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Bats help Bravehearts roll.

The four-day layoff didn't appear to bother Worcester, as the Bravehearts defeated host North Shore, 6-1, on Sunday in Lynn.

Mark DeYoung, Dylan Harris and Brendan O'Reilly all had two hits to spark the middle of the Worcester order, as DeYoung added his ninth double and drove in two and Harris added a triple and an RBI.

The Bravehearts' pitching was solid, with starter Brian Christian allowing four hits and a run in four innings while striking out five.

Clark University's Miles Sheehan worked three scoreless innings of two-hit relief, Tyrone Miller struck out two and allowed a hit in the eighth, and Sean Gustin of Holy Cross worked a scoreless ninth, allowing only a walk, to close it out.

Former Hopedale High standout Ian Strom had an RBI double and scored the first run of the game after an RBI single by Harris.

Strom doubled in Darian Ramage in the third to make it 2-0. He later scored when Harris hit into a fielder's choice.

Worcester improved to 17-8, has won six of its last 10 games and has a three-game lead in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League West.

The Navigators are 9-18 after dropping their third straight game.

The Bravehearts return to Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field tonight when they host Brockton at 7:05 p.m.

Brockton (19-8) has their last four games and leads the FCBL East.

The Rox are 2-1 against Worcester this year, with the Bravehearts winning the last meeting, 3-0, behind a strong six-inning performance from former Nashoba Regional standout Charlie Butler.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Jul 7, 2014
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