Tag: blues

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: 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…

Bristol Blues off to a slow start this summer

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER It was a lean week for the Bristol Blues, who won one game and dropped four in a five-game stretch. Here’s what happened last week for the Blues, who were 3-6 going into Monday’s action:…

Walter Trout and the blues: Only the strong survive

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walter Trout, the venerable blues guitarist, was in the car with his wife. The couple were listening to the blues station on satellite radio. At some point, the announcer cued up a brand new blues…

Bravehearts end Blues’ season

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues saw their season come to an end on Aug. 8 with an 11-5 loss to the Worcester Bravehearts in Game 2 of a Futures Collegiate Baseball League semifinal series at Muzzy Field.…

Bristol Blues finish third in FCBL standings

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues finished third in the standings in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England, which earned them a No. 3 seed in the playoffs. Bristol didn’t get a bye, but it did…

Blues bats erupt in final home game

By KEN MORSE CORRESPONDENT The Bristol Blues bats erupted in front of a packed house at Muzzy Field last Thursday in the final home game of the regular season resulting in an 11-5 thrashing of the Pittsfield Sun. It marked…