Tag: blues

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…

Six Blues players earn league honors

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England announced its first and second teams, and there were six Bristol Blues among the 30 players chosen. Four Blues made the first team. Zeke Diamond, Buddy Dewaine,…

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…