Litchfield’s Jack Morgan is safe at home during a loss to Housatonic on Tuesday. John McKenna photos

What was a close game turned into a rout on Tuesday when Housatonic pulled away from Litchfield for a 20-7 win.

Litchfield tied the game at 7 in the fourth inning when Jack Morgan scored on a single by Ben Nordland, but that would be it for the Cowboys (5-7) as Housatonic erupted for 13 runs in the top of the fifth inning. The game ended after five innings due to the Berkshire League’s 10-run mercy rule.

Stroking one hit apiece for the Cowboys were Nordland, J.T. Gostkowski, Jason Thompson, Kyle Gordon, Tom Gostkowski, Brody Stevenson and Aidan Donohue.

Morgan started on the mound for Litchfield and lasted three innings. Donohue relieved and was the losing pitcher.

Litchfield first baseman Tom Gostkowski puts the tag on a Housatonic runner who couldn’t get back to the base after taking too big of a turn on a single.

Right fielder Ben Nordland had the ball in his glove but couldn’t hold it as he tried to run down a long drive.

The ball skips past second baseman Nick Dest as a Housatonic runner steals second base.

Jack Morgan delivers a pitching in his starting effort.

Aidan Donohue’s hard slide into second base broke up a double-play attempt.

Jack Morgan makes a throw to first base after fielding a bunt.