Dogs pull away from Crushers in 10-6 win

Baseball ImageNAUGATUCK, June 21 – The Naugatuck Dogs scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and beat the Canton Crushers, 10-6 in Tri-State League play Tuesday night at Rotary Field.

The Dogs, currently in second place in the league with a 9-1 record, took advantage of five walks, a hit batter and two Canton errors in the fifth and sixth innings. Jeff Strum had two hits, an RBI and scored three runs for Naugatuck while Sean Miller-Jones was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.

Canton (1-8) was led by Jim Spirito, who was 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored. Jake Bryant and Trey Van deBogart each had two hits for the Crushers.

Naugatuck 10, Canton 6
At Naugatuck
Canton (1-8)               002  000  4 – 6-11-4
Naugatuck (9-1)         110  044  x – 10-7-4
Taylor Riley and Jeff Mulhall; Matt Zahornasky and Ryan Plourde; WP: Zahornasky; LP: Riley (0-4); 2B: Sean Miller-Jones (N), Devin Murphy (N), T. Ness (N), Jim Spirito (C)

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