Saturday, July 16, 2016

LEGION TOURNEY: Bristol Post 2 moves on with 3-1 win over New Britain

The eighth-seeded Bristol Post 2 American Legion senior team took down No. 17 New Britain 3-1 in a Northern Division Sectional first round game on Saturday at Muzzy Field.
Bristol will host No. 9 Glastonbury tomorrow at 1 p.m., also at Muzzy. Glastonbury came from behind to beat No. 16 Wolcott 4-2 at Riverfront Park in Glastonbury.
For Bristol, Noah Cruz pitched the first 6.2 innings to take the win. Brad Burney recorded the final out for the save. Burney needed just four pitches to record the final out.
Post 2 jumped ahead with a single run in the bottom of the first inning. Bristol added two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to forge a 3-0 advantage. Post 2 tallied eight hits and didn't make an error.
New Britain scored its lone run in the top of the seventh inning but couldn't get any closer. 
Bristol improved to 21-10 overall with the win.

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