The Miners built up a 15-0 lead after five innings, then hung on as the Wizards scored 12 unanswered runs, and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth.
With the Miners up 15-12 and runners at second and third with one out, Watertown's Ryan Holley lined to second baseman Luke Enman who flipped to Mark Ortega to get the game-ending double play- and save the win for the Miners.
Ortega (Boston College) went 3-5 with four RBI's, while Chris Kowalski went 3-6 with an RBI and two-runs scored.
Miners (2-1) starting pitcher Caleb Thielbar (South Dakota State
University) picked up the win, going seven innings, allowing seven hits, and three runs, while striking out eight and hitting one.
Little Falls scored four-runs in the first, four in the second, five in the fourth, and two in the fifth to jump out to a 15-0 lead.
Watertown scored three runs in the seventh, two in the eighth, and seven in the ninth.
Henry Dunn (Binghamton) hit a grand-slam in the ninth for Watertown (0-2), with David Gustafson, and Chris Haynes hitting back-to-back homers in the seventh, with Nick Faunce (solo HR) adding to the Wizards homer parade.
The game started about an hour late because Watertown's bus broke down.
The Miners are off Monday and return to action Tuesday (June 12th) at Bennington, in a 5pm start, and return home the next night (June 13th) to play the Bombers. Tickets are $6 for adults, $2 for children and $2 for seniors.
Little Falls 15, Watertown 12
Earley, Haines (2), Metzger (4th), Owens (6th), Quigly (8th) and Haynes.
Thielbar, O'Brien (8), Mastin (9), Rossignol (9) and Witkowski
WP- Thielbar (1-0)
LP- Earley (0-1)