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NEWPORTâ€“North Country Athletics got back to .500 with an 11-4 victory over Lake Region 1. The first five NC batters all reached base and then came around to score ÃŸand the Athletics never looked back..
LR 1 made an attempt to get back into the game in the sixth inning, plating three runs in their half, but with one out reliever Shane Goodell came in to promptly retire the next two batters.
As a team, the Athletics pounded out 15 hits with David Murray leading the way with 4. Colin Myrick picked up the win pitching 3 1/3, striking out 6 and walking 4. LR 1â€™s losing pitcher was Ryan Fletcher. The Athleticsâ€™ next game is Friday at Gardner Park at 6pm. They will take on Lake Region 2.