For the second time in as many nights, the Northern Essex Knights baseball team came back from an early deficit to bring back wins, winning against Massasoit Community College 12-11.
The Knights trailed 9-0 after four innings before they chipped away at the lead, with each run the Knights built some momentum. After a Chris Martin two-run homer in the fifth to make the score 9-5, the Knights had victory in their sights. Dario Medrano homered in the sixth.
Despite miscues in the field, Northern Essex came together as a group and never left their spirits waver.
Cameron Berube came in to the game in the fourth inning, and threw four innings of one-hit baseball out of the bullpen. Berube struck out five and walked two, giving NECC a boost from the mound.
The Knights move to the Region XXI Championship on Sunday, and with a win advance to the NJCAA Division 3 Championship in Tyler, Texas.