Nashua – Host Daniel Webster gave itself a pair of back-to-back shots in the arm using a pair of late rallies to post two come-from behind victories, 3-2 and 6-5 over Newbury in a NECC doubleheader Saturday at Harvey Woods Field.
The Eagles, who improved to 4-13 overall (2-7 NECC), picked up their first league wins of the season and are suddenly 3-1 over their last four. Newbury, which came in 5-2 over their previous seven including an 8-4 victory in Friday's series opener of the three-game set, slipped to 17-15 overall (6-9 NECC).
DWC trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh in game one only to tie it in that frame and walk off with the win in the eighth on Kyle Hodgdon's (Cheshire, Conn.) RBI single. In game two, DWC trailed 5-2 entering the bottom of the sixth but plated four runs including Rudy Acosta's (Nashua) two run double for the lead and held on for the win in the seventh.
DWC visits Southern Vermont Monday in a NECC matchup at 3:00 p.m. Newbury visits Albertus Magnus on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
In the opener, DWC tied it in the 6th as Rudy Acosta (Nashua) led off with a single, moved to third on a stolen base and throwing error and scored on a Mike Pelletier (Pelham, N.H.) sacrifice fly.
Hodgdon led DWC with three hits including a double in the opener while Matt Alberino had two. Hodgdon's two-bagger led to DWC's first run in the third as he later scored on a Dan Mullins (Nashua) fielder's choice.
Newbury got three hits from Mitchell Walsh (Westport, Mass.), who gave Newbury a 2-1 lead with a RBI single in the fifth. Billy Stephen (Windemere, Fla.) had put the Nighthawks ahead in the first with a RBI single to score Matthew Sobray (Santa Clarita, Cal.).
Ryan Murray (Farmington Hills, Mich.) finally got his long overdue first win (1-3) going all eight innings allowing one earned run on six hits, striking out seven but walking seven, although he was solid in getting out of two jams – a bases loaded no out situation in the fourth, and a second with two out in the fifth.
Jim McGorry (Oakhurst, N.J.) took the loss (2-3) going the distance for Newbury, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits, striking out three and walking one.
In the nightcap, DWC's sixth-inning rally saw four runs come across on three hits. Down 5-2, the big blows came on Dylan McDonough's RBI single scoring Matt Daulton (one-out single) to make it a 5-3 game, Mike Habibi's (Nashua) sac fly that scored Alberino (walk) to make it 5-4, and Acosta's two-bagger to center sending both Hodgdon and McDonough across for the lead.
DWC plated two in the first on a Daulton ground out scoring Pelletier (leadoff single) and an Alberino single that scored Dan Mullins (walk).
Newbury went in front with a three-spot in the second on two hits and were aided by a walk and hit batsman. Radinsky Baez (Roxbury, Mass.) stroked a two-run single to center to tie it and Justin Banks (Corona, Cal.) followed with a sac fly to score CJ Ingraham (Georgetown, Mass.).
Newbury extended the lead with two in the fourth when Stephen laced a two-run single to center scoring both Baez and Banks.
Nasi Nikolopoulos (Burlington, Mass.) picked up the win (1-1) allowing just one hit in 1 and 1/3 innings of relief of Gamache, who started. Newbury starter Tim Brown (Orange, Conn.) was touched for the loss (0-6).