BROCKTON, Mass. - Just two weeks after the Bristol Blues set the new all-time Futures League scoring record for a nine-inning game with a 24-9 victory on Sunday, July 23, on the road over the Pittsfield Suns, that record was seriously challenged last night.
The Brockton Rox beat the North Shore Navigators 23-2 on Sunday evening, scoring all their runs over the first seven innings. Unlike the Blues two weeks ago, they did not bat in the ninth inning because they were the home team.
The Rox would have broken the old record had Bristol not done it first, as that mark was 22 runs set by the 2012 Torrington Titans.
Sam Cochrane and Drew Alexopolous each went 5-for-6 for Brockton, while Elijah Brown was 3-for-7 with three runs and five RBI, including a grand slam in the second inning.
The Rox scored three runs in the first inning, five in the second, nine in the fourth, four in the sixth and two in the seventh. They were retired in order in the eighth inning.
The Blues scored three times in the ninth inning to break the record two weeks ago.