BRISTOL – The Connecticut Twilight League is officially back in action, beginning its season on Wednesday night in style, with the Bristol Knights playing the Southington Aftershock at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, home of the Hartford Yard Goats.
Rob Bibisi took the ball for the Knights to welcome baseball back, and settled in after a shaky first inning, and was relieved by Chris McGrath, who tossed two innings and earned the win in a 4-3 victory for Bristol. The Knights grabbed the lead thanks to an RBI double by Kyle Pileski, and the game was closed out in the sixth by former St. Paul pitcher Joe Pereschino, who blanked the Aftershock in the sixth, when the game was called due to time restrictions.
The Knights continued its season on Thursday night with a matchup against the Wethersfield Dodgers at Muzzy Field, the first of eight straight home games. The abbreviated season concludes Aug 6.
Restrictions have been put in place to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, the most notable being the home plate umpire now being positioned behind the mound to avoid close proximity to the catcher and batter. There are no handshakes after the game, and limited numbers are allowed in the dugouts during games.