Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bristol Knights on fire in the Connecticut Twilight League

Don't look now, but the Bristol Knights are on another hot streak in the Connecticut Twilight League.
The two-time defending champions started the season 0-2, but they have won 11 straight games since. The Knights are 11-2 and sit alone atop the CTL's Central Division. Bristol is currently the top seed in the overall playoff standings as well.
The 11-game streak started with a 5-2 win over Portland Panthers on May 20 at Bristol Eastern High School. After that, the wins piled up for the Knights.
What has been the key to success? Well, pitching.
Bristol has surrendered just 25 runs in 13 games, an average of just under two per contest. Look at the league pitching stats (updated as of June 20), and you will see plenty of Knights on the list. Marco Ross was at the top, followed by Chris McGarth and Tyler Favreau.
Others have contributed on the mound, including Kyle Lentini, Rex Cone, Nick Dzioba, Tommy Stagis, Rick Barrett and Doug Rives.
Bristol has scored 70 runs in those 13 games, giving the Knights a phenomenal run differential of 45.
At the plate, Brian LaRochelle and Earl Oakes were both hitting over .300 as of June 20.

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