By MICHAEL LETENDRE
BRISTOL – The Bristol American Legion junior squad put the smackdown on Glastonbury in a Zone 1 tilt from Muzzy Field on Thursday, July 7 as Post 2 sank Glastonbury 16-3 in a mercy shortened five innings of action.
Two players had multiple games for Bristol as Anthony Lozier went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI while Steve Warkowski was 2-for-2 with a game best three RBI and two runs scored.
Matt D’Amato generated a hit, scored a run and grabbed two RBI while Jeremy Ganavage, Mike Massarelli, and John McPhee each added hits during the winning effort.
Gavavage, Lozier and Warkowski all connected on doubles while Ryan Greene, Kenny Knox and Massarelli each drew two base-on-balls to pace an aggressive offensive attack.
In all, Post 2 nabbed 10 hits, earned nine walks and batted in 11 total runs.
On the mound, Noah Gibson picked up the victory for Bristol, going four innings and giving up just three hits, two earned runs and four walks.
Shane Caron threw the final inning for Post 2, yielding just one hit while striking out one in relief.
Sam Haddas drew the loss for Glastonbury, giving up eight hits, eight runs, while walking three in three frames of action.
After a scoreless first inning of play, Bristol erupted for six runs in the second, two runs in the third and blew out the game with eight in the fourth stanza to size up a 13-run lead going into the top of the fifth.
Since Glastonbury was unable to cut the deficit to under ten runs after five innings, the game was called via the mercy rule and Bristol moved to 13-7 on the campaign in the winning effort.
NOTES…On Tuesday, July 5, Post 2 sank Glastonbury in an 8-0 final behind a combined two-hitter via Bristol pitchers Jack Denote (5 IP) and Ben Lahey before dropping a tough 8-7 decision to Wolcott the following day.
And then in a doubleheader against Simsbury on Saturday, July 9, Bristol moved to 15-7 on the campaign behind 8-1 and 15-0 victories.
Alex Denote (6.2) and Jack Denote zipped up a three-hitter as Post 84 made seven errors in the 8-1 contest from Memorial Field.
And then in the 15 run victory, Lahey went 6.1 innings while Tony Lozier mopped up the duo allowed just five total hits.