Bristol Blues score three runs in ninth for walk-off win over North Shore Navigators

Published on Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:16

Staff writer

BRISTOL - If anyone left Muzzy Field early last night, they should have stayed.

After the visiting North Shore Navigators scored twice in the top of the ninth inning to take a 4-2 lead in Saturday night’s game, the Bristol Blues came right back with three runs in the bottom of the inning for a 5-4, walk-off victory.

Al Wallach came in to close out the game for North Shore in the ninth inning, but was not able to do so. After an infield fly out for the first out, Jeff Shanfeldt walked before a fly out to left field for the second out.

Logan Greene took a pair of called strikes - putting the Blues one strike from a loss - but belted a base hit on a 1-2 count to put runners on first and third. Max Goione followed with another base hit, driving in a run to make it 4-3 and leaving runners again on first and third.

Then Mitch Guilmette belted the first pitch he saw for a walk-off, two-run double as the Blues celebrated a key victory.

Bristol native Tommy Curtin got the victory after coming in to pitch in the top of the ninth inning. Inheriting runners on first and third, he allowed both to score via fielder’s choice and putout plays, but did not allow a hit and avoided further damage to keep the team in it.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Bristol Blues, General Sports on Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:16. Updated: Saturday, 29 July 2017 23:18.