BRISTOL – The Bristol Central bats came alive in a 10-0 victory over New Britain Thursday at Muzzy Field. The teams played for five innings before the mercy rule brought the game to an early end.
New Britain showed promise early with its leadoff batter Elian Collado reaching first base. Collado was thrown out at second base after a pop fly from pitcher Tyler Czeremcha. Jomar Rodriguez grounded out to end the inning. New Britain had hope of a comeback in the top of the fourth inning when Czeremcha got on base with one out. The speedy pitcher stole second, putting him into scoring position. Rodriguez and Emani Gonzales both grounded out and the Golden Hurricanes were unable to score.
After a tough start to the season, the Rams are on a three-game winning streak. Excellent pitching has been a huge part of their recent success, with zero runs given up against Plainville, Eastern and New Britain. Offensively, the Rams have collected an impressive 17 runs against their past three opponents.
Bristol Central’s Oscar Kuzniar had a spectacular day on the mound. The right hander gave up just one run over five innings and collected four strikeouts for the win.
The Central offense scored at least one run in each of the five innings played. Catcher Ryan Ring hit a double in the bottom of the first, collecting the first earned run of the game. Junior Mike Allan knocked in two runs on a base hit in the bottom of the third. Kuzniar drove in two runs on a double in the bottom of the fourth. Senior captain J.T. Clark had a stellar night with two singles, a standup triple and 2 RBI.
The Rams improved to 5-7, while New Britain fell to 2-11.