AVON - Seven runs in the sixth inning sunk Bristol Legion baseball in its 10-1 loss to Avon Post 201 on Tuesday at Buckingham Park.
Bristol trailed 3-1 after the fourth inning, but two hits from the hosts, combined with four walks allowed from Bristol pitchers in the six turned a close battle into a runaway victory.
"I was missing four starters," Bristol coach Jerry LaPenta said. "I had people totally out of position, but we were still in the game."
Bristol got its only run of the game on an RBI single from first baseman Adam Caron early in the contest.
The visitors had a great opportunity to put the pressure on in the first inning, but Avon managed to get out of the jam.
"Second and third, no outs in the first inning, got to score," LaPenta said. "A couple miscues in the field gave them runs they shouldn't have got."
Bristol starter Dylan Woodsome threw well, limiting Avon to just three runs.
"I think he's going to help us because he's like no more than two times through the lineup kind of guy, but he can throw strikes," LaPenta said. "He keeps people off balance with the wood bat, we had plenty of fly balls and ground balls."
Emmett Borenstein paced Avon with a pair of hits, both doubles.
"It was just an all around ugly game," LaPenta said. "I told them I can live with it, but there just wasn't a lot of passion, even in the beginning of the game. I still believe the team has plenty of talent."
Bristol falls to 0-2 on the season after the defeat and will look to snap its skid when it visits Meriden on Thursday at Legion Field.
First pitch is set for 5:45 p.m.
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