NASHUA, N.H. - The Bristol Blues did everything they needed to in order to win the first game of their playoff series against the Nashua Silver Knights. Everything that is, except seal the win.
The Blues stormed all the way back from a six-run deficit to take the lead in the top of the eighth before losing it in the bottom of the frame in a 10-9 loss on Wednesday night.
Joel Torres gave up a single to Anthony Meduri, allowing two Silver Knights to score the tying and deciding runs.
Logan Greene had just given Bristol its first lead of the game on a solo home run to lead off the inning.
It was a tough game for Blues starter Michael Genaro. The left-hander allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings of work, four of which came in the bottom of the third. Kyle Haag then came on in relief and allowed two runs an inning later.
Bristol chipped away slowly, beginning in the third, when Mark Tumosa scored on a wild pitch. Newington native Ben Maycock hit a solo home run an inning later to give the team its second run of the night.
The Blues tacked on four more runs in the fifth, signaling they were ready to make a run. And it was thanks to Chris Davis’ single, which resulted in the four runs crossing the plate. Davis collected two RBI.
A Tumosa single in the sixth to score Jake Frasca tied the game at 8 before the events of the eighth took over the game.
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