PITTSFIELD - The Tornadoes had plenty of hits off Colonials starter Patrick Moran, but not enough in clutch situations. As a result, Worcester stranded 14 runners in an 11-5 loss last night at Wahconah Park, despite getting 13 hits.
The Tornadoes (21-12) still lead New Jersey (21-13) in the Can-Am League second-half standings.
Moran allowed 11 hits and his teammates committed three errors behind him, but Worcester managed only two runs through eight innings.
The Tornadoes scored three runs off Brandon Garner in the ninth. Garner struck out the side, but not before allowing two hits and two walks.
Shawn Gilblair (5-6) look the loss for Worcester, allowing seven runs, all earned, on nine hits in four innings.
Pittsfield hit three home runs off the Tornadoes rookie, who struck out three and didn't walk a batter.