Under normal circumstances, baseball games take a full nine innings to complete. The Sea Unicorns would get the job done in only seven innings, mercying the Bees 12-0. 

Wednesday’s contest was an important one for both teams. With a Norwich win, they would increase their lead in third place, as the Bees try to buzz back to third in the standings. 

After a Joey DeMucci single in the top of the second to drive in Dean Ferrara, the Norwich bats would fail to capitalize until the fifth. 

The game would remain 1-0 thanks to a dominant display on the mount by Clark Gilmore. Dartmouth’s righty would allow just two hits, striking out five on three walks for his third win. 

Backing up Gilmore’s work, the offense danced to the tune of five runs in the fifth. A triplet of walks and a double by Johnny Knox would get the first runs of the inning.

The very next inning was no different for the offense. Sea Unicorn batters capitalized on six runs which would exterminate the Bees hopes of a comeback. 

After a single and a pop-up, Norwich was staring at a quick two outs. Three hits in a row would score three Sea Unicorns, one of which was Ferrara’s third RBI on the night. 

Zack Kovalchik would drive in runs ten and eleven. The Bees pitching would then implode, tossing four wild pitches one of which scored run 12. 

Christo Garrelts would relieve Gilmore striking out three to end the game via a mercy. Norwich’s fifth mercy victory of the season. 

With the win, Norwich moves to 21-14 and back to .600 in the points percentage category, gaining two and a half games on the Bees. 

The Sea Unicorns head to Pittsfield for the final time this season tonight before returning to Norwich Friday.