ROUNDUP: Bristol Central baseball jumps out to early lead, rides Balfour to win over Newington

Published on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:40


BRISTOL - The Bristol Central baseball team jumped out to a big four-run lead in the bottom of the first inning and rode it to a 6-2 win over Newington at Muzzy Field on Tuesday.

After the big opening frame for the Rams, neither team scored until the fourth inning, when both teams posted a run. The same thing happened in the sixth inning, bringing the score to where it would sit at the end.

Bristol Central (7-6) recorded 10 hits in the game, while the Indians (9-4) only managed four. Jeremy Ganavage went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored and Jalen Dias had two hits, including an RBI. Kevin White had a two-RBI single in the first inning and Dathan Hickey added an RBI single of his own.

Alex Balfour earned the win on the mound, bringing his record on the season to 2-2. He pitched a complete game and only gave up one earned run.


Trumbull 15, Bristol Central 1: The Eagles piled up 18 hits against the Rams on their way to a decisive home win. Trumbull scored four runs in the second inning and then seven more in the third to pull away, while limiting Bristol Central to just one run, which came in the third.

There were 10 extra base hits in the game and they all belonged to Eagles players. McKenzie Lewis took the loss in the circle for Bristol Central (4-10).

Seymour 9, St. Paul 7: The Falcons put on a late push but could not overtake the Wildcats in Monday’s loss. Seymour led by six runs entering the seventh inning and St. Paul posted four runs, two shy of tying the game.

The Falcons held the lead from the top of the first until the bottom of the third, when the Wildcats scored four runs and took a 5-3 lead. Seymour extended their lead with one run in the fourth and three in the sixth to give itself enough of a cushion to withstand St. Paul’s rally.

Alessandra Milardo suffered the loss in the circle, while Brigid Johndrow’s double was the Falcons’ only extra-base hit in the game.


Southington 144, St. Paul 172: The Blue Knights had two golfers make par and their other two were just two over as they took down the Falcons. Cam Zegrzdya and Max Chubet earned medalist honors with scores of 35.

Ryne Salius had the best score for St. Paul (8-4) on the day, shooting a 41. Matt Raymond was just behind with 42 and Adam Ward followed with a 43.


Bristol Central 91, Wethersfield 51: The Rams remained undefeated with their dominating win over the previously-unbeaten Eagles. Bristol Central won 13 events, including sweeps of the 1600 and 3200, 1-2 finishes in the 110 and 300 hurdles and wins in all three relay events.

Mark Petrosky and Matt Roy were each involved in the sweeps of 1600 and 3200 events. Kaynan Conrod picked up a pair of individual wins on Tuesday, claiming first in the 100 and 200, while also being part of two victorious relay team (4x100 and 4x400).Elijah Ortiz was another multiple winner, placing first in the 110 and 300 hurdles.


Wethersfield 91, Bristol Central 59: The Eagles handed the Rams their first loss of the season but it was by no means an unsuccessful day for Bristol Central.

The Rams took home first-place finishes in seven events on Tuesday, including three by Olivia Savino. She won the 100 hurdles, the 300 hurdles and the triple jump.

Nicole Pizarro finished first in the 400 and Shy-Ann Whitten rounded out the Rams’ individual wins with a first-place finish in the high jump.

Bristol Central also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

Josh Kestenbaum can be reached at 860-973-1811 or On Twitter: @K_baum30

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol Central, General Sports, St. Paul on Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:40. Updated: Tuesday, 9 May 2017 22:43.