Joe Jumonville (Northern Ill) RBI double in the bottom of the eight is the difference for Wachusett, as the Dirt Dawgs claims a 5-4 win over the Bristol Blues in Futures League action, Tuesday night at Doyle Field.
Score: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 5, Bristol Blues 4
Records: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (4-5) | Pittsfield Suns (3-8)
How it Happened
Incoming freshmen Christian Fedko (UConn) and Joe Simeone (UConn) had a major factor in the decision of the game. Fedko had a two RBI triple in the bottom of the seventh, while Simeone picked up the win after pitching 1.1 innings and striking out two.
Keith Grant (Johnson & Wales [RI]) got the start for the Blues, going 6.0 innings, yielding the Dirt Dawgs to two run on seven hits, while striking out six. Offensively, Max Goione (Siena) was 2-for-3, while driving in one run.
The Dirt Dawgs started the scoring in the bottom half of the first as John Stanton (SNHU doubles, driving in fellow Penman Kyle Pangallo (SNHU) from second. Goione tied the game in the top of the third as he launched a solo home run to lead off the inning.
Both clubs were able to plate one run in their half of the fifth inning, with the Dirt Dawgs run coming way of Nolan Kessinger (UMass Amherst) hitting his first long ball of the summer. In the seventh, Fedko took the lead for Wachusett with his two RBI triple, before the Blues tied the game in the top of the eighth, as Bristol scored on an error and a wild pitch.
Jumonville came through in the clutch, as the Husky hit a double to dive in Zack Tower (Franklin Pierce) from third.
Inside the Numbers
- This is fourth time this season that the Dirt Dawgs have score five more runs. The team is now 3-1 in those games.
- In four games at home this season, Wachusett is now 3-1 in those games. All the wins have been one run games.
The Dirt Dawgs head up north to take on the defending Futures Collegiate Baseball League Champions the Nashua Silver Knights tomorrow for a 7:05pm first pitch. The Blues return to Muzzy Field for a quick home stand, as they host the Worcester Bravehearts at 7:00pm.