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Tides bounce back

The Northeast Tides bounced back and got into the win column again Sunday afternoon after their first loss of the season on Saturday.

Northeast defeated the North Shore Phillies, 2-0 in a five-inning game. The game was called early as the rain, which which was prominent throughout the contest intensified, making the field conditions unplayable.



Right-hander Matt Bergeron pitched the complete-game shutout for the Tides. The victory was his league-leading fifth. Bergeron has not given up a run this season in 19.2 innings of work.

Northeast scored its first run in the second inning. Jonathan Dube and Jared Neikam had back-to-back singles in the inning. Dube scored on an error by the Phillies third baseman on a hard ground ball hit by Jordan Gosselin.

The Tides added a run in the third inning by way of the long ball. Second baseman Drew Healey hit an opposite field home run to left to make the score 2-0.

The two runs proved to be enough run support for Bergeron. He scattered three hits while striking out three and walking two batters during the performance.

Gosselin finished 1-for-2 at the plate with two stolen bases.

The Tides season record now stands at 11-1, good for sole possessio of first place in the North Short Baseball League. The Rowley Nor’easters (11-2) are in second.

The Tides have a make-up game against the Beverly Recs scheduled for Tuesday night. Tommy Lawrence is scheduled to start on the mound for Northeast. The first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m. at Cooney Field in Beverly, Mass..


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