Jake McGuiggan drove in the go-ahead run to give the North Shore Navigators (27-19) the lead in the eighth inning, as the North Shore Navigators hung on to beat the Pittsfield Suns (25-22) 7-2 on Friday.Patrick Raley singled to start the eighth. He then went from first to third on a passed ball. Finally, McGuiggan came to the plate with the score tied at two, and singled, scoring Raley.
Adrian Benitez had an impressive outing against the Pittsfield Suns' lineup. The Pittsfield Suns managed just three hits off of the the North Shore Navigators' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out three during his five innings of work.
Despite the loss, the Pittsfield Suns' Dan Bradley dominated the North Shore Navigators' batters, giving up zero runs and striking out six.
Miles Landry got the win, running his season record to 5-3. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Tito Marrero ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked two, struck out none, and allowed four runs.