SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Christopher Brito's three-run home run highlighted a five-run second inning and the Mystic Schooners held off the Ocean State Waves, 9-7, on Tuesday in a New England Collegiate Baseball League Southern Division game at Old Mountain Field.
Brito (Rutgers) finished with two hits. His home run gave Mystic a 6-0 lead.
Michael DeMartino (Southern Connecticut) also homered for the Schooners, a solo shot in the third inning that made it 7-1.
Brendan Cumming (Princeton) added three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for Mystic (16-14), which has won three straight.
The Waves (12-17) scored twice in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out, two-run single by Slade Wilks (Southern Mississippi). But Mystic's Tim Blaisdell (Hartford) followed with a strikeout to end the game.
The Schooners' next home game is Friday against the Danbury Westerners at Fitch High School. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.
— Ken Sorensen