The Pittsfield Suns (6-0) explode in the sixth inning to the tune of ten runs, trouncing the Bristol Blues (0-5) 13-3 to continue the best start in Suns' franchise history.
The Blues looked poised to come away with the victory early on. In the first, Jake Frasca got things started with a solo shot into left-center field. The offense didn't continue until back-to-back RBI doubles Jeff Shanfeldt and Mark Tumosa in the fourth.
But the Suns would start the slaughter in the fourth, Andre Marerro legged out an RBI triple before Sean Phelan would drive him in with an RBI double of his own. They would tie the game at the time with Zach Smith joining in with an RBI double. The sixth is where the Suns ran away with the game, scoring ten runs off ten hits, including eight singles, a double, and a three run homer by Alex Parkos. The Suns kicked things into high gear, including going 10-15 with runners in scoring position.
Austin Pope (1-0) got the win in his dual start with true starter Nathan Florance, pitching four innings with no runs, four hits, and eight strikeouts. Tikoda Sitar (0-1) was given the loss after going only one inning plus giving up a whopping five runs, albeit one earned.
The Elser Animal Control Pest Player of the Game went to Sean Phalen, who went 4-5 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.
The Pittsfield Suns continue the longest homestand of the season Friday, June 9th with a game against the 2016 FCBL Champions, the Nashua Silver Knights. Mitch Holcomb will start for the Suns against Silver Knights pitcher James Muse. It will be School Spirit Night, so get ready for some school spirit. Gates open at 6 PM with the ball game slated for 7 PM. Pre game is set for 6:45 PM.