PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The Plymouth Pilgrims scored five runs in the third inning and held off the Mystic Schooners, 5-4, in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game Wednesday night.
Plymouth starter Cameron Junker (Notre Dame) pitched the first six innings and struck out eight while limiting Mystic to four hits. Junker is 5-0 with 37 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings.
Mystic’s Steven Barmakian (George Washington) was 2 for 4 with a solo homer in the fourth and an RBI single in the eighth.
Chris Sullivan (Hartford) finished 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Sean Sullivan (Dartmouth) was 2 for 3.
Mystic starter Karl Johnson (Connecticut) took the loss. He left the game in the third inning after allowing five runs, four earned. Johnson is 2-1.
Mystic dropped to 16-12 with the loss. Plymouth moved to 19-10.
The Pilgrims lead the Schooners by 2 1/2 games in the Southern Division.
Mystic travels to Danbury on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.