Score: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs 8, Bristol Blues 2
Records: Dirt Dawgs (18-13) | Blues (17-15)
How it Happened
Eddie Santiago (Mitchell) got the start for the Dawgs, going 5.2 innings allowing just four hits, two earned runs, while striking out five batters.
Wachusett exploded out of the gate, as they plated five runs on just two hits. The Dawgs loaded the bases on two walks and a hit by pitch, before Mike Coggeshall (Assumption) drove in a pair with a single through the right side. Andrew Bene (Shippensburg) cleared the bases with a three run shot over the left field fence making it 5-0.
After the Dawgs added a run in the bottom of the second, Bristol got on the board in the top of the third inning, as they had a two run shot to left center field off the bat of Max Goione (Siena) to make it 6-2 Wachusett.
The Dirt Dawgs extended their lead in the bottom of the fourth inning as Jeff Korte (Eastern Florida) scored on a double steal. In the fifth inning, Thomas Hughes (Oklahoma) and Ryan Lever (UMass Amherst) had back to back hits to push the lead to 8-2.
Inside the Numbers
- Even though the Dirt Dawgs only managed five hits, they drew 11 walks.
The Dirt Dawgs wrap up their quick home stand as they welcome the Seacoast Mavericks to Doyle Field for NASCAR Night, first pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm. Bristol returns to action tomorrow as they travel to Worcester to take on the Bravehearts at 7:05pm.