BRISTOL – The Bristol Blues won the West Division title in the NECBL and tied for the best overall record overall, at 32-12, and will host postseason games this week at Muzzy Field, starting Tuesday.
“We’re so excited,” said Sarah Lucian, director of community partnerships for The Bristol Blues. “There has been an incredible amount of positive energy in the ballpark. At our last home game, when we officially made the announcement, fans and players were jumping up and down.”
Blues General Manager Jordan Schiener said the Bristol Blues team has a “really good shot” at playing in the championship this coming weekend.
“Playoffs start at home on Tuesday,” he said. “Our opponent is still to be determined until Monday evening and we are excited to have home field advantage for game one. We have an incredible coaching staff, all star players and the most enthusiastic team of interns we’ve ever had.”
The gates will open at 5 p.m. at Muzzy field for Tuesday’s game and the first pitch will be thrown at 6:30 p.m.
Lucian thanked the numerous organizations that partnered with the Bristol Blues this season for a series of “Promo Nights” that supported a variety of causes.
“Our team has partnered with numerous businesses and nonprofits this season to bring awareness to important local and global causes while having a ton of fun under the lights at Historic Muzzy Field this summer,” Lucian said. “I feel so proud to be working at the field where Babe Ruth hit the very first home.”
Susan Sadecki, president and CEO of the Main Street Community Foundation, said the Foundation is proud to support the Bristol Blues as a sponsor.
“Having a collegiate team in Bristol builds community and provides fun for families close to home,” Sadecki said.
Lucian said the Bristol Blues are grateful to Torrington Savings Bank for its sponsorship of the postseason games this week and for being a home run sponsor.
“These partnerships allow us to keep tickets at $6,” she said. “We also offer classic ball park food and beer and on-field games. It’s a fun, kid-friendly environment for families to come out and enjoy. To say that our players are really good this year is an understatement.”
The Bristol Blues have already begun to secure sponsorships for the 2023 season.
“The amount of support we’ve been given is truly tremendous,” Lucian said. “We are looking forward to strengthening our existing relationships and we are excited to create more. I've got to give a shout out to our team of interns who have really knocked it out of the park.”
If the Bristol Blues finish Wednesday tied in the series there will be a third game. The championship games will be this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the Bristol Blues, or to purchase tickets, visit bristolblues.pointstreaksites.com.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.