BRISTOL, June 2 – It was a late night at historic Muzzy Field in Bristol Monday night. Canton’s Tri-State League contest against the host Bristol Greeners began nearly two hours late because Bristol Central and New Milford played 12 innings to decide their CIAC Class L contest with New Milford prevailing, 5-4.
Canton broke a long scoreless streak with four runs and had six hits but host Bristol earned a 12-4 victory. Canton (0-4), who is still looking for its first victory, hadn’t scored a run in over 20 innings.
Bristol starting pitcher Mike Tessman allowed four hits and three runs (one earned) over five innings. Reliever Tyler Cyr struck out four in two innings of relief. The Greeners (3-1) were led at the plate by John Pastrynak (2-for-3, 2 RBI), T.J. Wyrebeck (2-for-3, RBI) and Connor Hayes (2-for-4, RBI).
For the Crushers, Mike Bowes had a double while Tom Dubois had an RBI single. Chris Colon, Brian Kulik, Steve Dubois and Spencer Griffin each had singles for Canton.
On the mound, the Crushers Sean Dury got the start and went four innings with one strikeout, four walks and four runs allowed. Bowes pitched two innings in relief, allowing three runs while Victor Rivera closed out the contest with one inning of work, allowing five runs.
Canton gets back into action on Thursday night when they travel to Community Field in Litchfield to tangle with the Tri-Town Trojans (2-1) beginning at 5:45 p.m. On Sunday, Canton will have an early morning contest at Thomaston High against the Thomaston Thrashers (0-3) beginning at 9 a.m.