CANTON, July 6 – The final two weeks of the Tri-State League baseball season will be busy for the Canton Crushers.
The Crushers will play seven games in the final two weeks. It began Saturday with a 6-0 loss to Terryville at Bowdoin Field. Terryville pitcher Ken Kerski picked up the win, striking out 14 in seven innings work.
The Crushers travel to Bristol Eastern High on Sunday to face the Bristol Greeners at 1 p.m. and will host Tribury on Thursday, July 12, at 5:45 p.m. at Bowdoin Field.
The Crushers will host a doubleheader on July 15 in Canton. They will face Naugatuck at 2 p.m. at Mills Pond field. After that game, Canton will travel to Bowdoin Field to take on the Torrington Rebels at 5 p.m.
Canton will host the Bethlehem Plowboys in their final home game of the season on Tuesday, July 17, before closing on the season with a game at Hotchkiss Field in Waterbury at 10 a.m. against Blaisus Chevrolet.
It was a close game for six innings on Saturday. The visiting Black Sox (9-3) had just a 1-0 lead but they broke the game open with two unearned runs in the seventh inning and three runs more in the eighth. Connor MacEvoy had two hits for Terryville.
Player/coach Tom Dubois had a double for the Crushers (1-11) while Chris VandeBogart was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Jeff Mulahll, Jake Bryant, Taylor Riley and Sean Bahre each had singles for the Crushers.
The Crushers will be looking to snap an eight-game losing streak Sunday against Bristol and get more runs on the board. Canton has been shutout in their last two games and has scored just four runs in the last four contests.
Terryville 6, Canton 0
Terryville (9-3) 010 000 230 — 6-9-0
Canton (1-11) 000 000 000 — 0-7-4
Ken Kerski, Dave Alarcon (8) and Tyler Wenz; Heath Cotton, Nick Arconti (8) and Jeff Mulhall; WP: Kerski; LP: Cotton(0-2); 2B: Tom Dubois (Ca)