NL baseball downed by Highland
RIVERSIDE — The New London baseball team led after four frames, but the Tigers let their game at Highland slip away in the late innings, falling by a score of 11-5.
Both teams got a good start to the contest, each scoring three runs in the first inning.
Highland took a lead with a run in the third, but a two-run fourth frame gave New London the edge.
Highland tied the score in the fifth and then scored six in the sixth to run away with the game.
The Tigers out-hit the Huskies, 8-6, and committed fewer fielding errors. But timing was on Highland’s side in the victory, as they took advantage of walks and got hits when they needed them.
Dalton Dudley was 2-for-3 for New London, while Devon Smyth and Quincy Porter were each 2-for-4. Smyth had the team’s only extra-base hit, a double. The Tigers also got hits from Austin McBeth and Tyler Shinkle.
Porter took the loss on the mound.
The Tigers finish the regular season with an overall record of 8-15 and a Southeast Iowa Super Conference South Division record of 6-8.
They will be back in Riverside on July 16 for a district game against Iowa Mennonite.