Tigers fall to Notre Dame

NEW LONDON —The New London baseball team took on Notre Dame in a SEISC South Division contest on Monday night. The Tigers couldn’t defend their home field, falling 5-2.

Notre Dame took the lead early with two runs in the first. They scored one in the run, but New London put up a couple of runs on a two-RBI double by Darius Whaley to cut the Notre Dame lead to 3-2.

New London’s offense was stagnant over the last five innings. The only runner to reach second base was Kooper Schulte, who got in scoring position with two outs in the sixth.

During that time frame, Notre Dame put up two more runs. The Nikes scored a run in the fifth and a run in the seventh to win the game by three.

Whaley finished the game 2-4 with a double and two RBIs. Mason Porter and Connor Schoenbein each went 1-3 with a run scored. Jax Boyer went 1-2 and Schulte finished the game 1-3.

Seth Bailey started the game and gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out two batters in the loss. Jaxon Allen gave up just one earned run on one hit over two innings in relief, striking out one batter in relief.

The loss snapped a modest two-game losing streak for New London, who now sits at 4-9 overall. The Tigers will travel to Van Buren tonight (Tuesday) for another South Division game.