Post University’s Ben Brown held the Nashau Silver Knights scoreless in his first start with the Bristol Blues last night, but the Blues were only leading, 1-0, through seven and a half innings.
It took a five-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the game out of reach as Bristol came away with a 6-0 victor in their final regular season home game.
Austin Chauvin (St. Mary’s) went 2-for-3 in the game and drove in the early, go-ahead run for the Blues.
The big blow was delivered by Chris Villa (Seton Hall) with a two out, two run single that blew the doors open. Villa (1-for-3) powered the offense with a run scored and two RBI.
The win keeps the Blues in position for the No. 6 seed in the FCBL playoffs. If the season were to end today, the Blues would face the No.3 Nashua Silver Knights in the single elimination knockout round on Aug. 7 in Nashua, N.H.
The announced attendance at Muzzy Field for the finale was 3,061, eclipsing the 40,000 mark for total attendance for the season.