Sanford, the offense showed fight. They scored a pair of runs in the fifth and sixth innings and loaded the bases in the ninth and scored a run to give the game the final score of 13-6.

Five different Mainers drove in runs with Sam Dexter (Univ. of Southern Maine) driving in a pair on a double back in the fifth inning. Eight different Mainers had hits with Dalton Thomas (University of Arkansas Little Rock) extending his impressive hitting streak to 15 games with a single in the seventh.

The Mainers return to Goodall Park to take on the Plymouth Pilgrims in an inter-division matchup. Southpaw Brendan Shea (2-0, 5.21/Univ of Mass-Lowell) will be on the hill for the Moose while Plymouth will look to righty Ben White (2-0 , 6.00/Holy Cross College). First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and fans can listen on the NECBL Broadcast Network.

Moose Tracks

Ӣ Thomas entered the game with the third longest hitting streak in the NECBL at 14 games.

Ӣ With Greenberg allowing seven earned runs tonight, it marks back-to-back outings where the righty has allowed seven earned runs.

Ӣ Despite scoring six runs, the Mainers have lost five games when scoring four or more runs but have 14 wins when the offense can produce at least four runs.

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