Tag: baseball

Bristol Blues join the more competitive NECBL

SPENCER DREHER STAFF WRITER A franchise that was founded just five years ago has already made huge strides. The Bristol Blues, a summer collegiate team since 2014, officially left the Futures Collegiate Baseball League for the New England Collegiate Baseball…

Former Bristol Blues standout dies at 23

Ryan Costello, 23, a former player for the Bristol Blues, died last Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand, just days after joining a team in the Australian Baseball League.  The Blues made an announcement Monday morning. “It is with very heavy…

Baseball: Blues swept in FCBL championship series

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues returned to the FCBL championship series for the first time since 2015, but it wasn’t a pleasant trip. The Worcester Bravehearts won the first game of the best-of-three series, 2-1, at Hanover…

Baseball: Bristol Blues enter playoffs as No. 2 seed

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues went 5-2 last week to finish the regular season with a record of 31-23. It was the same record as the Brockton Rox, who finished as the FCBL’s top team by virtue…

Baseball: Bristol Blues pare lineup after all-star break

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER In college baseball summer leagues, roster attrition is just part of the job that coaches must deal with. The Bristol Blues of the FCBL are no exception, but they were lucky to get six innings…

Baseball: Blue Devils baseball camp a hit with youngsters

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Plainville High School athletic fields were a flurry of activity last week when the 26th annual Blue Devils baseball camp ushered in over 50 eager players looking to improve their game on the diamond. Plainville…

Baseball: Blues start hot, end week with 3-game skid

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues won three of their first four games last week and were a season-high four games above .500 (16-12) entering the weekend. The good start was highlighted by back-to-back games where Bristol won…

Bristol Blues heat up: Win 5 out of 6 games

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues won five of their six games last week and improved to 13-11 entering this week’s games. The Blues find themselves in third place in the FCBL, one game behind the second place…