Dodgers rally to beat Marauders

Wednesday night was a classic battle between city and country.

The Hollis Brookline Dodgers beat the Nashua Marauders 4-3 in come-back style.

“We’re happy with the win,” said coach Tom Walker after the game. “The Marauders are always tough. We like beating the kids from Nashua. You know, we’re a small rinky-dink cow town and it was a good win for us.”

Dodgers’ pitcher Nick Siegel started off the top of the first inning with a pair of strikeouts. Siegel went six innings with seven strikeouts on the night.

Defenses for both teams were on their game. Nashua’s Jake Mellin turned a double play in the bottom of the third inning. But still, with a runner on third, HB’s Austin Pigott earned himself two RBIs, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Pigott was 3 for 3 and turned the second double play of the night in the top of the fourth inning.

In typical summer baseball fashion, the game’s pace slowed down.

“It’s summer baseball,” Walker said. “We try to mix the loose baseball feel and fun and keep the intensity level high but it’s a tough job night in and night out.”

It wouldn’t be until the top of the sixth inning until another run would score. The first two Nashua batters were walked and Alex Diamond hit a line drive to left field that would load up the bases. Mellin was next in the order, and again, he hit a bomb to left field that brought in two runs to tie the game. Joe Flaherty came on in relief of Siegel for the top of the seventh.

The Dodgers loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh and their bats proved to be too much. James Commisso lined past second to score the winning run. The win tied the Dodgers and the Marauders for second place in the Southern League Division.

The Dodgers were scheduled to face Walpole Thursday night in Hollis. Walpole beat the Dodgers in a doubleheader Tuesday.

“We’re gonna have to bring a good game,” Walker said. “They’re No. 1 in the league. They’re 9-1 and we’re gonna have to have a great game.”